August 18 - November 13, 2022
From the Art Museum of Southeast Texas:
“The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) will present ART NATIONS: The Snowmen on view August 18 – November 13, 2022 in AMSET’s Café Arts series for local artists. On Sunday, November 6, from 2 – 4 p.m., AMSET will host an artist’s reception that is free and open to the public. AMSET is proud to present the work of Art Nations for the upcoming fall Café Arts exhibition. Art grew up in Houston and graduated from Lamar University with his BFA in 1979. He attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1980-1982) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1983) for his post graduate studies. Art was inspired by many of his university professors, including Dr. Lynne Lokensgard, Robert O’Neill, Ken Parker, Henry Chotkowski, and Ted Halkin. Other sources of inspiration include his good friend and artist Robert Birmelin, the work of Henri Matisse, ‘Late-Period’ Philip Guston, R.B. Kitaj, and Susan Rothenberg. Art is well-known in the Southeast Texas art community and regularly exhibits at the Art Studio and the Beaumont Art League. For this exhibition, he will show his snowmen paintings and drawings. The snowmen first made an appearance in Art’s work in 1983, and he has continued to depict them through various series. When asked about his choice of subject matter, Art says, “Snowmen are mysterious and uncanny creations made by ourselves in our image. No one really knows when or who made the first snowman, but they were first recorded in manuscripts in the 1300’s. Snowmen, like ourselves, are transitory and fragile creatures. Some of my pieces address the Human Condition or curious circumstances, while others are focused on simply formal pictorial concerns.” A price list will be available at the front desk or by contacting Caitlin Clay, Curator of Exhibitions, at [email protected] For more information, follow the museum on social media @amsetx, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.”
Reception: November 6, 2022 | 2–4 pm
500 Main St.
Beaumont, 77701 TXGet directions