GONZO247 to Create Live Mural at the Closing of “The Art of Awareness: A Community’s Self-Portrait of Immunization Health” Art Exhibit

May 26, 2022

As seen in Houston Style Magazine

Winners of the People’s Choice Award will also be announced

GONZO will headline the closing of “The Art of Awareness: A Community’s Self-Portrait of Immunization Health” art exhibit, curated by The Immunization Partnership. Known for painting walls to break down barriers, he will create a live mural based on attendees’ response to “What got you through it (the COVID-19 pandemic)?” and “What do you value more in your life, now that we are on this side of the pandemic?”

The winners of the People’s Choice Award for Most Impactful Piece will also be announced on May 26. Since the opening reception on May 6, art exhibit visitors have been voting on their favorite pieces in the collection. Monetary prizes of $250 – $500 will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

In collaboration with MECA Dow Campus located in historic 6th Ward, the goal of the exhibit was to enrich the community through engagement and art. The exhibit has been an opportunity to share the effects of immunizations within a community, while also understanding how the community feels about immunizations.

GONZO’s live painting is part of “Come Together Houston: A Community Arts and Health Partnership,” a performance series organized by Houston Methodist Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Houston Kathrine McGovern College of the Arts. “Come Together Houston” is funded by the CDC Foundation, to inform audiences about the COVID-19 vaccine and what it can do for our community.