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Permanent Pillars In 2013, smithsonian.com featured an article titled “The Amazing Public Art Deep in the Heart of Texas” which announced, “Houston has a healthy allowance for beautifying its streets and parks.” The article cited the following public artworks as the city’s creative mainstays:

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1. Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain, 1978 William T. Cannady Buffalo Bayou Park * 2. Points of View, 1991 James Surls Market Square Park Photo by Katya Horner 3. Seven Wonders, 1998 Mel Chin and 1,050 local school children Sesquicentennial Park

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4. Personage and Birds, 1982 Joan Miró JPMorgan Chase Tower Photo from 123RF.com 5.Ceramic Tile Benches, 1992 Malou Flato, Market Square Park* 6. Atropos Key, 1972 Hannah H. Stewart Miller Outdoor Theatre* 7. Synchronicity of Color, 2008 Margo Sawyer Discovery Green Photo by BTSEphoto

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8. Paley Stairway Sculptures, 1987 Albert Paley Wortham Theater Center Photo by Janina von Eljaszewicz

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9. Heritage Lanterns, 2005 Carter Ernst and Paul Kittelson Root Memorial Square Park Photo by Chris Olbekson 10. Armillary Sphere, 1977 Kenneth Lynch and Sons Sam Houston Park* *These photos courtesy of the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department 9.

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The Magazine, Fall 2016