Keep Austin Weird is a tagline the City of Austin proudly brags about as they support its artistic community and its citizens, which the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston was only too honored to add more public art to its cultured spaces. The City commissioned President and CEO, Reginald C. Adams, to install a mosaic mural at its newly constructed, African American Cultural and Heritage Facility on East 11th St, near Interstate 35. Reginald led his team of Studio Artist in mounting this memorial honoring the descendants of William Detrick Hamilton, the civic leaders that helped develop Austin’s east end community, and expressing the future scape of its citizens.
The installation took place the week of November 5, 2012 and parting the project was sweet sorrow but once the MOCAH staff presented the mosaic mural to the City of Austin and its Stakeholders. The tears of joy that some expressed gave the exit journey back to Houston a sense of pride as MOCAH adds yet another lasting legacy of cultural unity.