Main Street Projects presents
"A Hope, Prayer, and a Dream"
Curated by Laura Corley-Burlton and Marti Corn
Main Street Projects is pleased to present "A Hope, Prayer, and a Dream," a presentation of public art in which sixty photographers join in for a collective photographic exhibit encompassing an entire city block on Main Street for the duration of Houston’s 2016 FotoFest Biennial.
For this artistic execution artists Laura Corley-Burlton and Marti Corn have curated a showcase that shares the work of photographers from all over the nation, including such noted artists as Anne Berry, Christa Blackwood, Tami Bone, Fran Forman, Ann George, Sandra Klein, Rita Koehler, Galina Kurlat, Louviere + Vanessa, Heather Oelklaus, Vicky Reed, Jennifer Shaw, Amanda Smith, Aline Smithson, and Keliy Anderson Staley. This presentation is very much inspired by a collective desire to reflect the very human response to the unrest and chaos that seems to be raging throughout the world today.
Utilizing the Main Street Projects space, two vacant historic buildings located in the developing epicenter of Houston’s downtown art community, this team takes advantage of the original Alley Theater’s windows to showcase layered photographic installations and simultaneously debuts a photographic mural in the Mid Main Houston Art Garden.
A public celebration for the participating artists will be hosted on March 3rd, 2016, in conjunction with Mid Main Houston’s March First Thursday block party event, with an opening reception from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Proceeds from the March First Thursday event will go to support the local non-profit Houston Center for Photography.
Main Street Projects is an alternative art venue in Houston, Texas for site-specific, contemporary art installations featuring local, national and international artists. It was founded in 2012 by artists Theresa Escobedo, Galina Kurlat, and Rahul Mitra, with the generous support of building owners Bob and Lane Shultz and Pete Gordon.