Free Yoga Near Me: Community Starts with You

Full post by Sweet T

During an event hosted by Project Row Houses titled Round 46: Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, an art exhibit centered around the health and wellbeing of black women, Letty had the opportunity to share her knowledge of yoga and meditation at no cost. Through this experience, she saw a community in need, and has since partnered up with Project Row Houses to provide free yoga to Houston's 3rd ward on a regular basis. 

"It is the most rewarding experience for me because we are out there on the block for the whole world to see us building community and building community HEALTH! There are people who come from all walks of life, ages, shapes, and backgrounds. It is an honor to bear witness to other peoples practice,  to make new friends, and to see both familiar and new faces at each gathering." -L.C.

Arts+Culture TX: Empathy as an Ultimatum at Project Row Houses

Full article by Casey Gregory

I’ve been thinking about empathy lately: How to generate it in myself and, maybe, as a byproduct, in others.   My recent visit to Project Row Houses’s 46th round of exhibitions, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter at Project Row Houses, on view March 25 through June 4, introduced me to a new way to consider empathy: As an ultimatum.

The simultaneously forceful and pleading statement “You gotta love us or leave us alone” is emblazoned on the front of the center row-house. It is an untitled work attributed to Ephemera Group of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter. Most of the artists in this round are New York-based, described as “a collective of Black women, queer, and gender non-conforming artists…formed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement,” people who are continually fighting the limits placed on them by dominant aspects of mainstream culture. They state the laudable goal of working with local artists to form a Houston chapter of BWA for BLM.

Culture Type: Black Radical Women: This Spring, Several Group Shows Bring Together Works by African American Female Artists

Full list by Victoria L. Valentine

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWAforBLM) is taking over Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward. The artist collective is programming seven art houses, creating spaces for dialogue to raise issues that impact the lives and movement of black people. Through performances, site-specific installations, objects, and multimedia, black women artists are providing a platform for sharing the experiences of black people and shining a light on racial injustice. Choosing activism as a response to racism, BWAforBLM was first organized during Simone Leigh‘s 2016 residency and exhibition at the New Museum in New York.