Future Exhibitions


Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias  – September 20, 2014 through
January 4, 2015
Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014


In the Garden of Ozymandias
will include a selection of Celia Eberle’s surreal mixed media sculpture of diverse and mesmerizing materials. Her media, such as animal bones, wire, marble, lapis lazuli, copper, alabaster, jasper, agate, wood, coral, brass, barite crystals, newsprint, cardboard and found objects communicates the artist’s quirky imagination with technical proficiency in a myriad of media. Celia Eberle lives in Ennis, Texas.

 

Dornith Doherty: Oasis – September 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015    
Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014

A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the United States Department of the Interior, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Society for Contemporary Photography.  Doherty’s photography exhibition documents two international seed banks with microscopic precision and ethereal beauty. A Houston native, she earned a bachelor of arts from Rice University and a master of arts in photography from Yale University.  She lives in Southlake, Texas and is a professor of photography at the University of North Texas.

Finding Light: Works on Paper by Rob Clark in Café Arts  – October 30, 2014 through January 18, 2015
Artist's Reception: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, November 9, 2014


Much of Rob Clark’s work from the years has been derived by exploring paper as the light source with a carving away process to permit the light to define the work.  This includes works in ink, pencil and water color which are included in this show.  Most of the work is figurative and consistently part a story connection: mentor, family, friend, and ten second interactions on the street……sometimes the story is obvious while others are private.  Clark’s grandfather was a pastor and story teller.  His gifts are passed on through these drawings and their stories.  It is spiritual to tell the story accompanying a drawing.


Harvey Johnson: A Triple Middle Passage – January 17 through April 12, 2015   
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015

The exhibition A Triple Middle Passage is organized by AMSET with guest Curator Danielle Burns of the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston, Texas.  Known for his narrative paintings and outstanding draftsmanship, Harvey Johnson’s exhibit of paintings and drawings focuses on three themes: life, the transatlantic slave trade, and human transformation.  AMSET will produce a color catalogue including an essay by Burns. Johnson, a Port Arthur native, earned a bachelor of arts in education from Texas Southern University and a master of fine arts from Washington State University. He studied under artist, John Biggers and later taught for 34 years as a professor of art at TSU. 


Caprice Pierucci: Dream State – January 17 through April 12, 2015    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015

Caprice Pierucci earned a bachelor of fine arts from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  and a master of fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York.  Pierucci creates linear forms incorporating rhythm, movement, and shadow. She currently teaches Fibers at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. This exhibition will include a selection of carved wooden sculpture inspired by her past as a weaver. She builds her sculpture as she envisions weaving the wood. Her forms interlock, interact and repeat.


Will-Amelia Sterns Price: Mike's Road to Taos – April 25 through August 30, 2015    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015

Born in Denison, Texas in 1907, Will-Amelia Sterns Price was a major figure in the development of Beaumont's art scene. This exhibition includes paintings and drawings by Sterns Price focusing on her time in Taos, New Mexico.  Sterns Price assisted in the founding of the Beaumont Art Museum where she taught anatomy and life-painting classes. She studied under numerous influential art teachers and critics most notably Frank von der Lacken at the University of Tulsa, Jacob Getlar Smith and Dimitri Romanovsky in New York, and Walter Ufer in Taos, New Mexico in 1934.  She also attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. 


 Selections from the Permanent Collection – April 25 through August 30, 2015    
 Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015

 This exhibition highlights the diversity and strength of the museum’s permanent collection  of fine and folk art created in the 19th century to the present with a focus on the Texas  region.  AMSET will produce a full-color catalogue to accompany this exhibition.  Alexandra Irvine, former director of the Galveston Arts Center and current membership/executive assistant at the Houston Center for Photography, will be coordinating and writing entries for the publication. 




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