Dear MOCAH Friends,
14 years ago my wife, Rhonda Radford-Adams, and I birthed an idea to bring the arts into urban communities across Houston. The idea has enabled us to plant seeds of creativity in 50 public and private schools in the area. Those seeds have grown and flourished and over the past decade this idea has enabled us to engage more than 25,000 youth and adults in the co-creation of more than 150 community-based public art projects and programs. These projects can be found in some of Houston’s most historic neighborhoods and communities. Local artists and artists from around the world have played a part in this creative journey. The initial concept evolved into what many have come to know as the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH).
Lots of lives have been touched, lessons learned and legacies left throughout Houston over this period of time. We have been extremely fortunate to work with so many dedicated volunteers, organizations, funders and businesses that are committed to using the arts to improve the quality of life in Houston, Texas. These partnerships and collaborations have been the source of our growth and evolution from a simple idea to becoming one of the leading producers of public art in Houston.
As we approach our 15th year of service to Houston we have decided to take the best practices of MOCAH, close this chapter of our work and wind down the organizational operations of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston effective December 31, 2013. Even though MOCAH may no longer operate as an organization the legacy of the MOCAH will continue to exist as long as the hundreds of projects and thousands of people that have been touched by MOCAH exist. At the same time we are winding MOCAH down we are ramping up our focus towards bringing public art to communities across Houston through a private entity, Reginald C. Adams LLC. www.reginaldadams.com. What you can expect from Reginald C. Adams is a hyper focus towards bringing public art and creative experiences to businesses, neighborhoods and communities throughout Houston. The healing arts programming will continue to develop and evolve under the creative endeavors of Art by Rhonda Radford Adams, www.artrra.com
On behalf of our board of directors, staff, artists and volunteers we want to thank each of you who have helped MOCAH over the years with your time, money, energy, ideas and good will. None of this work would be possible without you.
Thank you again for an amazing ride, Happy Holidays and the best is yet to come!
Reginald C. Adams Rhonda Radford-Adams