Following three years abroad studying in Scotland and France, I returned to Houston in 2014, where I was born and raised. When I first began exploring Houston's art scene, Project Row Houses (PRH) was one of the primary organizations that I gravitated towards because of its dynamic cultivation of critical dialogues around blackness, community, and history. I can honestly say that Project Row Houses, and especially Curator and Programs Director Ryan N. Dennis, has made a tremendous impact on my creative process and growth as an artist.
I will always be appreciative of the opportunities I've had to exhibit at PRH because those opportunities not only helped to clarify my practice but also unveiled concerns around space as material, temporality, and black interiority that I would not have had the chance to explore otherwise.
It is my honor to be considered a member of the greater PRH family of artists, as Project Row Houses is a renowned leader in the global art community and is an integral part of Houston's reputation as a top-tier art destination. Its dedication to supporting emerging artists of color is unparalleled in Houston's art scene.
I hope you will join me in supporting this program and the other public art initiatives at PRH by clicking here to contribute today. As a member, you provide an invaluable service to emerging artists just like I was not too long ago and ensure that Houston remains at the forefront of innovative artist communities.
PRH gives incomparable and much needed support to artists at all stages of their careers and to the community that surrounds it. I hope that Houston continues to recognize this organization's importance within both the local and global arts community.
Thank you for your support,
Charisse Pearlina Weston
PS: Please come together with Project Row Houses this holiday season for Cocktails in the Courtyard! The event is $50, free for current members, with tables available for $1000, seating up to 10 people. With lovely music and holiday treats, it's surely something not to be missed!