AMSET Celebrates 30 Years with a “Pearlescent” Party

(Beaumont, TX; August 9, 2017) The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) hosts the 30th Anniversary Gala: A Pearlescent Evening, Friday, September 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Event Centre.  AMSET invites the community to celebrate 30 years commemorating the pearl anniversary.

Professional photography will greet party-goers at the door with print-on-location keepsakes.

Cocktail hour, with appetizers, begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring the signature drink, Thai Pearl Cocktail.  Fine Dining by Bando’s Catering will be served at 7:30 p.m. introducing delectable entrees and pearl-themed desserts.  Silent and live auctions featuring themed parties and stunning art selections will keep party-goers enticed with dancing to follow.  The live, musical entertainment of Sharon Montgomery and the Golden Triangle All-Stars will set the tone for the evening.  Attire is black tie; guests are encouraged to don their pearls.

The Anniversary Gala will honor well-known Texas artist and Beaumont native, Richard Stout and AMSET Board Presidents from the past decade.  This anniversary event is made possible through Gala Chairs Rachael and Stephen Roane, and committee members Judy Black, Sandra Clark, Gerald Farha, Sandy Fertitta, Craig Kinsel, Keely Kinsel, Lynda Moncla, Albert Nolen, Janey Phelan, and Jessica Garth Whitney.

Individual seats are $250.  Table reservations range from $1,600 to $15,000 and can seat up to 10 guests.  Top table packages include original prints by honored artist, Richard Stout, VIP access to a private cocktail event previewing the opening reception of Stout’s work that will be on view at AMSET, signed monographs by the artist, and tableside champagne.  All proceeds benefit AMSET exhibitions and educational programs.  For more information and reservations, visit amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.


Branch Out with AMSET at this Summer’s Free Family Arts Day


(Beaumont, TX; July 13, 2017) The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents Family Arts Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  AMSET invites families to kick off the new school year at this summer’s Family Arts Day!

Art activities will correlate with AMSET’s current exhibition, Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life. Owens creates sculptures from recycled crepe myrtles, repurposing tree branches into art.  Children and families will participate in art activities that use the same concept of Owens’ recycling and repurposing techniques.  Activities include Tree-Art, Bird-Houses, and Felix Totems.

A five piece, brass ensemble will serve as live entertainment while families browse the galleries and participate in art activities.  Children will have the opportunity to touch and interact with materials used by Artist Sherry Owens in AMSET’s Conn Gallery, adjacent to the main galleries. Complimentary cookies and punch will be provided.  A concession stand serving ballpark-style food will be available, as well as free face painting.  Throughout the day, AMSET will draw winners for baskets packed with art supplies along with backpacks full of school supplies for the new school year.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.

This program is made possible in part by American Valve and Hydrant, Bill Clark Pest Control, Bessie F. Chisum – In memory of Mary L. Dean Fisher & Bessie Bridgforth Dean, ExxonMobil Refining and Supply, Linda & Dr. Charles Foutz, Goodyear Beaumont Chemical, Helen Caldwell Locke and Curtis Blakey Locke Charitable Trust, Kim & Roy Steinhagen Regina Rogers – In loving memory of Julie & Ben Rogers, Sam’s Club, Edaren Foundation, Entergy, Sheila and Jerry Reese, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.


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