Lamar University art professor and artist Christopher Troutman will give a talk about the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’s winter exhibitions, PERSPECTIVES, as part of the Taste of the Arts Lecture Series, Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Zoom.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Christopher Troutman graduated from Bradley University in 2003 then moved to Japan, where he and his wife opened a conversational English School in Kagoshima City. While living in southern Japan, in 2005 he was the first foreign resident of Kagoshima to be awarded the Grand Prize at the 52nd Kagoshima Prefectural Art Exhibition. Troutman completed an MFA in drawing and painting at California State University, Long Beach, after which he taught drawing and painting at Eastern Kentucky University, Vincennes University, and Eastern Illinois University and has been Assistant Professor of Art at Lamar University since 2013 teaching all levels of drawing. Troutman and his family return to Japan annually.
Perspectives features works from AMSET’s growing permanent collection, including recent acquisitions. As stated in our institutional mission, we strive to provide education, inspiration and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas through our unique collections, exhibitions and public programs. Over the years, AMSET’s permanent collection has grown from 200 to nearly 2,000 objects, focusing our collections on contemporary Texas artists and regional folk art. It is through generous donations of our museum patrons, collectors and artists that we can continuously build our collections. Each year, we present an exhibition of works solely from the permanent collection, giving Southeast Texas audiences the opportunity to see the works that are now part of their museum.
The exhibition will feature a selection of recent acquisitions to the permanent collection as well as a spotlight on works from the John Gaston Fairey collection of Mexican Folk Art.
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