Gala Press

Houston Chronicle by Jow Sewing Full Article

"Project Row Houses celebrated its rich 20 years in grand style with more than 250 supporters recently flocking to the organization’s courtyard and art houses in the Third Ward for its anniversary gala.

Lights strung overhead added a chic block-party feel, as Dinky Drums ushered guests into the festive space with beats and Milton Hopkins and his band played throughout the evening. Food was provided by Frenchy’s, Carrabba’s, Treebeards, Canopy, Lucille’s and Sparrow with the “Rick Lowe” specialty cocktail designed by Michael Berry."

Forward Times by Tyrone Willis Full Article

"Project Row Houses is a great example of neighborhood revitalization. Creative genius and talented artist Rick Lowe and six other African-American artists and residents wanted to develop a site where they could share their artwork with the community especially those who live in Houston’s Third Ward community. Twenty-two dilapidated and abandoned shotgun-style houses were completely transformed in 1993 by volunteers as a site for public art, education, youth, and community while celebrating African-American history and culture. Talented artist and creative genius Rick Lowe’s hard work finally paid off by winning a MacArthur Fellowship. By being a MacArthur Fellow, Rick Lowe will be awarded a $625,000 grant to be paid during five years."