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Transported and Renewed: Icing on the East End Development Pie

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Beginning September 1, Houston’s fast-revitalizing East End will host “Transported and Renewed” a two-month series of art projects organized by Houston Arts Alliance. The East End is the city’s historic transport hub, where railroads meet the ship channel and heavy industry hopscotches with little homes, giving the area that peculiarly Houston no-zoning charm, and a rash of toxic waste sites.

Already on view are Amber eagle’s Autoflora, giant flowers made from old VW hoods, and Conduit, an interactive wooden-slat sculpture by artist Patrick Renner. Both will be “unveiled” at a celebration at 1 p.m. on September 27, 2014, and will be on view through November 1.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker will officially announce the projects on  Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 11 a.m., in front of City Hall, in the shadow of Sharon Engelstein’s Whatever Floats, an inflatable tugboat, in the reflecting pool.

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Lock in your homestead and over 65 property tax exemptions now! Over half a billion dollars is being invested to spiff up the Greater East End, including the new light rail line to re-connecting this part of the city to downtown- and where artist go, yuppies are sure to follow.

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