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.

Houston Chronicle: Regina Agu gets the drift at Project Row Houses

Full article by Molly Glentzer


Regina Agu's minimal and elegant "Sargassum" installation at Project Row Houses quietly consumes the single-room space at 2511 Holman with an 80-foot curtain that wraps around three walls, containing a panoramic photographic print of a grass-lined beach.

The title hints that this isn't just an inventive way to display a landscape: Sargassum is the genus of brown seaweed that Galveston visitors know all too well.

The image is printed on billboard vinyl, a material that's also used to advertise seaside attractions. It depicts four experimental sand dunes Texas A&M environmental scientists built on East Beach after the massive seaweed invasion of 2014, studying ways to use the invasive plants as a tool for slowing erosion.

Houston Chronicle: Artists honor music as gateway to expression

Full article by Molly Glentzer


His deliberately informal "Jazz Church" leads visitors on a ramble through several rooms that mix his own work with album covers, concert fliers, news clippings and other ephemera - a riot of information that could provide a pretty rich education, if you had time to absorb it all.

Malone also has organized a few intimate, live performances in the space, limiting the free tickets to 35 seats, "so people can feel like they've won the lottery," he said.

Houstonia: The Jazz Church of Houston Highlights Bayou City Musicians

Full article by Chris Becker


IT’S A CHILLY SUNDAY NIGHT IN DECEMBER, and Project Row Houses—the community-based arts organization in the Third Ward—is hopping, specifically the row house currently christened The Jazz Church of Houston.

On a custom-built stage inside the small shotgun house, Houston bassist Marcos Varela leads his swinging quartet with tunes from his album San Ygnacio. It’s standing-room-only in the 30-seat venue, which is part art installation, part history museum and part juke joint. Varela, a graduate of the city’s celebrated High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, is just one of many Houston musicians, poets and activists who have appeared at The Jazz Church of Houston since it opened in September 2016.