Just Vibe Houston: JooYoung Choi and Her World at Project Row Houses

Full article by Dana Robinson


Now and then, life offers you the chance to meet an entirely unique individual. Someone who’s story you are confident you’ve never heard before, and who’s view of the world is made up of colors that don’t yet have names. JooYoung Choi is one of those people.

Born in Korea and raised by her adoptive parents in New Hampshire, JooYoung Choi began life with her feet in two worlds. As a child, she was known as Stacy and studied music, voice, and performance art. She starred in variety shows with her mother and was the first Asian to ever play the famous role of Dorothy in Concord, New Hampshire.

Just Vibe Houston: PROJECT ROW HOUSES: BEAUTY, ART, AND CREATIVITY IN HOUSTON’S THIRD WARD

Full article by Dana Robinson 


This would probably have come as no surprise to Rick Lowe if he had been watching. Almost 25 years ago Rick had the revolutionary idea that if you expose people to beauty, art, and creativity that you could reach something within the individual spirit and raise the ability to aspire, both for themselves and for others. So, in 1993, along with several other like-minded artists and community activists, he developed Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward. The neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest African American communities, was suffering under the results of high crime and hopelessness at that time.