WHAT: Project Row Houses (PRH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people and enriching communities through engagement, art and direct action, will be unveiling its latest Artist Round, Round 48: Beyond Social Practice, on Saturday, October 13. The round will investigate the storied connection between artists and activism within contemporary art.
Round 48 brings together a group of artists deeply engaged in collaborative practices that speak to social issues related to identity, politics, and activism. Participating artists and collectives include Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Armina Mussa, Tia Simone Gardner, Lisa Harris, Dawn Weleski, Jackie Sumell and The Design Studio for Social Intervention. The site-specific installations highlight the critical work that artists play in shaping and framing socio-political issues while demonstrating their ties to various social justice movements and strategies.
In conjunction with the opening, PRH will host a family-friendly block party featuring games, food, and performances from local artists. At the start of the block party, guests have the opportunity to hear from the artists about their individual practices and the inspiration behind their installation during Artists’ Talks. Round 48 will be on display through Sunday, February 17, 2019.
Now in its 25th year, PRH was a thought experiment conceived by an extraordinary group of artists who have been active in the Houston community, especially the Third Ward, for decades. To learn more about the remainder of the special events and activities planned, please visit: https://projectrowhouses.org/press-releases/project-row-houses-celebrates-its-25th-anniversary
WHERE: Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Artists’ Talks: 12 – 2 p.m.
Block Party: 12 – 7 p.m.
ABOUT PROJECT ROW HOUSES (PRH)
PRH is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. It engages neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.
PRH occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The PRH model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.