Calendar of Merlex Picks

February 3, 2023
  • ART is BOND. Artist Talk & Book Signing

    February 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    ART IS BOND., 4411 Montrose Blvd Suite E, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Join us this Friday for an intimate gathering in celebration of Colby Deal's new book, "Beautiful, Still." 
    ◾️ His first monograph, "Beautiful, Still." is a collection of black and white photographs that lovingly capture Houston's Third Ward.

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  • Exhibition Opening: You Really Living

    February 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA Alexis Pye You really livin: A world that was always full of yellow sun, green trees, a blue sea and black people FEBRUARY 3, 2023 – MARCH 11, 2023 John M. O'Quinn Gallery ABOUT THE EXHIBITION In You really livin: A world that was always full of yellow sun, green trees, a blue sea and black people, Alexis Pye presents…

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  • Opening Reception - Ellsworth Ausby: Odyssey

    February 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, USA 
    The Houston Museum of African American Culture presents "Ellsworth Ausby: Odyssey," a posthumous exhibition of paintings by the artist Ellsworth Ausby who died in Brooklyn in 2011. The HMAAC exhibition primarily focuses on the Afrofuturist abstract painter's work on cut canvas from the 1970s which embodies…

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  • RSVP For The Southern Glory Exhibition Preview

    February 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The MAG, 1201 Main St Suite 101, Houston, TX 77002, USA   You are cordially invited to RSVP for the preview of Southern Glory at The MAG. This event takes place 6pm Friday February 3, 2023 at 1201 Main Street Suite 101 Houston, TX 77002. RSVP is required for entry. Each guest is asked to confirm registration with their full name. Cocktail attire is required for this event. Southern Glory serves…

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  • Film Screening: Alma’s Rainbow

    February 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, 5500 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004

    Ayoka Chenzira’s feature film explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt), who is entering womanhood and navigating standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights Black…

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  • A Taste of African Heritage

    February 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Hockley Community Center, 28515 Old Washington Rd, Hockley, TX 77447, USA

    Join Prairie View University Nutrition Education Associate Janelle Elvy-Verry for a 6-session class for people of all ages and interests including: anyone…

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  • Robert Wilson Lecture

    February 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Wortham Theatre, University of Houston

    Robert Wilson, one of the world’s foremost theater designers and visual artists, is coming to the University of Houston this spring. Described by The New York Times as “a towering figure in the world of experimental theatre,” Wilson’s influential body of work employs a diverse range of media including dance, movement, lighting,…
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    February 10, 2023
    • Concert: Cecile McLorin Salvant

      February 10, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA

      In just under a decade, Cécile McLorin Salvant has emerged as one of the most prescient and fearless voices in music today, evolving from a competition winner and favorite of jazz critics, to a three-time Grammy Award winner…

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    • Into the Respite | Cameron Granger in Conversation with WITH(IN).DIGITAL

      February 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

      The Studio Museum in Harlem presents “Into the Respite” in support of Cameron Granger’s work in It’s time for me to go: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2021–22. Granger will be in conversation with the artist collective WITH(IN).DIGITAL. Considering bell hooks’s “Homeplace (A Site of Resistance)” as a grounding text, the artists will…

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    • Concert: J.I.D & Smino - Luv Is 4ever Tour

      February 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
      Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA

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    February 23, 2023
    • The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Presents: Black Artists Speak

      February 23, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
      Hockley Community Center, 28515 Old Washington Rd, Hockley, TX 77447, USA
      This presentation will discuss some of the Civil Rights related events that occurred in the 1960s and show how black artists in the 1960s and 1970s reacted through their work. Black artists were rarely recognized by major art institutions at that…

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    • Story Circle | The Arrivals with Jenah Maravilla and Rea Sampilo

      February 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

      Join Jenah Maravilla and Rea Sampilo of Lualo Studio LLC and members of Filipinx Artists of Houston for a story circle inspired by Diane Severin Nguyen’s film, IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS (2021).


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    February 24, 2023
    • Odili Donald Odita

      February 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      The Shepherd School of Music, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

      Hear from Nigerian-born Odili Donald Odita, the latest artist commissioned for the Rice Public Art collection. Odita's transformative, large-scale mural, See more details

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    • A Sustained Glimpse | Jacob Mason-Macklin in Conversation with Rodney McMillian

      February 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      The conversation will consider the possibilities of experimentation within and parallels between contemporary painting and sculpture.

      A Sustained Glimpse | The Studio Museum in Harlem

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    February 28, 2023
    • Reading: Walter Mosley - In Store

      February 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
      Every Man a King: A King Oliver Novel (Hardcover)

      WALTER MOSLEY is one of America's most celebrated writers. He was given the National Book Award's 2020 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, named a Grand Master of the Mystery…

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    March 1, 2023
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    • The Museum of Fine Arts Presents: Expressions of Reality in African American Art

      March 2, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
      Hockley Community Center, 28515 Old Washington Rd, Hockley, TX 77447, USA

      African American artists often reflect the reality of daily life in their communities. The art works that will be presented show the beauty and resilience of the Black community but also their anger and frustration. These artists use unique styles to…

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    • Concert - Kimbra: A Reckoning Tour

      March 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009, USA
       Doors open at 7 PM

      This show is ALL AGES

      A box office fee will be assessed on tickets purchased at Box Office on day of show.&…

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