Calendar

Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s
Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Jan
25
Sat
Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm

Join us 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25 with jewelry wire wrap expert Annette Kinslow.

No experience needed…this class is for everyone.
All materials are provided.
Cost is $105 per student. Seating is limited. Reservations and payment must be received prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020.

You will leave with your own beautiful wearable Sea Glass creation, written instructions, and the ability to create your own beautiful jewelry. Learn how to capture a cabochon in a wire bezel. Learn how to make and manage a wire bundle, secure it, create the ball and set the stone.

Your instructor Annette Kinslow – has years of experience creating one-of-a-kind, unique, hand made jewelry. Influenced by our coast, Annette chooses unique, antique, one of a kind stones for her work.

Feb
23
Sun
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening January 18, 2020 at Galveston Arts Center and on view January 18 – April 12, 2020.

Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)

Continuing through February 23, 2020 in the Main Gallery: Amber Eagle Nap Dreams


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On view November 23rd- February 23rd at Galveston Arts Center will be “Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams.”

There will be an Opening Reception Saturday, November 30th, 6-9pm with an Artist Talk at 6:30pm.

Amber Eagle is an artist based in Houston, TX and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Eagle received an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a Core Fellow with the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and has been an artist in residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, The McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, The Portland College of Arts and Crafts in Oregon, and Lawndale Art Center, Houston. Eagle has spent extensive time in Mexico following an initial award from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County to research fiestas and sugar sculpting traditions. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout North America and is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art, Victoria, as well as public art installations in Houston’s East End and Cherryhurst House, Houston. Eagle is an accomplished art car artist whose cars Our Lady of Transportation and Rosebud have received awards at the Houston Art Car Parade. For more info on the artist, go to ambereagle.studio. For more information on this exhibition, please visit galvestonartscenter.org/exhibitions/ambereagle.

Galveston Arts Center continues on exhibit “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020.

Also on view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day” in the main gallery on the first floor. Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th. For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Feb
24
Mon
Life Drawing Class at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Monday (1-3pm): Life Drawing Studio – Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, medical illustration, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you! Live models pose for short “gestures” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Sessions are $15 and 3-month passes are available for $100.

Feb
25
Tue
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Art Club for Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

Ceramic Studio Class @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Tuesday (6-8pm): Ceramic Studio – Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-D sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction. Students will learn how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures, and glazes. Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four sessions. Join at any time!

Feb
26
Wed
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Art Club for Homeschooled Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

Feb
27
Thu
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Galveston Art League features Friendswood Painter @ Galveston Art League
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friendswood artist Janie O’Farrell is the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for March. Her detailed paintings – many of them executed on salvaged building materials – will hang in the league’s gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston, from Feb. 27-March 29.

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. during ArtWalk on March 7.

O’Farrell, who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Baylor University, taught drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture at Glassell Junior School for about 20 years. She also has taught outreach classes at various hospitals and senior centers in Houston. Several Friendswood-area schools and restaurants feature murals that she painted.

She likes using acrylic paints to create images on salvaged ceiling tiles, roof tiles and wood. “The most challenging thing to me about painting is when I paint on reclaimed wood or tin is deciding what to paint,” O’Farrell says. “I have to live with the vintage object awhile until I can envision my subject matter.” Her aim is to capture the essence of a landscape or object in her paintings.

O’Farrell sells through the Galveston Art League Gallery and is a professional member of the league. To find out more about the league and its memberships, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join.”

 

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Feb
28
Fri
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Galveston Art League features Friendswood Painter @ Galveston Art League
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friendswood artist Janie O’Farrell is the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for March. Her detailed paintings – many of them executed on salvaged building materials – will hang in the league’s gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston, from Feb. 27-March 29.

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. during ArtWalk on March 7.

O’Farrell, who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Baylor University, taught drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture at Glassell Junior School for about 20 years. She also has taught outreach classes at various hospitals and senior centers in Houston. Several Friendswood-area schools and restaurants feature murals that she painted.

She likes using acrylic paints to create images on salvaged ceiling tiles, roof tiles and wood. “The most challenging thing to me about painting is when I paint on reclaimed wood or tin is deciding what to paint,” O’Farrell says. “I have to live with the vintage object awhile until I can envision my subject matter.” Her aim is to capture the essence of a landscape or object in her paintings.

O’Farrell sells through the Galveston Art League Gallery and is a professional member of the league. To find out more about the league and its memberships, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join.”

 

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Feb
29
Sat
‘Enjoying Seashells Forever’ at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy that Seashell Forever!
Have you ever wanted to relive that moment of finding your favorite Sea Shell on the beach?

In Lana Loveland’s watercolor workshop, she will show you easy to learn techniques that will make that special shell come alive!

Bring some of your favorite shells. Lana will bring her shell collection to use too.
From beginners to advanced welcome.
Minimum class size two. Maximum eight. Sign up soon as this class is limited!
Reservations and payment required no later than 4:00 p.m. February 28.

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Galveston Art League features Friendswood Painter @ Galveston Art League
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friendswood artist Janie O’Farrell is the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for March. Her detailed paintings – many of them executed on salvaged building materials – will hang in the league’s gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston, from Feb. 27-March 29.

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. during ArtWalk on March 7.

O’Farrell, who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Baylor University, taught drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture at Glassell Junior School for about 20 years. She also has taught outreach classes at various hospitals and senior centers in Houston. Several Friendswood-area schools and restaurants feature murals that she painted.

She likes using acrylic paints to create images on salvaged ceiling tiles, roof tiles and wood. “The most challenging thing to me about painting is when I paint on reclaimed wood or tin is deciding what to paint,” O’Farrell says. “I have to live with the vintage object awhile until I can envision my subject matter.” Her aim is to capture the essence of a landscape or object in her paintings.

O’Farrell sells through the Galveston Art League Gallery and is a professional member of the league. To find out more about the league and its memberships, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join.”

 

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Mar
1
Sun
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening January 18, 2020 at Galveston Arts Center and on view January 18 – April 12, 2020.

Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)

Continuing through February 23, 2020 in the Main Gallery: Amber Eagle Nap Dreams


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Mar
2
Mon
Life Drawing Class at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Monday (1-3pm): Life Drawing Studio – Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, medical illustration, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you! Live models pose for short “gestures” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Sessions are $15 and 3-month passes are available for $100.

Mar
3
Tue
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Art Club for Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

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