Angelbert Metoyer

Angelbert Metoyer’s work explores what he calls the « hidden language of religion. » A painter, sculptor, performance, video and sound artist […]

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DANIEL ANGUILU

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Ella Jakubowicz – Awty International School

My work is inspired by the Big Bang theme and can also be connected to the dream, it is a combination of many symbols from […]

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Kim DeGidio – Academy of Choice

In this design we will have many large, photographed hands. The hands will represent we have the power to many things and a hold of […]

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You have a question about Open The Door ? Please use the form below and we will send you an email back as soon as […]

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What is it?

60 doors created by French and Texan artists exhibited citywide in 2013 – 60 doors created and installed in 19 locations in Houston – In partnership with Houston’s educational and cultural institutions, it makes a lasting contribution to Houston’s vibrant […]

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About Us

The Texan French Alliance for the Arts (also known as TFAA) is a non-profit cultural organization. Under the aegis of TFAA, varied artistic partnerships serve to promote […]

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Bella Grant – Awty International School

My design promotes the “Open the Door” mission statement as it is based on the idea of a new experience, and the journey in which […]

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Rachel Chan – Westchester Academy for International Studies

My family is from China and we speak Chinese at home. I understand what it is like to come from a different country […]

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Eric Alexander – Westchester Academy for International Studies

I really appreciate architecture from around the world. I have been studying architecture in an off-campus […]

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Didi Garza, Jan Jbeili, and Ann McGinty – Glassel School of Art

With a team of 3 art­ists who each work with mixed media assemblag­es, our concept is based on the notion that

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Karla Morales – University of Houston Downtown

The idea of learning of what people have to offer has always fascinated me, to learn about different cultures, new places or even different phases […]

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Camille Warmington – Glassel School of Arts

For me, making art is an active practice of observation, discovery, thought, emotion and expression. My work is informed by my life experiences,

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Charlotte Burnod – Awty International School

Texas and France are both diverse and rich places, sharing similarities as well as differences with each other. What better than Houston, the fourth largest […]

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Sophie Eichner – Rice University

Our backgrounds shape the way we live and act. They provide a foundation of cultural experience that defines how we understand and relate to the […]

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Bereniz Martinez – University of Houston Downtown

“LOVEBIRDS” is an inspired art piece that I learned from my passed that says “You could find love even in the darkest of days.” Or […]

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Jeffrey Wang – Westchester Academy for International Studies

The reason I have chosen to do my door design with this unique and different idea is because I want to show people […]

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Kelly Alison – The Art League

THE WILD WILD WEST in PARIS.  ONE WOMAN’S STORY “The first crowd of 20,000 « sat like icebergs » Annie Oakley noted in one of her letters back […]

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Nicky Davis – The Art League

    Over the past few years I have been making more and more public art and love the idea of creating something in the […]

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Leonardo Aguilar – Westchester Academy for International Studies

My door […] represents the cultures of the world, and it allows us to back in time, so that we can understand […]

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Linh Tran Do – Rice University

In « Culture Exchange », people from all over the world meet and interact on crisscrossing roads and multiple paths as they travel on The Journey. Just […]

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Quentin Pace and Michael Martin – University of Houston Downtown

What caused me to become interested in participating in the Open The Door Project is the premise of giving […]

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Emily McKintrick, Felipe Sanchez, Mitchel Barry – Westchester Academy for International Studies

We feel that our entry makes us think of “The Big Bang” with Texas and […]

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Stephanie Topin – The Art League

I’m interested in the Open Door project because I believe art should live outside of the exclusive walls of an art gallery. It does no […]

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Yu Ru Huang – Citizenship Week

As I walk through the many doors in time and space, the views from the opposite side of the doors are often the echoes of […]

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Thong Pham – Vietnamese Cultural Center

The submitted piece is titled Sorrow. A woman with her kids stands at the threshold of a new life. Change involves sorrow. When things change, […]

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Catherine Cartwright – The Art League

This group of paintings is a direct outgrowth from my collection of observational drawings.[…]

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Charles Washington – Shape Community Center

Houston is the historical home of many phenomenal musicians who blazed a trail, throughout the world, for others to follow in the musical genres of […]

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Mark Cervenka & Jose Gonzales – University of Houston Downtown

The project deals with idea of a « door » both literally and metaphorically. Two figures are present, one of the foreground and one in the background. […]

