02
October
2014
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07:25 PM
America/Chicago

Houston Artist Turns Broken Glass Litter into Interactive Art

In collaboration with the Houston Arts Alliance, UHD will host the opening celebration of Houston artist Mark Nelson's public art installation, Glass Free Grounds, on Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Willow Street Pump Station.

The exhibition, which will be available for viewing through Nov. 22, addresses the issue of broken glass litter found in Houston's public parks. Nelson worked with more than 700 volunteers of all ages to gather about 1,500 pounds of dangerous debris from 18 local parks. The glass shards have since been transformed into the world's first marbles of their kind.

The event is open and free to the public. The celebration will include live marble firing with an on-site tumbler.

Glass Free Grounds