FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Grace Joseph
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Via Colori® Artists to Create Street Art at Heights White Linen Night
HOUSTON (July 31, 2014): To showcase artists for upcoming fundraiser and street festival Via Colori, the Center for Hearing and Speech is proud to present three street artists at White Linen Night in the Heights. On Saturday, August 2 from 6-10pm, artists joie Chandler, Jamie Mayes, and Rebekah Tee will create chalk art on the street near the 300 block of West 19th Street. White Linen Night started in 2006 and is a local neighborhood event in the Heights open to the general public with no admission fee.
Benefiting The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS), Via Colori will be held November 22 – 23, 2014, at Hermann Square at City Hall. With this year’s theme, Art of Sound, more than 200 artists will create murals illustrating the meaning of sound. Watch eye-popping 3D art come to life, rock out to musical performances on three stages, enjoy activities for all ages and tasty concessions. Via Colori is a massive outdoor art gallery, family festival and music concert all in one.
“Via Colori gives Houstonians access to museum-quality art, and also gives the opportunity to watch the art unfold before their eyes,” said CHS’s Executive Director Renée Davis. This year, Via Colori expects to have 30,000 guests in attendance and to raise more than $400,000 to benefit programs for children with hearing loss.
About The Center for Hearing and Speech
For over 65 years, The Center for Hearing and Speech has been dedicated to improving the lives of children with hearing loss through clinical, education and support services. All of the Center’s programs demonstrate a commitment to enable deaf children to reach their full potential by teaching them listening, speaking and literacy skills. Last year, CHS provided services to more than 5,700 children.
For more information on CHS, visit CenterHearingandSpeech.org, follow CHS on twitter @HelpingKidsHear, or visit the Facebook fan page.
For more information on Via Colori, visit www.HoustonViaColori.com.
About joie Chandler
joie Chandler is the founder and director of Backyard Moonshine Art Collective, a local arts-based service organization. She has been a working artist for over 15 years, specializing in portraiture and oils. This is joie's second year participating in Via Colori, with the help of some fellow Backyard Moonshine members.
About Jamie Mayes
Jamie Mayes is a self-taught abstract artist who creates pieces that attract a diverse following with the masterful blend of colors and unique textures she incorporates into her work. Jamie teamed up with Via Colori during its first year. After experiencing the fun and exciting weekend while learning more about The Center for Hearing and Speech, she decided it was something she had to be a part of each year. She has since volunteered for the festival each year, creating vivid and colorful abstract pieces to honor the great work that CHS does for the community.
About Rebekah Tee
Rebekah Tee is Director of KIPP Houston Art School and was a 2010 Via Colori Fan Favorite. Rebekah’s enthusiasm and talent is seen by all who see her art!