Opening January 18, 2020 at Galveston Arts Center and on view January 18 – April 12, 2020.
Opening Reception Saturday, January 18, 2020: 6-9pm, Artist talks at 6:30pm
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 opening Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 6 to 9 PM in conjunction with Galveston ArtWalk. Artist talks will begin at 6:30 PM. 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.
2020 ArtWalks Dates Announced
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 galvestonartscenter.org. 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 galvestonartscenter.org. 2020 dates are: January 18th, March 7th, April 18th, May 30th, July 11th, August 22nd, October 10th, and November 28th.