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Check out the Art World in Brazos Valley!



Art Spots are our way of letting the community know what is happening around Brazos Valley in the upcoming months!

Check it out below!

ART GALLERIES

The Texas A&M University Art Galleries announces its new exhibit, “A Tale of Two Collections.” This exhibit explores the surprising similarities and remarkable differences found in the Stark and Forsyth galleries’ collections. Take a look at how artists approach evolving subjects and compare and contrast artists’ takes on themes such as western art, landscapes, abstract art, and more. This exhibition will be in the Forsyth Galleries from July 1–Dec. 13, 2020. For 360 degree views and more, visit tx.ag/twocollections.

The Stark Galleries presents Vedute e Visioni. Join artists Richard R. Davison and Terry R. Larsen as they explore historical epochs of Italy, from great edifices to religious structures to humble streets. Through paintings, sketches, and photography they express how the harmony of materials contrast with purpose to define Italy. This event will be available from October 8th to December 13th. For more information visit tx.ag/vedute

The Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University in College Station has announced its newest exhibition, “A Dark Wood Grew Inside Me,” on display from October 26 to December 3, 2020. This multimedia exhibit is the result of collaboration between two Texas-based artists: visual artist Hollis Hammonds and poet Sasha West. The artists question both individual and societal contributions to the environmental crisis. Hammonds’ drawings reflect the melancholy and darkness manifested in West’s poems, asking viewers to reexamine the impact of the elements when those elements are fed by human actions.

LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS

Run The Brazos Valley Museum Of Natural History’s Virtual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon Or 5 K Anytime, Anywhere, From October 3, 2020—January 3, 2021. Visit Www.Brazosvalleymuseum.Org To Register Today. Call 979-776-2195 For More Information! Facebook Event Link: Www.Facebook.Com/Bcsbuffalostampede

The Brazos Valley Museum Of Natural History Proudly Announces Its Exhibition, Bison, From August 14—November 14. Enjoy Fascinating Artifacts & Art While Exploring The History Of This Iconic Animal From The Plains Indian Culture To Its Preservation As A Species And National Symbol Today. For More Information, Call 979-776-2195, Visit Www.Brazosvalleymuseum.Org And Like The Museum On Facebook! Facebook Event Link: Https://Www.Facebook.Com/Brazosvalleymuseumofnaturalhistory/

Do you like dinosaur fossils? The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History now features a life-sized triceratops cast! Galleries included Ice Age mammals, Texas History, rotating exhibits and a discovery room with live animals. Become a friend of the museum to take advantage of everything the museum has to offer including unlimited free admission for a year! Visit brazosvalleymuseum.org or call 979-776-2195 for more information about the different membership levels and their benefits!

The Only Natural History Museum in the Brazos Valley for over 56 years, The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History strives to elevate, motivate, and inspire visitors by showcasing the best of Earth in nature, science & history. Visit brazosvalleymuseum.org, Like the Museum on Facebook, or call 979-776-2195 for more information about Museum exhibits, events, and educational programming. Facebook Event Link: www.facebook.com/brazosvalleymuseumofnaturalhistory

Even though we're currently closed, you can explore the Bush Library and Museum from the comfort of your own home. Visit the museum exhibits, Presidential Pond, Barbara Bush Rose Garden, and more with our virtual tour. Follow us on social media to view photos from our temporary exhibits: Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics and Backstage Pass: Barry Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone. Check out our permanent exhibits gallery online to view over 100 new photos showcasing different areas of the museum. View our education page to learn about the newest learning resources, resources for teachers and students, and game apps. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to see photos of our traveling exhibits, programs, and updates to the museum. Visit bush41.org for more information.

The Museum of the American G.I.’s “History in Motion” is on November 14 & 15. Feel the ground shake as the tanks, vehicles, and artillery take to the arena in a fantastic display of historic military might! This action-packed weekend has fun activities for the entire family! There will be vehicle and weapons demonstrations throughout the day. In between the demonstrations, you can see historic military vehicles up close and learn what it takes to crew them or take a ride in a WWII Tanks. Masks are required. Gloves will be provided for hands on activities and social distancing encouraged. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709623959211014


MUSIC
Presenting a special gift to the community from the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra! Maestro Marcelo Bussiki and the professional BVSO musicians will provide a FREE Chamber Music Series that will take place in the beautiful outdoors in The Pavilion at Lake Walk just outside The Stella Hotel. These performances will be FREE and INFORMAL. Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs so you will have a comfortable place to sit while maintaining socially distant seating and following state safety guidelines.

