HOUSTON – In recognition of Black History Month and in collaboration with the Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D), Mabrie Memorial Mortuary invited a group of art students from Marshall Middle School.
As all of Mabrie’s original artwork, is by local African-American artists, this was a perfect opportunity to be culturally inclusive and share such talent and inspiration with area youth.
With art themes ranging from classical to folk art, the students were able to identify are styles they have practiced in the classroom. The artists featured at Mabrie Memorial Mortuary have had their masterpieces displayed in collectors’ homes, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and they have received national and local acclaim.
The exhibit was led by MS. Robbie E. Lee, Gallerist of Black Heritage Gallery, who provided a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the students, Renowned artist, Buford Evans, provided several Black History themed posters that the students were able to take home for further inspiration with their family.
The art exhibit field trip was followed by lunch at another Almeda Road African-American business, the Turkey Leg Hut.
“Our mortuary was established to not only, be of professional service to families in need, but to also be a positive representation of our community, so sharing the beauty of local artists is always a pleasure.” Stated Justin L. Mabrie.
Photo credit: Justin Mabrie