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We will create the first public art project in Houston, Texas that celebrates the rich and vibrant cultural diversity of Houston, TX.
90 backers pledged $40,954 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Project

Inspired by the rich and vibrant cultural diversity of Houston, we have developed a plan to design, produce, install and celebrate a public art project that will serve as a reflection of the people of Houston.  With more than 20 years of experience designing and producing community-based public art projects, artist Reginald C. Adams has turned his focus towards what he believes makes Houston a truly world-class city, and that's the global diversity found among a population of over 4 million residents.  

Leveraging  the findings of the Houston Area Survey presented Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Sociologist with the Kinder Institute at Rice University, we have launched a public art project in the form of a glass tile mosaic mural to be located in Midtown, Houston, TX.  The theme of the mural will capture, embrace and celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of the residents of Houston, Texas.  The final design of the mural will be a reflection of the people of Houston through symbols, patterns, iconography and imagery captured in the vibrancy and permanency of glass tile mosaics.  We will build on existing partnerships and collaborations with individuals, cultural institutions and organizations across Houston who may serve as contributors to the mural project.  The design phase of the mural will begin in mid-January 2014 with a completion date of April 2014.  

The objective of this project is to help transform Houston communities into cultural and artistic destinations.  We hope to build on the momentum of a host of awesome public art projects that call Houston home. We want to expand the number of murals in the city of Houston.  This mural is just the beginning to a much larger movement for public art.  Through a citywide campaign, Public Art Houston, we will use Houston as a public gallery space. The wall at the breakfast klub, one of Houston's most popular eateries, will be the home to our first public mural under this campaign.

Why We Are Using Kickstarter?

We are committed to putting the public in public art.  What better way to get the community involved in public art than having the community help fund AND create the project.  Kickstarter will enable us to exercise our artistic abilities without the influence of a single source funder which means greater creative FREEDOM!

Every penny raised for the project will goes towards creating an amazing mosaic mural located on one of Houston's busiest intersections, Alabama @ Spur 527 heading into dowtown.  TxDOT stats show that more than 33,000 cars per day pass that location daily, totalling over 12 million cars per year.  That's more viewers than every museum and art gallery in Houston combined.  Add all the mass transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists, and you can easily see why we are so excited about this public art project.

We believe that artists are the messengers of the soul and with support from people like you we can spread a message of love, peace and humanity captured in mosaic tiles that will last a lifetime and viewed by millions of people every year.  That's the power of public art!

Our Method

Since 1999, we've designed and managed over 180 public art projects around the world.  These projects have engaged more than 25,000 youth and adults in the design and production of the projects.   We will use this same approach to co-create this mural.  Like the varied size, shape and colored tiles, we seek to bring together an amalgamation of funders to not only help financially support the project but also bring the project to reality in the studio.

Those willing to give at a certain level will be invited into our studio to work alongside the artists to help turn this vision into a reality.  Imagine driving down West Alabama with your friends, family and co-workers and pointing out the window, letting them know that you helped create this modern masterpiece. 

 That's what we call putting the public in public art and that's why we need your support!

You can learn more about who we are and what we do here: http://www.reginaldadams.com/

Risks and challenges

The biggest obstacle we could confront with this project is the lack of full funding. With over 20 years of experience designing, producing and coordinating public art projects we draw from a deep and wide pool of knowledge and skills in managing small and large scale public art projects. We will apply our vast experience in overcoming any obstacles that we may encounter if this project is fully funded.

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    For your generosity we will keep you up-to-date on the project from start to finish via our website and behind the scenes content emailed directly to you along with our sincere appreciation and gratitude.

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    Reginald C. Adams will take a digital photo with you at the dedication using your camera phone which you can then upload to social media to show how you support public art and cultural diversity in Houston!

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    If you believe in the power of public art then this level is perfect for you.

    You will receive a poster of the finished mural to hang on your own wall so you can show your friends that you support public art and cultural diversity in Houston!

    11"x17" print of the finished mural.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    If you know Reginald C. Adams then you know that this is an artist that loves his city and is committed to beautifying the community.

    A gift at this level gets you a signed print of the mural by the artists.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    At this level you can wear your support with a customized t-shirt of the finished mural.

    You will also receive a print of the mural signed by the artists.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    If you "got it" this is a great level to give it as you will receive a signed print of the mural, a t-shirt with the mural design and to top it off 1 day studio pass to assist the artists with the production of the mosaic mural in the artist's studio.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Get to be an artist for a day or 2! Work alongside the artists inside his studio as the mural comes alive with 2 day studio passes. Of course you get all the other perks listed above as well!

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    Watch and learn the art of mosaics as you take an active role in the creation of the mural with 3 day studio passes where you can work alongside the artist and his team to produce the mosaic mural. All the other goodies listed above come with this level too!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    If you want a truly special treat then this is the Pledge level for you. Reginald Adams will have lunch with you and a guest at the breakfast klub while he shares his insights about the mural, his philosophy and what's next up his creative sleeve. All the other rewards listed above come with this level too!

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Get yourself and 3 friends a tour of the studio to see the work in progress along with breakfast or lunch with the artist. At the level you also receive 4 day studio passes that provide you with a hands-on experience helping produce the mosaic mural.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Reginald Adams will host a studio day with up to 10 of your best friends and/or employees as you help bring the mosaic mural to life. Participants will get hands-on experience creating the mosaic mural. All the other rewards listed above come with this level too!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Take a piece of the mosaic magic home with you at this level and Reginald Adams will create an original mosaic painting for your home, commercial or retail space. All the other rewards listed above come with this level too!

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    Be the talk of the town as the title sponsor for the mural and Reginald Adams will create a mosaic painting for your home, commercial or retail space. You will also have title sponsorship recognition on the donor plaque. All the other rewards listed above come with this level too!

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    Be the talk of the town as the title sponsor for the mural and Reginald Adams will create a mosaic painting for your home, commercial or retail space. You will also have title sponsorship recognition on the donor plaque. All the other rewards listed above come with this level too

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    Be the talk of the town as the title sponsor for the mural and Reginald Adams will create a mosaic painting for your home, commercial or retail space. You will also have title sponsorship recognition on the donor plaque. All the other rewards listed above come with this level too

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