At Home With Chrystal Beasley

crystal beasley

In March 2016, Environmental Engineer Chrystal Beasley purchased a 1930’s home in the Third Ward, and boy did it need a lot of work. Beasley, 31, did much of the design work herself.  The graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for Engineering Professions re-configured the nearly 1,500 sq. ft. space by tearing down walls,

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Carla’s Closet Receives 300 Dresses for Homeless Students to Attend Prom


More than 5900 homeless students attend Houston Independent School District (HISD) schools. Like their peers, they want to hang out with friends, participate in extracurricular activities, and attend school functions such as prom. Unfortunately, many of these students can’t attend prom because they lack the financial resources to purchase a dress and shoes. Carla’s Closet,

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Cuban Art Catches a Wave

Cuban Art

From Houston Chronicle article “Cuban art catches a wave” by Molly Glentzer At the other end of the spectrum, Houston dealer Lloyd Gite, who has sold African art from his Third Ward gallery for more than 20 years, is also riding the Cuban wave. He has visited the island twice. “I wanted to get there

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Young Professionals Visit The Gite Gallery


On Saturday, March 4, students from Black Leadership Institute visited The Gite Gallery. This is the institute’s fourth class, the 3rd one to visit the gallery. Jalen Mack spoke to the group about the importance of networking, philanthropy and community involvement.   _______________________________ If you’d like to schedule an event at The Gite Gallery, call us at

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