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CATHARINA GARRETT 
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On Sept. 28, the Art Museum of South Texas hosted a members’ reception with Rockport to celebrate the grand opening of two new exhibitions – “Birds in Art” and “Digital Darkroom.”

 

After three years of scheduling and planning, “Digital Darkroom” was one of the Art Museum’s long-awaited exhibitions for the Fall 2017 semester.  The exhibition featured work by 17 photographers from the United States, Great Britain and France. In addition to utilizing darkroom techniques, the show featured 3-D images, lenticular elements and twists on digital photography techniques. Joe Schenk, director of the Art Museum, said he immediately connected with the director of Rockport Center for the Arts following the storm.

 

“We offered to provide them space for their show by foregoing some of our permanent collection exhibitions,” Schenk said. “We were pleased that we could help them in this small way to carry on their plans in spite of Hurricane Harvey.”

 

The “Birds in Art” exhibition featured the sixty, bird-themed works of three Texan artists. Its addition to the Art Museum was done in response to the disastrous impact of Hurricane Harvey on Rockport. The show was scheduled to be the next major exhibition for the Rockport Center for the Arts, but the hurricane had other plans. Their facility suffered major roof damage, leaving the building in total disrepair.

 

Members of both the Art Museum of South Texas and the Rockport Center for the Arts were invited to attend the reception. “#ArtHeals” T-shirts were purchased in the Art Museum’s gift shop to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

 

Mike Montero, a film intern at the Art Museum and a junior media production student at the Island University, said the reception brought two cities together through a common appreciation for art and community.

 

“I liked the reception, it was nice to see so many people of Corpus and Rockport coming together to enjoy art in light of the events from Harvey,” Montero said. “I got to talk with a lot of people from the Rockport Art Museum, and [we] maintained decent conversation.”

The final day the “Birds in Art” exhibition will be open to the public will be on Nov. 19. The “Digital Darkroom” exhibition will close on Dec. 31.

 

“Take the chance to get out and see what we have here at the museum,” Montero said. “It’s all about enjoying what you can before it’s gone.”

 

For more information on the Art Museum of South Texas, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/

On Sept. 28, the Art Museum of South Texas hosted a members’ reception with Rockport to celebrate the grand opening of two new exhibitions – “Birds in Art” and “Digital Darkroom.”

 

After three years of scheduling and planning, “Digital Darkroom” was one of the Art Museum’s long-awaited exhibitions for the Fall 2017 semester.  The exhibition featured work by 17 photographers from the United States, Great Britain and France. In addition to utilizing darkroom techniques, the show featured 3-D images, lenticular elements and twists on digital photography techniques. Joe Schenk, director of the Art Museum, said he immediately connected with the director of Rockport Center for the Arts following the storm.

 

“We offered to provide them space for their show by foregoing some of our permanent collection exhibitions,” Schenk said. “We were pleased that we could help them in this small way to carry on their plans in spite of Hurricane Harvey.”

 

The “Birds in Art” exhibition featured the sixty, bird-themed works of three Texan artists. Its addition to the Art Museum was done in response to the disastrous impact of Hurricane Harvey on Rockport. The show was scheduled to be the next major exhibition for the Rockport Center for the Arts, but the hurricane had other plans. Their facility suffered major roof damage, leaving the building in total disrepair.

 

Members of both the Art Museum of South Texas and the Rockport Center for the Arts were invited to attend the reception. “#ArtHeals” T-shirts were purchased in the Art Museum’s gift shop to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

 

Mike Montero, a film intern at the Art Museum and a junior media production student at the Island University, said the reception brought two cities together through a common appreciation for art and community.

 

“I liked the reception, it was nice to see so many people of Corpus and Rockport coming together to enjoy art in light of the events from Harvey,” Montero said. “I got to talk with a lot of people from the Rockport Art Museum, and [we] maintained decent conversation.”

The final day the “Birds in Art” exhibition will be open to the public will be on Nov. 19. The “Digital Darkroom” exhibition will close on Dec. 31.

 

“Take the chance to get out and see what we have here at the museum,” Montero said. “It’s all about enjoying what you can before it’s gone.”

 

For more information on the Art Museum of South Texas, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/

On Sept. 28, the Art Museum of South Texas hosted a members’ reception with Rockport to celebrate the grand opening of two new exhibitions – “Birds in Art” and “Digital Darkroom.”

 

After three years of scheduling and planning, “Digital Darkroom” was one of the Art Museum’s long-awaited exhibitions for the Fall 2017 semester.  The exhibition featured work by 17 photographers from the United States, Great Britain and France. In addition to utilizing darkroom techniques, the show featured 3-D images, lenticular elements and twists on digital photography techniques. Joe Schenk, director of the Art Museum, said he immediately connected with the director of Rockport Center for the Arts following the storm.

 

“We offered to provide them space for their show by foregoing some of our permanent collection exhibitions,” Schenk said. “We were pleased that we could help them in this small way to carry on their plans in spite of Hurricane Harvey.”

 

The “Birds in Art” exhibition featured the sixty, bird-themed works of three Texan artists. Its addition to the Art Museum was done in response to the disastrous impact of Hurricane Harvey on Rockport. The show was scheduled to be the next major exhibition for the Rockport Center for the Arts, but the hurricane had other plans. Their facility suffered major roof damage, leaving the building in total disrepair.

 

Members of both the Art Museum of South Texas and the Rockport Center for the Arts were invited to attend the reception. “#ArtHeals” T-shirts were purchased in the Art Museum’s gift shop to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

 

Mike Montero, a film intern at the Art Museum and a junior media production student at the Island University, said the reception brought two cities together through a common appreciation for art and community.

 

“I liked the reception, it was nice to see so many people of Corpus and Rockport coming together to enjoy art in light of the events from Harvey,” Montero said. “I got to talk with a lot of people from the Rockport Art Museum, and [we] maintained decent conversation.”

The final day the “Birds in Art” exhibition will be open to the public will be on Nov. 19. The “Digital Darkroom” exhibition will close on Dec. 31.

 

“Take the chance to get out and see what we have here at the museum,” Montero said. “It’s all about enjoying what you can before it’s gone.”

 

For more information on the Art Museum of South Texas, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/

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