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Clock Tower Turned into Public Art Installation

Clock Tower Turned into Public Art Installation

clocktower-editA well-known Houston landmark recently got a makeover. The clock tower downtown in Market Square was transformed by Houston Artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer into a piece called “What Time is It?” From now through March, the clock shifts from merely a chiming timepiece tolling every hour to a permanent art installation and venue for performances. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse went down to Market Square to learn more along with the artist and Claudia Schmuckli director of the Blaffer Museum, which helped fund the project.

You can learn more about the clock tower art project on Arts InSight with Ernie Manouse Thurs., Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. on Houston PBS.

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Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →