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Arts & Visitor Center Gallery

Gallery Hours

Exhibits are held in the Gallery of The Arts & Visitor Center; also known as The 4180 Gallery (downstairs) & Coleen Bradfield Gallery of Fine Art (upstairs).

Admission is free and open to the public during Visitor Center hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 1pm-4pm

Against The Grain

Exhibition Date:
June 6 - July 27

This exhibit will showcase the works of the Brazos Valley Turners, Spider Johnson, and Cindy Goldman.

These works feature woodwork, stonework, marquetry and sculpting.

Intuitive Impressions: The Sixth Sense

Exhibition Date:
March 19th - May 28th

This exhibit showcased the abstract and landscape works of David Sites.

These works featured both digital and traditional mediums.

Previous Exhibit

Exhibition Date:
January 12th - March 8th

This exhibit showcases the works of T. W. Vanya's Cowboys and Pretty Women.

His main medium is oil painting.

Artist Statement:

I started coloring when I was probably five years of age and took it very seriously from the point at which I opened my first box of Crayola Crayons. I still remember the smell. Do you remember the thrill of that smell of fresh wax when you opened the box? You knew you hit the big time when you got the 64 color set with the sharpener built into the back of the box. I still, at the age of 65, have several of my old coloring books. If you thumb through them, the margins are filled with the 'rest of the story'. The first time I visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston was in first grade. The first art competition I won was the Valentine Coloring Contest in Mrs. Morgan's classroom that same year. The first portrait I attempted was that of Julius Caesar in third or fourth grade for Mrs. Devereaux. My first illustration was for our 6th grade yearbook in Mrs. Miller's class - one of the most poorly drawn falcons ever rendered in India ink.

I've never stopped. I'm still consumed with coloring; cowboys and pretty ladies are the subjects that please me the most and I hope please you. Please enjoy the works.

Ars longa, vita brevis.
- Hippocrates

T.W. Pops Vanya

About the Gallery

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The Arts Council is proud to host exhibits throughout the year in the Gallery. Located at the Arts and Visitor Center on 4180 Highway 6 South in College Station, the Gallery allows the public to view great works of art throughout the year free of charge. Over the years, The Arts Council has showcased works of art by Brazos Valley artists as well as Picasso, Ansel Adams, Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, Renoir and Grandma Moses. The next time you want to view great art close to home, be sure to stop by!

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