WILDLIFE IN FOCUS
2015 Photo Contest Winners
AMBER SCOON + students
EXTENDED TO JANUARY
Malou is a former Corpus Christi resident and will be a part of our COMING HOME SERIES.
"For me, the great thing about being an artist is the feeling that I have yet to complete my best painting. Everything I make is still very fresh. I am always looking for the next frontier." – Malou
MEMORIES ON CANVAS
a program for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease
Roadside Memorials – a photo essay
Noorullah is the Best of Show winner in Dimension XLII and will be exhibiting his current work in photography and painting.
Chris is a former Corpus Christi resident and will be a part of our COMING HOME SERIES! Chris will be displaying her ultra-realistic nature paintings.
VSA TEXAS DISTINGUISHED ARTIST VETERANS
6th Annual Exhibit
Works will be on display: September 2-27
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 (5-7pm)
VSA Texas invites all Veterans with Disabilities/Wounded Warriors living in Texas to submit artwork to the sixth annual Distinguished Artist Veterans exhibit. This years exhibit will be at The Art Center of Corpus Christi. There is no fee to submit artwork to this call for entries and artwork in all media are eligible.
43rd Annual Juried Exhibit
Dimension is a national exhibit open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Artwork must be original and completed in the last 2 years. Artwork must not be previously shown at The Art Center in a juried exhibit. 2 entries are allowed per artists and are subject to Art Center Exhibit Guidelines. All works submitted must be for sale. Entry guidelines and exhibit guidelines can be found in the Call for Entry.
BARRY BROWN CLAY STUDIO
2015 Clay Studio Group Exhibitt Juror, Craig McMillin will also have a one-person show of his current work.
Craig creates extraordinary individual works of art, utilizing the dynamics between wheel-thrown pottery and crystalline glazes. With complex patterns created in the glaze from the growth of actual zinc crystals, each piece is stunningly alive with reflected light and color, made even more phenomenal when seen on his signature platter that is over 51″ in diameter.
Craig is a former Corpus Christi resident and is a part of our COMING HOME SERIES!
NEXUS ART COLLECTIVE
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN ART EDUCATION
This exhibit recognizes the distinguished women in higher education across Texas. These women educators from 11 universities lead exceedingly demanding lives, not only teaching, but actively pursuing their personal art careers. Many meld and combine media as diverse as the sources of inspiration they find in their daily lives and their roles in society. The Art Center of Corpus Christi celebrates these exceptional women!
Fulden Wissinger- TAMUK
Amber Scoon- TAMUCC
Diana Byers Pena- Del Mar College
Kitty Welsh-Dudics- Del Mar College
Amorette Garza- Del Mar College
Susan Fitzsimmons- UTPA
Barbara Fontaine-White- UMHB
Jayne Lawrence- UTSA
Libby Rowe- UTSA
Christie Blizard- UTSA
Joey Fauerso- TXST
Sarah Canright- UT
Kalleen Chilcote- UT
Elizabeth Ward- Trinity
Patricia Simonite- Trinity
Valerie Banes- UNT
Anna M. Lopez- UNT
Mary Visser- Southwestern
Victoria Star Varner- Southwestern
GLENDA MCLENDON KRONKE
THE INDEPENDENTS SHOW
An exhibit of Art Center members working in any media who are not members of an Art Center Affiliated Group. Works will be on display June 3 – 27, 2015.
ART ASSOCIATION OF CORPUS CHRISTI
48th Annual Silver Cup Show
SOUTH TEXAS TRADITIONAL ART ASSOCIATION
57th Annual Group Exhibit
LAS DONAS DE LA CORTE – 2015 CORONATION ROBES
KITTY DUDICS and selected Del Mar Painting Students
AUTISM AWARENESS EXHIBIT
THREAD SENSE: Texas Fiber Exhibit
LUCIA LA VILLA-HAVELIN
I have been working in fiber for almost 40 years. My work has been featured in solo, invitational and juried exhibitions throughout the United States, including Georgia, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Images of my work have appeared in Surface Design Journal and American Craft Magazine.
Each of my pieces is hand-stitched, sometimes layered with beading and other embellishments. While my processes are time consuming and labor intensive the medium suits me. I find solitary stitching to be peaceful, meditative and centering. I love texture and the tactile nature of fiber, the rich, sensuous colors available with thread, and the ability to create something while holding in my hands. I am an artist who likes to be in the studio all the time, and I would grow quite impatient if it wasn’t possible to pick up my work at any time.
Another aspect of the work that is important to me is its connection to traditional “women’s work” – I am using the same techniques used by women throughout the centuries. I am doing the same work, however I am using these techniques to address contemporary themes that face us in the 21st century.
For many years, my work has been inspired by science and nature. An overriding theme has been the interaction of humans with the natural world. Whether I am focusing on global warming, animal extinction, or less overtly political subjects such as cell structure or undersea creatures, I am commenting on our role in preserving our environment.
Part of the joy of my work is the research, finding images and themes that will continue to inspire me over long periods of time. Each new series suggests another, and I will continue to challenge myself conceptually and technically, to push my medium in new and exciting directions.
Along with showing her work, Lucia will be the judge for Thread Sense 2015.