July 6, 2005                                              713.845.1135                            

Houston Parks and Recreation Department
Unveils Work of Young Artists

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil the work of young Houston artists on Thursday, July 7, 2005.  Participants in HPARD’s popular Summer Mural Program will showcase their talents with an unveiling at Sunnyside Community Center, 3502 Bellfort, (Key Map 533) at 10:00 a.m.


Kay Joshua,
Administrative Manager Summer Enrichment Program, HPARD

Ada Edwards,
Council Member District D

Sarah House Williams,
Mural Project Coordinator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Gwendolyn Thompson,
Teaching Artist, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 What:           Summer Mural Painting Program Unveiling


Thursday, July 7, 2005
10:00 AM


Sunnyside Community Center
3502 Bellfort (Key Map 53)


To celebrate the work of Houston youth participating in the Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Mural Program.  This is the first of five murals to be unveiled this summer.  Now in its ninth year, the Summer Mural Program is generously sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and     allows Houston youth the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to their neighborhood.  To date the partnership has created lively, brilliantly colored murals for more than 30 city parks.

This mural and other education projects receive generous funding from PPG Pittsburgh Paints.  All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc. the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest and the Favrot Fund.