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A Guide to Comicpalooza

The countdown begins with one of the greatest pop-culture festivals ever held in Houston. The return of Comicpalooza signals the comeback of events and happenings post-pandemic, and you can feel the excitement and normalcy in the air. Coming this July on the 17th & 18th, George R. Brown Convention Center will be littered with artists, vendors, cosplayers, celebrities, fans, and families from all over the country. This event will unite, inspire, and entertain and I have all the perfect places for…

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Q&A with Houston's Asian American Artists

Beyond the Peaceful Sea is where their journeys begin. Three artists from different paths, contrasting cultures, and distinctive disciplines, but the stars have transported them together to Space City. Read the colorful perspectives of their creative worlds. Courtesy of @kill.joy.mall on Instagram Kill Joy / Visual Artist (Philippines) Instagram Website Kill Joy's work is grounded in honoring the earth and seeking environmental and social justice. Her work is an interpretation of world…

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Must See Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites

It’s no secret that Houston is known for its diverse culture, spanning from its distinct cuisine, artistic community, and vibrant economy. Houston is also home to one of the largest Asian communities in the country. With a blend of many backgrounds, it’s only natural for unique cultural sites to pop up. Spread out to different pockets of the city, here are four of the top sites of Asian Pacific culture to visit. Asia Society Texas Center Address: 370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 Situated in…

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Q&A with Houston's Black American Artists

Lee Carrier, M.Ed. www.Nativelee.com I Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Lee Carrier is a native Texan who received a B.A. in 2006 and a MED in 2007 from the University of Houston (UH). Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at UH. Carrier taught art education to high school students for 10 years prior to transitioning into her new role as the K-12 visual art curriculum coordinator for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in 2016. Carrier also taught a semester…

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