In this special episode, Ana Girard - a UH graduate student in Art History - relays her interview with Houstonian artist Maya Imani Watson. A prolific artist in multiple mediums, Watson specifically discusses her two mini murals beautifying Third Ward.
This episode was researched and recorded by Ana Girard for the Center for Public History at the University of Houston.
For more on Maya Imani Watson, please see her personal website. http://www.mayaimaniwatson.com/
To see her murals and others in the Third Ward, see the official Mini Mural Program. https://minimurals.org/property_category/third-ward/
To listen to the entire interview with Rev. William Lawson, see the Oral Histories from the Houston History Project through UH Libraries. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/500
To learn more, see Gil, J. 2019. ‘Remnants of History’: Artists Preserve Third Ward’s Culture through ‘Mini Murals’.' Houston Chronicle.
“Sita’s Song” by Siddharta Corsus. Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC 4.0.
“Prisoner” by Paty and the Cakes (Ana Girard).
“Useless Dreams” by Ketsa. Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.