Celebrating Individuals With Disabilities
In Loving Memory of
Some miracles happen in a minute, for Alvin Roy and his son Ezra, their miracle happened over 26 years. Ezra Roy is the first Down Syndrome student in the nation to earn a 4 year college degree. Ezra Roy, 26 graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. He also graduated magna cum laude as part of the honors program.
Ezra, was born with Down Syndrome and doesn't verbally communicate in a language most people can comprehend. Ezra's remarkable story is made possible by his father, Houston's Artist / Alvin Roy. Born and raised in 5th Ward, Roy was on TSU's renowned debate team, studied art and attended law school. Alvin is a single parent who took the role as Ezra's father seriously. For Alvin Roy, Ezra's graduation from College is a joyous mile stone.
Partial Proceeds from the 5th Ward Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will Benefit the students at the "1 on 1 Art Studio".
Founded by Ezra's Father, Alvin Roy "1 on 1 Art, Inc." provides teenagers and young adults who have special needs a professional mainstream art experience, emphasizing personal growth and self expression. Through artistic and community dialogue, the students in this art program will gain training, exposure and employment opportunities in visual arts.
Students will create 3D forms, utilize media, tour galleries and museums in an effort to explore their inner self and advance in the professional art environment.