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Seven Wonders

Site Seeing


The Bubble
Dean Ruck. The Big Bubble quickmovie (1.3mb).

 

 
Sesquicentennial Park
Client:     Central Houston Civic Improvement
Artists: Mel Chin, Dean Ruck
Architect Team HOU; Ray & Hollington Architects
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 1995-1998

The first phase of Sesquicentennial Park, on Buffalo Bayou at the edge of the Downtown Theater District, was completed in 1986. The second, art-containing phase of the park would come some 12 years later, and was completed in May, 1998.

Houston native Mel Chin collaborated with 1,050 schoolchildren born in Texas' sesquicentennial year, incorporating laser-cut stainless steel renditions of their drawings into Seven Wonders, a set of seven pillars, illuminated from within.

Dean Ruck, who lives and works in Houston, developed three works using such elements as motion sensors, ceramic photographic panels, air compressors and recorded sounds. The pieces, titled The Big Bubble,Site Seeing and Sounds from the Past, celebrate the common man, the history of the bayou, and the role it continues to play in the life of the city.

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Mickey Leland Memorial Park (3701 Cavalcade)
Client: Harris County Precinct One, Commissioner El Franco Lee
Artists: Reginald Adams, Troy Gooden, George Sacaris, Eric Stephenson, Jose Solis
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 1997-2000

Five artists collaborated on design enhancements and functional artistic elements for this park, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Congressman Mickey Leland. The park is located in the neighborhood where Leland grew up, and sits on the site of Leland’s first Congressional district office.

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Keep Houston Beautiful Mural Project
Client:     CACHH/Keep Houston Beautiful
Artists: David Lozano, Beth Secor, Beverly Hill Smith
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping, artist selection, advisory assistance
Project Dates: 1998-1999

Completed in the summer of 1999, the Keep Houston Beautiful Mural Project paired artists with students ages 10 to 18 to collaborate on the design and creation of murals in underserved neighborhoods around the city.  Keep Houston Beautiful and CACHH Civic Art & Design were partners in the initiation and execution of the project

 

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Virtual Process
Client: CACHH
Civic Art & Design services: Program development and execution
Project Dates: 1998-2001

Through Fiscal 1999, CACHH worked with a group of 30 artists on a pair of small design projects, intended to expand the pool of artists qualified to work on larger-scale civic art projects.  Participating artists competed to design one of two projects—a drinking fountain for Dow Park, in the Sixth Ward, and a shaded seating structure for the Fifth Ward’s Lyons Village. This project was funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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