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.