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A t press time, Project Row Houses executive director Eureka Gilkey rang up to share news that she called "transformational." We agree. The Ford Foundation has come together with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Barbara and Amos Hostetter, the Abrams Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, and Tom and Lisa Blumenthal for an $81 million initiative bestowing unrestricted funds upon 20 organizations around the country that reflect artistic primacy and cultural diversity. Anointed as America's Cultural Treasures, these entities encompass a multiplicity of visual and performing practices. Houston's Project Row Houses, located in the heart of the historic Black community of the Third Ward, is among those receiving significant awards — in this case, a $ 3.5 million operating grant over four years. The 27-year-old PRH is the only awardee in Texas and shares the spotlight with iconic nonprofits such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Apollo Theater, Ballet Hispánico, El Museo del Barrio, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Studio Museum in Harlem. PRH is one of only two in the South/Southwest to be recognized for its ongoing, intensely relevant community work that pioneered the concept of social sculpture. See more on this story at projectrowhouses. org. Catherine D. Anspon an american cultural treasure Third Ward's ProjecT roW houses A fter a decade-long hiatus from the Houston market, Waterworks r e t u r n s i n partnership with Elegant Additions showroom, with a wide selection of Waterworks bath fittings, fixtures, and lighting. The Waterworks-Elegant Additions partnership is a perfect match between two longtime family-owned design brands — Waterworks, co-founded in 1978 by Barbara and Robert Sallick, has been led since 1993 by son Peter Sallick; and Elegant Additions, an indispensable resource for designers, was founded in 1986 by Julie Koch, showcasing top names in plumbing, lighting and hardware. Among the newest Waterworks WaterWorks reTurns offerings is Bond, a contemporary fittings collection created in partnership with Gachot Studios. Waterworks, at Elegant Additions, 104 W. 12th St., Rebecca Sherman Nest Studio X Stephen Antonson Pinch hardware luxe Lumens T he New York Times Sunday Magazine once described Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman's interiors as "drop dead, big city chic." Even when they're doing it up casual, the chic factor dazzles: A pair of striking chandeliers in laid-back rope and papier mâché helps kick off the San Francisco duo's Fisher Weisman Collection now available through the Holland & Sherry showroom. The Oval Rope chandelier is handcrafted in steel and sisal rope, with optional colored sisal and customizable sizes and dimensions. The Fleur chandelier is handmade of steel and papier mâché, and offered in custom finishes and sizes. To the trade at Holland & Sherry, Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 1060, Rebecca Sherman Waterworks new Bond Union collection with intricate guilloche lines and pinstripes Jasmine Zelaya's "Sugar Water" installation, Round 51, Project Row Houses, 2020 Fisher Weisman Collection Fleur chandelier, above, and Oval Rope chandelier, right Sidney Mori

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