Rick Lowe: Project Row Houses

Saturday April 19, 2014

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit






Phone: 505-268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

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Part of Heart of the City ongoing citywide exhibit. Lowe gives a talk about nonprofit art and cultural organization.

516 ARTS and Outpost Performance Space are honored to present special guest keynote speaker Rick Lowe, Founder of Project Rowe Houses in Houston, TX, a neighborhood based nonprofit art and cultural organization.  Artist and community activist Rick Lowe spearheaded the pursuit of the vision of a positive, creative presence in this community when he discovered the abandoned one and a half block site of twenty-two shotgun-style houses in Houston's Third Ward.  They became the perfect opportunity to pursue the creation of a new form of art.  Lowe says, "We are committed to the vision of Project Rowe Houses as the realization of the social role that art can play in the neighborhood revilatization, historic preservation, community service and activism and inter-generational education, especially for our youth."at Outpost Performance Space210 Yale Blvd. SE, www.outpostspace.org Tickets: $5 available at Outpost in person, by phone or online

See also: Culture Shock

The city and the city

Rick Lowe knows a thing or two about a distressed cityscape.
Tevor Paulhus

If you want to know how to transform a city for the better (and a lot of us do), Rick Lowe is someone you should get acquainted with. As the founder of Project Row Houses in Houston, Lowe, along with countless local artists and volunteers, has renovated 40 properties along six blocks in the historic but economically distressed Third Ward. In the process, an entire community has been strengthened by creativity, architectural renewal and preservation, participation and shared knowledge. PRH hews to “the principle that art—and the community it creates—can be the foundation for revitalizing depressed inner-city neighborhoods,” their website explains. Now Lowe brings his particular brand of visionary practicality to Burque as the keynote speaker for 516 ARTS’ urban/artistic exploration Heart of the City on Saturday, April 19, at 7:30pm, hosted by Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). Tickets are just $5 in person, by phone (268-0044) or online at outpostspace.org.

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