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Stories of a workforce

Top leaders celebrate opening of exhibit tracing Houston Ship Channel's first 100 years

By Shelby Hodge

What: Opening reception for Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. Where: Tudor Gallery of the Houston Public Library’s historic Julia I ...


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — great sackbut included

By Joel Luks

Artsy experience abound this week as the city's premiere classical ensemble welcomes its next baton leader. On tap this week are three historic concerts, a strong exhibition, photography that m ...


Houston Arts Alliance opening reception: Hunter + Plum

The Hunter + Plum exhibition explores the intrinsic beauty within nature through these two artists' unique approaches. Informed by the innate yet often overlooked structures within nature, arti


"​Iluminación: A Bayou Bash" benefiting Houston Arts Alliance

Join Houston Arts Alliance for a fundraiser that features projection art by Pablo Gimenez-Zapiloa against DJ Sun's sound landscape, light bites from three top-tier food trucks and an open bar f


History comes alive

A three-month party: Parades, performances & pop-up art celebrate Houston's East End

By Joel Luks

With a whack of a champagne bottle that burst into a billow of confetti, Mayor Annise Parker christened a large float-cum-art sculpture by Sharon Engelstein as a gesture that launched a three-month ...


Elders of International Longshoremen's Association 24 presentation as part of Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel

Julia Ideson Library

The story of International Longshoremen's Association Local 24 is reflective of a lesser known part of port life in Houston. It is a living testament to the dramatic shifts in socioeconomic con


Panel Discussion: "Communities, Families, Generations" as part of Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel

Julia Ideson Library

A diverse group of workers will share stories about the importance of family tradition, community life and intergenerational memories on the Houston Ship Channel. Presented in conjunction with the


Kids' Day at Stories of a Workforce

Julia Ideson Library

This program is for kids interested in exploring maritime life, with activities such as tying fancy knots, telling stories, building model boats, trying on work clothes and cruising the channel in


Houston Grand Opera HGOco presents On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel

Julia Ideson Library

This HGOco program is presented as part of the exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel.


Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Public Library art opening reception: Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel

Julia Ideson Library

Houston Arts Alliance's Folklife + Traditional Arts program and the Houston Public Library present the major exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Ch


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