Night Market & Exhibition OpeningVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presenting Sponsor: American First National Bank
Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Drawn from Nature with this FREE Night Market & Exhibition Opening featuring food trucks, family activities, local vendors, and more!
Confirmed food trucks include It's A Wrap, Foreign Policy, Muiishi Makirritos, Wokker Texas Ranger, Casian King, Churrasco, Tila's Tacos, and Pho-jita Fusion.
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
Big Creek Farms
Earthredz – Handbags and Accent Pillows
Imagiread – Digital Family Literacy Platform
Mochi Ice Cream
Pat Greer’s Kitchen
Plant It Forward – Local Produce
PopCart Handmade Ice Pops
Rosehip Essentials – Skin Care
Special Appearance by Actor Manoj Bajpayee (6:15 – 7:00 pm)
Khmer and Korean Language Lounge by MasterWord Services
Suzanne Staley Fine Art – Japanese Artworks
Zabie’s – Handbags and Totes
Ten Thousand Villages – Houston
South China Seas – Asian Gifts and Decorative Items
Exhibition: Drawn from Nature
Ikebana Demonstration by Ikebana International
Korean Lotus Cups Activity
Henna Station by Shehzlan Sheran
Mochi Ice Cream
Om Connection – Indian Art
Saint Cloud Boutique
Tibetan Prayer Flags Activity
Check back for more information in the coming weeks. Interested vendors should fill out this form and return it to Patty Mooney, Special Events Manager, at PMooney@AsiaSociety.org.
About the Exhibition
Artists have been deeply influenced by nature for centuries, and perhaps nowhere more so than in Asia. Drawn from Nature brings together a group of contemporary artists for whom nature plays a pivotal role in the inspiration for, and execution of, their artworks. Sopheap Pich forms sculptures out of organic materials such as rattan, beeswax, bamboo, and burlap. The sculptures echo vegetal, geometric, and corporal forms while referencing his themes of time, memory, and the body. Mineko Grimmer’s sculptural sound installations position pebbles frozen with water into forms above wire and wood sculptures. As time passes in the gallery, the frozen mass slowly melts and the small stones fall upon the sculptures below, creating a visceral connection with the sounds of nature. Palden Weinreb uses his deep study of the geometry inherent in nature and its relationship to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to render ephemeral drawings and sculpture which give viewers a heightened sense of spatial awareness, and their relative position in the larger environment. The large-scale charcoal sculptures of Seon Ghi Bahk challenge viewers to consider the cyclical nature of the physical world. These artists will be featured in Asia Society Texas Center’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to nature, allowing visitors to see its continuing impact as a source of artistic inspiration in the contemporary context.