Six pairs of Texan and French artists create 60 uniquely hand-painted doors in ''Open the Door,'' the citywide art project that's part of the 2013 French Cultures Festival. Each artist will create a work on one side of a door, the other artist on the other side. ''This stems from the idea that every new experience we encounter — be it a new phase of life, learning about a new culture or meeting new people — can be represented by the image of a door,'' notes Karine Parker--Lemoyne, co-curator and executive director of the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts. ''We can choose either to leave the door closed or open it and step across the threshold.'' The doors are placed throughout Houston, including at the central branch of the Houston Public Library and in Hermann Park and Memorial Park.
For a full list of viewing times and locations, call 713‑822-2060 or visit www.openthedoor‑houston.com. Free.