Everyone smile at the camera and say “public/private partnership!” On tuesday evening, January 24, there will be bit of political theater a Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts- only this time, it’s the politics that are real, the theater merely the stage setting: the Houston Arts Alliance is hosting a reception for Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the newly-elected crop of city council members at Zilkha Hall in the Hobby Center downtown from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Described as a “prologue to a new creative year,” it’s HAA’s jump start for 2012 arts lobbying, giving the new rulers some face time with arts administrators with big projects coming up: raising money for Ai WeiWei’s Circle of Animals to visit Hermann Park, re-sculpting the muddy banks of Buffalo Bayou into an underwater Disneyland, and consolidating independent arts orgs into the new IAC building on Main St. If you’ve got a project, or just want to press the flesh, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 713 581-6116.
also by Bill Davenport
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- Archive: Painting on My Planet/The Top Ten Painters in Houston - January 1st, 2016
- Archive: Tire Iron 0: Cropduster: Hills Snyder/Chris Sauter - December 28th, 2015
- DMA Crane Flip Video - April 26th, 2015
- Helmreich New Dean of Fine Arts at TCU - April 25th, 2015