June 20, 2020
The Hallet Oak Gallery will again commemorate Juneteenth with a special exhibit of Black American artists. It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, and announced to Texans that the war had ended and slaves were now free—2 ½ years after Lincoln’s Proclamation. Featured in this year’s event will be Hallettsville natives Moses Adams, Gene Grant, and Satori Davis, along with photographer Bria Woods of Washington D.C. Come and go on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet the artists and enjoy a free “take-home tote” of refreshments. Sponsors for this event are Audrey and Marvin Peterson who will provide a custom-designed APL Fine Hand Bag purse to the person wearing the most creative, homemade, protection facemask to this event.
About Moses Adams: Moses Adams, Jr. was born May 11, 1947, in Los Angeles, CA. but moved to Hallettsville at an early age. He graduated from Stevens Mayo High School in 1966. He received his BA in art education from Texas Southern University in 1970. Moses served in the US Army before teaching art for 26 years in the Houston Independent School District. About Gene Grant: Gene Grant always carries a notebook for sketching facial features and other items that may catch his attention. Portraits were his focus, but with support from HOG and classes with Mike Windberg, he has expanded his interests and expertise. Grant is a fourth generation South Central Texan who lives in Lavaca County. His great-grandfather helped construct the Lavaca County Courthouse.
About Satori Davis: Satori Davis, a 2018 graduate of Hallettsville High School, has a diverse style of realism and pop art. She uses real objects, people, and animals as subjects to create one-of-a-kind artworks. She has won Best-of-Show twice in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest and has received numerous awards from local groups. Satori will be attending Sam Houston State University in the fall. She will major in veterinary science and minor in art.
About Bria Woods: Bria Woods was born in Washington D.C. where she grew up before moving to San Antonio and is now residing in Victoria, Texas. Bria has been behind the lens for 9 years, starting her journey as the photo editor at her high school and going on to explore digital and film photography at Trinity University. After a year as a photojournalist, she moved to London to earn her MA in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism. She has experience in radio documentaries and fashion and lifestyle photography. She is published in the U.S and Europe.
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