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Monuments by Craig Walsh
January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 18, 2021
Monuments by Craig Walsh
Discovery Green honors unsung Houston heroes in its winter art installation, Monuments by Craig Walsh.
Monuments consists of slow-motion, close up videos of the faces of unsung Houston heroes projected onto five living trees in the park. The installation is by internationally recognized Australian artist Craig Walsh who has pioneered site-responsive projections in public spaces.
At once eerie and beautiful, the projections of human faces onto living trees creates a “monument” that connects the individual to nature.
At the same time, this installation challenges our conception of historic monuments and involves the public directly in the decision of who should be honored in public space.
Monuments by Craig Walsh will be on view daily from dusk to 10 pm, Dec. 12 through Jan. 18, 2021. The images are only visible after dark and are best viewed from the projection boxes located on the Jones Lawn and near the Anheuser Busch stage.
Admission is free. Visitors are invited to share their experiences using the hashtags #monuments and #discoverygreen.
Tommy Garcia-Prats is one of the founders and the General Manager of Small Places LLC, a company working to address systemic issues in health through the development and practice of Community Impact Agriculture. With his brothers, Tommy runs Finca Tres Robles farm which is used as an education space and more recently to feed countless food insecure families during the pandemic. His heroically critical efforts in agricultural innovation are an asset to Houston community.
Shirin Herman pioneered programs for public schools to help refugees access an education. Herman has been an educator for more than 35 years helping non-English speaking children excel in school.
Virginia Mendoza is a pediatric hospice care nurse for Memorial Hermann. She provides support to families so they can focus on their child’s last moments. She hopes her inclusion in Monuments by Craig Walsh at Discovery Green brings awareness to the support systems available to families of sick or dying children.
Joy is an award-winning lifestyle and culture columnist for the Houston Chronicle and children’s book author. A lifelong Houstonian and a former competitive ice skater, Sewing began the Year of Joy nonprofit to give children from underserved neighborhoods opportunities to find joy. For the past five years the organization has hosted hundreds of children at yearly ice-skating parties as well as other great events such as bowling or movie nights.
Preston Witt is the Chief Services Officer for Harmony House, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless in Houston. Advocating for vulnerable people and ensuring their access to necessary, life-sustaining services is work he has done throughout his career. His commitment to his service advocacy is so great that he resiliently continues even after being attacked on the job in 2018. The Houston community is made better by his unwavering spirit and commitment.
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