Reginald C. Adams is a public artist, social entrepreneur and community developer. He is best known for his award winning public art projects, which are strategically located in some of Houston’s most historic and under-served neighborhoods. His creativity and approach to his artwork is inspired by travels to more than 40 countries around the globe. Adams fundamentally believes that everyone deserves access and exposure to the arts and strives to engage the general public in the design and production of his public art projects.
Over the past 20 years Reginald has facilitated the design, coordination and production over 350 public art projects and sacred spaces across the Houston area and abroad. These projects have been co-created with the involvement of over 50,000 area youth volunteers, 100's of artists and thousands of community stakeholders.
The designs, motifs and imagery, captured in my work, is a direct reflection of the communities and public spaces that the work is designed to serve. This expands the style, social context and technique for the execution of Reginald's work into broad and diverse territory. Each project is unique unto the community itself. By placing the public in public art, Reginald works to represent the culture, heritage, history and social context of communities and shared public spaces. His intention is to transform these environments into cultural and artistic destinations.
Reginald is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class 24 and Community Development Class 1, an alumnus of Leadership Houston, Graduate of the Center for Houston's Future 2013, and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline.
January 25, 2014 was proclaimed Reginald Charles Adams Day by the Mayor of the City of Houston, acknowledging Reginald's long-term dedication and commitment towards beautifying Houston with community-based public art.
In 2010, the Houston Press honored Reginald with their annual Mastermind Award, an honor recognizing creative professionals that are making a significant impact on the city of Houston through the arts. He was recently honored by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s 2012 top 40 Under 40 business executives.
In his personal time Reginald is an avid runner, he enjoys Salsa dancing, photography, traveling and spending quality time with his family.
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