DISHMAN ART MUSEUM
2013-14 Event Calendar
The Dishman Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission and parking are free, and donations are welcome.
One Heart: Pok Chi Lau
Jan. 18 - Feb. 28 2014
Opening Reception: Jan. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Pok Chi Lau was born in Hong Kong in 1950. In 1969, he left for Canada and the United States to pursue a career in photography. For nearly four decades, he has made Chinese migration and the emergence of China a focal point of his work. About this body of work, he says, "The photographs culminate 40 years of my work in the topic of Chinese migration and the emergence of China in an unprecedented pace that shocked the world. I question the process and the cost of how these monumental and irreversible changes affect the faces of the ordinary common folk of this monstrous and diverse nation."
Pok Chi Lau will be in residence at Lamar University throughout the month of January giving public lectures on his work and hosting workshops.
Pictured above: "Chairman Mao with Red Flags." Image Courtesy of Pok Chi Lau.
Le Grand Bal Art Exhibiton
March 3 - 22, 2014
Silent Art Auction at Le Grand Bal: March 22 at 7 p.m.
Le Grand Bal and Art Auction is a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment. The black-tie event is the major annual fund-raiser that benefits the College of Fine Arts and Communication. This year's Bal honors Sallye Keith for her contributions to Lamar University, the community and the arts, and is chaired by Allison Getz. Activities include a reception and silent art auction from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dishman Art Museum, with a gourmet buffet, dancing and entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Montagne Center.
Click here for more information on Le Grand Bal: http://fineartscomm.lamar.edu/le-grand-bal/index.html.
Glory Days: The Art and Visual Culture of the Second Spindletop 1929 - 1934
March 25 - April 13, 2014
Opening Reception: March 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The exhibit will examine the art, visual culture, and architecture, created by the vast oil fortunes created by the Second Spindletop. The exhibition will held in collaboration with the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, the Chambers House, the Energy Museum, and many other local institutions and individuals.
Magnolia Garden Club Bi-annual Show
April 13 - 16, 2014
Guest Talk and Reception: April 15, 2 - 6:30 p.m.
This one-week installation will be the culmination of the creative and artistic endeavors of the Magnolia Garden Club in their bi-annual show of artistically inspired flower arranging. The reception will begin with a guest lecture by Dishman Director Megan K. Young on the importance and role of flowers in art and art history.
Lamar University Alumuni Exhibition
Senior and Graduate Thesis Exhibition
April 28 - May 16, 2014
Opening Reception: May 2, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Mark(ing) Time: Works on Paper Invitational
May 23 - July 6, 2014
Opening Reception: May 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Celebrating the lines and marks made by those artists who work strictly on paper, Mark(ing) Time invites several internationally recognized artists to show their works on paper in the Dishman over the summer of 2014. This exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary thought on what constitutes drawing and printmaking today, including artsts who work classically with graphite on paper to artists who expand the definition of working on paper to create entire installations.
Previously this year:
Breaking Ground: New Visions by Lamar University Department of Art Faculty
Artist Talk: The New Black - Angela Malchionno
Aug. 11 - Sept. 20, 2013
Opening Reception and Back-to-School Party: Aug 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This annual exhibition of the art faculty highlights new and experimental work. This year the opening reception will coincide with a "Back-to-School Party" open to all Lamar students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater Beaumont community.
Crescent City Connection
Sept. 5, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Angela Malchionno works in print media, fiber and installation. She received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2007) and her B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2002).
Malchionno maintains a studio in St. Louis, where where she teaches printmaking and drawing at Washington University.
Malchionno's talk is in conjunction with her visit as a guest artist in surface design with the Department of Art, where she will demonstrate screen printing and work with students on Sept. 5, 2:20 - 5 p.m.
The Artist Talk is free and open to the public.
Sept. 24 - Nov. 22, 2013
Reception: Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Dishman Art Museum welcomes 13 New Orleans-based contemporary artists who are forging new connections within the Crescent City. The artists are Sidonie Villere, Gina Phillips, Anita Cooke, Generic Arts Solutions, Justin Forbes, Hannah Chalew, Jonathan Ferrara, Adam Mysock, Michael Pajon, Bob Snead, Christopher Saucedo, Dan Tague and Skylar Fein. This exhibition will include works in several media such as textiles, ceramics, sculpture and painting. Several of the artists will be on hand at the Dishman on opening weekend for artist talks and workshops.
Senior and Master's Thesis Exhibition
Nov. 29 - Dec. 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Dec. 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
An exhibition of graduating seniors and Master's students work as they finish their residency at Lamar University.