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ABOUT Alief has been at the forefront of diversity in Houston. It is known as The International District and is considered a window into what Houston is becoming. Alief Art House, created as part of artist Matt Manalo’s DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellowship, is a hub for creativity that highlights the cultural richness of the multiple communities in Alief. Alief Art House is a shipping container on the grounds of the Alief Community Garden at the Alief SPARK Park and Nature Center that will house art events curated and organized by Manalo in collaboration with other creatives who reside and work in Alief. Manalo’s vision is to create a sustainable environment for creativity, jumpstart an art-focused movement in the neighborhood, and positively impact Alief’s image.
ADMISSION All Alief Art House activities are free and open to the public during event hours and by appointment
LOCATION Alief SPARK Park & Nature Center Beechnut & Dairy View Houston, TX 77072 EVENTS 2022 October: Natural Cleaning in collaboration with The Wow Project and Houston Wilderness through a grant from the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Hatak 2022 for Filipino American History Month August: Let's Make a Pollinator Garden in collaboration with Houston Wilderness through a grant from the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs June: Classroom Culture featuring work of Alief Taylor Highschool Students and their art teacher Kat Miller April: Stitches in Time curated by Victor Velasco Featuring work by: Katrina Bello, Heather Benjamin, Karla Caprali, Carina Evangelista, Lans, Racquel de Loyola, Laura Marsh, Evelyn Politzer, Micheline Rama, and Natalia Schonowski Outdoor Installation by Ged Merino titled, "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido"
2021 November: Jody Lu: here and there Arts & Healing at Levy Park in collaboration with Filipinx Artists of Houston and Asian Pacific American Heritage Association October: Filipino American History Month Yellow Rose Film Screening in collaboration with Filipino Young Professionals, SIFA, and Filipino American National Historical Society Makibaka: Youth Activism in the US curated by Erika Mei Chua Holum and Kat Cua September: HATAK: Collaborative Programming with Filipinx/Filipinx-American-run art spaces August: Leslie Espino: Noise April: Samuel Leger: Dark Nights to Brighter Days Collaboration with Kumquat and Emerge SAIC (video) Emerge SAIC website Collaboration with FANHS: Movie Night for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - cancelled due to weather February: Tania Breton: Metamorfosis (video)
2020 December: Tanya Scott, Janine Pastran, Stefa Witt, and Moe Penders: A Softness Not Yet Felt (video) October: Kentra Gilbert: The Black Out (video) Our Community Journey in collaboration with UniPro Texas, OCA of Greater Houston, FANHS (KPRC 2 feature) August: AnhHàBùi: In the Placeless (video) July: Micaela Cadungog: Intimate Restlessness (video) June: KUMQUAT: Kumquat Gallery (video) May: Thomas Tran mural: "Crocodile Garden", show: "Glorified Doodles 2020" (video) May 16: INSTA11ATIONS launch with Antonius-Tín Bui (Insta11ations Fellowship through Art League of Houston and Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs with funding through Houston Arts Alliance) May 23: Pagpag Book Launch/Reading with Eileen Tabios (postponed due to COVID19)
2019 December 14: Cyanotype and Card-making Workshop (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks) December 7: Community Weaving with Danny Nguyen (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks) November 23: Exhibition Opening: People of Alief with Stan Le (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks) October 26: Alief Art House Unveiling and Community Get Together (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks)