Summer Studios 2016

Residency Period
July 4 - August 19, 2016

Artists' Talk
August 18, 2016 | 6pm

Opening Reception
August 20, 2016 | 4-7pm

On View
August 20 - September 18, 2016

Summer Studios is a 6-week residency program developed for emerging artists and art students from local universities. Throughout the residency, the artists work with a mentor artist and PRH's public art director Ryan N. Dennis to develop their practices and learn more about community-based and socially engaged art. The curriculum of the program is determined by the public art director and mentor artist and includes studio visits with established artists and local curators. For the 2016 iteration of Summer Studios, the mentor artist is Kaneem Smith, a Houston-based artist and daughter of PRH founding artist George Smith. 

Participating 2016 residents include Amiri Boykin (Rice University), Rachel Even (University of Houston), Devon Grigsby (University of Houston), Robert Riojas (Texas SouthernUniversity), Caroline Ryan (University of Houston) and Huidi Xiang (Rice University).

The residents were selected via a panel of Kaneem Smith (mentor artist), Ryan N. Dennis (Public Art Director, PRH) and Karen Bertonaschi (artist and PRH Board member).

Summer Studios is presented with generous support from Clare Casademont and Michael Metz.

Representative image

2016 resident Robert Riojas in his installation The Rising Ward. Photo by Alex Barber