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Houston Graffiti Culture: Not Just Vandalism Anymore

Posted on · One day, University of Houston student Nimra Haroon noticed the wild colors and designs on the walls of some Houston buildings, and — as a history student — she decided to learn more about the history of Houston graffiti. So she rode along with four of the city’s most iconic artists. Haroon then wrote about the experience in […]

Arts InSight

New Mural is a Giant Selfie of the 3rd Ward

Posted on · When artist Anat Ronen was asked to paint a mural on the side of the Third Ward’s Blackshear Elementary School, she knew she wanted the painting to depict everyday members of the community. As a result, a variety of residents now find themselves painted 15 feet tall on the school’s exterior. The mural, which is […]

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Indigent Caseloads, Michael Morton, and Third Ward Mural: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Posted on · You’ve heard this part of the Miranda rights before (if not in person, then at least on TV crime dramas): “You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be provided for you…” Well, a lot of defendants can’t afford attorneys. That’s where public defenders come in, and sometimes private […]

Arts InSight

Changing Worlds: Behind the New Mural at The Printing Museum

Posted on · We learn about a project by Houston street artist DUAL to design a mural for the west wall at The Printing Museum on W. Clay Street in Montrose. The mural, called Changing Worlds, incorporates Arabic script, calligraphy and historic English typestyles and also refers to printing technology. The project hopes to bridge the divide between languages and communities. It […]

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Biggest Mural In Houston Meant to Highlight Importance of Public Art

Posted on · If you’ve driven in Midtown lately, you’ve probably been distracted by the newly created “biggest mural in Houston.” It’s a painting spanning five stories across an 8,000-square-foot wall of a building at 2800 San Jacinto. The mural is an homage to Michelangelo’s famous fresco, “The Creation of Adam.” But, instead of reaching out to touch the […]