Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center

(409) 763-2403

2127 Strand Street

Galveston, TX 77550


WAKE Presents: Zines y Más

Galveston Arts Center

November 26, 2017 | 1–5 pm

An event featuring local zine makers showing their wares. This event is presented by WAKE, the Galveston-based collective behind the music and arts publication Wake the Zine and host of music events in Galveston.

Taiguruma Radio Station

Galveston Arts Center

November 25 - January 7, 2018

"Taiguruma Radio Station reintroduces the lost art and tradition of Japanese “fish cart” lanterns through an installation by Motoyuki Noguchi and Toshimichi Minagawa. Expanding on the tradition of communicating with our ancestors, Noguchi and Minagawa’s installation offers visitors an opportunity to open a line of communication across borders, generations, and cultures through postcards and a local radio broadcast."

Joan Laughlin: Entanglement

Galveston Arts Center

November 25 - January 7, 2018

Joan Laughlin’s detailed paintings of forest undergrowth and tree knots highlight the resilience of the natural world and allude to the fleeting nature of memory. The works border between hyper-real and abstract in their attention to detail.

Dan Schmahl: Sufer’s Beach

Galveston Arts Center

November 25 - January 7, 2018

An exhibition of photographs, video, printed matter, and a 13-foot-tall viewing platform resembling a seawall lifeguard stand by artist Dan Schmahl. Schmahl’s exhibition documents the romantic pipe-dream of a Galveston, Texas, beachfront utopia.


Christie Blizard: Wanting to not want

An exhibition featuring works from San Antonio artist Christie Blizard’s ongoing project in which she holds up text paintings on the Today show and Good Morning America.

Regina Agu: Sea Change

“Regina Agu explores representations of the physical and historical landscape in her exhibition Sea Change. Agu’s work explores narratives related to language, history, and representation,...

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Giovanni Valderas: Tradecraft

A show featuring works by Dallas-based artist Giovanni Valderas. The pieces in Giovanni Valderas: Tradecraft address “issues with gentrification in Spanish speaking communities and incorporate frayed elements...

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A show of new paintings by Houston artist Christopher Cascio. The pieces in the exhibition reference both traditional quilt patterns and the artist’s past works that were created...

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Bradley Kerl: Greenhouse

A show of paintings by Houston artist Bradley Kerl. Kerl’s compositions are inspired by his daily experiences — his imagery includes classroom still-life arrangements, a flowerbed at the...

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Burning Bones Press: Collective Pulse

A show of works by members of Houston’s Burning Bones Press printmaking studio. This exhibition is co-organized by Keelin Burrows, Curator for The Printing Museum, Houston, and...

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Abhidnya Ghuge: Changing Perspectives

A show of works by Texas-based artist Abhidnya Ghuge. In her work, Ghuge creates large-scale installations made from printed paper plates.


An exhibition of works by the Houston-based artist collective ROUX (Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia). The works of the collective “navigate...

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Calder Kamin: Plastic Planet

Calder Kamin sculpts animals using colored plastic bags. In addition to her sculptures, this exhibition will have an educational component, the Neocortex Classroom, that aims to...

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Jules Buck Jones: Gardens and Graveyards

A multimedia installation by Austin-based artist Jules Buck Jones. The show will feature the artist’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures combined with backdrops and props from his Animal...

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WAKE: Wake the Zine

A show of selections from Galveston-based collective WAKE’s publication Wake the Zine. 300 copies of each issue of Wake the Zine are distributed in publicly accessible spaces, primarily...

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Steve Fisher: Galveston: Spare Beauty

A show of photographs by Steve Fisher. In his work, Fisher aims to document the “understated beauty” of Texas’ coastal landscape.

David Aylsworth: Either/And

A show of works by Houston artist David Aylsworth. The artist “is inspired by images around him, in both a mental and physical sense, and...

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Jonathan Leach: Guts and Bone

“Inspired by city and suburban landscapes, Jonathan Leach’s paintings and sculptures explore how architecture, advertising, and icons interact with one another, using line and color...

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Rena Wood: Interpreting Memory

A show of works by artist Rena Wood. The fiber works in the show aim to “reference the ephemeral nature of memory.”

Rachel Gardner: Prey

A show of works by Rachel Gardner. In this show, Gardner utilizes “sculpture and installation to explore the tenuous balance between nature and the modern...

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Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak: Discourse

A show of paintings by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak. “Using carefully collected information related to the continued political turmoil of her ancestral homeland, Bodnar-Balahutrak collages printed text, images,...

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Mindy Veissid: Intuitive Moments

A show of works by New York photographer Mindy Veissid. For this exhibition, Veissid will present photographs of Galveston, Cuba, and Spain.

Ann Sandberg: Children in Print

From the gallery: “Sculpting life-sized figures of children, Sandburg uses newsprint to create the metaphoric skin and bones of her subjects just as children today...

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Beyond Bindings: The Book as Art

A pop-up show featuring six artists and their interpretations on what it means to make a book. Artists include: Candace Hicks, Michelle Wilson, Dorothy Yule, Susan Porteous, Bonnie O’Connell, and Jennifer...

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Marcos Hdez: Things I see Things I am

“Marcos Hdez, creates minimalist drawings and paintings utilizing tar, sand, asphalt, and drywall sheeting.  His sculptural reliefs are predominantly white and grey as if he...

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Ariane Roesch: Upwards and Onwards

An exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Ariane Roesch. The show is comprised of various ladder sculptures that integrate patterned fabrics and bright colors. The artist...

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Twenty Five: A Conclusion

The final exhibition celebrating Curator Clint Willour’s 25th anniversary with GAC.

Twenty Five: A Celebration

An exhibition celebrating Curator Clint Willour’s 25th anniversary with the Galveston Arts Center. The show features a diverse selection of prominent Texas artists that Willour has curated...

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Love, Optimized

In Love, Optimized, designer Ernesto D. Morales and sociologist Shelly Ronen have collaborated to create

Margaret Smithers-Crump: Vital Signs

An exhibition of installations and paintings by Margaret Smithers-Crump. The works in the show were created specifically for the Galveston Arts Center.

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