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Artist Muna Al-Bader connects cultures with new mural at University of Houston

artdaily // 12.20.2021: Balanced on scaffolding as high as 15 feet at times, Muna Al-Bader shakes her can of spray paint and points it toward the substantial canvas mounted before her. Curious onlookers stop to witness the artist in action as she gives shape to a new mural on the University of Houston campus.

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Beautiful in Blue: Artist Muna Al-Bader Connects Cultures with New Mural at UH

UH.edu // Sara Tubbs // 12.15.2021: “Cultural Bonds,” in all its blue glory, illustrates half a century of cultural ties and strong diplomatic relations between the United States and Qatar, Al-Bader’s home country.

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QM’s Jedariart programme sees Qatari artists painting murals in US cities

Gulf Times // 12.15.2021: Qatar Museums continues to expand its public art initiative ‘Jedariart’, bringing Qatari artists and mural art to the US as part of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture. In partnership with local organizations, Jedariart has already left its mark in Jersey City, Portland, San Francisco, Houston, and Miami, FL with participating […]

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Art Ambassador in Houston

Scale Magazine // 12.6.2021: Muna Al Bader creates her signature artwork in blue on the walls of the University of Houston as part of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture and in this process educates students about life and developments in Qatar, bridging cultures and bringing people together.

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New Mural by Qatari Artist Muna Al-Bader Debuts at the University of Houston

Glasstire // 11.15.21: Last week, Qatari artist Muna Al-Bader painted a new mural at the University of Houston (UH). The mural, titled Cultural Bonds, was executed using Al-Bader’s signature palette of blues, which has earned her the nickname “Artist of Blue” in Qatar. According to a press release about the project, she has a spiritual connection […]

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Newsletter

Public Art UHS Fall 2021 Newsletter

A Season of Public Art Public Art of the University of Houston System is pleased to announce its fall schedule of exhibitions and programs! We are elated to welcome the community back to our campuses, and we invite you to explore a spectrum of current and upcoming programs this season.

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Public Art UHS Summer 2021 Newsletter

Folly is coming to UH. Public Art UHS Commissions Large-Scale Artwork by Jorge Pardo for its Temporary Public Art Program. Public Art UHS is also pleased to announce the launch of YardWorks, a new biennial program granting Houston-based emerging artists early exhibition opportunities for their site-specific installations and public art projects.

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Public Art UHS January 2021 Color Field Artist Spotlight (Amos Cochran)

January 2021 Color Field Artist Spotlight (Amos Cochran): Amos Cochran’s Color Field Outside / In presents an auditory sensory experience that allows our emotions to wander freely in an immersive sonic dreamscape. Here, the artist brings sound “textures” to the forefront, while positioning melodic phrases in the background, or distance. Abstract recorded sounds are paired with synthetic tones that […]

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Public Art UHS December 2020 Color Field Artist Spotlight (Jeffie Brewer)

December 2020 Color Field Artist Spotlight: Jeffie Brewer Jeffie Brewer’s array of recognizable shapes are influenced by his fascination with pop culture and a background in design. These sculptures toe the line between identifiable and abstract forms. The use of vibrant color and enlarged scale impacts our relationship to them, while leaving room for interpretation and […]

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Public Art UHS Fall 2020 Newsletter

The Fall 2020 newsletter includes the latest news involving the latest Temporary Public Art Project, Color Field.

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