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.
News & Events
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.
Viewing Hours & Round Events
Saturday, March 29th from 4 – 7PM
Free and open to the public
Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 5PM
2505 – 2517 Holman
Project Row Houses (PRH) is pleased to announce the opening of seven new art projects in the historic shotgun houses on Holman Street in Houston’s Third Ward. Round 40: Monuments: Right Beyond the Site will be on view from March 29-June 22, 2014, and feature installations by Otabenga Jones & Associates, the Houston-based artist collective consisting of Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans, and Robert A. Pruitt. The collective will take a different approach to previous Rounds at PRH and utilize all seven of the Art Houses for Round 40 through installations that happen on and off-site. The off-site installations will be in collaboration with identified Sites (mentioned below) and become permanent art works to the Third Ward landscape.
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For the duration of Round 39 artist Jessica Vaughn has built an archive of sound from Freeways 288 and 59 that border the 3rd Ward. This collection of real-time movement of people, automobiles, material and goods is the springboard for her culminating performance that will take place in her installation Right-of-Way Acquisition at Project Row Houses.
An assembly line with the artists’ own rendition of the brick making process, amplified by live and prerecorded sound of the production itself. Handmade blue bricks will be fabricated from Masa, dough made from freshly prepared hominy, and paper and then stacked in the space. The transformation of granulated Masa into bricks for stacking and building conflates ideas of spatial movement with the politics of urban access to resources and labor. The result will be a performance of competing sounds from the expressway and sounds of the body at work. The task of manufacturing these blocks will result in the stacking of them in front of the installation’s megaphone. Artists Jamal Cyrus, Abijan Johnson and Autumn Knight will perform Vaughn’s score that loosely samples sound from Lightin’ Hopkin’s song “Dowling Street”.