Ivan at the Houston Urban Museum

My husband Ivan at the Houston Art Museum. He is always saying how I never take pictures of him, so we decided to take a closer look at the Houston graffiti found on the walls of HAM Houston Arts Museum. My husband loves cars and loved the graffiti inspired in the 80’s painted on the walls. He also wanted to show his support to Standing Rock and that’s the reason why he wanted his picture by this mural to further create awareness of the situation, by sharing with others.

About the Museum:

The Harrisburg Arts Museum is a place that encourages Houston Graffiti rtists to portray their art in the walls of this mega warehouse that now collects anywhere from 30-50 finished projects. This project is hosted by a collective of Houston graffiti artists and seeks to promote local art on the East Side of town. The artists are constantly changing the walls of the museum at the sound of music and outdoor and indoor activities.

The space at this museum also allows Houston Graffiti artists to voice and display social issues that are happening in our country or that affect our community, such as the mural shown on this gallery: “Water is life” by Daniel Anguilu– who’s referencing the resistance and struggle of the native people of Standing Rock and this country to preserve clean water in the Missouri River in South Dakota #NoDAPL for their people and so many others who would be affected if an oil spill were to happen in a river that serves so many people for drinking water and crops.

This is definitely a place to meet new local artists, hire them, increase your social awareness, and have a good time. You can follow the activities of one of the art collectives on instagram here: @hamhouston

Viva La Marx Photography

by Marixa Namir Andrade

Artist and Photographer