Discovery Green presents GUST: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery, a kinetic field of color along the park’s Brown Foundation Promenade. The interactive, site-specific artwork brings to life the invisible patterns of the wind with vivid color, subtle motion and patterns of light.
Inspired by simple celebrations of community, and by folk traditions of hand-made art, GUST aims to provide a joyful gathering place for people to come together, to feel and see the breeze, and to play. Intended to be playful and interactive, GUST also invites you to ´be the wind´ and make the pinwheels turn and spin yourself. There are four stations where you can play with the art. Each one has a single pinwheel on top of it, and if you blow it you will activate a powerful fan which will spin all the pinwheels in front of it. At night, the installation is illuminated by patterns of light, which respond in real-time to the changing direction of the breeze.
The installation will be on view daily during park hours, and lights will be activated nightly from dusk until midnight.
Cocolab: Artists Talk (Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Hess Deck), a talk by Cocolab artist Felipe Linares about the studio’s philosophy and processes against the backdrop of GUST.
Transforming the Spirit in Song (Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m., Hess Deck), featuring members of the Houston Grand Opera Chorus in a holiday sing-along led by HGOco Music Director and Composer-In-Residence Damien Sneed.
Runway (Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at 5 p.m., Brown Foundation Promenade), a fashion show featuring works by Houston-based artists and designers, in collaboration with LAUNCH, followed by a party and artist market.
Be the Artist: Houston Center for Photography Workshop (select Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Brown Foundation Promenade), a series of free workshops focusing on night photography (Nov. 29, 2018), motion (Dec. 19, 2018), composition (Jan. 30, 2019) and color (Feb. 27, 2019).
Haz tu Propio Reguilete (Make your own Pinwheels) (Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m., Hess Deck), a hands-on pinwheel-making workshop with Houston piñata and mache paper Catrinas expert Griselda Flores, presented in partnership with the Consular General of Mexico in Houston.