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Exhibit Turns Row Houses Into Art Installations — and Centers for Activism

Project Row Houses is known for combining community activism with art. Their non-traditional exhibition spaces – located not in the tony museum district but in Third Ward row houses – allow artists and curators to play with themes you might not see in a gallery. Their newest exhibition turns seven different row houses each into […]

Image Courtesy: The Peoples Paper Co-Op

Project Row Houses is known for combining community activism with art. Their non-traditional exhibition spaces – located not in the tony museum district but in Third Ward row houses – allow artists and curators to play with themes you might not see in a gallery.

Their newest exhibition turns seven different row houses each into its own installation space. Some will have art displays and others will serve as hubs for community activism.

It's called Round 44: Shattering the Concrete, which is on view through June 19. Paige Phelps tells us more.

(Above: A paper quilt made of letters and photos from citizens working to expunge their criminal records — and turn them into art. The People’s Paper Co-Op is one of the art/activism organizations participating in ‘Round 44: Shattering the Concrete.’ Image Courtesy: The People’s Paper Co-Op)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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