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25th Annual MFA - 5A Citywide Exhibition

Winners On Display At T.S.U.'s University Museum, Through Aug 30th

This year the African American Art Advisory Association (5A) of the Museum of Fine Art Houston celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Citywide African American Artists Exhibition. The Exhibit will be hosted at different venues and spaces across the city, including the University Museum at Texas Southern University and the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts. The Houston Citywide African American Artists Exhibition is open to all artists of the African diaspora in the greater Houston area. It is sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through 5A (the African American Art Advisory Association at the MFAH) and the University Museum at Texas Southern University.

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Joe Carmouche – Houston Jazz Legend For Decades

One Of Houston's Most Sought-After Jazz Musicians

Joe Carmouche is considered to be one of the most in demand jazz musicians who is a Houston grown product. Best known for eloquently plucking the strings of guitar, he packs venues around town to the delight of jazz aficionados of the young and old.

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You Are Art – A Love Letter To Fifth Ward

You are Art A Love Letter to 5th Ward is a mixed media portrait-based project that seeks to highlight the individual residents of 5th Ward Houston. Fifth Ward is portrayed as more than just a geographic location; the residents are the most critical parts of the community; when these people move away or travel from their homes, the stories and experiences always keep the best interests of the physical place alive. Francis used colored pencils, decorative papers, foil, and found objects to collage his portraits.

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The McNay Art Museum Opens New Interactive Studio

New Interactive AT&T Lobby Studio Space Is Now Open In San Antonio

The McNay Art Museum’s mission to engage a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts takes shape this summer in the form of a new interactive studio opening Friday, July 1, in the Museum’s AT&T Lobby. Visitors are invited to reflect, co-create, and share experiences through engaging activities centered around artwork in the Museum’s permanent collection in collaboration with an inaugural studio artist.

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Vicki Meek At What Point Do We Disappear? Black Women’s Obsession with White Femininity

The giclee images stem from an idea I’ve been mulling around in my head for decades. I think it started in the late 1980s when I was asked by a Black woman, upon noticing that I wore my hair natural, “Are you still wearing an Afro?

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Houston Women Shine at the 75th Tony Awards

Roshanda Jones-Koumba, theater director at G. W. Carver Magnet High School, received the 2022 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education. The Award is presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University to honor. Educators who impact the lives of students. Roshanda Jones-Koumba states, “In theatre we accept all, so you’re not afraid to be yourself. And that gives you confidence to do anything you want, enables you to work with different people, and to be a better all-around person,” Jones-Koumba said. “Theatre is life. I’m very grateful to The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University for this honor.”

Ann Johnson – The Sankofa Project Curated By Tierney Malone

Main Street Windows • Through May 14th

Derived from the Ghanian word “Sankofa,” meaning “one must acknowledge the past to move forward,” The Sankofa Project is a multi-year curatorial project examining the historical events leading up to our current moment of social unrest and racial reckoning. Artwork curated by Malone will be presented on Lawndale’s east-facing windows off Main Street and accompanied by programming to inspire dialogue within our community.

The Menil Collection Presents Samuel Fosso: African Spirits

Fourteen self-portraits depict Fosso portraying intellectuals, political leaders, and prominent figures associated with Black liberation movements

The Menil Collection is pleased to present Samuel Fosso: African Spirits, an exhibition of the four- teen, large-scale gelatin silver prints from Samuel Fosso’s African Spirits series. The show—on view at the Menil from August 5, 2022 through January 15, 2023—is presented in conjunction with the 2022 FotoFest Biennial and African Cosmologies Redux, a new presentation of photography originally cu- rated by Dr. Mark Sealy OBE, Director of Autograph, London, and Professor at University of the Arts London.

Art League Houston Announces Top Honors for 2022 Annual Awards

For over three decades, Art League Houston (ALH) has honored the brightest lights in the arts in Texas. This year, ALH proudly announces the selection of Letitia Huckaby as the 2022 Texas Artist of the Year, Earlie Hudnall, Jr. as the recipient of the biennial 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, and Melanie Lawson and John Guess, Jr. as the 2022 Texas Patrons of the Year.

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"Coffee//Koolaid" Artist Viktor Givens Plumbs Cultural Data to Recreate Black Customs and History

Viktor Givens, a multimodal performance artist, brings his creative arts initiative project “Coffee// Kool Aid & the Tabernacle of (Re)Memory” to the Community Artists’ Collective March 5 through April 23.

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