Today is my birthday – and you may or may not know this about me, but I love birthdays.
They provide a chance for each of us to reflect on the past year, celebrate everything we’ve accomplished, and to look forward to the new year we’ve been blessed with.
We started out this year with a distinct focus on showcasing our 25-year history and honoring the seven visionary artists who founded Project Row Houses (PRH). I am so grateful to spend every day building on the legacy of these inspirational, innovative, and creative change agents. They had a vision that art and creativity could be an engine for social transformation in our historic and culturally rich neighborhood, and it’s an honor to continue to carry this work forward. Thank you for joining me on this extraordinary journey!
I want to personally invite you to reflect and celebrate with me. Take an intimate look back through our miraculous 25 years by purchasing your own copy of our first ever publication, Collective Creative Actions: PRH at 25, available here on our website. I’d also love for you to join us this Friday in the historic Eldorado Ballroom for our annual holiday membership reception, Cocktails in the Ballroom. You can reserve your spot today at bit.ly/prhholiday.
In solidarity and gratitude,
Snapshots of my Personal Highlights from Our 25th Anniversary Year
Clockwise from upper left:
Img. 1 – People dancing in Holman Street at our Round 48 Opening and Block Party
Img. 2 – Black Girl Magic from the opening panel at our Social Justice.Social Practice Symposium. L – R: Pat Jordan from Kansas City; Irfana Jetha Noorani from DC; Danielle Burns Wilson in Houston; moderated by myself, Eureka Gilkey
Img. 3 – Our incomparable 25th Anniversary Gala Chairs, Roslyn Bazzelle and Derrick Mitchell
Img. 4 –the 16 high schoolers from our community we took to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, visiting the Yard at my alma mater, Howard University
Img. 5 – Yumnah Evans at CommuniTea, where we honored the early champions of our ground-breaking Young Mothers Residential Program