Historic Third Ward Community Center Asks for Help Rebuilding After Harvey
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/22/2017, 9:59 a.m.
A historic Third Ward community center damaged during Hurricane Harvey is pleading with the public for financial support to repair its building and restore a treasured work of art reports KPRC. The artwork is that of Dr. John T. Biggers and was painted in 1953 to honor a local minister’s deceased wife according to Charlotte Kelly Bryant, executive director of the Blue Triangle Community Center. Biggers founded the art department at Texas Southern University and was a world-renown artist until his death in 2001. Harvey caused severe damage to the building's original 66-year-old roof that was already in need of repair. Water got into the building, creating conditions that damaged the mural. Work to restore and preserve the mural is already underway thanks to conservators from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to get the work stabilized. Bryant says at least $300,000 is needed.