HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CITY'S COLLECTION: LIGHT SPIKES

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CITY'S COLLECTION: LIGHT SPIKES

It’s Flag Day! Every year, we take June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag by the 1777 Second Continental Congress. Although Flag Day is perhaps not the rowdiest of our patriotic holidays, it nevertheless recognizes an important symbolic moment in American history—a step in fashioning our national identity.

BELIEVE ME, NO STORM IS A PERFECT STORM

BELIEVE ME, NO STORM IS A PERFECT STORM

Who would have known? Who would have predicted? Yes, Houston is the biggest urban area straddling Hurricane Alley. Yes, we are just 50 miles inland from Galveston, site of the most significant natural disaster to occur in the U.S. ever. Yes, there was Carla and Allison and Katrina and Rita and Ike. Yes, the Memorial Day floods of 2015 were less than a year in the haunting past. 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CITY'S COLLECTION: ATROPOS KEY

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CITY'S COLLECTION: ATROPOS KEY

As summer beings to roll in, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is rolling out our new series of blog posts highlighting works in the City of Houston's Art Collection. HAA's Civic Art + Design department is conversing, deliberating, and filtering through our records to bring you some old and (hopefully) new favorite public artworks to revisit or discover.

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

As I have written before, Hurricane Katrina is the reason I now live in Houston. However, I did not flee from the path of the hurricane itself, I came instead to work alongside Katrina survivors and my colleague, Carl Lindahl at the University of Houston, to orchestrate the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it.