Friends of Chamber Music presents Juho Pohjonen, a remarkable young pianist from Finland, on Saturday, November 14, at 7 pm, with Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. This concert is available online only through November 28. Reservations are required. Reserve your link to enjoy the Goldberg Variations at www.fcmtx.org Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofChamberMusic/?view_public_for=195369937660327

THEATER

The Blinn College-Brenham Theatre Arts Program will present a digital production of “The Screaming Woman” from Oct. 23-Nov. 20. Based on a short story by science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, the show is part of the program’s “On the Air: Old-Time Radio Theatre” series. The production will combine video and audio to reflect radio plays popular in the 1940s. Access to the digital performance is free at www.blinn.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 979-830-4024.

The Blinn College-Brenham Theatre Arts Program will present a digital production of “Miracle on 34th Street” from Nov. 20-Feb. 26, 2021. When a department store Santa Claus claims he is the real Kris Kringle, his case goes all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes all the difference. This Christmas classic will melt even the most cynical of hearts. Access to the digital performance is free at www.blinn.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 979-830-4024.

Blinn Bryan Theatre Troupe will present video journal episodes of Stephen Chbosky’s best-selling novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” beginning Oct. 22. New episodes will launch each Thursday through April 29, 2021. Encompassed by the theme “Connecting Across Time and Place,” the episodes follow the lead character, Charlie, as he traverses his freshman year of high school. The public can access the digital episodes through a one-time suggested starting donation of $5 via www.blinn.edu/boxoffice. For more information call 979-209-8100 or email greg.wise@blinn.edu.

It’s astounding... time is fleeting…to get your tickets to A Rocky Family Reunion! The Theater Company of Bryan/College Station invites you to a unique venture featuring a classic, thrilling adventure. It’s no secret that the global pandemic has wrecked live theatre plans nationwide, including The Theatre Company. This will not be the normal on-stage production. Instead we are combining the film with a shadow cast in the parking lot, and adding live music, from BCS School of Rock! There are three performances only:

Friday, November 13th at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 14th at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 14th at 11:50pm

Visit www.theatrecompany.com/rockyreunion for more information

Unity Theatre is excited and proud to present the dramatic comedy, Mark Twain’s "The Diaries of Adam and Eve", adapted by David Birney, playing October 29 – November 8, 2020. This two-person Studio Series production features the husband and wife team of Alan Brincks and Faith Fossett. Mark Twain's "The Diaries of Adam and Eve" is a uniquely theatrical piece, funny and moving, as we take a light-hearted look at first love and the first battle of the sexes!
  • Masks will be required for all persons at the theatre, safe distancing will be followed at all times by staff, patrons, actors and crew, and there will be very limited seating. For more detailed COVID-19 safety precautions please visit www.UnityBrenham.org and click on the Health & Safety tab.
  • There will be an online streaming option for folks not quite ready to attend in person – contact the Box Office for details!

Unity Theatre is looking for talented children from the community to perform in a talent show to be held November 14th at Unity Theatre. There is no cost to you and anyone aged 5-18 years is encouraged to participate by emailing a 2-5 minute video to kate@unitybrenham.org that shows off your special skill.

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS

The Brazos Valley chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meets at 10 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month via Zoom, to discuss the children's publishing industry and help attendees create and sell books for tots, teens and in between. Register for free at brazosvalley.scbwi.org

Brazos Valley Worldfest presents the BVW International Film Series. This film is FREE, but you must register in advance to get the appropriate links. Limited community links available, so register early at http://www.brazosvalleyworldfest.org/film-series/


Found Memories, Brazil, 2011
Available for viewing October 26-November 1
Zoom discussion on November 1, 6 p.m.

In Between, Israel/France, 2016
Available for viewing November 2-8
Zoom discussion on November 8, 6 p.m.

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