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February 2019

Mardi Gras Mask-Making Party

February 21 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Party Like A Pirate, 2200 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$12

Socialize and decorate your own one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras mask at our annual Mask-Making Party! Drop in after work to unwind, enjoy an adult beverage, and get inspired with friends! All materials are provided, including molded cardboard half-face mask with elastic cord for wearing, paint, feathers, sequins, coins, beads, glitter, and hot glue! Samples and demonstrations will be part of the evening's itinerary. Impress your friends with your ingenuity and get into the Mardi Gras spirit. $12 at the door (Winter…

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March 2019

ArtWalk Opening – Brad Tucker

March 9 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Party Like A Pirate, 2200 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Galveston Arts Center presents a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Brad Tucker opening Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 6:30 PM. Tucker’s exhibition, Standard Tan, includes a collection of wood, fabric, and painted sculptural objects that explore color, texture, and language. Often mimicking tools and utilitarian objects, his work plays with the loose ends of craftsmanship at the border between painting and sculpture. Tucker’s experience as an artist, skateboarder, musician, and teacher…

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Conversations @ The Center – Jay Wehnert and Recie Kraemer

March 31 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Party Like A Pirate, 2200 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Author Jay Wehnert will speak about his book, Outsider Art in Texas: Lonestars, in conversation with Galveston resident Recie Kraemer, owner of Karol Virag’s Decoupage House. Conversations @ The Center features artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights four Texas-based authors who have published books on topics in contemporary art joined in conversation with individuals that give special insight into local and…

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May 2019

POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP

May 4 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Party Like A Pirate, 2200 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Mokume Gane Technique Saturday, May 4 | 10AM - 4PM With award-winning designer Paula Kennedy Join Paula for her quarterly workshop at GAC and Learn the decorative polymer clay technique that mimics traditional Japanese Mokume Gane metalworking. Take yours home at the end of the workshop. For adults and teens ages 14 and up. No experience necessary. Tuition: $75 | All materials are provided.  SPACE IS LIMITED!  

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Conversations @ The Center – Pete Gershon and Michael Tracy

May 19 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Party Like A Pirate, 2200 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Pete Gershon will speak about his book, Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985, in conversation with artist Michael Tracy who lived and worked in Galveston during the 1970s. Tracy’s performance, Sacrifice I, 9.13.74 (The Sugar), which took place in the Imperial Sugar Warehouse in 1974 is documented in the book. Conversations @ The Center features artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights four…

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June 2019

Clay Camp I

June 14 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until June 14, 2019

$150

Summer Clay Camps with Pat Johnson Acclaimed Texas ceramicist Pat Johnson is returning to Galveston for the third summer in a row to teach two camps at Galveston Arts Center: one from June 10-14, and another from July 8-12, both from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Camps last three hours each day, allowing students to delve deeply into a project over five consecutive days.   Ms. Johnson’s week-long workshop lets students discover the design and production of handmade…

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July 2019

Art of Caregiving Student Art Exhibition

July 26 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston Arts Center + Google Map
FREE

In a special summer course at UTMB, second-year Physical Therapy students reflect on the meaning of caregiving by creating an original work of art - visual, written, performance, or other, based on their personal interview with a full-time caregiver from our community. Please come support the PT students as they present their art pieces this afternoon in the Galveston Arts Center 2nd floor studio classroom. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and live music! Presented in Partnership with UTMB Department of Physical Therapy…

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Cat Adoption and Drawing Event

July 27 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston Arts Center + Google Map

In conjunction with Chuck & George’s exhibition, Cat Butt Parfait, join GAC and the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS) for an afternoon adoption event and open drawing lab. Help us find forever homes for cats and kittens from GIHS. Let these lovely kitties be your muse as you try your hand at sketching cats of all shapes, colors, and sizes during the event. Basic drawing materials will be provided. Can’t make It to the event? Meet some of the cats…

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August 2019

2-Day Taiguruma Kids’ Workshop

August 2 | 1:00 PM - August 3 | 4:00 PM

Friday and Saturday, August 2 & 3 1:00 – 4:00 PM each day In this workshop, go on an inspiring cultural journey and learn about the festivities involved in the making and use of Taiguruma, the traditional Japanese fish-shaped paper lantern on wheels. Taiguruma is part of an annual celebration in Niigata, Japan, Galveston’s sister city, where, for generations, children have built the lanterns from scratch and paraded them through the streets. Originating from the Maki region of Niigata over…

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GOLDEN Acrylics A-Z Lecture/Demo

August 17 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St Galveston TX 77550, Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St Galveston TX 77550 + Google Map
FREE

Free Lecture / Demonstration: The GOLDEN "A to Z" of Acrylics This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview…

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