Meet The Houstonian

Planting Creative Seeds in Alief

Visual artist and founder Matt Manalo created Alief Art House for creatives to express themselves without repercussions.

06/09/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Troy Montes

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

‘I Want It to Be a Safe Space’: Ashley Hoskins on the Power of Libraries

Ashley Hoskins is the founding director of Houston's chapter of The Free Black Women's Library.

04/07/2022 By Amarie Gipson

In the Studio

“The Mecca”: This Is How Mitchell Reece Is Painting North Houston

The Prairie View A&M instructor and artist is chronicling his family through his work.

01/07/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Music

A Timeline of Houston’s Most Significant Music History

Some of history’s most significant music happenings since the mid-1900s.

12/30/2021 By Flash Gordon Parks and Amarie Gipson

In the studio

Irene Reece on Art and Healing: “The Work Makes Me Feel Unapologetic”

Meet the visual artist and activist using her family as a creative resource.

10/01/2021 By Amarie Gipson

HOUSTON HISTORY

DJ Flash Gordon Parks Is Houston’s Living Encyclopedia of Music

Meet the ethnomusicologist uncovering the city’s rich history.

09/02/2021 By Amarie Gipson

EDITOR’S PICK

From Houston, With Love Showcases the City’s Emerging Artists

The PRAUPER powered exhibition featured work from some of the city’s most promising artists.

08/16/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Amerrrica

5 Things to Do This Weekend, July 2-4

Besides the fireworks, of course.

07/02/2021 By Emma Schkloven