The Rice Thresher: VADA alumnus transforms house into art studio

Full article by Christina Tan


Embedded in Houston’s Third Ward lies Project Row Houses, a group of shotgun houses that includes converted Summer Studios for seven local art students and emerging artists.

This summer, Elizabeth Denton (Duncan ‘18) took on the task of transforming her assigned house into a complete studio and further refining the art skills she developed during her time as a Visual and Dramatic Arts major. Her art, substantial and beautiful, beckons viewers for a closer look when juxtaposed with the repurposed house.

Glasstire: Project Row Houses Announces Summer Studios Residents


Houston’s Project Row Houses (PRH) recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Summer Studiosresidency. The program, which is structured around a six-week-long residency, brings in college and university students and teaches them about the concepts and experiences of PRH. (While this is a great program unto itself, it is also a way to skirt using PRH’s unairconditioned houses as public exhibition spaces during the hot summer months). In this spirit, many of the projects that come out of the Summer Studios program have a community-centered focus. Artists selected for this year’s Summer Studios include:

Colby Deal, University of Houston
Barbara Gamiz, University of St. Thomas
Maureen Lax, University of Houston
LeAirre Morris, Texas Southern University
Luis Parra, Houston Community College
Faith Schwartz, Texas Southern University
Heather Wright, Rice University

Glasstire: Project Row Houses Kicks Off Summer Studios 2016

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Project Row Houses in Houston kicks off its annual summertime artist-in-residency program this week. The program, called Summer Studios, is for emerging and student artists in the region. It last six weeks, and this year’s professional mentor is Houston artist Kaneem Smith, who (along with PRH’s own Ryan Dennis) will lead the artists in developing their work, doing studio visits with professional artists, and going on site visits to art spaces and institutions. The residents will of course “learn more about community-based and socially engaged art.” The residency “will culminate with the exhibition of installations by the residents.”