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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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