Guests Enjoy Tasty Fare, Cool Crafts, and New Art at Annual Asia Society Night Market

HOUSTON, October 25, 2016—Guests viewed Asia Society's newest exhibitions and enjoyed a market with tasty fare and cool crafts at last week's family-friendly Night Market sponsored by American First National Bank.

Food and handmade crafts were available for purchase from over 40 local vendors and food trucks on-site. Pop-up shops sold everything from contemporary kimonos and fine jewelry to original artwork and fresh produce.

In the Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall, guests donned 3D glasses to view the exhibition 3DPRK, featuring North Korean portraits by Slovenian artist Matjaz Tancic. Upstairs, another photography exhibition, In the Wake, captivated audiences with its powerful images of the aftermath of Japan's 2011 tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster.

Visitors of all ages got crafty and created folding fans, origami crowns, paper lotuses, and paper peacocks in the Kroger Activity Zone. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston joined in on the fun by leading a stamps and seals activity.

Since Asia Society's first Night Market in 2013, the event has grown in both scope and size. Drawing inspiration from the street markets commonly found in east and southeast Asia, Asia Society's annual mini-bazaar celebrates the vibrancy of Houston's arts and food scenes, while also engaging people through thought-provoking exhibitions and family activities. The next Night Market is expected to take place in fall 2017.

 

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