Mural : Boulevard Realty
Boulevard Realty commissioned a 7’ x 9’ mural, Houston Is Home, a skyline made of the word home written in 140+ of the diverse city’s spoken and recognized languages, for their new multipurpose community/office YourSpace space, 927 Studewood, Houston, TX, 77008.
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PRESS (linked) The Daily Cougar, University of Houston - Houston Press, “‘Can’t Miss’ Art Exhibits in the Bayou City” - KPFT Houston 90.1FM: Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say “Word Artist Marlo Saucedo”
Color:Story is a community/visual art/literary event, a series of collaborative exhibits by artists Marlo Saucedo and Leslie Gaworecki collaborating with authors, writers, and poets to create work representing their written words. 17 Houston-area poets/writers were chosen by submission for Color:Story 2019, exhibited January 12 - March 23rd in Gallery 200 at The Silos on Sawyer, Sawyer Yards, Houston. Chosen writers were emerging creative writing talent, journalists and published authors, represented by Writespace, WITSHouston, and Houston's reading and slam poetry scenes. Each piece of art included the words of a single writer.
Color:Story 2019 had the largest opening the Silos on Sawyer building had seen to date.
Color:Story 2020 will be open to national as well as local poets - Submission now open!
Leslie Gaworecki and I have different styles/methods/approaches, which creates interesting flow in a visual exhibit where writers’ words are a part of each piece.
This project bridged Houston’s worlds of literary and visual art, fostering connections for better understanding the different creative disciplines. It opened January 12th as an art opening/reading/poetry slam. Authors included Outspoken Bean, Rachel Massey Browne, Anjola Coker, Raie Crawford, Brandon R. Dillon, Ayokunle Falomo, Catherine Gentry, Kelli Hines, Adam Holt, G. Paris Johnson, J.S. Kapral, Lisa Levy, Jake Anant Miller, Robin Reagler, Lisa Toth Salinas, Ellen Seaton, and Holly Lyn Walrath, with special guest reader Ashley Ellington Brown.
To see co-exhibitor Leslie Gaworecki’s work, please visit lesliegaworecki.com.
SUBMIT at: https://colorstory.submittable.com/submit
Deadline: September 30th, 2019
MORE INFO: https://www.colorstoryart.com/
QUESTIONS? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the new M.D. Anderson Cancer Center location in League City, TX:
Commissioned & Completed: Two 40x30" Visual Art Narrative pieces (in ink and acrylic on paper) to be framed and installed in the lobby. Visuals from the Apollo missions. Narrative: MD Anderson’s Cancer Moon Shots Program. MD Anderson is doubling down across the board to find cures for 13 different types of cancers. Action plan, doctors involved, discoveries, and other details about the Program are written into these pieces.
Commissioned by The Woodlands Arts Council, The AncesTree Project is an ink and acrylic piece on 3’ diameter round canvas.
Neighbors in the community who attended the inaugural Woodlands Cultural and Heritage Festival wrote their memories, traditions, cultures and heritages – 260 personal stories – onto paper leaves hung on a papier mâché tree at the festival. I wrote the shared stories into a more permanent piece, which represents the diverse community entwined and growing together. The AncesTree Project is installed in the Arts Council's office.
Houston Methodist The Woodlands commissioned a triptych, Heart and Soul, in 2017 for their new hospital with all of the employees' signatures. 500 employees and staff members each signed one of these trees. The hospital's mission statement and goals are woven into the remaining positive space. Heart and Soul is installed on the third floor, facing the front lobby.