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Nature Centered, conceived by guest curator Christine Jelson West of Lawndale Art Center, brings together the works of three young Houston-area women artists who address the need to recreate the natural world through different media. These artists discover joy, comfort and a sense of belonging by exploring the beauty they find in nature and the process of constructing their version of it.
Isela Aguirre's graphite and watercolor drawings meld her daily observations as her way of making sense of the world around her. Rebecca Braziel began impulsively collecting burned strips of tree bark from wildfire sites ranging from Nahunta, Georgia, to Bastrop. Finding tiny insect eggs nestled subtly along the bark, she noticed how life still existed in a new form after the fire. Kari Breitigam's embroidered and latch-hooked abstractions recall traditional handcrafted arts and the ancient language of abstracting nature into geometric pattern.
The show will open to the public at 11 a.m. A reception with refreshments is set for 6-9 p.m.