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The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is proud to partner with Artists Sunday! Artists Sunday is a new movement to drive art sales and support the livelihoods of millions of U.S. artists, artisans and craftspeople. It will premiere Sunday, November 29 and is a nationwide platform for artists to showcase their work! Artists, artisans, and craftspeople can sign up for a free listing in the Artists Sunday directory, which helps consumers find artists by name, type of work and city, state and country. For more information visit: https://artistssunday.com/

The Texas A&M University Art Galleries announces its new exhibit, “The Art of Seating.” This exhibit was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, and presents exceptional American chair designs. Each chair was chosen for its beauty and historical context of social, economic, political, and cultural influences. This exhibition will be in the Stark Galleries from July 1–Sept. 27, 2020. Visit tx.ag/chairs.

The Texas A&M University Art Galleries announces its new exhibit, “Interior Monologues.” In this exhibit, artworks were selected to suggest themes of isolation and/or enclosure, reflecting the country’s extended period of self-isolation due to the coronavirus. Visitors are encouraged to picture themselves inside the paintings and express their feelings through digital comments. This exhibition will be in the Stark Galleries from July 1–Oct. 4, 2020. To comment or view 360 degree views, visit tx.ag/interior.

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 Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library and Archives invites visitors to view the exhibitions from August 27th through November 30th! On view now: a display of Game of Thrones Replica Weapons; a small exhibition on Fairy Tales and Their Adaptations; and The Eternal Passion, a large exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of a classic text on book collecting: A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes. Visits are by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 10am-11:30am. They will be closed on November 26th and 27th. To make a reservation, please email Dr. Marini at fmarini@tamu.edu.

The Brazos Valley African American Museum presents the “Votes for Women” exhibition, open from Saturday, August 22 to November 28. The exhibition will commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. It also includes materials regarding Congressman John Lewis, an American politician and civil-rights leader. For more information contact the museum at 979-775-3961 or visit the website at bvaam.org.

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 brazosvalleymuseum.org and like the museum on Facebook.

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. Register Now Thru Sept 9 & Save $5 With Code: Bison5. Visit Www.Brazosvalleymuseum.Org To Register Today. Call 979-776-2195 For More Information! Facebook Event Link: Www.Facebook.Com/Bcsbuffalostampede

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

The Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild will hold their next meeting on September, 5, 2020 (the first Saturday) from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We encourage anyone interested in all levels of spinning, weaving, felting and other fiber arts to come to our meetings and visit with our guild members. The meetings include programs featuring tips on fiber art techniques, and innovative artists, as well as, show and tell of our own work. We welcome everyone to join us at INTERSECTIONS Textile Learning Center & Gallery, 2116 S. College Ave, Bryan, TX.

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. 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 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

INTERSECTIONS Textile Learning Center & Gallery is open to the public by appointment for the month of September. We have wonderful handcrafted textiles and fiber art works that are the perfect gift for a special someone. We are happy to meet you for a virus-safe trip through our shop. Email us at weavebrazos@gmail.com or hcdewolf@hotmail.com or call us 979-822-5684 or 979-324-6221. We are located at 2116 S. College Ave in Bryan - just over a half mile north of Villa Maria on the west side of the street.

The Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee is proud to present Black Artists Matter: an exhibit in the Reynolds Gallery highlighting the work of Black Texas artists. The selection includes 12 pieces borrowed from the Texas A&M University Art Collections and Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Artists include John Biggers, Charles Criner, Dr. Clarence Talley, Richard Hunt, Bert Long, Charles White, and Kenneth Taylor. The Reynolds Gallery is located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center and is on display from July 8th through September 5th. Visit vac.tamu.edu for more information.

The Navasota Theatre Alliance presents "Marjorie Prime,” a futuristic show diving into the age of artificial intelligence. The show has been pre-recorded and the recording will be viewable starting Friday, September 11th and through Sunday, September 13th. The show is completely virtual and all proceeds benefit a local nonprofit, Grimes County Animal Rescue. Details and tickets online at navasotatheatre-dot-org.

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.

OPAS announces its first virtual performance for re-imagined season! The Choir of Man Will Perform “Live from London” For One Performance Only on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 PM. The popular show will kick-off its virtual tour for Aggieland audiences! Streaming tickets will go on sale at 12 NOON on Wednesday, September 2. They are $20 for a single stream and $30 for a group/family stream (patrons choosing to stream with more than one person). A limited number of $5 tickets will be available for TAMU students. For all ticketing information, please visit MSCOPAS.org.

The Brazos Valley Art League- Visual Art Society of BCS will have the monthly meeting September 14 at 11:30, via ZOOM. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/vizartsociety/

The Brazos Valley Art League- Visual Art Society of BCS will participate in the LAKEWALK Event at The Stella Hotel, 4100 Lake Atlas, Bryan on September 22 from 4pm to 7pm.

The Visual Art Society will host Artists Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt and Robin Glass September 3-30 at the POV Coffee Shop in The Stella Hotel (4114 Lake Atlas Dr., Bryan, TX 7780). Meet the artists September 3 from 5pm to 7 pm. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/vizartsociety/. Artwork can also be viewed and purchased at https://brazoswatercolorretreats.square.site/.


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