As part of Take Me Out to Downs Field, photographer and visual artist Cindy Elizabeth created a portrait series that pays tribute to the rich history of Downs Field. Cindy unveiled the series during our Virtual Art Exhibit and Poetry Slam.
Cindy’s work is on display at Downs Field from October 23rd – December 6th. Don’t miss it!
Downs Field is located at 2816 E. 12th Street.
A Beautiful Symphony explores the importance of Downs Field to the continual flourishing of baseball in Texas. The historical dance performed by Negro League baseball players on the Downs Field stage is magnified and ushered into the forefront in this series. Due to the strides made by those Negro League players, A Beautiful Symphony not only celebrates the legacy of past players, but uplifts the narratives of Huston-Tillotson baseball and softball teams of today, adding to the orchestra of sound. The last layer this series explores, without which there would be no tomorrow, are the future generations of players who, as a result of the groundwork laid down by Negro League players in Texas, are able to imagine their role in the sport, no matter their gender, race, sexuality, ability or class.View Map