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Join Eyeful Art and UP Art Studio, with community partners Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and The Midtown District, on June 7, 2014 as we celebrate the completion of the biggest mural in Houston's history, "Preservons La Creation" ("Let's Preserve the Creation").
French-American artist Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau will paint a five-story, 60-foot-high by one city block-wide, 8,000-square-foot mural in Midtown, the Cultural Arts & Entertainment District of Houston.
The property will be demolished for new development within a year at which point the work of art will cease to exist – thus inspiring the name and subject of this large-scale mural.
WHAT: “Preservons La Creation” carries with it a mission of public art awareness and community centered art projects that connect the business and creative sectors.
WHY: The objective is to both beautify the greater Houston area and educate through events, classes, and other outreach efforts, while furthering the discussion of conservation and preservation. The project will benefit a children’s hospital mural project, which will begin production in 2014-2015.
WHERE: 2800 San Jacinto / Northeast Corner of Fannin Street and Tuam Street
May 1, 2014 – Mural Production begins
June 5, 2104 – V.I.P. Preview Event
June 7, 2014 – Opening Event & Ceremonies
OPENING EVENT AND CEREMONIES
General Admission $10
General Admission ticket includes entry into event at 3 pm; entry into gallery show at 6 pm; food and drink available for purchase
V.I.P. Admission $100
V.I.P. ticket includes free drinks + lite bites, private restrooms, valet parking, early admission into gallery art show
• Event Start – DJ / Live Music Performances 3 pm
o Mural General Public Unveiling
o V.I.P. Tent Open
• V.I.P. Gallery Show Preview 3 pm – 6 pm
• General Admission Gallery Show 6 pm – 9 pm
• Event End 11 pm
Title Sponsor: The Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainmenet District. New Living, The Green Painter, PIPE MultiMedia, Karbach Brewing Co., Boisette Family Estates, and Deep Eddy Vodka
When & Where
UP Art Studio
UP Art Studio is a Houston-based organization that facilitates art projects for urban and contemporary artists and communities, locally and worldwide. UP Art Studio specializes in mural and art commissions, gallery art shows, event planning, and artist collaborations. UP Art Studio is currently working on several public art initiatives in Houston, including Mini Murals (www.minimurals.org), which reimagines traffic signal control cabinets as blank canvases brimming with creative opportunity, inviting artistic expression for all to enjoy. The cabinets are intended to help instill civic pride while beautifying neighborhoods and enhancing the urban landscape of Houston. www.upartstudio.org