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2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States

May 2017

Conversations @ the Center | Intersections: Art, Science and Technology

May 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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The 2017 lecture series will feature speakers on the topic of the intersection of art, science, and technology. This event is located in the Peaches Kempner Studio Classroom. All events are free and open to the public.

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June 2017

Galveston Artwalk

June 3, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States

Galveston Artwalk Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 6-9 PM Opening reception and artists talk at 6:30 PM

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July 2017

Two & 1/2 Years: A Musical Celebration Album Review

July 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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In conjunction with the exhibition Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth, Galveston Arts Center invites you to a performance by artists from the album that inspired the exhibition on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 2:00 PM. Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone will speak about the process of creating the album and inspiration behind the songs. Featured artists will play a selection of works from the album including 3bubble and J. Gray, A.MADVYLXN, Shae and…

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Exhibit-Connect Artist Talk: Tierney Malone

July 8, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Join Galveston Arts Center and exhibiting artist Tierney Malone for a discussion of the history of slavery in Texas in conjunction with the exhibition Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 2:00 PM. Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth is a collaboration between multidisciplinary artists Tierney Malone and Robert Hodge. The story of the institution of slavery in Texas and the origins of…

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October 2017

FAMILY ART NIGHT

October 20, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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A free, casual drop-in art session. Drop in and leave when you want. Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring your sister who's visiting from out of town. It's all about family time and creativity!

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Polymer Clay Workshop – Basic caning:  Flowers and Leaves

October 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$75

Learn the technique of basic caning to create flowers and leaves. Apply to jewelry, beads, small, decorative boxes and other trinkets. Bring a work surface and pasta machine if you have them. Toaster ovens provided.

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November 2017

Exhibit-Connect Workshop – Piñatas: Casitas (Little Houses)

November 12, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Presented conjunction with GAC’s current exhibition, Tradecraft by Giovanni Valderas, on view through November 19th.
Learn about piñata’s traditional use in Latin American cultures and the way the form has been transformed by the artist for this exhibit to make a deeper statement. Then build your own colorful creation from cardboard and tissue paper. This workshop will be fun for all ages! (Young children should be accompanied by a parent.)

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Exhibit-Connect Artist Talk: Regina Agu in conversation with Dr. Jens Figlus

November 16, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Regina Agu and Dr. Jens Figlus, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M Galveston (TAMUG), speak about the research and collaboration between artist and scientist behind the exhibition Sea Change. Dr. Figlus is part of a team of researchers at TAMUG who carried out a pilot study to create and monitor test dunes on Galveston's East Beach. A prototype dune was constructed from compacted sargassum that washed up on Galveston’s shores. Click here to learn more about the exhibition. Click here for…

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Children’s Animal Mask Workshop

November 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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FREE: Led by local artist and GHF historic preservation manager Nick Barbee, and presented in partnership with Galveston Historical Foundation, Nick Barbee will show kids how to make 3-D paper animal masks to wear in the parades during Dickens on the Strand on December 2 and 3rd.

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WAKE Presents: Zines y Más

November 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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WAKE, the Galveston-based collective behind the music and arts publication Wake the Zine and host of music events in Galveston, presents Zines y Más. The event will feature local zine makers and musicians in the style of a small pop-up market. This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.…

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December 2017

SILHOUETTES

December 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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This year, visitors to Dickens on the Strand™ can bring home the gift of a custom, hand-made silhouette from Galveston Arts Center. Patti Rishforth of HeartPaperScissors.com will be creating silhouettes in the lobby of Galveston Arts Center from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM* on Saturday, Dec 2, capturing people’s likeness in profile with just a few snips of her shears. This economical yet elegant form of art was popularized during a time when photographic portraiture was not yet common and having one’s…

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Desert Surf Films – Co-presented with Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Surf Museum

December 8, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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FREE! Films begin at 6:00 PM each night Limited seating available (Feel free to BYOBeach Chair!) In conjunction with Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, Sufer’s Beach, Ballroom Marfa, the Texas Surf Museum, and Galveston Arts Center invite you for two evenings of experimental surf films. Desert Surf Films includes two visionary films from the early ’70s, Alby Falzon and David Elfick’s Morning of the Earth and Elfick’s Crystal Voyager, along with shorts from Dan Schmahl and Ian Lewis. The program, curated by former Ballroom Marfa…

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Desert Surf Films – Co-presented with Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Surf Museum

December 9, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until December 9, 2017

