Glasstire: Rick Lowe to Settle Down as PRH Names New Executive Director

Full Article by Paula Newton



Linda Shearer officially retired on Friday as Executive Director of Houston’s Project Row Houses(PRH) and, on Tuesday, PRH announced a shift in organizational leadership. Rick Lowe, who started PRH with six other artists in 1993, will officially lead the organization with the job title of Founding Director.

Lowe has had a busy few years recently. He brought his community-building concepts to Dallas’ Vickery Meadow as part of the Nasher XChange anniversary celebration in 2013; later that year, President Obama appointed him to the National Council on the Arts; months later, the Nasher officially named him as its first ever artist-residence; in the summer of 2104, Mayor Parker appointed Lowe to co-chair the development of the City’s cultural plan; the following month, he was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, known as the “MacArthur Genius Grant.”