By: Mary Benton
Project Row Houses Founder Rick Lowe was feted Monday night by some of Houston’s prominent community leaders.
Lester and Dr. Penelope Marks opened the doors to their art filled West University area home to co-host a reception along with Mayor Annise Parker, Jonathon Gus and Cindy Clifford in honor of Lowe.
The acclaimed artist was recently named a MacArthur Fellow, commonly known as a Genius Grant.
It is a huge honor for Lowe and the City of Houston.
In bestowing the honor to Lowe, the MacArthur Foundation
described him as “an artist whose unconventional approach to community revitalization has transformed a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve, two decades since its inception.”