Local Magazine: SCENE | Project Row Houses’ 25th Anniversary Gala


WHAT: Project Row Houses’ 25th Anniversary Gala
WHERE: Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and Celebration Gardens at Hermann Park

On Thursday, November 1, more than 270 of Project Row Houses’ (PRH) most dedicated supporters gathered for the organization’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and Celebration Gardens at Hermann Park.

Guests mingled as they enjoyed live music from the Texas Southern University Jazz Quartet and strolled through the art auction, bidding on showcased works from PRH’s community of artists. Soon after, guests were seated for the dinner in the Celebration Garden and were welcomed by Eureka Gilkey, PRH Executive Director. The gracious fall feast featured harvest salad, roasted salmon farro risotto, and lemon custard, specially prepared by Third Ward Chef Shakti Baum of Etta’s Kitchen, with generous support from Levy Convention Centers. PRH also presented a short video highlighting the progress made over the past 25 years with Gilkey expanding upon key moments. The dinner closed with Board Chair Devaron Yates thanking all for their continued support of PRH.

PaperCity: Houston’s Famed Project Row Houses Celebrate a Major Milestone

Full article by Mathew Ramirez and Catherine Anspon


What: Project Row Houses’ 25th Anniversary Gala

Where: Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and Celebration Gardens at Hermann Park

PC Moments: Commemorating a quarter-century mixing community development and showcasing cutting-edge and/or emerging talent, Project Row Houses toasted to its 25th anniversary with more than 270 supporters and devotees in attendance. PRH’s innovative concept — co-founded by Rick Lowe  who has been recognized with a MacArthur “Genius” Grant for birthing Row Houses — has seen the nonprofit climb from humble beginnings in the Third Ward to the front of Houston’s art scene, while garnering respect nationally and across the pond. (For more about PRH’s 25-year ascent, read PaperCity‘s exclusive profiles with three women who steer it now, here.)

Houstonia: Project Row Houses Trains Its Lens on the Third Ward

Full article by Shafaq Patel


WHEN BRIAN ELLISON MOVED FROM TULSA TO HOUSTON EIGHT YEARS AGO, he was in search of a community that felt like home—until he got to the Third Ward. That’s where he found a welcoming community where strangers wave at each other, neighbors know one another, and business owners in establishments like NuWaters Co-Op and Crumbville remember their customers. All of this reminded Ellison of what he had back in Oklahoma, and he said he wanted to show the beauty he experienced in the neighborhood. So, he directed A Day in the Tr3.

His seven-minute film follows a young man named Dominique Elam through the gentrifying Third Ward while capturing scenes of everyday beauty like elders playing dominoes on the porch, a woman dancing in church, and the ubiquitous rubble that piled up after Harvey. He shot the film as part of his artist residency program at Project Row Houses, the storied Third Ward organization that’s used its smattering of row homes as a neighborhood center for museum-quality galleries, affordable housing, a small-business incubator, and more for 25 years.