Preserving Space in Russ Pitman Park
Dormant, by June Woest & Urban Artists
Houston, TX - March 28 - May 2, 2010
In an outdoor art exhibition organized with the Nature Discovery Center at Russ Pitman Park, 13 Houston-based visual artists explore the system and function of an urban park. Within the wilds of this beautifully small untamed park the idea of preserving space is explored through sculpture, mixed-media, and found objects.
Russ Pitman Park is a haven for a multitude of plants and animals and a home for numerous species of migrating birds. In a working collaboration, the artists and park naturalists explore the ecosystems of Russ Pitman Park's native plants, trees, and grasses. Since conservation and education are central to the Nature Discovery Center's mission, the participating artists consider the breadth of the park's role as an escape from the hubbub of city life, to its more serious function as a place for observation and understanding of nature, plus the implications of the evolving process in constructing a natural landscape.
Participating artists in the exhibition are Bexar, Lucinda Cobley, Catherine Colangelo, Kristen Cliburn, Kathy Hall, Lotus, Robert McShan, Jason Dean Moul, Divya Murthy, Karine Parker-Lemoyne, Lisa Qualls, Patrick Renner, June Woest & Urban Artists.
Opening reception for the exhibition Preserving Space is free to the public from 5-7 pm, on Saturday, March 27, 2010. The park is located at 7112 Newcastle in Bellaire and the exhibition runs March 28 - May 1, 2010. Park hours are 9 am - 9 pm, every day. For more information - contact Nature Discovery Center, Russ Pitman Park,Tel: 713-667-6550, www.naturediscoverycenter.org.
2010 Participating Artists
Jason Dean Moul
June Woest & Urban Artists
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