Upcoming Educational Programs


  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2023
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Hobby Airport 7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061 RSVP for details
    Program events

    Alton DuLaney, a young man in a hat and glasses, stands between a large canvas that says “ART” and a shelf of smaller artworks.

    Join VAA for a tour of public art installations at Houston’s Hobby Airport, 7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, with Alton DuLaney, Curator of Public Art at Houston Airports. Attendees will meet at the Skybridge Gallery at 10:45am, after parking on the top floor of the Blue Garage.  RSVP to jaymesearl2014ATgmailDOTcom for detailed directions. 

    Alton DuLaney is the Curator of Public Art at Houston Airports overseeing one of the largest collections of public art in the state of Texas, including nearly 350 works spread across multiple campuses.

    He is also a social media creator and conceptual artist who researches art’s ability to transform the perception of objects, images, and actions, as communicated through artistic expression, the relevance of site, and the identity of the artist. His multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, photography, textile, neon, jewelry, video, tattooing, branding, mail art, public art, and, of course, performance art.

    Alton has shown his work in countless exhibitions in Texas, Los Angeles, and New York City as well as Europe and South America. He is in the collections of the Tom of Finland Foundation of LA, the Leslie Lohman Museum of NYC, the City of Marfa public art collection, and many important private collections.

    As The World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist, Alton has appeared on numerous national TV shows including The Drew Barrymore Show, Rachael Ray, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Wendy Williams Show, Access Hollywood, ETV, The HarryConnick Jr Show, as a re-occurring judge on HBO’s Craftopia, as well as his own show the Great Gift Exchange on YouTube.

    Alton has a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin, MFA from the University of Houston, where he also taught Public Art. Additionally, he is an art and décor consultant.