An exhibit of student art from 26 campuses across HISD that features doors from storm-damaged homes transformed into works of art will open at HISD this week.
The fine arts initiative — known as Project aDOORe Houston — aims to strengthen school communities that were most impacted by Hurricane Harvey by providing students with a means to heal through the creation of art. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., Houston 77092) and will continue through Dec. 15.
A traveling exhibit of the doors will start around the city in January 2018 that will include stops at Hermann Park, Discovery Green, Houston Public Library-Downtown, and BBVA Compass Bank Stadium. The final stop of the traveling exhibition will be the HISD State of the Schools Luncheon at Hilton Americas Hotel in February.
Project aDOORE Houston was created by HISD’s newly established Fine Arts Department.
“Everyone in Houston was affected in some way by Harvey,” HISD Visual Arts Curriculum Specialist Rickey Polidore Jr. said. “By taking this artwork to the community, we hope to encourage someone who may be having a hard time telling their own Harvey story as we reflect, remember, and rebuild.”