Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Rick Lowe, Founder of Project Row Houses - May 8
Houston Artist Lectures on Revitalization
Thursday, May 8
Memphis College of Art Callicott Auditorium
1930 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park
As a follow up to the April screening of the documentary Third Ward, TX, the UAC is hosting a discussion with the Project Row Houses’ founder, Rick Lowe.
Lowe, an artist based out of Houston, established the Project Row Houses program 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 to create a sense of community through art, culture, and history.
This lecture will be held as part of the UAC’s Arts Build Communities Grant through ArtsMemphis. The UAC was established in 1997 through the collaborative efforts of the Memphis Arts Council and the Shelby County Government. The mission of the UrbanArt Commission is to create a dynamic, vibrant, nurturing community through art and design. The UAC is funded in part by the Greater Memphis Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Hyde Foundation.
For more information contact Laura Caroline Johnson at (901) 525-0807.