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Third Ward Special
“Third Ward Special,” opening August 11, features the works of Marc Furi, Flash Gordon Parks, Rabéa Ballin, Risky Cereal, Brian Ellison and Derrell Boson.
The art is inspired by the many facets of the cultural, historic epicenter and is curated by Miles Payne and Marc Newsome.
The Third Ward, one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods, is a historically Black community with a neighborhood park originally purchased by former slaves. It is home to Texas Southern University, a historically Black college. The community is considered by some to be the cradle to the city’s civil rights movement. Many Black artists, activists, judges and politicians grew up in the area.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., the exhibit continues through September 25.