October 11 – November 22, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, October 11, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Market Street Gallery
A Force of Nature: 101
Galveston Arts Center presents A Force of Nature: 101, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Elinor Evans. A Professor Emeritus of Rice University School of Architecture (RSA,) Ms. Evans turned 101 this year and is currently the oldest practicing artist in the state of Texas. The exhibition, which includes found-object collages, woven textiles and baskets, celebrates the artist’s lifelong love of nature and the poetic relationship she sees between people and plants.
Evans taught design to RSA freshmen from 1964 to 1985 and lectured there into the ’90s. Her focus as an educator has been to challenge students to look at nature to help them think about structure, as she still does in her art. Today, she still regularly creates art in her Houston studio in mediums ranging from painting to collage to off-loom weaving and more.
This will be the final exhibition at Galveston Arts Center’s current location on the corner of 25th and Market Street. A Force of Nature: 101 will run through November 22nd, overlapping with the opening of Galveston Arts Center’s new location at 2127 Strand in mid-November.