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Art that’s visible from the air – with a major message to match
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Artist Molly Gochman and the Red Sand Project are creating art that makes a statement – on a whole new level.
An opening reception, hosted by Curry Glassell, is slated from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental, located at 18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in Houston, 77032. Gochman will be present for an artist talk and visitors will be able to tour the earthwork.
Once completed, “Border US-MX, 2018, International Airport Houston” will stretch 600-feet long and be visible to airline passengers and pilots as they come and go from IAH, as well as by viewers on the ground.
The temporary earthwork by Gochman will be exhibited at George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Saturday, Oct. 20 through January in an effort to raise awareness of and combat human trafficking.
The outdoor trench filled with red sand in the shape of the US-Mexico border, will be accompanied by a selection of artworks by Gochman to be exhibited inside the airport—all intended to raise important questions about migration, freedom of movement and the ways refugees are susceptible to exploitation.
Gochman and Red Sand Project are presenting the event and artwork in collaboration with Children at Risk, a Texas-based nonprofit working to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.
For more information about Red Sand Project, visit redsandproject.org. To learn more about Children at Risk, visit childrenatrisk.org.