DiverseWorks Announces Aesthetic Inheritances


Stacey Allen, in collaboration with Danielle Mason and Keda Sharber
Join us for a film screening and conversation with 2022-23 DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellow Stacey Allen.

Aesthetic Inheritances is a project by performance artist Stacey Allen, created in collaboration with cultural preservationist and photographer Danielle Mason, and filmmaker Keda Sharber, that explores the preservation of black culture and community. The project is created, in part, on the site of the Barrett family home at Barrett Station, a Freedom Town established in 1875 in Northeast Harris County.

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7 PM
Aesthetic Inheritances: Screening & Conversation
Harris County Cultural Arts Center
13334 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 77049
A film screening will be followed by a conversation with Stacey Allen, Danielle Mason, and Keda Sharber, focusing on Black Material Culture, community building and self-determination.

For more details, and questions about accessibility please visit the website or contact events@diverseworks.org

Thursday May 11, 2023 | 7 pm
Doors and reception starting at 6:30 pm

Free admission

Harris County Cultural Arts Center 
13334 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 77049

Ample and free parking at the venue

Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided

The 2022-23 Project Freeway Fellowship Program includes Aesthetic Inheritances and The Kitchen Table Interviews, presented by DiverseWorks.

The Project Freeway Fellowship was developed in response to the rapid growth and diversification of the city of Houston, as well as DiverseWorks’ desire to support innovative artists’ projects that engage all Houstonians, especially in neighborhoods outside of the city center. Fellows will meet with other artists, activists, and arts professionals as part of the program to develop their artistic process, create new partnerships, and learn how to sustain the arts in their local communities.

HCCAC believes that the arts are essential to the healthy development of the mind, the body, and the soul, and are a means of understanding ourselves and others. We believe that one cannot fully benefit from the human experience apart from the arts and that the arts help break through cultural barriers and create a stronger, more connected, more just society. We further believe that the earlier and more frequently people are exposed to the arts, the more they will benefit. Therefore, we exist to enrich people’s lives and strengthen social collectivism.

DiverseWorks commissions, produces, and presents new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint. Founded by artists in 1982, DiverseWorks is nationally known for its ground-breaking programming; as a resource for the innovative and meaningful engagement of communities; and as a force that has shaped contemporary thought and practice in Houston and the nation. DiverseWorks has a long history of supporting the creation of new work, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and as a bridge between diverse sectors of the art community.

3400 Main Street, Ste 292
Houston, TX 77002

The Project Freeway Fellowship is supported by the Houston Endowment and was developed through guidance from EmcArts. Additional support provided by Nora & Bob Ackerley, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

DiverseWorks is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Brown Foundation, Inc., the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Houston Endowment, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, the National Performance Network, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Wortham Foundation, and DiverseWorks patrons and members.

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