Meet Bert Samples at the DeLuxe Theater!

Photo by Alex Barber

Photo by Alex Barber

Meet Bert Samples at the DeLuxe Theater on Our Next Bus Tour

Saturday, June 16 | Noon – 3 pm
Depart from PRH | 2521 Holman
$30 Guests | $20 Members

Thank you so much to everyone who joined our last bus tour and participated in the discussion with Alex Tu of the Station Museum. There are only TWO bus tours left, so be sure to purchase your tickets now!

Our tour this week features a talk with Bert Samples at the DeLuxe Theater in Houston's Fifth Ward. The theater is home to Samples' monumental mural Malcolm Marco Malcolm Marco.

Samples will be in conversation with a representative from the theater and speaking on his practice of dreamscaping.
Samples refers to his practice this way because he believes in cultivating a garden rich in elements proven to be substantive symbols for cognitive ideas to grow on. After the viewer’s perception of his work has been altered, Samples manifests commonalities or touchstones through capillary forces to illuminate a universal truth. These truths become sanctuaries the audience can explore in safe harbor.

We've organized these tours to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! Join us as we celebrate the art of our founders, who have proven time and again that art can be a catalyst for empowerment and change.

Photo by Alex Barber

Photo by Alex Barber

Next week is our LAST bus tour! If you haven't been able to join us yet this month, don't miss your final opportunity to tour the city with PRH!!

June 23 | Floyd Newsum discusses his paintings at UH Downtown

Houston Press: Project Row Houses Celebrates 25 Years With a Tour of Iconic Public Art

Full article by Susie Tommaney

To everybody else it was just a row of rundown shotgun houses at the corner of Holman and Dowling (now Emancipation) in the heart of Houston's African American community. But for seven visionary artists, they saw real potential where others only saw poverty.

And the idea for what would become Project Row Houses was born from the dreams of Jesse Lott, Rick Lowe, Bert Samples, Floyd Newsum, George Smith, James Bettison and Bert Long, Jr. Twenty-five years later PRH covers five city blocks in Houston's historic Third Ward, houses 39 structures and has become a difference-maker for art and artists in Houston.