Image by Carrie Schneider 

Image by Carrie Schneider 

Yakety Yak- Please Talk Back
Monday April 4
11 AM-12PM
in the Charge house @ 2507 Holman



Join Mel Chin and Jesse Lott for a conversation about the hustle of being an artist, yesterday and today.  Jesse and Mel will share their experiences and creative approaches over the years,  and invite participating artists to bring their questions and specific current challenges to share and discuss.

Charge in Round 44 at Project Row Houses, in partnership with Rothko Chapel, hosts this conversation between Jesse Lott, Mel Chin, and 20 artists.

The Charge house is part of Project Row Houses Round 44: Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists, and Instigators curated by Raquel de Anda @ Project Row Houses March 26 - June 19, 2016

This conversation follows the publicly open panel Sunday, April 3 7-9 PM featuring Mel Chin, Rick Lowe, and M. NourbeSe Philip moderated by Charge co-organizer Carrie Schneider @ Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities symposium @ Rothko Chapel March 31 - April 3, 2016

So after hearing this public discussion, Yakety Yak Please Talk Backis meant for those who'd like in more depth dialogue & wisdom for their practice from these two in particular. Thanks for registering!

About Jesse & Mel:

Jesse and Mel grew up down the road from one another in Houston’s Fifth Ward.

Jesse Lott,  was born in Simmesport, Louisiana in 1943 and is one of the seven founding members of Project Row Houses.  Lott has been called an Urban Frontier Artist for his approach of recycling discarded material into art.  His work has been widely exhibited in Texas, throughout the South, and in three museums in New York City, most notably in a three-man exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Lott studied at Otis Art Institute and California State University, inLos Angeles, Ca, and Hampton Institute in Hampton, VA.

Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas in 1951. Chin’s art, which is both analytical and poetic, is known for the broad range of approaches, including works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork and works that conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas. Chin also insinuates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, and even popular television, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility. Chin also promotes “works of art” that have the ultimate effect of benefiting science. Chin’s work was documented in the popular PBS program, Art of the 21st Century. Chin has received numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundations, among others.

Some snacks will be provided by Nedzra's In-SHAPE Cafe & Bakery

A combination of black bean veggie burgers and whole grain vegetable wraps, garden salads, and soft drinks or bottled water.