Last week I found a couple of classes for the weather-weary to stay indoors, did you get any class? Here’s another great opportunity this Saturday and it’s for the entire family and free.
“Color Bursting Hermann Park,” Saturday at Hermann Park McGovern Centennial Gardens, The Brown Foundation Learning Pavilion in the Family Garden. Use Parking Lot Entrance C – 1500 Hermann Drive, 10 a.m. – 1p.m.
Volunteers will find themselves weaving colorful vests for this new installation set for late March and led by artists Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente.
“The Bayou Trails project is an example of parks, neighborhoods, and artists collaborating on interesting and innovative projects,” says Houston Arts Alliance CEO, John Abodeely. “The Alliance is honored to help empower these impressive individuals and organizations to create and serve the community.”
Merrick and Parente’s project is an infusion of color in celebration of the Spring Equinox to engage the community. The project occurs in four movements of dance, music, and temporary public art. Temporary pieces include wrapping vividly colored, synthetic ribbon on some 35 trees throughout the park. The artists will work with high school YES Prep East End students under the direction of artists and teachers. A second piece will involve about 60 tree vests which will be scattered along walking trails to enhance public attention. Families will help to create these vests though community workshops led by the artists.
For my more prolific readers, you may recall I wrote about Merrick and Parente’s collaboration “Scaped Senses,” (Dec. 23 issue) a temporary sculpture located at 3517 Irvington. For this project and more by this talented collaboration team, visit their website ArtUniti.com.
Coming up next weekend
Artists Teresa Staley, Stephen Musquiz, Lenora Palacios, and Cherie Salinas will host Life is a Circus, an art show showcasing how each artist interprets circus life and how life really is a Circus. Plan for March 3, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Hardy and Nance Studios. 902 Hardy St., Houston, TX. 77020. More info can be found on the Facebook page: Life is a Circus.