Galveston Arts Center presents "Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth", "SALT", and "PrintHouston" opening reception

Galveston Arts Center presents "Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth", "SALT", and "PrintHouston" opening reception
Photo courtesy of Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center presents three new exhibitions. In the downstairs main gallery, Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone present "Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth," an exhibition reexamining the the institution of slavery in Texas. In the upstairs 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, the exhibition "SALT" by the Houston-based artist collective ROUX includes print based works by Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia in conjunction with "PrintHouston".

"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 the Juneteenth celebration are reexamined and retold both musically and visually. The exhibition is a visual representation of the music project "Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth" produced by Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone and released June 19, 2016.

The Houston-based artist collective ROUX includes Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia. Their works navigate between styles of the past and the proposed future, and address experiences unique to women of color residing in the American South. These four artists not only embrace and challenge drawing conventions in medium, surface, and concept, but apply unusual approaches to the process and ingredients of printmaking, installation, video, sculpture, and painting. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with PrintHouston, a biennial celebration of original prints at galleries and museums throughout the region.

Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through July 9.

Event Details

When

6.3.17 | 6:00 pm

Where

2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550

Ticket Info

Admission is free.