The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) hosts two summer exhibitions, Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions. Both will be on display from June 10 – September 10, 2017 in the main galleries.

On Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., AMSET will honor the artists and their works at a free and open to the public opening reception. Dallas artist, Sherry Owens, will give a tour and gallery talk. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres catered by Two Magnolias and drinks will be provided throughout the evening.  

Sherry Owens Exhibition

Native Texan, Sherry Owens, is renowned for her sculptures made of crepe myrtle trees, simultaneously evoking both the natural and other worldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations. In her first solo exhibition, Owens will travel to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas to help install her artwork along with the curatorial staff in preparation for the show. Free gallery guides, including a critical essay about Owens’ process and art by Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Sherry Owens Exhibition at AMSET

FRESH: Recent Acquisitions

FRESH: Recent Acquisitions will feature works from AMSET’s growing permanent collection. Over the years, the permanent collection has grown from 200 to over 1,200 objects, focusing collections on contemporary Texas artists and regional folk art. Each year, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas presents an exhibition of works solely from the permanent collection, giving Southeast Texas audiences the opportunity to see works that are now part of their museum. 

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Learn more about the Art Museum of Southeast Texas here.