Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 19
This exhibit, organized by AMSET, depicts the familiar creatures that inhabit the Texas landscape in sculpture, drawing, and woodcuts. Everett’s animals have personality. The rich hues used in his drawings and sculpture emphasize a playfulness and quirkiness. Each sculpture begins with a sketch and laminated hardwood as the material. Using a traditional mallet and wood gouges, Everett removes material slowly revealing the rough forms of animals. As the process progresses, he draws directly on the wood to assist in visualizing the form he wants to achieve. Once the carving is complete, he paints the wood forms with oils with his unmistakable palette of vibrant hues.
6-8 p.m., Friday, April 19
Organized by AMSET, this exhibition explores a time with 18th – 19th century French sensibilities: horse drawn carriages, decorated walls, and sumptuous colors. Chandler’s work has a gestural quality and playfulness emphasized by her delicate colored palette. The loose application of paint and palette are juxtaposed with the content of Chandler’s work. She illustrates a world that she believes to have been lost; the slower pace of the past, the style and ornaments, as well as the animals that have since disappeared.
2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 28
June 17 to July 19, 2013
At AMSET’s popular summer camp, children ages 4-14 can choose from many class options for high quality, intensive art education experiences taught by professional artists. Campers are divided into three age groups for the week-long classes, with each course designed for age-appropriate art activities.
So register now for this exciting, hands-on summer camp taught by skilled instructors in their given medium! For more information, call (409) 832-3432.
DETAILED CAMP SCHEDULE
Non-Members: $135 for the first child’s first class.
$75 for each additional child.
Each additional class: $70
Click here to download registration form.
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This Family Arts Day will explore the exhibition of Earl Staley and the Permanent Collection. Join us to explore our exhibits and create your own unique masterpiece. Face painting, refreshments, and lively entertainment round out this wonderful event! Admission is free!!!
“Eat a Bug!” Family Arts Day is one of AMSET’s most popular events, where children and their families are tempted to try the creepy, crawly delicacy of fried crickets. Hands-on art activities focus on the many cultures of our region and the main gallery exhibition. Visitors will learn about the current exhibit on view through hands-on art activities as well as Day of the Dead and make Latin American crafts such as decorated sugar skulls, cut paper designs and piñatas. Entertainment includes Latin American music and dancing. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. The event is free and open to the public.
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