Like light rail, another big , sounds-good idea that isn’t worth it, Houston Art Alliance’s project to bring Blue Trees to Houston is going forward with a similar well-intentioned inevitablity. Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos will arrive next month to create the temporary public art installations at two sites, coloring trees with biologically-safe, water based ultramarine mineral pigments with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Last August, a reception to meet the artist was attended by a roster of Hermann park VIPS and public art mavens, assuring the project would go forward despite little public support: the project has raised only 1% of its $10,000 goal on HAA’s Power2Give website.
also by Bill Davenport
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- New Art Lands in the Woodlands - April 24th, 2015
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