Very Artsy News: Asiatown, Marcia Kure and more

A weekly brief on what’s happening in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

By Amarie Gipson November 23, 2021

Installation view of NETWORK, 2021 by Nigerian artist Marcia Kure at the Menil Drawing Institute on view through August 2022. 

Happy holidays from Houstonia! Although Indigenous Peoples' Day was last month, the 31st Annual Native American Championship Powwow celebrated the beauty of Native culture in Houston in mid-November. Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to see a few art exhibitions around the city and prepare your home for the much-needed winter break.

Here are a few artsy highlights for your week: 

2022 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball 

For nearly 40 years, Inprint has cultivated a community amongst Houston writers and literary enthusiasts. Next year, Inprint is hosting a black-tie fundraising ball chaired by Cullen Geiselman and featuring a conversation between bestselling author Kevin Kwan and TV  journalist Melanie Lawson. Seats and tables from $500-$30,000 and all supporters will be gifted a handmade chapbook based on Kwan’s work. 

For more information on attending, or underwriting the gala, visit here

Menil Drawing Institute Welcomes Commission by Marcia Kure 

A site-specific work entitled NETWORK, 2021 by multidisciplinary, Nigerian artist Marcia Kure is open at the Menil Drawing Institute as part of their Wall Drawing Series. The series began in 2018 as a way to invite fresh perspectives on drawing. Kure’s work is the third installation in the series, and will be on view through August 2022. 


For more information on the installation and Marcia Kure’s work, visit here

Browse Asia Society’s Spotlight Asiatown Project 

Eat, shop and explore Houston’s Asian and Asian American communities with Asia Society’s new interactive map and directory. Spotlight Asiatown is a great way to learn how to find and support the city’s cultural diversity. 

For more information on Spotlight Asiatown and to submit to the directory, visit here


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