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Branch Out with AMSET at this Summer’s Free Family Arts Day

 

(Beaumont, TX; July 13, 2017) The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents Family Arts Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  AMSET invites families to kick off the new school year at this summer’s Family Arts Day!

Art activities will correlate with AMSET’s current exhibition, Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life. Owens creates sculptures from recycled crepe myrtles, repurposing tree branches into art.  Children and families will participate in art activities that use the same concept of Owens’ recycling and repurposing techniques.  Activities include Tree-Art, Bird-Houses, and Felix Totems.

A five piece, brass ensemble will serve as live entertainment while families browse the galleries and participate in art activities.  Children will have the opportunity to touch and interact with materials used by Artist Sherry Owens in AMSET’s Conn Gallery, adjacent to the main galleries. Complimentary cookies and punch will be provided.  A concession stand serving ballpark-style food will be available, as well as free face painting.  Throughout the day, AMSET will draw winners for baskets packed with art supplies along with backpacks full of school supplies for the new school year.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.

This program is made possible in part by American Valve and Hydrant, Bill Clark Pest Control, Bessie F. Chisum – In memory of Mary L. Dean Fisher & Bessie Bridgforth Dean, ExxonMobil Refining and Supply, Linda & Dr. Charles Foutz, Goodyear Beaumont Chemical, Helen Caldwell Locke and Curtis Blakey Locke Charitable Trust, Kim & Roy Steinhagen Regina Rogers – In loving memory of Julie & Ben Rogers, Sam’s Club, Edaren Foundation, Entergy, Sheila and Jerry Reese, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

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AMSET Hosts Fresh Summer Exhibition

(Beaumont, TX; May 10, 2017) The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) hosts two summer exhibitions, Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions from June 10 – September 10, 2017 in the main galleries.

On Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., AMSET will honor the artists and their works at a free and open to the public opening reception. Dallas artist, Sherry Owens, will give a tour and gallery talk. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres catered by Two Magnolias and drinks will be provided throughout the evening. 

Native Texan, Sherry Owens, is renowned for her sculptures made of crepe myrtle trees, simultaneously evoking both the natural and other worldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations. In her first solo exhibition at AMSET, Owens will travel to Beaumont to help install her artwork along with the curatorial staff in preparation for the show. Free gallery guides, including a critical essay about Owens’ process and art by Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition.

This exhibition is generously funded, in part, by Kim and Roy Steinhagen, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

 FRESH: Recent Acquisitions will feature works from AMSET’s growing permanent collection. Over the years, AMSET’s permanent collection has grown from 200 to over 1,200 objects, focusing collections on contemporary Texas artists and regional folk art. Each year, AMSET presents an exhibition of works solely from the permanent collection, giving Southeast Texas audiences the opportunity to see works that are now part of their museum.

This exhibition is generously funded, in part, by the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

For more information, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.  

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