Artist & Teacher: Apinya Srikhwanthong

Did you know, Apinya teaches children’s art classes on Thursday through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley? Last week, students made their own paper from scraps they had saved using Apinya’s paper-making techniques.

Students also made and decorated their own ice cream sundaes, and worked on outdoor sketches with pastels. Wonderful work students, and wonderful work teacher 🙂

For more information about the Arts Council’s Art After School program, check out the ACBV program details on the ACBV website.

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4th Friday Art Opening! 5pm-7pm, Sept. 28th

Join us for the Navasota 4th Friday Art Opening at the Horlock Gallery, 5pm-7pm, this Friday, September 28th—our first opening event this season!

Address: Horlock Gallery, 1215 E Washington Ave, Navasota, TX, 77868 (MAP)

Artists-in-Residence Apinya Srikhwanthong, Hannah Duggan, and Rebecca Dias look forward to sharing their art with you. At 7pm, we will close the Horlock gallery and head to The Gallery in Downtown Navasota (if you’d like to join us there)!

View our 4th Friday Art Walk Map here: Art Walk - 4th Friday Navasota

For more information, contact Rebecca at rebecca.w.dias@gmail.com.

Hope to see you Friday!

Local Connections: ‘Respect’ at Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery

On September 11th, Navasota Artists-in-Residence visited Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery for the opening of ‘Respect’ by Jenn Hassin, a U.S. Air Force veteran and professional artist. Her installation uses papers made from the fabric of recycled veteran and civilian uniforms to explore the significance, values, and interpretations associated with people serving in the military.

We were honored to have a chance to visit this opening on September 11th. Thank you, Texas A&M and Jenn Hassin for collaborating to host this exhibit.

The Wright Gallery, located at Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center, will continue to host the exhibit until October 29th. For more information, check out KAGS article on the exhibit here.

Welcome, and Welcome Back!

Welcome, & Welcome back… most places it’s back-to-school, but for us, it’s back-to-art!

For our blog series kickoff (pardon the pun, Aggieland!), we asked each artist 2 questions: (1) What did you do this summer break? (2) What were you looking forward to most about Navasota? See our answers below:

Apinya: I went home to San Francisco, I got to see my family (they visited from Thailand!), and we went to the Muir Woods National Monument. I also got to see my cat, Pebbles, who has been staying with my friend while I’ve been in Texas. I also went to the Dallas Museum of Art on my way back to Navasota.

In this residency, I want to try to make a larger body of work, perhaps even an installation, and explore figurative and portrait work in addition to paper sculpture.

Rebecca: This summer, I got to attend a painting workshop in Sedona with abstract mixed-media artist Joan Fullerton. I also spent some time with friends in Los Angeles, and visited my sister in Washington D.C. When I was accepted to the residency here, I had to quit my art-teaching position of the last 3 years. I will miss my students, but I am very excited and honored to have this opportunity to pursue my artwork full-time.

I think I am most looking forward to having time to paint (all day, every day–as much as I can)! In addition, I’m excited to explore more of the area. On my way here from Phoenix, I drove through Marfa, Texas, where I was able to tour Chinati and artist Donald Judd’s estate at the Judd Foundation. I’m looking forward to learning more about Texas and the culture, community, and history of art here.

Hannah: This summer, I attended a 7-week artist’s residency at Chautauqua School of Art in Chautauqua, New York, with 38 other artists. It was an amazing experience!

I am looking forward to working on a painting-a-day series for 30 days–I started September 1st, so I’m actually on day 12 already! I’m also looking forward to preparing for graduate school while I’m here.

Also, last Thursday, we were able to attend the Arts Council of Brazos Valley Gala and Auction (Wizard-of-Oz Theme) with the City of Navasota. We were so excited to hear about the ACBV’s new location, and all that they are doing to promote the arts in the Brazos Valley. Thank you for supporting and including us!

 

Greetings, Navasota! The Horlock Gallery opens again…

Artists Apinya, Hannah, and Rebecca are excited to announce the Gallery opening day, TODAY, Wednesday, September 5th!

Our fall hours are Wednesday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm (for tours and appointments, please contact info@acbv.org). Occasionally, we may close or relocate for special events–check our Facebook for updates.

Navasota Examiner WelcomeAlso, a special thank you to the City Council for welcoming us last week, and to Connie Clements, for covering our visit to the City Council in the Navasota Examiner. We are honored to be here, and looking forward to the next 6 months in Navasota!

Photo credit: Photo from Navasota Examiner Article August 2018, by Connie Clements, http://www.navasotaexaminer.com/news/article_0f685a9e-ab0e-11e8-b95a-47cae2fd04c6.html?mode=image&photo=0