Ernest and Jewell McGowen have been pillars of northeast Houston for over fifty years. They are the parents of four children, grandparents of eight and great grandparents of four.

Their passion for the arts started when they were both students at Prairie View A&M College . Ernest sang with the Prairie View Collegiate band and orchestra, and Jewell was a member of the Drama Department where she performed in several stage productions. This early participation laid the foundation for their strong appreciation for the cultural and performing arts. ‹read more