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Two exhibits to debut Saturday at BAM
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Local artist Crystal Farris will have her watercolor works on display at the Beeville Art Museum starting with a reception Saturday at 2 p.m.
Local artist Crystal Farris will have her watercolor works on display at the Beeville Art Museum starting with a reception Saturday at 2 p.m.
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The Beeville Art Museum will host a reception this Saturday, May 18, from noon to 2 p.m. for two exhibits that will be on view through July 18.

The first is a solo exhibition of works by landscape artist Sylvia Benitez, an East Coast native now living and working in Seguin. The exhibition, titled “Climb Every Mountain,” will open this Saturday and will feature her quietly luminous paintings that, according to the artist, were “inspired by the light, color and feel of the South Texas landscape.”

The second exhibition on view is a collection of delicate watercolors by Beeville artist Crystal Farris. Titled “Change,” the show will include approximately 20 works by Farris, including one or two sculptures.

Farris employs butterfly imagery to symbolize change-continual change in the environment and the constant adaptation that life requires. According to the artist, one of the central pieces in the exhibition, “Wildest Dreams” refers to the title of a song by the Moody Blues and features brightly colored butterflies floating over a background of ethereal blossoms.

Director of education at the Beeville Art Museum, Farris manages multiple, successful programs at the museum, including docent training, school tours, summer art camps and art workshops.

Creating with Crystal Art Camps (CWC)

• CWC Art Camp, ages 7-9; June 3-7, 9-10:30 a.m.; $2 per participant; register in person after May 10.

Participants will learn about artists Andy Warhol and Paul Klee and create original artwork using printmaking, watercolor and collage techniques.

• CWC Art Camp, ages 10-13; June 3-7, 1:30-3 p.m.; $2 per participant, register in person after May 10.

Participants will learn about artists Andy Warhol and Paul Klee and create original artwork using collage, sculpture, drawing and painting techniques.

• CWC Art Camp, ages 14 and up; June 10, 11 and 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m.; $2 per participant; register in person.

Participants will create Chihuly-inspired bowls, a mixed media sampler using different mediums and techniques, and recycled paper bowls.

Kids ArtSpace - May

The BAM Kids ArtSpace, located in the upstairs portion of the museum, allows accompanied children to take part in a new art project every month.

May 1-31, you can create your very own “Cinco de Mayo Tostados” using various paper products. Each time children come to the museum, they can visit the BAM Kids ArtSpace and take part in this event. All supplies are provided.

Texas Artist Exhibit

The Texas Artists Exhibition (TAE) includes works from various artists from across the state. To submit an entry in TAE or for more information call BAM at 358-8615 or visit the website: bamtexas.org

Deadline for entry is June 1. Texas Artist Exhibit opening will be Aug. 3.

The Beeville Art Museum, 401 E. Fannin St., 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, call 361-358-8615 or visit the website at bamtexas.org.
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