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“Wards in Color” Closing Reception

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Holiday Hours

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3rd Ward Tutoring

Every Monday at 6:30 p.m
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Texas Biennial

September 5-November 9, 2013
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Eldorado Dedication Weekend

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Eldorado Dedication Concert

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:00 p.m
Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St. 

The Eldorado Ballroom Dedication and Concerts event celebrates the great history of music and dancing at the historic Eldorado Ballroom, where many of the great African-American musicians performed from the 1940’s to the 1970’s.  It was also the home of “happy feet”, where a packed dance floor was the norm.  This two-day event kicks off with a ticketed concert, “LIVE at the Eldorado with Milton Hopkins and Jewel Brown” on Friday evening, May 2nd.  The celebration continues the next day with a dedication ceremony to unveil the Texas Historic Marker of the 1939 Eldorado building, and a FREE concert, Third Ward Community Market, and SLAB cars in Dupree Park on May 3rd.   Spend the weekend with us as we celebrate the wonderful music and dancing of the Eldorado Ballroom and its designation as a Texas Historical landmark!

Link to ticket prices coming soon!

Third Ward Community Market

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Texas Historical Maker Dedication of the Eldorado Ballroom
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | 2310 Elgin St. 
Dupree Park Concert & Third Ward Community Market
       Performances By: The Hue, DJ SoulONE & Flo-Motion Houston
       SLAB Cars will be on display in the Eldorado Building  parking lot
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | 2500 Francis St.

The monthly Third Ward Community Market supports local artists and gives the community an opportunity to purchase unique and special items.  The Market will offer artists an opportunity to showcase their work, market and sell their product(s), and share their passion and unique talent with the greater Houston community.  There will be craft activities for children and for the young at heart, and live performances from the community.  Come support local artists, enjoy family fun activities, and great live music and performances!

Event on SATURDAY is FREE and Open to All!


Community Gallery: Stephen Clark’s Eye On Project Row Houses

Photograph By: Steve Clark

Photograph By: Steve Clark

Location: 2521 Holman St. (Two – Story)
On View: March 15th – June 22nd 
 This exhibition was organized in celebration of Project Row Houses’ 20 year anniversary and in conjunction with Fotofest 2014 Biennial.  

Words From Stephen Clark:

As an amateur historian, I often sense the future value of present things. When Betty Pecore and Howard Hilliard told me about Project Row Houses I knew that it would be a worthwhile endeavor to document its beginnings.  With many projects and events that are held during the workdays, it was impossible for one photographer to be everywhere; thus the documentation of PRH would have been a worthwhile class project. However, no academic institution was available to take on the project. Therefore Betty facilitated my coming to Houston. I brought multiple cameras with different formats and my intuition of what had the most worth long term.  I tried to capture that sense of a community effort, and to communicate the feeling of the structures themselves. Twenty years later, PRH is still an active entity. This tells me it was worth the effort,  I am proud to have been involved.

Stephen Clark Biography:

Stephen L. “Steve” Clark.  Born in Houston in 1946.  Bought first camera, a Kodak Brownie Holiday, at Henke & Pillot at Shepherd and W 11th in 1954 for less than $5.00.  Father had Argus C3 (after which Steve would later name a dog), Rolleicord and home darkroom. Attended Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. Left Houston and clothing business in 1975 and went to Europe for seven weeks with Nikon F.  Opened Waterloo Ice House in 1976 in Austin. Russell Lee and Garry Winogrand were patrons. Founded Stephen L. Clark Gallery in 1993. Still shoots the Rolleicord.

Third Ward Community Market and Talent Showcase

March 29th, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2500 Block of Holman, Houston, TX 77004

The Third Ward Community Markets and Talent Showcases support local artists in displaying and selling their unique art work—sculpture, textiles, ceramics, paintings, woodwork, and other genres.  These upcoming artists are part of a new initiative to foster creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit in community residents.  Project Row Houses sponsors workshops for participants to draw out their talent and hone their craft, and organizes frequent markets where their products can be sold.  The Talent Showcase will give performance artists exposure and stage experience in front of a live audience.

“Impressions Left” Performance

The Keeper

Location: 2505 Holman

Date and Time: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3pm

Lovie Olivia will perform a wall rubbing ritual using the image of “The Keeper” (picture above) that will be transferred to paper and given as a take-away on a first-come-first-collect basis to vistors. She will perform this wall rubbing ritual for one hour, allowing visitors the opportunity to ask questions about her process. Olivia’s desire is that the outcome of this performance will further inspire archiving, history keeping, documenting and storytelling in this community.

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