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Art Matters: More Grant $ for Texas Artists!

The People’s Plate Mural, 2015. Acrylic on wall. © Otabenga Jones & Associates. Photo: Lawndale Art Center

The People’s Plate Mural, 2015. Acrylic on wall. © Otabenga Jones & Associates. Photo: Lawndale Art Center

New York’s Art Matters foundation—whose mission is to support experimentation in the arts—announced its 2016 grant recipients yesterday, reports Artforum. The foundation has awarded twenty-six artists with grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for ongoing projects that address social issues. Only three of those grants were awarded to New Yorkers, but four went to Texas artists:

Sandra Haydee Alonso, of El Paso, for wearable sculptural works that question borders, identity, and relationships.

Jellyfish Colectivo y Los Dos, of El Paso, for a collaborative traveling street art initiative along the US/Mexico border from El Paso to Los Angeles.

Otabenga Jones and Associates, of Houston, for the creation of an education and activity packet for the youth of Houston’s historic Third Ward neighborhood.

Dario Robleto, of Houston, for a body of work centered around the history of the heartbeat.

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