Exhibit Calendar

West (of Eden) | Strange Beautiful Plants by Maggie Walker Nelson


Location: The Arts Council of Brazos Valley 4180 Gallery
Dates: June 6 - August 5, 2023
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"I can’t not paint. As an artist, this is neither compulsion nor obsession; it is the pulse of my creative life. From the heartland to the high plains, I have always lived in the in the outposts of semi-urban America.  These diverse and dynamic landscapes have been my inspiration and capturing the starkness and beauty these desolate and aging corridors of American life has become my biggest strength.  Living in small towns and cities that greatly struggle with the boom and bust of the economy decade by decade, I became fascinated by the rusted testaments of prosperity and despair. All cycles leave their marks, the echoes of those who came before. That hotel on the old side of town, the local diner, the little gas station that will still fix a flat, these relics of middle-class Americana create the intricate orchestra of monotony, the music of everyday life. It may not be extraordinary, but it is ours."

A Window to My Travels by Mary Claire Moloney


Location: The Arts Council of Brazos Valley Lobby Gallery
Dates: June 6 - August 5, 2023

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"My  art is a reflection of my travels. I want you to feel, if only for a moment, that you are with me in my adventures. Gouache is my current medium of choice, and I am equally comfortable working in oils and pastels. My main influences are Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and particularly James Whistler’s paintings of Venice, Italy. I am a keen reader of their biographies and exploring the places where they lived and were inspired by. Brenham, Texas, Venice, Italy, and Kefalonia, Greece influence me with fabulous preserved architecture, gorgeous surrounding scenery and lovely residents."