Project Row House is a project which began in 1993 as a neighborhood non for profit organization which attempted to maintain the rich African American history of the area while securely protecting the architecture and land that the third ward was known for. The organization began by purchasing 1 and a half city blocks consisting of 22 shotgun style homes. They now own 6 blocks owning 40 properties.
“Art and the community it creates can be the foundation for revitalizing depressed inner-city neighborhoods.”
The current art exhibit, Wards in Color is described as, “In this installation, Troy Gooden worked along side with Angel Quesada, Wiley Robertson, Nacho Sanchez and Lee A. Carrier to explores the concept of color as it enriches the human condition of those living, working, and playing in Houston.”
As the name aptly implies, this exhibit allowed painters, known for their rainbow canvases to paint entire homes. Wiley Robertson is a well known artist, street artist and muralist whose prolific LOVE signs painted on wood can be found throughout Houston. (Photo of Wiley Robertson work above, used courtesy of: Angel Quesada).
(photo used courtesy of: Angel Quesada).
The event on Friday is FREE and open to the public. For a complete listing of performers and times check here: https://www.facebook.com/events/399628420183511/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
If you are not able to attend the event but would like to learn more about the program check out the Project Row House website at: http://projectrowhouses.org/