Costlow is inspired by the natural world and is a nature enthusiast – she loves spending time outdoors. This passion is demonstrated in her sculpture, which depicts anthropomorphic figures that shift subtly from animal to human forms. Clay is an attractive medium to the young artist due to its malleable nature, allowing Costlow to mold, shape and shift forms as she creates her sculptures. Costlow’s pieces have a certain seductive and surreal quality, and when viewing them it is easy to find yourself waking up in her world, where female figures morph into birds and lizards stand tall and walk instead of crawl. Costlow’s effortless facility in her medium is evidenced in the intricate details in her figures and bold colors produced in the raku firing process. She has created a fantastical world where reality and dreams converge. AMSET is honored to present Costlow’s ceramics in our café arts series.
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AMSET invites you to join us for our Holiday Gingerbread House Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Create your very own gingerbread house to add to your home’s holiday atmosphere.
Sign up early! All gingerbread will be made to order for this workshop.
This will not be a graham cracker house, but one made from freshly made gingerbread. You will layout and decorate your very own gingerbread house
Members: $40 for one house, $60 for 2 houses
Non-Members: $50 for one house, $70 for 2 houses(Maximum two people per house)
Call (409) 832-3432 for more information.
Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2015
This exhibition is generously funded, in part, by:
Kim and Roy Steinhagen
City of Beaumont
the 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
Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund
National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works
C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.
Back by popular demand, A Vintage Affair, an informal wine tasting, will take place Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. A Vintage Affair is a fun-filled evening for people to sample a variety of fine wines made from different regions, grapes and wine makers paired with delicious appetizers from area chefs and food vendors. Purchase your tickets soon. This is a great holiday gift idea for that someone special!
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