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October 27, 2017

HOUSTON – Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc. and Transwestern today announce artist J Muzacz will host a live artist experience in the Pennzoil Place lobby from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2017. Muzacz will paint a 3-D mural in the lobby at 711 Louisiana St. in Houston. Open to the public, this event will be the first of several live artist experiences held at the building. A streaming video feed will be available at Transwestern is currently providing leasing and managing services for the building.

“We are engaging local artists to commemorate the rich history and timeless design of Pennzoil Place as well as the unique culture found in the city of Houston,” said Joseph Hebert, Senior Property Manager with Transwestern. “Architect Philip Johnson shaped the Houston skyline with his innovative design of Pennzoil Place, and we are honoring that legacy by cultivating live, experiential art and excitement in downtown Houston.”

Originally from Houston, J Muzacz is currently based in Austin. For the last 10 years, Muzacz has been living and traveling abroad teaching English and painting murals in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. He has amassed an impressive portfolio of large-scale walls and commissions for numerous businesses, residences and high-profile spaces in the public sector.

In 2013, Muzacz published a book while living on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. The book, Life Is Sweet: The Story of a Sugarcane Field is a 60-page, full-color, children’s story in English and Japanese that teaches appreciation of nature and the value of a hard day’s work. Muzacz’s impressive 432-page debut, JAPAN 365: A Drawing-A-Day Project (2012), is also available in print.

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Media Contact:
Shannon Bedinger

Joseph Hebert

Vice President / Sr. Property Manager

Bellaire, Texas

(713) 272-1218