March 26 - December 20, 2021
From the organizers:
“True North, a Heights Boulevard sculpture project, with its nonprofit sponsor/partner, Houston Heights Association
WHAT: Opening of True North 2021, a Heights Boulevard sculpture project
WHERE: The Heights Boulevard esplanade in the Houston Heights
WHEN: March to December 2021
Like magic, eight sculptures appear seemingly overnight along the trails of Heights Boulevard
for True North 2021.
Cary Reeder, Houston (Heights), 400 block.
First up is Cary Reeder’s brightly-colored, triangularly hand cut translucent vinyl on vinyl
panels attached to a galvanized steel, geodesic structure—is inspired by our beautiful
tree-filled Heights neighborhood and an ode to the crepe myrtle in particular.
Danville Chadbourne, San Antonio, 600 block.
Danville Chadbourne’s anthropological triptych installation of stoneware and stone is
based upon his interpretation of cultural artifacts.
Jamie Spinello, Austin, 800 block.
Jamie Spinello’s enchanting aluminum sculpture “Allochory” (a representation of the
triadic seed pod of the red yucca) sits among other existing native Texas species in the
beautifully-forested 800 block of the boulevard.
William Cannings, Lubbock, 900 block.
William Cannings’ surreal, towering, steel and paint sculpture “Stacked Pillows” evokes
images of glorious slumber.
Bill Peck, Houston, 1200 block.
Bill Peck’s delightful, brightly-colored and timely-themed steel and paint sculpture
“Searching for Balance” is a snapshot of the complexity of a family’s daily life—balancing
the many challenges—depicted through the medium of a beloved childhood playground
Anthony Suber, Houston, 1300 block.
Anthony Suber’s mind-blowing, mathematically-designed steel frame and patinaed
wood sculpture “Ancestor”—a cardinal mask and human form—is the artist’s vision of
an ancestor seeing him through the lens of this beautiful, colorful bird.
Julia Ousley, Dallas, 1600 block.
Depicting a cityscape and multitudes of human forms, Julia Ousley’s thought-provoking
“Onward and Upward” is made of CorTen steel.
David Adickes, Houston, 1800 block.
Last and certainly not least is “We Love Houston” 94-year-old Texas art icon David Adickes’ 2010 painted cast concrete sculpture “Three Colorful Friendly Trees” (just look for three colorful friendly trees!). Artist Bios and Sculpture Info. See below. Other things to do in the area. After your sculpture tour, visit the original Houston Heights business district for world-class food, small batch coffee and ice cream, and one-of-a-kind local shopping! Just head west on 19th street from the boulevard.
To organize an outdoor public art exhibition on the esplanade of Heights Boulevard—representative of regional works of contemporary sculpture—for the enjoyment of the community and visitors and to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Nonprofit organization.
The Houston Heights Association is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) sponsor/parter of True North, a
Heights Boulevard sculpture project. Sculptures are for sale. Sculptures are offered for sale by the artists who will generously donate 20% of the sales price back to the sculpture project.”