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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FREE! Films begin at 6:00 PM each night Limited seating available (Feel free to BYOBeach Chair!) In conjunction with Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, Sufer’s Beach, Ballroom Marfa, the Texas Surf Museum, and Galveston Arts Center invite you for two evenings of experimental surf films. Desert Surf Films includes two visionary films from the early ’70s, Alby Falzon and David Elfick’s Morning of the Earth and Elfick’s Crystal Voyager, along with shorts from Dan Schmahl and Ian Lewis. The program, curated by former Ballroom Marfa…

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Winter Solstice Wine-Share

December 21, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Our inaugural seasonal membership wine share will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the GAC Main Gallery. Please bring a bottle of white or blush wine or another festive beverage – ideally with a winter theme – to share with others. This event is open to GAC members who have joined at the Patron Level and above. If you are not already a Patron member (the $100 membership applies to individuals and couples) you may upgrade at the event.…

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January 2018

Poetry Reading and Picnic with Joshua Edwards

January 6, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Join Galveston Arts Center (GAC) and the Galveston Artist Residency (GAR) for a Saturday afternoon poetry reading and picnic with author and poet Joshua Edwards. Beginning at 1:00 PM at GAC, Edwards will read poems he refers to as “lamps”. Following the reading at GAC, visitors are invited to proceed to GAR (2521 Mechanic Street) for a BYO beverage, blanket and snacks picnic, where Edwards will an excerpt from his soon to be release epic poem titled Agonistes. About the…

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ArtWalk | Exhibition Opening

January 13, 2018 | 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Opening Reception Saturday, January 13, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists’ talks at 6:30 PM

In the Main Gallery, The Color Condition: Premium Quality
In the 1878 Gallery, Cary Reeder: Impermanence
In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Michael Golden: 0 – Connected

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THE WILLARD SUITCASES Reception & Presentation

January 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Cristpin, a freelance and documentary photographer, will presenting and discussing his ongoing project, The Willard Suitcases, a photo-documentary series featuring the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum in Willard, NY.

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Conversations @ The Center: Rick Lowe and Darryl Ratcliff

January 25, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
FREE

The 2018 lecture series features speakers on the topic of Artists as Activists, including artists whose work engages communities, is political in nature, and acts as agents for social change. The 2018 series will feature six speakers, paired in conversation around their work through three Conversations

Darryl Ratcliff and Rick Lowe
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7 PM
Preceded by a reception at 6:30 PM

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Umbrella Brigade Workshop

January 26, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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The Galveston Arts Center invites you to join us in marching with the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade parade! GAC host an umbrella decorating party in our studio the Friday before the parade. Bring an umbrella of your choice; all we ask is that you use our GAC blue (paint provided) throughout your designs! All other materials will be provided as well as pizza and refreshments! The parade is on Friday, February 2 at 8:30 PM.  All umbrella carriers will gain free…

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Exhibit-Connect Workshop: Collages with Michael Golden and Christine West

January 27, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Exhibit-Connect Workshop: Collage with Michael Golden and Christine West In conjunction with Golden's GAC exhibition, 0-Connected Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 PM   Join Michael Golden on an artist-led tour of his latest exhibition of collages at GAC, then sit down in our studio and learn collage methods and techniques from Michael and fellow collage artist Christine West.  Both artists will share from their collections of materials, papers, images and tools so that you can create your own piece…

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March 2018

ArtWalk | Exhibition Opening

March 3, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Opening Reception Saturday, March 3, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists’ talks at 6:30 PM

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Spring Equinox Wine Share

March 20, 2018 | 5:00 PM - March 25, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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New! Spring Equinox Wine Share Open to All GAC Members and a Guest! Tuesday, March 20 5:00 - 7:00 PM Our spring membership wine share will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the GAC Main Gallery. Bring a spring-themed white or rose wine to share! Feeling bold? Swap your wine for a special craft beer or your own standard favorite to share! This event is open to all GAC members and coincides with our March through May Membership Drive!  Feel free…

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Conversations @ The Center: John Pluecker and Carrie Marie Schneider

March 22, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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The 2018 lecture series features speakers on the topic of Artists as Activists, including artists whose work engages communities, is political in nature, and acts as agents for social change. The 2018 series will feature six speakers, paired in conversation around their work through three Conversations

John Pluecker and Carrie Marie Schneider
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 PM

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Lois Farfel Stark Presents: The Telling Image

March 24, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Author and documentary filmmaker Lois Farfel Stark suggests the key to reading the past and glimpsing the future can be found in the shapes of domiciles. Drawing on her years with NBC News in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe to explore how the shapes of shelters, social systems, and sacred sites reveal a culture’s mindset. Her illustrated presentation takes the audience from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids of Egypt to contemporary hotels in China. This presentation will be…

