We are thankful for the people throughout Houston who partner with us to provide opportunities that are healing and empowering the lives of the men and women we serve at the Bread of Life, Inc. Every month we are going to introduce you to some of the Houston Artists who are partnering with The Art Project, Houston in variety of ways to meet the needs. We are thrilled to kick off 2013 with an interview with Robert Hodge.
Artist: Robert Hodge
Career: Interdisciplinary Artist
Why have you decided to partner with The Art Project, Houston?
I attended St. John's consistently when I was a teen and I'm extremely proud of all the amazing work the Bread of Life is doing and has done in the community. I also believe in sharing my talents and exchanging with people about art.
When People attend your workshops, what should they expect to receive?
A small history lesson and hopefully some new techniques and ways of engaging their own work.
What is the coolest project you have worked on/are working on?
I am working on a public installation now called "The Beauty Box." It will open April 1, 2013 on the corner of Dowling and Stuart. "The Beauty Box" goes back in time to a living/dining room interior of a typical house in third ward before integration. It will be 3-months of discussions and films activating the space for artists and the community.
Robert will be leading leading a specialized art workshop on January 30, instructing participants from the Bread of Life tell their stories through the medium of collage. He will be leading the same workshop in March (TBA) for the general public to help raise funds for the ongoing work of the Bread of Life to meet the needs of the disenfranchised throughout the City of Houston.