Houston Arts Television to Feature Asian Programming as Part of the City's Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene

HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houston's diverse arts scene rivals any in Texas, and some would say the world. From its public art, to the 19-member Houston Museum District, to its smaller galleries and working artist studios, the city's many treasures are featured on "Houston Arts Television" on Houston's Voice. The next episode of "Houston Arts Television" features Asia Society Texas Center, a stunning new multi-purpose venue, complete with a 300-seat theatre and art exhibition space, in the Museum District. "Our Asia Society Texas Center program, the third in our series, should be broadcast on HoustonPBS by the end of the year," according to Kim Lykins of Texas Foundation for the Arts.

Texas Foundation for the Arts' "Houston Arts Television" series, created in collaboration with PBS, documents Houston's highly creative arts scene, from working artists to the wealth of top tier organizations and institutions, large and small, that populate the Houston landscape.

In addition, "Houston Arts Television" audiences meet leaders in the local art community including museum directors and contemporary artists. Those who have not yet experienced one of Houston's many museums are encouraged to get out and explore by seeing samples of their exhibits. "Houston Arts Television" features the Menil Collection, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the city's public art collection, and more.

Texas Foundation for the Arts also features Houston's stunning skyline on the channel. Scholars talk about the city's rich architecture as an art unto itself, from courthouses and high office towers to college campuses. To learn more about this non-profit organization, click on www.texarts.org.

About Texas Foundation for the Arts

The mission of Texas Foundation for the Arts is to "capture the uniqueness of Texas arts and culture" through the creation of documentary films and other series television programming. The organization's work can be viewed on PBS stations throughout the state. Its Houston's Voice channel may be accessed here.

About Houston's Voice

Houston's Voice is a community driven video and interactive media network dedicated to supporting the creative efforts of the personalities, businesses and organizations that make Houston great. Houston's Voice is part of Project Open Voice (POV), a pilot program from Comcast that brings organizations together across the web, mobile, social media and cable television outlets. From a desk top or mobile device, viewers may access and interact with original content specific to Houston in the categories of education, business, faith, leisure, youth, arts, sports, food and beverage, and community. For more information or to become a Content Partner, visit www.houstonsvoice.com.

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