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AAPI Artist Feature

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. 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. “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 October 17th, Saturday at 4:00 PM via zoom. A link to register for the panel discussion will be posted on the APAHA website. ABOUT APAHA Asian Pacific American Heritage Association was established in Houston in 1992 to “promote awareness and increase understanding of the Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures and its diversity through education and celebration,” focusing on the month of May, which is celebrated nationally as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and continuing throughout the year. Making a strong positive contribution to our community, APAHA collaborates with varied community and educational organizations and provides ongoing educational, cultural and scholarship programs through the greater Houston area. APAHA is a nonprofit 501c3 organization and registered in the State of Texas.

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