Texas State University’s Department of Art and Design is opening two new exhibits this week. Galleries one and two will be showcasing local talent from Austin all the way to New Braunfels. Gallery one will be opening an exhibit titled “What Goes Around” which features the work of two Austin artists, Judy Paul and Satch Grimley. Both artists are painters and printmakers and their works are a combination of the two mediums.
Mary Mikel Stump, director of the Mitte Art Gallery on campus, said the works are “abstract motifs from nature such as animals and leaves.”
The exhibit in gallery two is titled “A Harvest of Local Talent” and presents the work of photographers Pauline Stevens and John Moler from New Braunfels.
“This is an annual exhibition we do to highlight artists working and living within twenty miles of Texas State University” Stump said.
The photographs of John Moler are described by Stump as “agricultural and rural landscapes of the area East of I-35, mostly in Seguin. They are almost abstract because there is nothing but the earth a straight horizon.”
Pauline Stevens is showcasing “unexpected portraiture” of various objects. One of the sets of photographs she is featuring was taken at her family’s bee farm in Mexico.
There will be a closing reception for these exhibits Thursday June 26 from 6p.m. until 8p.m.
The Mitte Art Gallery on the Texas State Campus has new summer hours from 10a.m. to 10p.m. every day of the week.
By CHRIS COPPLE