Round 43: Small Business/Big Change: Economic Perspectives from Artists and Artrepreneurs
October 24, 2015 | 4-7pm
October 24, 2015 | 2:30pm
October 24, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Round 43: Small Business/Big Change: Economic Perspectives from Artists and Artrepreneurs is a reflection on the current economic state of the community surrounding Project Row Houses, Houston's Third Ward, and neighborhoods across the nation facing similar shifts.
Building off of PRH’s longstanding value of economic sustainability, Small Business/Big Change utilizes art as a method and lens of social change to explore these ideas and question the current economic models within a neighborhood context. Throughout the viewing period, creative entrepreneurs will be given the tools needed to grow their businesses, and artists will be invited to respond to these topics through site-specific installations and programming.
Round 43 is organized by Ryan N. Dennis, public art director. Participating artists include Nsenga Knight, Shani Peters, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Martine Syms (in collaboration with Diamond Stingily), Charisse Pearlina Weston and small business owners Ella Russell (in collaboration with artist Anthony Suber) and Fredia Mitchell. In conjunction with the Round, a series of public programs will also be created to initiate dialogue around economic sustainability in resource-challenged neighborhoods.