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.”