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Rick Lowe In Conversation: Art, Community + Social Practice

Thursday, May 12

10:00 AM–12:00 PM—Ives Public Program Room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St.
The artist introduces his practice and work with Project Row Houses.
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Thursday, May 12

6:00–8:00 PM—Auditorium at Co-Operative High School for the Arts, 177 College St.
Lecture followed by Audience Q&A
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Friday, May 13

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Community Lunch + Roundtable with Rick Lowe
11:00 AM–2:00 PM—Coogan Pavilion, Edgewood Park, Enter from West Rock or Whalley Aves.
Join Rick Lowe for lunch, informal conversation, and a roundtable discussion with community organizers and artists. 
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Made possible by generous support from: Site Projects Board of Directors; Carol LeWitt; Elm City Post-Masters Program; New Haven Free Public Library; LEAP; Fred Clarke FAIA; Andrew Wolf, Director, Department of Arts, Culture + Tourism; Rebecca Bombero, Director, Department of Parks, Recreation + Trees

About Rick Lowe

Site Projects has invited Houston-based artist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow, Rick Lowe* to New Haven this May (12+13) for a lecture and public program series. Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses, a community-based arts and culture non-profit organization in Houston’s northern Third Ward. In the twenty-three years since its inception, Project Row Houses has transformed six of blocks of a formerly blighted neighborhood into a vibrant beacon for the community through a holistic and multifaceted approach to community-building and creative empowerment that has been termed social-practice art. Interdisciplinary and community-driven, Lowe has taken his approach across the country to Dallas, Florida, and other locations. Site Projects anticipates his work will resonate with numerous New Haven neighborhoods and communities. 

Home Page photo: Brett Coomer 2014

Over the course of Lowe’s two day visit to New Haven (May 12-13, 2016), Site Projects is arranging four public events which include: two artist lectures by Rick Lowe, a community lunch, and a roundtable discussion with New Haven cultural producers on the topic of incorporating social practice philosophy in their work in New Haven, which Lowe will moderate. 

All events will be free and open to the public. Reservations strongly suggested (details forthcoming).

*In addition to the MacArthur accolades of 2014, Rick Lowe was recently featured in an article about social-practice art in the New York Times' T Magazine.)

Download the official press release here.

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