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The Exquisite Exhibit of “Boy Life in America” by Stephen Wilson on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center

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We are pledging to take these steps for your protection and ask that you please do the same when visiting out of respect for other visitors, our staff, and their families. News and announcements concerning GAC programs, classes, and events will be shared through here and our social media and email newsletter. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in the near future at GAC!


On Exhibit

1878 Gallery – November 21, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Stephen Wilson: Boy Life in America

Stephen Wilson’s exhibition, Boy Life in America, features a new series of works on paper that present images of Black Americans as living extensions of contemporary, democratic possibilities. For generations, Black boys have exemplified an extraordinary method of adaptation toward unsettled situations, new experiences, diversity, and institutional change. The exhibition title and themes reference Albert Murray’s 1970 book The Omni-americans and music from Cody Chesnutt’s 2012 album, The Headphone Masterpiece. The works are a continuation of Wilson’s use of anonymous models from barbershop styling posters. He presents these figures not as abnormal, non-white people, but as innocuous creators of culture, observing the world and adapting anonymously.

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Brown Foundation Gallery & Vault – November 21, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Steve Parker: Day is Done

Day is Done features sound sculptures by Austin-based artist Steve Parker. His work explores communal experiences that examine history, systems, and behavior. The exhibition features a new work inspired by Guy Taylor’s public performance of Taps each evening in downtown Galveston and the tradition being carried on by Constable Clint Wayne Brown. Parker’s site-responsive sculpture for Galveston is made from salvaged brass instrument bells that play a composition of collected recordings of the lyrics of the well-known Taps tune. This work reflects on its roots as a call to retire for the evening and metaphor for life and death. The exhibition also features Parker’s 2018 work Sirens in the second-floor vault, which reimagines the function of the contemporary civil defense siren. Rather than projecting conventional warning tones, Sirens plays intermittent recordings of songs of distress as a call to action.

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Upcoming Exhibitions:

Main Gallery January 30 – April 18, 2021

Ronald L. Jones: Wave (Goodbye)

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2021 ArtWalks

For 34 years, Galveston Arts Center has organized ArtWalk every 6-8 weeks. Presented in partnership with downtown galleries, artist studios, nonprofit arts spaces, and local businesses, this popular…crowded event has been a major economic driver for the cultural arts and tourism sectors of Galveston’s economy.

We take pride in this tradition and remain committed to promoting the business of artists and galleries through good times and challenging ones. It is in this spirit of solidarity that GAC presents, in lieu of ArtWalk, this Galveston Gallery Guide to help art lovers connect with local galleries, find virtual shopping options, and support working artists—independently or in small groups, any day of the year.

FIND COMPLEMENTARY COPIES AT GAC AND OTHER DOWNTOWN LOCATIONS.



Nonprofit Exhibition Spaces

Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand | 409.763.2403 galvestonartscenter.org Open from Noon - 5PM Wednesday - Sunday

Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand | 409.763.2403
galvestonartscenter.org
Open from Noon – 5PM Wednesday – Sunday

Galveston Art League 2117a Postoffice | 409.621.1008 galvestonartleague.com Open weekends 2 - 6PM or by appointment | 409.938.1671

Galveston Art League
2117a Postoffice | 409.621.1008
galvestonartleague.com
Open weekends 2 – 6PM or by appointment | 409.938.1671

Galveston Artist Residency 2521 Mechanic | 409.974.4446 galvestonartistresidency.org Open by appointment only

Galveston Artist Residency
2521 Mechanic | 409.974.4446
galvestonartistresidency.org
Open by appointment only

Proletariat 22217 Market | 409.356.9092 proletariatgallery.com Open from 11AM - Midnight Sunday - Thursday 11-2AM Friday & Saturday

Proletariat
22217 Market | 409.356.9092
proletariatgallery.com
Open from 11AM – Midnight Sunday – Thursday
11-2AM Friday & Saturday

Rising Tide Projects 2510 Market | 409.974.4446 risingtideprojects.org Open by appointment only

Rising Tide Projects
2510 Market | 409.974.4446
risingtideprojects.org
Open by appointment only

Galleries and Artist Studios

Affaire d’Art 2227 Post Office | 409.789.0079 affairedart.com

Affaire d’Art
2227 Post Office | 409.789.0079
affairedart.com

Clay Cup Studio 2219 Postoffice | 409.762.2529 claycupstudios.com

Clay Cup Studio
2219 Postoffice | 409.762.2529
claycupstudios.com

Derek Anderson Studio 2224 Church | 740.750.3773 derekandersonstudio.com

Derek Anderson Studio
2224 Church | 740.750.3773
derekandersonstudio.com

Elizabeth Punches Studio 410 23rd Street | 740.624.7797 elizabethpunches.com

Elizabeth Punches Studio
410 23rd Street | 740.624.7797
elizabethpunches.com

From the HeART 2111 Postoffice | 409.300.3009 fromtheheart.gallery

From the HeART
2111 Postoffice | 409.300.3009
fromtheheart.gallery

G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand | 409.370.7350 gleegallery.net

G. Lee Gallery
2217 Strand | 409.370.7350
gleegallery.net

Island Framed 515 25th St | 409.256.0062 islandframed.com

Island Framed
515 25th St | 409.256.0062
islandframed.com

MOD CoffeeHouse 2126 Postoffice | 409.765.5659 modcoffeehouse.com

MOD CoffeeHouse
2126 Postoffice | 409.765.5659
modcoffeehouse.com

Mock & Moore Gallery 2215 Postoffice | 409-209-2039 mockandmooregallery.com

Mock & Moore Gallery
2215 Postoffice | 409-209-2039
mockandmooregallery.com

René Wiley Gallery 2128 Postoffice | 409.750.9077 renewileygallery.com

René Wiley Gallery
2128 Postoffice | 409.750.9077
renewileygallery.com

Third Coast Gallery 2413 Mechanic | 409.974.4661 thirdcoastgalleries.com

Third Coast Gallery
2413 Mechanic | 409.974.4661
thirdcoastgalleries.com

Vacation on Canvas 2204 Postoffice | 409.974.4066 vacationoncanvas.com

Vacation on Canvas
2204 Postoffice | 409.974.4066
vacationoncanvas.com

The Water’s Edge 1302 21st Street | 409.762.1925 galvestonwatersedge.com

The Water’s Edge
1302 21st Street | 409.762.1925
galvestonwatersedge.com

29° North Art & Consignment Gallery 2309 Mechanic | 409.539.9012

29° North Art & Consignment Gallery
2309 Mechanic | 409.539.9012


ArtWalk Sponsors

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Friends of ArtWalk

513 23rd Street | 409.443.5551 antiqueson23rd.weebly.com

513 23rd Street | 409.443.5551
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2113 Postoffice St. B 409.762.3300

2113 Postoffice St. B
409.762.3300

2219 Postoffice | 409.497.2740 shrimpnstuffdowntown.com

2219 Postoffice | 409.497.2740
shrimpnstuffdowntown.com

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Design by Hanna Gonzales.
The ArtWalk design theme “Under the Surface” incorporates photographic textures sourced from hidden or overlooked corners of Galveston’s streets, sidewalks, and alleys.

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