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"Hands of Hope"
Northside Pride
Brightening the community one wall at a time

The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts' summer program "From a Space to a Place" in partnership with YES Prep Northside and the MD Anderson Family YMCA is nearing completion. We've been working with a dedicated group of middle school students to bring positive change into their neighborhood. After brainstorming ideas, the students decided to unite their community under a "flag of positivity," creating a bold mural of the American flag with inspirational words and messages written in different languages inside the stars and stripes. In addition to the mural, the students are painting colorful stones that will be placed around the trees to draw attention to the mural. Currently in progress, their project will be completed in time for the celebration event this Friday, July 1st.

The unveiling of the mural will be held July 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at 2301 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009 (the backside of Jefferson Dental Clinic at the crossroads of Gentry St and Quitman St). Following this, there will be a celebration event at the M.D. Anderson Family YMCA (705 Cavalcade St, Houston, TX 77009) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

This installment of the "From a Space to a Place" program in Houston's Northside was made possible thanks to the support of Schlumberger Limited.
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Group photos of students

Claire Basler
"Jardin Éternel / Eternal Garden"
The premier US exhibition of French artist Claire Basler's work

Yvonamor Palix is proud to announce Jardin Éternel / Eternal Garden, the first solo exhibition of French artist Claire Basler in the United States to be presented at Alkusari Stone at The Houston Design Center. You will be transported to the rich verdant fields of France filled with flowers and flowing tree lines through the lush and exuberant landscapes of Basler's works. Her masterful paintings are an homage to nature and a veritable visual celebration.

To commemorate the show, the artist will travel to Houston to personally present her works during the Bastille week celebrations in Houston by the Consulate General of France. Join us at the Opening Celebration on Friday, July 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for garden-inspired drinks, presentations by diverse Houston personalities as well as a Q & A and book signing with Claire Basler.

If you are unable to make it to the morning event, please be sure to stop by the exhibition at 5 p.m. for a toast offered by the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts to commemorate this special occasion. We will be sharing a short presentation on our latest endeavors in the community, including our recent "From a Space to a Place" program in the Northside.

The exhibition will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Yvonamor Palix at 281.467.6065 or Learn more about the exhibition by visiting and

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Some of the doors created by the participating veterans
We Remember
Honoring our heroes as they "open a new door"

The unveiling of our Open the Door Veterans' Program on Memorial Day in San Antonio was a great success! This pilot program provided an amazing and fulfilling experience for all those involved... artists, veterans, and active community members. We are so proud of all that they have accomplished during this project! Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors, and team members for your dedicated hard work!

We are excited to announce that, due to the success of this pilot program and great interest expressed by the veterans, we are currently securing partnerships and expanding the program in San Antonio, and hopefully the Houston area as well.

OTD Veteran Video

We are happy to announce that we are developing a partnership with the David Lynch Foundation
Thank you to our many volunteers, sponsors, and partners who are helping us make a difference every day!

Want to join the movement and make a difference?
Agape Development, Aga Kahn Foundation, Avance Houston, Avenue CDC/Go Neighborhoods, Awty International School, Blaffer Art Museum, Change Happens, City ArtWorks, The City of Houston, Driven Theater, Eyeful Art, Education Française Greater Houston (EFGH), Et Voila Theatre, Fotofest Literacy through Photography, The French Consulate in Houston, Harris County Department of Education – Case for Kids, The Houston Fine Art Fair, The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, Houston Storytellers Guild, Houston-Nice Sister City, Sister Cities of Houston, Houston Media Source, Innovate At Work, Inprint, LoneStar College, Little Wonders Learning Center, LULAC, Marshall Middle School, Midtown Management District, Neighborhood Centers Inc., PAIR, Rice University, the Rothko Chapel, Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance, Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, the University of Houston-Downtown, The University of Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, Westchester Academy for International Studies, Vox Culture and YMCA
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Communication & Project Assistant