Houston Chronicle: Art review: Charo Oquet’s ‘Written on Skin and Sacred Gestures’ at Project Row Houses

Full article by Molly Glentzer 

The word penumbra, which refers to the shadow cast during a partial eclipse, and the mathematical concept of sacred geometries, which influenced artist John Biggers, provide the artists of Round 49 at Project Row Houses with a compelling springboard.

The mojo is most palpable in Charo Oquet’s space, an explosively colorful installation where a constellation of ceramic-headed spirit figures could also be planets in a solar system with a pulsating May pole of a sun at its center, constructed with a raw wood frame, draped fabrics, pennants, vining plastic plants and the flotsam and jetsam of massed yarn blobs. You don’t see this part until you walk into the space and look toward the front window, when it zaps you with its powerful presence.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Architecture lecture

Full article by Eric E. Harrison 

Eureka Gilkey, executive director of Project Row Houses in Houston will give a talk titled "Collective Creative Actions: Project Row Houses at 25," 6 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level lecture hall at the Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. It's part of the Architecture and Design Network's 2018-19 June Freeman lecture series. A 5:30 p.m. reception precedes the lecture.

Houston Chronicle: CounterCurrent 19 reaches for the edges of art and identity

Full article by Molly Glentzer 

The notion of living on the margins of society covers a lot of ground these days.

That made it a malleable theme for the sixth annual CounterCurrent festival, which begins Tuesday and runs through April 14 at several locations across the inner city.

This year’s festival features eight new works by artists who are “creating space for themselves” from the margins of culture, their discipline or location, at an urgent time, said Karen Farber, the executive director of University of Houston’s Mitchell Center for the Arts, which stages the festival with numerous partners.