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Project Row Houses Hosting Founders Bus Tours on Saturdays, June 2 – 23
Part of the PRH 25th Anniversary Celebration, bus tour offers an inside look at several public art works created by PRH founders
Project Row Houses (PRH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people and enriching communities through engagement, art and direct action, is hosting a series of Founders Bus Tours on Saturdays, June 2 – 23 as part of its year-long 25th anniversary celebration.
The tour, led by Ryan N. Dennis, Curator and Programs Director, and Jeanette Degollado, Public Art Coordinator, will take participants on a journey to view works that build upon the backdrop of iconic sites across Houston. Stops include the University of Houston-Downtown, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Hermann Park and more.
Joining the tour are some of the legendary founding artists themselves, including Jesse Lott, Floyd Newsum, Bert Samples and George Smith. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on the founding artists' rich artistic practices through a compelling discussion.
Now in its 25th year, PRH was a thought experiment conceived by an extraordinary group of artists who have been active in the Houston community, especially the Third Ward, for decades. The bus tours are a part of PRH’s year-long celebration for this milestone anniversary.
To learn more about the remainder of the special events and activities planned, please visit: https://projectrowhouses.org/press-releases/project-row-houses-celebrates-its- 25th-anniversary
Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018
Arrive by 11:45 a.m.
Tour from 12 – 3 p.m.
TICKETS: Member tickets are $20 and guest tickets are $30. To purchase your tickets, please visit: https://projectrowhouses.org/news/founders-bus-tours-this-june
ABOUT PROJECT ROW HOUSES (PRH)
PRH is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. It engages neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.
PRH occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African- American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The PRH model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.