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Sunday, September 24, 2023


Exhibit celebrates Third Ward history

UH students from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and the School of Art’s graphic communication program have been working the past eight weeks to transform the woodworking shop at James D. Ryan Middle School into an interactive historic exhibition.

The exhibition, “WorkingShop,” is a tribute to the historical significance of Houston’s Third Ward and of Ryan Middle School (former site of the Jack Yates Colored Senior High School.)

More than 80 collaborators helped to create WorkingShop, including UH architecture professor Patrick Peters; UH graphic communications associate professor Cheryl Beckett; UH research professor Carroll Parrott Blue; Ryan Middle School art students under the direction of Anna Bass; and the City of Houston Historic Preservation Department.

The Texas Learning & Computation Center and The University of Houston Educational Technology and University Outreach division have funded the exhibition.

The exhibition opens today with a ceremony at 6 p.m. and continues until May 1.Ryan Middle School is located at 2610 Elgin St.

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