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Arts InSight

Charlie Chaplin Coming To Houston

35-ft tall statue of silent film star soon to adorn Houston skyline

Artist David Adickes is well known to Houstonians for his monumental “Presidents’ Heads” scattered around town and for the “We Heart Houston” sculpture along Interstate 10 inside the 610 Loop. Soon, another of his roadside attractions will surprise drivers near the interchange of the Eastex Freeway and I-10, just northeast of downtown.  Adickes hopes to erect a 35-ft. tall statue of silent film start Charlie Chaplin on a lot near the interchange in the next couple of weeks. Also in the works are weekly screenings of Chaplin movies at Adickes’ studio next to the statue.

Houston Public Media interviewed Adickes recently for the television series Arts InSight. The episode will air on July 3. In the program, Adickes gives the background story behind the much beloved Presidents’ Heads as well as a grouping of the Fab Four. Both sets of sculptures are hanging out together for the time being on Summer Street near Sawyer.

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As Director of Content, Don Geraci oversees non-news content production on television, radio and digital platforms. Under his leadership, producers create series and specials highlighting the arts, politics, education, and entertainment - all sharing a common goal to engage and enlighten audiences. A hallmark of his tenure has been collaboration...

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