THIS MONTH’S MUST-SEE EXHIBITS The Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Public Library present Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel that explores the diverse culture, history and stories of workers associated with the Houston Ship Channel and Port of Houston. The exhibit includes photo, audio and video installations from interviews and stories collected through the Library of Congress-funded Working the Port project. The exhibit is on view through January 31 at the TUDOR GALLERY in the Julia Ideson Building. Round 41 explores the way contemporary artists deal with labor-intensive practices by highlighting the artistic process and the labor issues (female inequality, immigration, etc.) that have influenced their work and shaped a community. On view through March 2 at PROJECT ROW HOUSES. Mostly known for her mixed-media abstracts of turbulent weather and her paintings of whimsical sumo wrestlers immersed in food, Houston artist Ellen Orseck’s new series, Liquified, explores the human body and what happens when it is submerged in water. Attend the artist talk on January 8 at 6pm. On view through January 10 at NICOLE LONGNECKER GALLERY. G GALLERY presents Conversations from the Satellites by Texan artist J. Todd Allison on view January 3–30. The solo exhibit dives into various experiences and perspectives that interact with objects and space. ARCHWAY GALLERY presents Masks, Monsters and Monoliths featuring steel sculptor Jim Adams and painter Sherry Tseng Hill. Adam’s work has a raw, earthy character, using scrapped items from industry and infrastructure while Hill utilizes recyclable materials and found objects. The artists will be at the opening reception on Saturday, January 10, from 5–8pm featuring an artists’ talk at 6:30pm. The exhibition will be on view through February 5. Adela Andea returns for her third solo exhibition at ANYA TISH GALLERY with her ethereal light sculptures and installations for On the Left Side of Mercury. Alternating between the biological, celestial and technological, the exhibit allows the viewer to reevaluate what we know the scientific world to be, and what we hope to uncover about our universe in the future. Artist reception is January 9, 6–8:30pm; exhibit will be on view through February 14.