Artist feature program

APAHA’s new Artist Feature Program will showcase the work of local Asian American and Pacific Islander artists through the organization’s network and social media channels. In addition to featuring AAPI artists, the program will highlight and activate other activities that involve artistic projects, people, and organizations.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Association and
Matt Manalo, Founder of Alief Art House
work together to promote local AAPI artists


HOUSTON- September 30, 2020-The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association has partnered with Alief Art House, an artist program and space that highlights artists who live and work in Alief.  
“We are excited about this opportunity to foster relationships and support for our local AAPI artists, by showcasing them in our Artist Feature Program.  We hope this program can lead to other projects, collaborations, and fundraising opportunities by supporting the sale of artists’ original works, and other artist-made products such as apparel, and lifestyle products, by engaging the AAPI business community through sponsorships of these projects,” said Dea Chincuanco, APAHA Board Member, New Projects Committee Chair.
APAHA will kick off Filipino American History Month with its first featured artist, Matt Manalo, a renowned local Filipino American artist and founder of the Alief Art House and Filipinx Artists of Houston. Manalo’s work involves elements of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. He uses raw materials that he collects or receives through donations, in effort to remain environmentally conscious and mindful of scarcity and abundance.
APAHA will host a panel discussion featuring Manalo on Saturday October 17th, 2020 at 4:00 PM via zoom. RSVP Here.

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