This winter, AMSET is exhibiting the works of photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Earlie has lived for years in Houston, Texas. He began photographing while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War in the 1960s. In 1968, he relocated to Houston to attend Texas Southern University (TSU) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. There he found the encouragement to continue photographing his subject matter of local African- American communities from well-known TSU faculty members, art professor John Biggers and professor of philosophy Dr. Thomas Freeman.
Angélica Delfina Vásquez Cruz, also known as the Ceramista del Preciosismo, is a potter from Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. Her parents, Delfina Cruz Díaz and Ernesto Vásquez Reyes, taught her how to create toys, jars, pots and pans. She also studied with Mexican artist Teodora Blanco. In 1978, Cruz began creating her own work based on Oaxacan mythology, culture and folklore.
This spring’s Café Arts exhibition showcases the work of local artist and attorney Jacqueline Bley Ryall. The focus of her café exhibition at AMSET depicts the faces of humanity. She states, “although we are different, we are still interconnected.” This exhibition is generously underwritten by Provost Umphrey Law Firm.
Phil Brannan is a local Southeast Texas woodcarver, specializing in realistic fish sculptures. He began his artistic career as a child, illustrating, painting and sketching as a hobby and began woodcarving in his mid-30s, teaching himself how to carve and paint.
A lifelong fisherman, his love of fishing inspires his highly detailed woodcarvings depicting saltwater, freshwater and tropical fish. This is the first time his sculptures have been exhibited in a public art space outside of competitions.
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
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Sun: Noon – 5pm
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