Joining in on the First Thursday fun downtown, AMSET stays open later and gives the community a chance to see its current exhibitions while enjoying great jazz!AMSET's fall exhibit, Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus will be on view in the main galleries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view Craig Odle: Experiments and Evolution on view in the Café Art Series for Local Artists, artist John Alexander's work on view in the West Hall, and work by artists Charmaine Locke and James Surls on view in the Conn Gallery.
AMSET is excited to welcome featured musician, Dennis Dotson. Dotson has had a long and varied career as a trumpeter and jazz educator. He is an alumni of Las Vegas show bands, was on the road with the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands, and lived in New York City, where he played with such people as Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner.
As an educator, he was trumpet and jazz improvisation instructor at Houston Community College for 23 years, where he also led the HCC big band. He was jazz trumpet instructor at the University of Houston for 5 years and filled the same position at the University of Texas in Austin for 14 years. He has performed as a guest soloist and clinician at over 40 high schools and colleges throughout the southwestern United States. Since 1984 he has lived in Houston, TX, where he regularly performs as a freelance trumpeter in both commercial and jazz situations and maintains a small private instruction studio.
AMSET is also excited to add Pop-Ups to our First Thursdays! Deb Myers, owner of The Pressed Posy, will be joining us, bringing her original pieces of pressed flower art grown from her garden here in Beaumont.Admission is free and open to the public. Wine and beer will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be offered.
The event will take place Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the museum’s café and foyer.
For more information, visit amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.