ARTIST TALK + MUSIC PERFORMANCE “Black Stereo” at Hogan Brown Gallery

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ARTIST TALK + MUSIC PERFORMANCE “Black Stereo” at Hogan Brown Gallery

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

EXHIBIT ON VIEW JUNE 9 – AUGUST 11, 2024: Celebrating Black Music Month through this inaugural event of the annual Legacy Project, “Black Stereo” is a collaboration between Tierney Malone, Community Artists’ Collective and Community Music Center of Houston at Hogan Brown Gallery.

Artworks by Tierney Malone take the form of concert posters, showbills, album covers, and infographics meant to highlight, educate and entertain like music. The opening reception is at Hogan Brown Gallery on Sunday, June 9 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM followed by a free concert featuring H-Town Orchestra upstairs in the Eldorado Ballroom from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. An artist talk and a musical performance takes place at Hogan Brown Gallery on Saturday, June 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

June is Black Music Month, celebrating the contributions of African American musicians, composers, singers and songwriters in American culture. The Legacy Project celebrates the many musical artists, music educators, and facilitators who have come from or have ties to Houston’s Third Ward.

For more information on the Legacy Project and its honorees, visit https://cmchouston.org/legacyproject

Robert Hodge, curator at Hogan Brown Gallery, and Michelle Barnes, executive director of the Community Artists’ Collective, are co-curators of the exhibit.

About Tierney Malone and BLACK STEREO

Malone is a visual artist and modern-day storyteller who blends African American history and pop culture to create mixed media works that challenge contemporary culture and politics. He is the host of “Houston Jazz Spotlight,” a weekly program on Radio KPFT.

Malone describes Black music as the soundtrack to the struggle for self-determination and liberation of Black people in the New World. “It is the musical history of our evolution in this country,” he explained.

“Black music has been key to shaping American culture. Africans stolen from their homeland were forced to give up their languages, rituals, names and the drum, yet they retained the essence of these things and created spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and hip hop, musical forms whose powerful influence is undeniable on the cultural fabric of this country and beyond. Black music is a connection to our past and a source of inspiration, a space-creating force that encourages and seeds dreams for the future.

“In 1968, when singer Archie Bell said, ‘Hi, everybody. I’m Archie Bell of the Drells of Houston, Texas,’ on the hit record ‘Tighten Up,’ he helped to put Houston’s music scene on the world map. The music for this song was created and performed by the TSU Toronadoes, a group formed by students from Texas Southern University in the heart of Third Ward, aka ‘The Tre.’

“In the exhibition, ‘BLACK STEREO,’ I am continuing my creative practice of telling the stories and connections that African American artists and institutions of the Third Ward have with the city and the country. The works presented take the form of concert posters, showbills, and album covers, infographics meant to highlight, educate and entertain like music. The message is in the music.”

About Community Music Center of Houston: Founded in 1979, the Community Music Center of Houston celebrates the beauty and cultural significance of Black music traditions, from spirituals to classical music, jazz to hip hop, and everything in between. In addition to music lessons, concerts, and musicians available for hire, CMCH offers lectures, exhibitions, and oral history initiatives exploring the Black musical heritage of Houston. CMCH is also home to the nation’s second oldest continuously performing predominately Black chamber orchestra, the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra, founded by Dr. Anne Lundy.

About Community Artists’ Collective: The Community Artists’ Collective (The Collective) was established in 1987 by Michelle Barnes and Dr. Sarah A. Trotty, to provide inspirational and educational sources for artists and citizens so that they can use their talents and creative abilities to solve economic, cultural and social challenges in the natural and built environments in which we live, work and serve. Its core values include arts education, entrepreneurship, exhibitions and community development.

About Hogan Brown Gallery: The Hogan Brown Gallery, located within the Historic Eldorado Ballroom, is a community-centered gallery for burgeoning local artists. Operated by Lucille’s 1913 – the philanthropic arm of Lucille’s Hospitality Group – the gallery’s inception serves as an art-focused extension of the nonprofit’s mission to empower communities to discover self-sustainable livelihood through cultural and culinary arts. Led by Houston-based artist Robert Hodge, the gallery channels that same spirit to empower working artists with community-embedded gallery space to exhibit and sell their works, provide business-centered education and resources to further their artistic enterprise, and devote art-driven educational opportunities to Third Ward’s next generation.

Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 4:00 PM and by appointment from Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, contact Chelsea Benoit, Gallery Manager, at chelsea@hoganbrowngallery.com, 281-766-0272 or visit hoganbrowngallery.com.

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