current exhibits

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MAIN GALLERIES

FULL COURT PRESS JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION OF
THE AMERICAS

International printmaking competition.

IN THE GALLERY:
Sept 29 - Oct 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday, October 5, 5 - 8pm

During Farmers Market

 

The Art Center and TAMU-CC's Full Court Press came together to give you the Full Court Press Juried Print Exhibition of the Americas, an international printmaking competition. Selected for the exhibit is 70 spectacular pieces from 62 artists living in the United States, Mexico & Canada.

The exhibit is part of the 22nd Oso Bay Biennial, an event hosted every two years by a rotation of disciplines in the Department of Art & Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This year once again features the expansive realm of PRINTMAKING. Exhibitions, speakers, and events will be held on the TAMUCC campus and city-wide. The festival extends October 5 - 8, with a host of events that are detailed at FullCourtPressTX.com.

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Annual exhibit. 
High school student perspectives.

IN THE GALLERY:
Sept 29 - Oct 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday, October 5, 5 - 8pm

During Farmers Market

The 17th annual Breast Cancer Awareness: High School Perspectives exhibit is brought to you by artist and retired high school teacher Tony Armadillo and coincides each year with the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The evocative exhibit portrays the students interpretations of the challenges of breast cancer, be it through personal experience or empathy (or both).  The public is invited to view and vote on their favorite pieces, which will end in awards for the students.   

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BAY VIEW GALLERY

FRANK KLEIN +
ELE CHEW

Nature photography with a
side of fused glass

 

IN THE GALLERY:
September - October 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

F R A N K   K L E I N 

It is safe to say that Frank Klein’s life centers around nature.  Born and raised on a ranch in DeWitt County that’s been in the family since 1878, Frank’s passion is nature conservation.  His notable efforts in the area have provided him with numerous awards.  Nature photography is an offshoot of that passion, with his Texas ranches providing inspiration with their abundant wildlife and open landscape.

“In these photographs, I am trying to raise people’s awareness of the beauty and drama of the world surrounding us.  There is a whole universe that goes unnoticed.  As I attribute anthropomorphic  characteristics to insects and animals, I wonder if and what they feel and think.  How do these projections relate to one’s own feelings?  If you study these photographs, they will speak to you.  Hopefully, they will make one ponder existential questions such as “who am I?”.  What does it mean to be conscious?  All conscious people are intelligent, not all intelligent people are conscious.”

E L E   C H E W 

Ele Chew is a fused glass artist based in Cuero, TX.  In 2004, she converted a Lumberyard to a live-work studio where she has been creating her work since.  Once a scientist for diagnostics companies by day, she used glasswork and metal fabrication as her creative outlet.  She studied glass fusing and casting at The Crucible in California.  Ele uses various techniques to bring her visions to fruition.  The natural elements of South Texas, Japan and New Mexico have all greatly influenced her work.  Glass fusing at its core is the melting of layers of glass at high temperatures in a kiln.  Something Ele has honed over many years as you can see on display in our Kucera Gallery. 

MEMBERS GALLERY

Our constant and ever-faithful exhibit for our current members.  Artwork changes out every two months and promises to have a large variety of wonderful work by our always improving active artists.  Comes complete with a wide variety of prices and artistic inspiration!

This exhibit is everything you see in our hallways, front desk area, and the small gallery by the offices.  Click here for more info!

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