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April 2018

Conversations @ The Center: Lisa E. Harris and Prince Varughese Thomas

April 12, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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The 2018 lecture series features speakers on the topic of Artists as Activists, including artists whose work engages communities, is political in nature, and acts as agents for social change. The 2018 series will feature six speakers, paired in conversation around their work through three Conversations

Lisa E. Harris and Prince Varughese Thomas
Thursday April 12, 2018, 6:30 PM

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ArtWalk | Exhibition Opening

April 21, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Opening Reception Saturday, April 21, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists’ talks at 6:30 PM

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Exhibit-Connect: The Creeping Vine Project with Rebecca Braziel

April 28, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Rebecca Braziel invites participants to collaborate in The Creeping Vine Project, a community created work made of fabric and wire in the form of a creeping trellis. The resulting work will be on view June 2 – July 8, 2018 in the exhibition Other Edens in GAC’s main gallery. For more information on The Creeping Vine Project, visit: https://www.rebeccabraziel.com/the-creeping-vine-project/

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May 2018

Artist Talks: Robin Dru Germany, Page Piland, and Jason Makepeace

May 19, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Join exhibiting artists Robin Dru Germany, Page Piland, and Jason Makepeace as they discuss their work on view in the exhibition Stratiforms. Stratiforms features the work of three artists who examine layers in the natural environment through photography, sculpture, and painting. These artists demonstrate acute observations of place, process, and materials, specifically in reference to wood and water. Robin Dru Germany portrays waterways in her recent series, titled Surface Tension, through photographs that reveal the parallel systems between water and air. Navigating the creeks,…

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Life Drawing Studio

May 21, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$12

Monday night Life Drawing is back by popular demand!  Sign up for a 6-week block of sessions, or choose individual dates. https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/life_drawing/

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June 2018

Kids’ Class: Concrete Sculpture

June 15, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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One event on February 20, 2019 at 10:30am

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15 – $20

https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/summer_art/

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Art of Poetry Introductory Workshop

June 16, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Are you currently writing poetry? Do you want to start? Attend one of our introductory events to see if a weekly writer’s workshop is for you. Open to poets at all levels of experience aged 18 or older. Class members will support each other with advice, strategies and camaraderie to help each writer find his or her unique voice. Weekly evening classes will begin in early fall 2018. Join any Thursday to start your 6-week class. New material will be covered every week.
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Are you currently writing poetry? Do you want to start?  Attend one of our introductory events to see if a weekly writer’s workshop is for you.  Open to poets at all levels of experience aged 18 or older. Class members will support each other with advice, strategies and camaraderie to help each writer find his or her unique voice. RSVP Below. https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/artofpoetry/ RSVP by filling out the form below.  Select Art of Poetry workshop and choose July 16.

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GAC Member Wine Share

June 21, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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FREE FOR MEMBERS

Thursday, June 21 5:30 - 7:30 Join fellow GAC members and their guests as we celebrate the start of Summer!   Bring a bottle of white or blush wine to share while enjoying light appetizers provided by Gypsy Joynt. As we mark the beginning of our busiest season, feel free to explore our two current exhibitions Other Edens and Fables, Families & Myths.   Click here to become a member.

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Kids’ Class: Clay Sculpture

June 22, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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One event on June 22, 2018 at 10:30am

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15 – $20

https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/summer_art/  

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POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP

June 23, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 21, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$75

THE JUNE WORKSHOP IS FULL. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE JULY WORKSHOP. Polymer Clay and Rubber Stamps with Paula Kennedy Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (bring a bag lunch!) Have you ever wondered what you could make with polymer clay and rubber stamps?  Come to this one-day workshop where Paula Kennedy will show you how to get interesting texture patterns in your poly clay pieces.  Beginners welcome. All materials will be provided, including clay; however, if you have…

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Summer Painting Camp

June 25, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until June 29, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$150

Painting Camp with Samantha Wiley Students will experience all different kinds of painting, from watercolor to acrylic and mixed media, from representational to abstract and decorative, painting on traditional and unconventional surfaces with a variety of tools, designing both from imagination and observation. Advanced students will learn to refine their planning and conceptual skills and develop new techniques with water-based oils, watercolor pencils, and more. This is a 5-day camp.  A minimum number of students must pre-register for the full camp before…

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Kids’ Class: Found Object Sculpture

June 29, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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One event on June 29, 2018 at 10:30am

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15 – $20

https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/summer_art/  

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July 2018

Summer Felting Camp

July 9, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 13, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$150

For ages 8-14 Make soft, colorful sculptures out of hand-dyed raw wool with GISD certified art teacher teacher Brook Olm.  Needle felting (sometimes called dry felting) is nothing like the machine-made sheets of felt you can buy at the craft store; it is a true handmade fiber art.  Students will mold real raw wool to create sweet, whimsical, fuzzy sculptures. Starting with a basic model to learn the technique, they will go on to draw and plan their own designs.…

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Member Preview with Brews Brothers!

