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

 

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Nov
10
Sun
Hand Lettering Workshop at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

November 10th (2-4pm): Hand Lettering Workshop – With plenty of time to send your holiday greeting cards, Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop in hand-lettering so you can use a stylistic brush calligraphy font with confidence. Work from live demos, worksheets with sample letters and words, and try a variety of brush pens, felt-tip markers, and papers. Once you get comfortable, you’ll have time to make a holiday-themed quote on cardstock, which you can decorate, copy, and/or cut to shape to place on gift tags, greeting cards, dinner party place cards, treat bag decorations, or anything else you dream up! All materials and supplies are provided during the workshop. Feel free to bring a beverage and some of your own items to write on if you already have them. This is suggested for adults and kids ages 10 and up.  Class cost is $15.

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

Nov
22
Fri
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Nov
23
Sat
Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow (10am-1pm): G. Lee Gallery invites you to join master jeweler Annette Kinslow for a Viking Knit jewelry making workshop. Handmade chains have been found in Viking treasure troves. Made from melted down coins turned into fine wire, these chains are formed using a loop in loop technique. All materials as well as the use of tools during class are provided. Beginners are welcome. This a fun bracelet to make. You will get compliments wherever you wear it! Class is $105, RSVP is needed.

G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net.

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Dianne Duggan @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alcohol Ink Holiday Workshop with Dianne Duggan (2-4pm): Dianne Duggan’s popular alcohol ink workshop is back! Offering artists at all levels – including beginners – the opportunity to create art like no other. Alcohol inks are a liquid alcohol based ink that comes in a delightful array of extremely vivid colors. And because it is the holidays, this class will include a glass of wine for all over 21 years of age. Supplies included. Class cost is $60, please RSVP in advance. Take home a beautiful 8′ x 10′ completed painting and one painted tile coaster. 



Your Instructor – Dianne Dianne has over 20 years of experience in art world and photography industry as an airbrush artist, photo restorer and advertising agency artist and illustrator.

Holiday Market at From the HeART Gallery @ From the HeART Gallery
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come out during November 23rd ArtWalk for our holiday Art Market GRAND OPENING! Lots of gifts for lots of holidays, so come out and get your holiday gifts, all in two locations, From the HeART Gallery AND Affaire d’Art.
Nov
25
Mon
Life Drawing Class at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 25 @ 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.

Nov
26
Tue
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Art Club for Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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!

Nov
27
Wed
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Art Club for Homeschooled Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 27 @ 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.

Nov
28
Thu
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Fiber Arts Workshop at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Every Thursday in December (5:30-7:30pm): Fiber Arts Studio – Explore the rich world of fiber art with local artist and fashion designer Rachael Montemayor. Make wearable art and décor from wool, silk, linen, driftwood, and repurposed materials using techniques like wet felting, weaving, crocheting, and knotting. Experimentation is encouraged; your work will be as unique and personal as your own ideas! As sessions go on, students will especially enjoy mixing techniques within a single item to add interest and texture, or incorporating unexpected elements that are recycled, found or deconstructed. A large supply of natural fibers and textiles are available during class. You may also purchase your own materials through the instructor or her recommended sources. This class is for ages 13 to adult. All levels welcome; no experience necessary. All Basic materials are provided; more advanced materials recommendations will be given in class. Cost is $25 per day and materials are provided. There are no classes in November.

Nov
29
Fri
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Nov
30
Sat
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

George Douglas Lee’s Last Picture Show for ArtWalk @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

George Douglas Lee’s Last Picture Show (1-9pm): This will be George Douglas Lee’s last Art Walk art show due to there being so few remaining original pieces of his art. In addition to his original art, prints, children’s books, music, and his ‘George On Stage’ whimsical statues will be available for sale. George had been working on a book of his art and asking those who purchased his original art for permission to use their name as a ‘collector’ in the book. Efforts to complete the book are ongoing. 

ArtWalk throughout Galveston @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 12th, November 30th (6-9pm)

For over 25 years, the Galveston Arts Center has organized ArtWalk on eight Saturday evenings each year in the heart of Galveston’s historic district. ArtWalk takes place inside existing art galleries (both commercial and non-profit) and other spaces such as cafes and shops that showcase rotating art exhibits.

One of the Galveston Arts Center’s largest programs, ArtWalk supports our arts community and connects a diverse assortment of local places to see, learn about and purchase original art.

For more info, locations and more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/793932390946343/?event_time_id=793932407613008.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” Opens Exhibit November 23rd for ArtWalk @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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.

Dec
1
Sun
“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 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.

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