ART OPENING “Astroworld: The Wonderful World of Fun” by Mark Nelson at Alief Art House

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ART OPENING “Astroworld: The Wonderful World of Fun” by Mark Nelson at Alief Art House

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


ON VIEW BY APPOINTMENT MARCH 10 – APRIL 21, 2024: Alief Art House presents “Astroworld: The Wonderful World of Fun” showcasing the artist Mark Nelson’s works of photography, sculpture, and video.

To schedule an appointment to view or for further inquiries, contact the artist by email at

IMAGE: “Astroworld Viaduct” by Mark Nelson, 2024
framed photograph, 29 x 50 x 3 inches

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mark Nelson is a multimedia artist born in Salina, Kansas in 1957. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1992, an MFA from the University of Houston in 1998, and a Fellowship from the American Photography Institute at Tisch School of Arts / New York University in 1998. Since 1994, Nelson has received numerous honors, grants, awards, and local media attention. He has also done many artistic expressions such as his ongoing public art project founded in 1998 called “Glass Free Grounds” that creatively rids the City of Houston public parks of dangerous shards of broken glass debris. Nelson identifies as a “NeuroArtist.”

ABOUT ALIEF ART HOUSE: Created as part of artist Matt Manalo’s DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellowship, Alief Art House is a hub for creativity that highlights the cultural richness of the multiple communities in Alief. Known as the “International District,” Alief is considered a window into what Houston is becoming and is at the forefront of the city’s diversity. 

A refurbished shipping container, Alief Art Houston is located on the grounds of the Alief Community Garden at the Alief SPARK Park and Nature Center. It houses art events curated and organized by Manalo in collaboration with other creatives who reside and work in Alief. Manalo’s vision is to create a sustainable environment for creativity, jumpstart an art-focused movement in the neighborhood, and positively impact Alief’s image.


Alief Art House
Dairy View Ln & Beechnut St
Houston, 77072 United States
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