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galveston galleries
“Summertime sidewalk” and “surfs up Galveston”
by Rachel wiley-janota
This fall, René Wiley Gallery presents Rachel Wiley-Janota’s
End of the Road: Retro Galveston Lost & Found
, opening with
a Friday preview on October 13 from 6-8pm and an ArtWalk
Reception on Saturday from 6-10pm. For many years, Wiley-
Janota has collected photographs, postcards, and objects
from the Kodachrome era of the 1950s and 60s, and she
has reassembled these mid-century aesthetics into a colorful
array of mixed media paintings. The gallery also features the
work of René Wiley herself, as well as portraits by Samantha
Wiley, tree sculptures from James Phillips, intricate wooden
bowls by Dale Hooks, new hand-dyed fabric mosaics by Brenda
Bunten-Schloesser, and colorful glass sculptures by Bill Meek.
René Wiley Gallery
2128 Postoffice | 409.750.9077
Open Daily 11am-6pm
“Pelican Party” by Melinda Patrick
Third Coast Gallery is pleased this month to again show the paintings of
two talented artists, both of which are showing for the very first time at
Third Coast. Local artist and talented painter Ruth Downes is a resident
of Galveston, where she resides with her husband Jamie White, a former
Director of the
. Melinda Patrick lives in Magnolia, Texas, but finds
her inspiration on the island and paints wonderful, stylized venues of
Galveston. Due to having to close the gallery during Hurricane Harvey, the
gallery has extended this exhibit to give the artists additional exposure.
Third Coast Gallery
2413 Mechanic | 409.974.4661
Open Thur.-Mon. 10am-6pm, and by appointment
2427 Market Street | 409.392.3331
Open Wed.-Sat. 11am-4pm or by appointment
Artist O
shoots to the forefront with crisp new paintings
on dibond, the best of all surfaces—an aluminum on a
polycarbonate substrate. Sacramento artist Esso continues
with new expressions of his soft focus world and a
collaboration or two, while West Virginia wordsmith Chimo
joins the fray and participates in kind with new works on the
finest archival paper. Giant also features several other artists
and always keep things interesting with some carefully chosen
pieces. Additionally, the furniture collection continues to
broaden, and gallery owner Andrea’s new merchandise and
imaginative products conjure images of the Far East.
“blue 44” by O
Galveston Art League
2117A Postoffice | 409.621.1008
Open Thur.-Sun. 12pm-6pm
This month, the Galveston Art League is featuring dolphin art with a unique show that benefits
the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in their dolphin rescue, rehabilitation, research,
and education work right here on Galveston Island and all along the Texas coast. The primary
artist is Cupid, a young dolphin that was rescued on February 14, 2003, and rehabilitated
by TMMSN at their Galveston center. Cupid suffered from a neurologic condition and was
deemed non-releasable, after which he found his new home at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
in Vallejo, CA. Each year on his rescue anniversary, he paints artwork to advance dolphin
conservation. Cupid is joined by other painting dolphins that support the important cause.
cupid painting
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