Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Main Street Square Beautification: Art on the Block Project Adds Different Sorts of Hues

ADDING COLOR TO THE CORNERS  
AND A STICK-RICH TRUMPET FLOWER 
TO AN URBAN CANYON 


Orange-colored warning cones and bulky blocking barriers in like hue are already in ample supply with a wide distribution all over Downtown, drawing attention to the incipient and rapidly rising additional components of the future cityscape. Other colors have recently been added to the mix; -- artistic enhancement of the street scene being the primary rationale. Main Street Square is the current epicenter of chromatic inner-city renewal. Art on the Block as the city sequel to Art in the Park.

Art Blocks Big Bash -->  event info 

The well-shaded trumpet flower, composed of painted sticks 
fills a niche between two boring color-challenged buildings 


Patrick Renner's Trumpet Flower Community Art Project Explained 

Bringing purple to post and bin  


  Adding color to Light Rail 


Every innovative beautification needs a name: ART BLOCKS - Voilà!

ART BLOCKS PROJECT - DOWNTOWN HOUSTON MAIN STREET SQUARE

Mainstreet Square with Trumpet Flower Art Installation
The tethered Trumpet Flower winding its way upward
 in the alley off Main Street Square 

ALL THAT GLITTERS AIN'T GOLD, OF COURSE,
AND ALL THAT'S COLORFUL AIN'T ART 
-- EVEN WHEN IT'S AN ORANGE SHOW 

Workers in a long-arm cherry picker crane basket

Ordinary orange objects higher up on Main 

SW corner of Hines Tower Downtown Houston construction site

Orange also heralds the coming of the 
demolition derby at the former headquarters of the Houston Chronicle 

Doomed block-filling former Houston Chronicle Building 
THE DIG ON DALLAS 

Dallas Street at Main Road Construction Work 
ROAD CLOSURE ON MAIN

Road Closure in Downtown Houston on Main 



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