|«Libraries are sacred. They are a gathering space that imprints local stories and connects people to global, and even intergalactic worlds,’” says artist KiII Joy, “Libraries are a celebration of community building, and I am very honored to contribute to these time-honored sanctuaries of learning, community, democracy and imagination.»
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, through Houston Arts Alliance, sought proposals from across the nation for this permanent work of art which will be included in the City’s Civic Art Collection upon its completion in late 2023.
This commission opportunity is made possible through the City of Houston’s Civic Art Program, managed by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, which provides exciting opportunities for Houstonians and visitors to engage with art in public spaces, like Houston Public Library locations. Under contract and in partnership with MOCA, Houston Arts Alliance administers these city-funded public opportunities to acquire and conserve the City of Houston’s public artworks.
Find more information on the artist, the mural concept, and the selection process here.