Houston Press: Round 43 Preview

Full Article by Susie Tommaney


“Part of the Round is really a push in kind of supporting a new initiative that’s happening within the neighborhood, the Emancipation Economic Development Council,” says Ryan N. Dennis, Project Row Houses’ public art director. “There is an artist, Shani Peters. Her project is called The Crown. It’s a public engagement project which utilizes reference to crowns and headdresses, but for this iteration, the focus is on economic self-determination. And she has partnered with two bookstore businesses from Harlem and Detroit,” says Dennis.

“Local artist Charisse Weston contributes The Red Book of Houston, a compendium of the black metropolis. The Red Book of Houston was actually published in 1915, and it really explored the advancement of black businesses in Houston, and her installation is a text-based installation.”