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December 2018

Silhouettes at Dickens

December 1, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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This year, bring home the gift of custom-made art for the holidays! Patti Rishforth of Heart Paper Scissors will be making hand-cut silhouettes in the lobby of Galveston Arts Center from 10:00am-5:00pm* on Saturday, Dec 1, during Dickens on the Strand™, capturing you or your loved ones’ portrait in profile with just a few snips of her shears. This economical yet elegant artform was popularized in the 1800’s when photography was not yet common but paintings were costly. Today, framed silhouettes…

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ArtWorks Museum Store Trunk Show & Pop-Up Sale

December 1, 2018 | 12:00 PM - December 2, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Jewelry designer Diane Falkkenhagen and Pretty Bag Boutique creator Tatiana Verega will be at Galveston Arts Center Saturday and Sunday during Dickens for a speical pop-up sale in the ArtWorks Museum store. Shop their one-of-a-kind items to find the perfect gift for someone special! Admission to Dickens on the Strand sold separately at www.galvestonhistory.org.

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POLYMER CLAY STUDIO

December 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$75

Polymer Clay Ornaments! Learn the essential polymer clay technique of caning, adapted from the age-old glassblowing process of millefiori. Make a "chrysanthemum" cane in the colors of your choice to apply to a glass holiday ornament which we will bake during the workshop. The result is a stunning, translucent decoration for your tree! For adults and teens ages 14 and up. New to working with polymer clay? Beginners are welcome! All materials are provided.  If you have them, feel free…

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Brush Calligraphy & Hand Lettering

December 9, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15

The best part about learning brush calligraphy is having the ability to add your hand-lettered touch to any gift! Self-taught artisan Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop just in time for the holidays, dishing out the tricks and tools of the trade. If you love the holidays, this is a fun gift idea that spreads the love across multiple formats. Work from live demos, worksheets with sample letters and words, and try a variety of brush pens, felt-tip…

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WINTER SOLSTICE WINE SHARE

December 21, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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FREE to GAC Members

GAC members - current and future - How will you celebrate the shortest day of the year? Why not bring a bottle of wine, share with friends, and make new ones while taking in the current contemporary art exhibitions and festive decor at Galveston Arts Center! Come as an existing member, or JOIN as a new member and support GAC.

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January 2019

ArtWalk Opening – Camp Bosworth, Miss Pussycat, Quintron

January 19 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents new exhibitions opening Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with artist talks beginning at 6:30. In the first-floor gallery, Marfa-based artist Camp Bosworth presents intricately carved and painted wood sculptures inspired by the menu items of Dairy Queen for the exhibition THANK YOU, PLEASE DRIVE THRU. In the second-floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, New Orleans-based artist, musician, and puppeteer Miss Pussycat presents an installation of her puppets and their worlds for…

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Conversations @ The Center – Bruce Lee Webb and Kevin Thompson

January 20 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Free

Author Bruce Webb will speak about his book, As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930, in conversation with Kevin Thompson, Information Officer for the Galveston Scottish Rite Cathedral. 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…

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BIRD MASK WORKSHOP

January 29 | 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, happening 2 times

2127 Strand
GALVESTON, TX 77550 United States
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$20

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to GAC to make a unique bird mask using papier-mâché, paint, and feathers, and more. This process will take place over two class periods - one day to create the form of the mask and the second day to paint and decorate it.  Our professional teaching artists will demonstrate pro tips and help kids make their best possible masks inspired by real or imaginary birds. Enter to Win! Our teachers will help you enter…

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February 2019

POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP

February 9 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$75

With award-winning designer Paula Kennedy. Join Paula for her quarterly workshop at GAC and learn how to make imitation wood-patterned coasters.  They have the look of real wood, and liquid won’t hurt them!  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 – Robert Craig Bunch and Robert Dampier

February 16 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Author Robert Craig Bunch will speak about his book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, in conversation with Galveston-based artist Robert Dampier who is featured in the publication. 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…

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