MODERN CLASSICS: CHRISTOPHER ST. LEGER, ELLEN TANNER
AND JEAN CARRUTHERS WETTA
September 28 – December 28, 2013
HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 30, 2013)—The works of three contemporary artists, all considered
modern masters of classical styles, will be exhibited at the Beeville Art Museum beginning Saturday,
September 28, 2013.
The three painters selected for the exhibition, Christoper St. Leger, Ellen Tanner, and Jean
Carruthers Wetta, work in oil and watercolor, producing new interpretations of classic subjects such
as landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. According to Tracy Saucier, Director of the Beeville Art
Museum, “We try to bring a variety of art to the museum—everything from more traditional art
forms to art cars and on-site installations—but for our fall show, we decided to get back to the
basics, with a slight twist.”
Christopher St. Leger, an artist living in Lockhart, Texas, who creates “snapshots in paint” produces
urban landscapes in soft, pastel watercolors. His works, both realistic and surreal, feature skateboard
street culture and people on the move.
Artist Ellen Tanner offers a different take on the traditional portrait, embellishing her art historical
portrayals of famous women with colorful and unexpected details. The third artist in the show, Jean
Carruthers Wetta presents a wide range of still lifes, some with familiar objects, others not-sofamiliar,
with surprising interpretations.
The Beeville Art Museum, created and operated by the Joe Barnhart Foundation, is first and
foremost a teaching museum, providing cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of
Bee County and surrounding areas. Cited by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the “great small
towns for art,” Beeville, with a population of approximately 13,000, is home to one of the most
ambitious art and educational programs in Texas. In addition to exhibiting works by some of Texas’s
most renowned artists, as well as selections from private collections and major museums across the
state, the Beeville Art Museum provides docent-led tours and art classes for children and adults and
workshops for Beeville educators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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The Beeville Art Museum, located at 401 E. Fannin, is open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 2
p.m. Saturday. To contact the museum, please call 361-358-8615 or visit our website at www.bamtexas.org.