Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandria Green.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
As the owner of AG Media and the co-owner of Booked Design Space Alexandria Green has become a powerhouse in the mass media and entertainment industry. Alex is a graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas and she holds a degree in Mass Media Communications from Wiley United Methodist College. Alex also studied videography and photography at the renowned Brooks Institute of Film and Photography in Ventura California.
After graduating from college, Alex completed an internship with 93.7 the beat as an on-air radio personality and board op professional for the Wendy Williams Experience in Shreveport Louisiana. Following the conclusion of the internship, Alex returned to her hometown of Houston, Texas and worked her way up the corporate print media ladder starting as the assistant to the Regional Director for Rolling Out Magazine. With hard work and persistence, Alex soon became one of the youngest Regional Project Managers and lead journalist/photographers at the company. As a journalist for Rolling Out magazine Alex was privy to covering and interviewing major performing artists, corporate executives, bestselling authors, and million-dollar entrepreneurs. Alex’s editorial feature-length articles include interviews with; Tavis Smiley, Soledad O’Brien, Mayor Annise Parker, Council Member Sheila Jackson Lee, Solange Knowles, Rap-A-lot Records, Ronald Isley, and Stedman Graham to name a few.
In 2014 Alex was able to brand herself and branch out to create one of the more prominent photography companies in Houston. Alex’s photography clientele has included; The Sisters Network Cancer Society, Beacon Home Health Care, Courvoisier Gold, Courvoisier Rosè, 1800 Tequila, The Top 25 Women of Houston, Black McDonald’s Owners and Operators, The Steed Society, TWEF and the Metamorphosis Women’s Conference.
In 2015 Alex decided to use her experiences in the media industry to help up and coming journalist by self-publishing an Ebook titled “How To Communicate Your Way To Riches: The Mass Media Communications Handbook.”
After leaving Rolling Out, Alex ventured into the news industry where she became a Digital Producer for the CW39 news station. During her time at CW, Alex was tasked with covering local and national breaking news alerts, on-air interviews, and viral social media marketing.
After leaving the CW39 in 2018, Alex joined Interior Designer Corey Ivory to create the world’s first African American Selfie museum. The museum launched in February of 2019 as a black history pop-up exhibit inside of Booked Design Space in the heart of Montrose. Every month the exhibit, which has been dubbed the #AFAMEXPERIENCE rotates to feature one-of-a-kind photo opportunities based on African American Experiences and pop culture throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Please tell us about your art.
As the co-owner of Booked Design Space, I have been instrumental in helping to make it the home of the #AFAMEXPERIENCE. I work side by side with the creative director Corey Ivory and other local artists to help develop the monthly selfie exhibits and art installations. I like to describe myself as a pop culture connoisseur and a lover of visual and tactile imagery, which helps to constantly keep me inspired. The exhibit has allowed me to combine what inspires me with my background in photography, videography, and mass media by awakening the minds of our audience with what I like to call a visual sensory overload. The fact that it’s also a black history teaching moment makes it that much more gratifying. Every month we get to show everyone the beauty of black culture through art and symbolism, but we also get to teach others who aren’t familiar with the culture in a welcoming environment. I think that’s the big take away. Being able to give someone that a-ha moment! Plus you get to walk away with some really dope selfies.
What do you think about the conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
Social media has helped to give artists a larger platform to present their works, but it has also brought more opportunity for competition. This has made the market so saturated that it’s hard to tell the real from the fake. As consumers and purveyors art and artists alike, a new standard of support is needed to help an artist thrive. Following an artist on social media and liking a picture or posting comments is great, but it’s not nearly enough. You have to come to the art shows, the concerts, the open mics and you have to buy the tickets. The community can also help by allowing artists to partner with local small businesses. If a business has a slow day, allow an artist to come in and pant or perform. It helps the artist get exposure, and it can bring in sales for the business owner.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Follow me on social media IG @bookedHTX and @AlexGreenMedia
facebook @BookedDesignSpace you can also search the hashtag #AFAMExperience
We are located at 1210 Hawthorne St. Houston, TX 77006
You can purchase tickets to the exhibit online. We are open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. We are closed on Thursdays. On Sundays, we are open from 12 pm to 6 pm.
- Address: 1210 Hawthorne St Houston TX 77006
- Website: www.bookeddesignspace.com
- Phone: 713-396-0034
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @bookedhtx
- Facebook: @BookedDesignSpace
- Other: www.alexgreenmedia.com