Down in Houston Exhibit

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Tue Feb 25, 2014 - 6:00AM to Mon Mar 31, 2014 - 5:00AM

We will be exhibiting the work of James Fraher at the Houston 2014 FotoFest. It will be on display at the Art Department Gallery of Houston Community College Central from Feb 25th until March 30th.

In a career spanning over 30 years, photographer, musician and author James Fraher has had his images published in Downbeat, Guitar Player, Irish Arts Review, Juke Blues, Soul Bag, and Texas Highways, and on more than 150 record covers. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Chicago Blues Archive at the Harold Washington Library Center, and the University of Mississippi Blues Archive. James has also collaborated with Houston writer Roger Wood to produce two books published by the University of Texas Press, Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues and Texas Zydeco.

HCC Central Art and FOTOfest 2014 present Down in Houston: A Blues Community Remembered

Reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20.

Photo exhibit runs February 25 through March 30, 2014

In the clubs, ballrooms, and barbecue joints of neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Frenchtown, Sunnyside, and Double Bayou, Houston's African-American community birthed a vibrant and unique slice of the blues. In this exhibit famed photographer James Fraher andCentral College professor of English and author Dr. Roger Wood tell the story of the musicians who gave voice to a working-class community, a still ongoing conversation about good times and hard times, smokin' Saturday nights and Blue Mondays.

There will be a gallery talk with the artists 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, and a lecture in Room 100 of Central's Learning Hub Science Building, 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 19.

The Central College art gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center, 3517 Austin at Holman.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information and directions, please call 713.718.6600.
This exhibit is produced partnership with Texas Folklife, with artist travel underwritten by the Houston Museum for Culture with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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