Thursday, April 10, 2008

Please Join Us Tomorrow - April 11

UrbanArt Commission to Host Third Ward, TX Movie Screening
Friday April 11
7:00 PM
Memphis College of Art Callicott Auditorium
1930 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park

The UrbanArt Commission, as part of their Arts Build Communities Grant through ArtsMemphis, is hosting a lecture and a screening of the documentary Third Ward, TX, produced by Memphis native Noland Walker.

The documentary focuses on Project Row Houses, a program founded by Houston artist Rick Lowe, which was established on the principle that art and the community creating it can “revitalize even the most depressed inner-city neighborhoods, for the mutual good of existing and future residents.” The program was designed, therefore, to create a sense of community through art, culture, and history in the Houston, TX Third Ward neighborhood.

In addition to Third Ward, TX, Walker has written, produced and directed two documentaries for the PBS series “The American Experience,” including Citizen King, which explores the last five years of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2007 he produced Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, about cult leader Jim Jones.

In conjunction with this screening and to express the story, process, and future of the Project Row Houses program, artist and community activist Rick Lowe will be giving a lecture on May 8th, also in the Callicott Auditorium, at 6:30 PM.

For more information contact Laura Caroline Johnson at (901) 525-0807.

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