htxpeopleproject (Morganne Nikole and Bria Lauren) will screen their most recent documentary film, c r e a t i n g s p a c e., and workshop a think-space conversation to encourage individuality, freedom, and openness through a wellspring of artistic expressions and non-linear thinking. In what ways can art isolate and dissect intersecting oppressions against marginalized groups and create safe spaces for the expression of authentic individuality?
Bria Lauren is a local Houston creative, born and raised in Third Ward. Two years ago, she founded and created htxpeopleproject, The essence of the people project represents the intersecting experiences of real people, real lives, real history, and real conversation.Through creative storytelling, the project has become a catalyst for individuals to use their voices without apology and to create space for those that are often silenced.
Morganne Nikole is a writer and artist based in Houston, Texas. As part of htxpeopleproject she interlocks subjects of loss, love, oppression, depression, healing, vulnerability, femininity, sexuality, and breakthrough. Nikole’s creative direction and personal idealism are rooted in undisguised transparency with the intent to achieve liberating freedom of expression for all people regardless of sex, class, gender, race, or sexuality.
[in between space]
s h a d e s o f m a t t e r is presented as part of [in between space], an afternoon of participatory workshops and discussions in the DiverseWorks gallery that each explore how the creative process can be a form of personal expression and healing. The artist collectives leading these sessions were invited because of their emphasis on supporting and nurturing one another through their processes of creative growth. Workshop participants will be provided with the tools and space to tell their own stories through artistic expression.
All ages and levels of artistic experience (or non-experience!) are welcome. [in between space] is free of charge, and participants may choose to select individual sessions or attend the entire afternoon.
2:30 – 3:45 pm
AMPLIFYING THE MARGINS with DAMN GXRL
4 – 6 pm
s h a d e s o f m a t t e r with htxpeopleproject