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Joe Kagle – LSC-Kingwood

Over my international career as an artist and professor (over 47 years), I have lived my creative and my teaching career with mantras that I […]

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Nicola Mosley, Sue Reeves, Joelle Verstraeten – Glassell School of Art

We are a group of three expatriates who found each other at the Glassell school of Art. As expatriates we have all […]

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Anne Maizia – Glassell School of Art

« Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of a collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable […]

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Sylvie Delusseau – Glassell School of Art

Open the door! Come in my house, relocate in my neighborhood, you will find a home; you will make friends from your old country and […]

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Shaun Wegschied – Westchester Academy for International Studies

Culture is created through the beliefs and works by the inhabitants of the region in response to their surroundings, both man-made and natural. The work […]

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Saida Fagala – Houston Sister Cities

It was Buddha’s quote that inspired me to create art and this drawing in particular: “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who […]

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Jin Young Oh – Glassel School of Arts

My work is inspired by the 4th location, ‘The Wall’. I am a Korean immigrant who Settled in Houston, Texas. I got to know this […]

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TFAA to host workshops for hospitalized children

TFAA is proud to partner with the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and the Fondation Lenval in Nice, to create therapeutic creative workshops for patients, the […]

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ArtBridge staff & students

The portraits on this door were painted by the children of ArtBridge at Southside Community Center. These are the faces of helpful and loving people […]

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City ArtWorks staff & students

City ArtWorks has been teaching the visual arts to Houston’s children for 30 years! Founded as Creative Alternatives in 1982  to help address the steady […]

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Robert Hodge

Robert Hodge’s work primarily consists of drawing, printmaking and mixed media collage works that evoke culturally relevant themes. The work […]

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Hans de Bruijn

  My work is solidly rooted in and based on the painterly tradition. Romanticism is especially crucial for my work. Already from the 1980’s on, […]

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Maria Smits

How to explain the world to myself? This question is the most important answer I can give in explaining my art. I make sculptures, drawings […]

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Michael Meazell

EXHIBITED AT MEMORIAL PARK

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Jesse Lott, as a tribute to Bert Long

JESSE LOTT, AS A TRIBUTE TO BERT LONG EXHIBITED AT EMANCIPATION PARK

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Open the Door Presents: Once Upon a Door

Once Upon a Door was conceived after the success of and interactions of children in the Houston community with Open the Door. Once Upon a Door will […]

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Jean Buchler – Westchester Academy for International Studies

When we decorate doors like this competition, the act has meaning for us internationally.   Really, the creation helps explore new thingsand learn about other peoples’ […]

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The Biggest Mural in Houston

The Biggest Mural in Houston: Preservons la Creation

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« Open the Door » To Jazz & Blues at Worhals – Saturday November 16, 2013

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« Open the Door » to Jazz & Blues Photos

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Aga Kahn Foundation Walk/Run November 2, 2013

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OTD at UHD Lucheon for Citizenship Month 2013

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STÉPHANE CARRICONDO

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THE CONTEST

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OTD at the Houston Fine Art Fair, September 19-22, 2013

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ROMAIN FROQUET

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April 13th 2013 – OTD at Sabor del Northside Fest

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Bike Ride « Open The Door » November 10, 2013

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March 16th 2013 – OPEN THE DOOR Kick-Off

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Bike Ride « Open The Door », October 13th, 2013

 

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December – Texas Children’s Cancer Center

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CLÉMENT LAURENTIN

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November 13th 2012 – Ambassador

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TIERNEY MALONE

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November 11th 2012 – Neighborhood Center

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MAMBO

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PATRICK MEDRANO

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RAHUL MITRA

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NED NEDELLEC

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LOVIE OLIVIA

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Cultural Trail Map

In 2013, French and Texan artists, with Houston-based educational and cultural institutions, have committed to collaborate in a unique, inclusive and interactive public art project. Starting January 2013, 60 imposing door […]

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Participating Organizations Map

Participating Organizations Map

Note: This map indicates where the doors were exhibited in 2013. As temporary art installations, most have been removed. Doors are still exhibited at the […]

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Students and professors are involved!

What is it ? In addition to the international core of urban artists’ creations, Open the Door sought design submissions by artistic teams from educational […]

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« OPEN THE DOOR » and be part of our 50 sponsors and partners! OPEN THE DOOR is supported by a 501 (C) 3 organization. Any contribution is tax deductible. Three sponsorship packages are available with different levels of benefits […]

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