July 14, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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GAC Members are invited to our Member Preview where they can enjoy light bites provided by Brews Brother  and refreshments before our exhibition opening.   This event will be held in our Peaches Kempner Studio Classroom. Not a member? Become one today!  

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Opening Reception: Timothy Harding, Susannah Mira, and Kalee Appleton

July 14, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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GAC invites you to attend our opening reception Saturday, July 14, fro 6:00 - 9:00 PM featuring artists Timothy Harding, Susannah Mira, and Kalee Appleton. Artist talks for each exhibition will begin at 6:30.

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Summer Ceramics Camp

July 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 20, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$150

For ages 8-14 Explore with award-winning figurative ceramicist Pat Johnson a variety of hand-building techniques including coil and slab-construction, using low-fire stoneware and pro­fessional glazes. Learn in the context of both historical and contemporary ceramics to see how clay can be used to create both useful and expressive objects of art.   Tuition: $150

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Ceramics Studio for Adults – 4 Week Session

July 17, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 7, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$80 – $100

After a short break, Ceramics Studio with Cristal Aldrete is back! Summer B block will introduce techniques for creating wearable ceramics pieces - jewelry and accessories for men or women featuring your one-of-a-kind designs.  Returning/experienced students are welcome to work on their own projects and take advantage of Cristal's help.  Glazing and bisque firing is done between classes. Click on to the Ceramics Studio page link below for more information and to register online. GAC members, call to get your…

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Ceramics Camp II

July 23, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, happening 5 times

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$150

For ages 8-14 Explore with educator and ceramicist Cristal Aldrete a variety of hand-building techniques including coil and slab-construction, using low-fire stoneware and pro­fessional glazes. Learn in the context of both historical and contemporary ceramics to see how clay can be used to create both useful and expressive objects of art.   Tuition: $150 for the week

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The Art of Caregiving: Student Project Presentations and Reception

July 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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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 one-on-one interview with a full-time caregiver from the community. Come enjoy snacks and beverages as the PT students present their art pieces. Presented in Partnership with UTMB Department of Physical Therapy and hosted by faculty Laurie Farroni and Steve Fisher.

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August 2018

Summer Art for Ages 5-8

August 10, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until August 10, 2018

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15

https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/summer_art/ This week's class: Cardboard Sculpture

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FALL SEMESTER EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE

August 10, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on August 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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FREE

Come see a preview of the classes and workshops being offered at GAC this Fall for kids and adults. Both dates will feature short presentations, demonstrations, and walk-up activities from our educators. Talk to an artist, hang out, bring your kids, and sign up for an expressive art experience! FREE and open to the public Snacks and beverages graciously provided by our donors. Click here to preview our Fall Educational Program lineup.

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September 2018

Visual Pathology Conversation

September 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Join us as artists and pathologists discuss the Visual Pathology project and their work in conjunction with the exhibition on view in the 1878 & Brown Foundation Galleries. *Come early as seating is limited.

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Members Fall Equinox Wine Share

September 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Saturday, September 22 4:00 – 6:00 PM at GAC Bring a bottle of wine to share with other members, and sample wines you may not be familiar with. Light appetizers provided. Become a member at www.galvestonartscenter.org/membership

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October 2018

Museum of Pocket Art featuring Elaine Bradford and Ernesto Walker

October 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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The Galveston Arts Center welcomes the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) during ArtWalk on October 13, 2018 from 6 to 9 PM. MoPA presents two exhibitions by artists Elaine Bradford (Houston, TX) and Ernesto Walker (Monterrey, Mexico). About MoPA: The Museum of Pocket Art began fifteen years ago with an idea that everyone should carry with them a small artwork in a pocket to enrich their day and share with others. MoPA developed this idea and organized it into a formal venue…

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“Yoga in the Gallery” Benefit Class

October 19, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$10

https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/about/yoga/

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November 2018

Taiguruma Mini Workshop

November 24, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15

In this workshop, participants will get a taste of the festivities involved in the making and use of Taiguruma, traditional Japanese fish-shaped paper lantern on wheels. Delegates from Galveston’s sister city, Niigata, will teach the art of making their traditional lanterns. Participants will decorate prepared long strips of washi paper with paint and stickers. They will attach the decorated paper to the bottom part of a pre-made Taiguruma. After pulling the Taiguruma around Galveston Arts Center to great the incoming ArtWalk…

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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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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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