The BioArt Bayou-torium, created by artist Henry G. Sanchez, is a science lab and art studio on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston’s 2nd Ward. This socially engaged, bio-art based project invites the general public to make art by investigating nature with the aid of science tools and provides bilingual pontoon boat tours of the nature and history of the bayou. The Bayou-torium’s art studio-laboratory is housed in a shipment container overlooking the bayou. It contains microscopes, imaging equipment, traditional art supplies and classroom sized studio space for an art making experience. Bilingual art assistants with expertise in the native wildlife will guide people to make art and lead the pontoon boat tours to introduce and educate visitors about the complex ecosystem, the stories and history of Houston’s main waterway. The Bayou-torium will launch and operate on April 13, 2019.
The BioArt Bayou-torium is across from Tony Marron Park at 901 N. York Street, 77003. Admission is Free!