Asia Society Texas Center Opening Reception with Special Guest DJ Qbert

HOUSTON, November 8, 2012 — Asia Society Texas Center in collaboration with Zulu Creative hosted an opening reception for two art exhibitions: Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter and kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa. Both exhibitions highlight the diversity among the featured subjects in the exhibitions, as well as the viewers. The exhibitions will run through April 14, 2013.

The opening reception featured the turntable wizardry of DJ Qbert, an internationally renowned Filipino-American performer and composer credited with championing the turntable as a musical instrument. DJ Qbert is recognized for developing some of the most important works that have shaped the hip-hop and electronic music landscapes. Houston-based DJ Henry Chow set the stage with minimal techno and electronic beats. Glen Gondo & Sushic®, the Sushi Company, provided a live sushi bar.

A diverse mix of nearly 1,000 guests were in attendance. Asia Society Texas Center wishes to acknowledge and thank the opening reception's host committee, comprised of respected leaders in the Houston arts community: Laurette Cañizares, Sacha Nelson Chapel, Carolyn Casey Figueroa, GONZO247, Anthony Guevara, Viet Hoang, Morgan Holleman, Solkem N'Gangbet, Heather Pray, Eva Sagisaka, Ashley Small, Kim Stoilis, Jerome Vielman, Dandee Warhol, and the Asia Society Texas Center Young Professionals.


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