Opening Reception: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21
MAX BEAN: You’ve Got Mail / Art features a body of envelope art by Max Bean, a self-taught artist in Southeast Texas during the 1970s-80s. Bean worked at a refinery in Nederland and was a body builder on the side. During his spare time, he enjoyed writing to his daughter, Tina, while she was out of state in the Navy. Bean created fantastical images on the envelopes of these letters, painting flora and fauna, riverboats, airplanes, body builders, “Conan the Barbarian” and other whimsical subjects. Tina took great delight in receiving these letters, filled with her father’s creative vision and spirit. This inaugural exhibition offers insight into Bean’s artistic vision and brings to light fresh artistic talent vital to the history of our region.
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