Art is in the Heart of Houston
Art on Long Point
May 2021 - January 2022
The Spring Branch Management District is excited to be able to continue bringing art into the Spring Branch community through our Art Trail Initiative. Our goals with this initiative are to enhance the already brimming culture of the district while improving the quality of life enjoyed by businesses in the area and attracting more visitors with whom Spring Branch can share its eclectic personality. For more information about the district and our initiatives, visit us at SBMD.org.
Sentiments from the Curator
After a memorable year, we present to you our second installment of “Art is in the Heart of Houston.” This selection of works stretching from Wirt Road to Gessner Road is meant to please the residents and visitors traveling along Long Point Road in Spring Branch.
Our participating artists are professionals who live and work in many areas. Roger Colombik lives in Wimberley and teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos. Jim Robertson is a longtime professor at Lone Star College living in Trinity, Texas. Texan Glory Hartsfield makes her home in Missouri. Russ Connell lives and works in Denton, Texas. Jeffie Brewer lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. Michelle O’ Michael has just completed a large light sculpture in Fort Worth.
Most of the work has not been seen in Houston prior to this showing. This year, we installed the “Bunny” which last appeared at the Superdome in New Orleans. Spring Branch and Spring Woods High School graduate Jim Robertson has installed “Voodoo Jet” in Haden Park.
The Spring Branch Management District initiated this project. It is well documented that art in public spaces creates a sense of place and distinctively contributes to community cohesion and wellbeing. Art adds an economic value to the area through inward investment and tourism and fosters civic pride, confidence, and quality of life.
We hope you enjoy the collection of outstanding examples of the exciting work form various parts of Texas. I wish to thank the board and staff of the Spring Branch Management District for making this exhibit possible. Kudos to the artists for meeting the requirements of the exhibit logistics. James Vick of SWA provided valuable site location guidance for the project. Daniel Khuat of the City Parks and Recreation Department obtained necessary permits. Mayor Turner's Office of Cultural Affairs and Spring Branch Management District Business and Community Liaison, Kristen Gonzales, ably guided all aspects of the project.
Enjoy the exhibit.
Curator, Redbud Projects