Learn more about Houston’s rich culture as you dive into an interactive light painting exhibit!
Husband and wife photography team, Matt Crawford and Che Rickman shot several nighttime scenes centering on the Brazilian martial art of capoeira and various Afro-Brazilian dances. With the help of the Brazilian Arts Foundation, they transformed the photos into an interactive light exhibit called “Lights of Houston” that spills into the streets and lets attendees create their own images!
The light painting will be open to the public free of charge on Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th from 7pm to 10pm at the Brazilian Arts Foundation Cultural Center. The BAF center also provides a variety of classes to educate the public and share their culture, such as learning Portuguese, samba, and capoeira, along with live performances and workshops.
The Brazilian Arts Foundation is funded in part by grants from the city’s Houston Art Alliance organization, a non-profit that provides $30 million dollars worth of grants to organizations and individual artists. They also maintain Houston’s current civic art collection of over 450 pieces.
Have you seen a light painting or been to the center before? Let us know what to expect in the comments below!