Mayor Annise Parker Kicks Off “Art Beyond Borders” Exhibit Houston Public Library Exhibit to continue until June 30th

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/7/2013, 6:47 p.m. | Updated on 5/7/2013, 6:47 p.m.
The City of Houston, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Houston Public Library invite the community to the opening ...

WHAT: The City of Houston, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Houston Public Library invite the community to the opening reception for The International Museum of Twenty-First Century Arts exhibit “Art Beyond Borders.” This is unprecedented exhibit presents canvas art banners of works by master artists representing 42 countries in the promotion of peace and cultural understanding through the universal language of art.

WHO: Mayor Annise D. Parker, Rhea Brown Lawson, Ph.D., Houston Public Library Director, Teta Banks, United Nations Association, Houston Chapter, President

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12 pm

WHERE:Houston Public Library

Central Library http://www.houstonlibrary.org/central-library

First Floor Art Gallery

500 McKinney, 77002

832-393-1313

MORE INFO:The “Art Beyond Borders” exhibit consists of canvas art banners presenting the art of 42 of the world’s most celebrated artists, officially representing 42 countries. The exhibit takes us on a journey exploring art and cultures from around the world. It is a collection spanning the globe, representing a broad spectrum of political, economic and cultural diversity in an effort to go beyond traditional borders and foster peace and cultural understanding. This exhibit is presented in partnership between the City of Houston, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Houston Public Library, The International Museum of Twenty-First Century Arts and Compassionate Houston. “Art Beyond Borders” will be on display at the Houston Public Library Central Library May 8, 2013 until June 30, 2013. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

About the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than seven million customers per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7. For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at http://www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.