Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2015
This exhibition is generously funded, in part, by:
The Edaren Foundation
Kim and Roy Steinhagen
City of Beaumont
Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund
Texas Commission on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation
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Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 18
This exhibition will feature the ceramic art of Linnis Blanton, southeast Texas native and adjunct instructor of ceramics at Lamar University. He received his B.S. and B.F.A. from Lamar University, and worked as an art teacher in the Port Arthur Independent School District for thirty years prior to his current position at Lamar. Blanton is well known throughout the area for his ceramic vessels and sculptures that subconsciously reference figurative subjects and the organic elements of the natural world in his shape, texture and form. AMSET’s exhibition will focus on recent works by the artist and will be Blanton’s first exhibition with the museum.
Colleen and Bob Burns
National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works
C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.
Opening Reception: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21
MAX BEAN: You’ve Got Mail / Art features a body of envelope art by Max Bean, a self-taught artist in Southeast Texas during the 1970s-80s. Bean worked at a refinery in Nederland and was a body builder on the side. During his spare time, he enjoyed writing to his daughter, Tina, while she was out of state in the Navy. Bean created fantastical images on the envelopes of these letters, painting flora and fauna, riverboats, airplanes, body builders, “Conan the Barbarian” and other whimsical subjects. Tina took great delight in receiving these letters, filled with her father’s creative vision and spirit. This inaugural exhibition offers insight into Bean’s artistic vision and brings to light fresh artistic talent vital to the history of our region.
Join the Art Museum of Southeast Texas for our next FREE Family Arts Day, "Fun in the Mud!" This exciting day will be focused around fun in the mud. Clay mud, that is! In conjunction with the Linnis Blanton ceramics exhibition currently on view, children and their families will try their hand at creating various types of sculpture with clay. There will be demonstrations in wheel throwing and firing, from the artist himself. Visitors will be encouraged to make their own clay vessels by experimenting with various techniques such as coils, slabs, textured stamps and pinch pots. Also, to correlate with the other exhibition currently on display at AMSET, HOT OFF THE PRESS, there will be an opportunity to particpate in several printmaking art activities as well. As always, refreshments and face painting will round out this full day of family fun!
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony – 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
Protégé exhibition on view at AMSET – Feb. 20 through March 20, 2016
Protégé is a 30-year-old program organized annually to promote and inspire 12th-grade artists in our region. AMSET believes it is important that young artists have an early opportunity to enter art competitions and to learn museum exhibition practices. After the opening exhibit at AMSET, the works of art will tour regional schools.
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YOU could win $10,000 in gold at this exciting event!
Each year AMSET invites community members to participate in Go for the Gold, a very popular and entertaining fundraising event. For the ticket cost of $100, participants receive admission, dinner and cocktails for two along with one entry into the most exciting drawing in town. Three lucky ticket holders get a chance to win unbelievable prizes in gold, magically turning $100 into $10,000 for the first place winner in a reverse drawing where the winner is the last ticket drawn. The second place winner receives $1,500 in gold, and third place winner receives $1,000 in gold. Proceeds from Go for the Gold benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education programming.
To purchase tickets, click "register" on the left or call 409-832-3432.
Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 18
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