“Weaving Northside” — Where Visual and Performance Art Meet
by Tami Moschioni, Nicola Parente and Adam Castaneda
“Weaving Northside” represents the celebration of community in the Near Northside
 * * * FREE EVENT * * *
Sculpture Unveiling (Art Uniti) and Dance Performance (Pilot Dance Project) 
Saturday, November 7, 2020
2 Outdoor Performances:   2:00-2:30pm  AND  5:00-5:30pm
BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center 
2101 South Street, Houston, TX 77009​​​​​​​
Outdoor lawn space by front entrance
Mask Required due to Covid
Seating will be limited and spaced out for social distancing.
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“Weaving Northside” is a community-based public art and performance project conceived by Art Uniti’s Tami Moschioni and Nicola Parente. Weaving Northside’s sculpture totems will be unveiled on Saturday November 7th at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center located at 2101 South Street, Houston, TX 77009. The sculptures will be assembled during a twenty-minute outdoor dance performance.  The performance is choreographed by The Pilot Dance Project’s Artistic Director, Adam Castaneda, with two performances at 2:00-2:30pm and 5:00-5:30pm. The 5:00 pm performance will coincide with sunset, as dancers and sculpture unite for a concluding tableaux that pays tribute to the Near Northside community.
The collaborative creation of this new public artwork was inspired by responses from a community survey about the significance and cultural history of the Near Northside. Similarly, the dance work was created based in response to Art Uniti’s interest in shape, color, and place-making relating to Northside. "Weaving Northside", at its core, is a celebration of the people, places, and spirit of one of Houston’s most beloved communities.
Moschioni’s and Parente’s previous community civic art projects include “Snapshot”,  “Color Bursting Hermann Park” and “Scaped Senses”.
This performance will be an outdoor socially distanced event, with guests seated six feet apart from one another. The dance will be reflective of this concern with performers wearing masks, and attendees are asked to keep their masks on at all times. Limited seating is available, and free tickets must be reserved in advance through EventBrite.  
Art Uniti's "Weaving Northside" is funded in part by a 2020 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and made possible thru partnerships with The Pilot Dance Project, Baker Ripley Lionel Castillo Community Center, Greater Northside Management District, Avenue, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Historic Near Northside Civic Club, and fiscal sponsor Fresh Arts. Additional funding comes from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Dance Source Houston GroundWorks grant.
Work in progress:
sculpture in progress
sculpture in progress
sculpture in progress
sculpture in progress
sculpture in progress
sculpture in progress

Pilot Dance Project in Rehearsal for "Weaving Northside"

"Weaving Northside" is funded in part by a 2020 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and made possible thru partnerships with The Pilot Dance Project, Baker Ripley Lionel Castillo Community Center, Greater Northside Management District, Avenue, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Historic Near Northside Civic Club, and fiscal sponsor Fresh Arts. Additional funding comes from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Dance Source Houston GroundWorks grant.

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