Ann Morton: What Happened Today?

Posted May 20, 2015 in Blog

Embarking on a project such as the What Happened Today? exhibition leaves the richness of the outcome up to the members of the public who get involved. This can be unnerving, but in the case of the citizens of Houston, the results are every bit as interesting as we’d hoped. With the generous partnership of the Houston Chronicle, we expect thousands of notes to make their way to HCCC through July.
We’d like to share just a few out of hundreds of 3”x 3” notes that have been submitted so far. Enjoy the texture of what has been shared–the character of the handwriting, the thoughts–and most of all, what happened on these days.

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From the mundane, to life changing, this small sampling marks events in the lives of Houston citizens who thought them worthy of noting. In our age of digital, online connections, the exhibition will reveal the personality of each writer through their handwritten words in a way that simply cannot be experienced on the computer screen.

Plan a visit to HCCC to see What Happened Today?, on view  September 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Click here to learn how you can get involved in the project. See photos from the community workshops on our Facebook page.

 – Ann Morton / @AnnMortonAZ / #WH2Day