In honor of Ping Sun, Asia Society offers free admission to exhibition

artwork by Seon Ghi Bahk for Asia Society Texas Center exhibitiion

The Asia Society Texas Center is kicking off the Lunar New Year by honoring Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun, who serves as a vice chair of the society’s board of directors. “Ping is admired in Houston and across the globe for her strong community engagement,” said Bonna Kol, executive director of Asia Society Texas Center. “We are truly grateful for her support for Asia Society Texas Center and are excited about this opportunity to express our gratitude and to honor her.” In Sun’s honor, the Asia Society is offering free admission to the “Drawn from Nature” exhibition Feb. 9-14. The exhibition features the artworks of four contemporary artists who are inspired by nature. The exhibition in the center’s Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery at 1370 Southmore Blvd. will be open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pictured: This aggregation of charcoal and nylon threads is part of “Drawn from Nature,” courtesy of artist Seon Ghi Bahk and Gallery IHN. Photo by Will Michels)

Y. Ping Sun

Y. Ping Sun

“I am deeply touched and very grateful to Asia Society Texas Center for this honor,” Ping Sun said. “I have benefited tremendously from my service to the Asia Society and other civic organizations in our great city. I invite more people to get involved in community service because, by working together, can we build a better community for all of us. I also encourage Houstonians to visit the Asia Society to enjoy this exhibit and to learn more about our community’s rich Asian cultural tapestry.”


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B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.