Upcoming Exhibits in the Helen T. White Galleries

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Representing the West: A New Frontier
White Gallery | February 1 - May 26, 2019 

Enjoy artwork in a variety of mediums which considers the changing culture and myths of the American West. Non-traditional subject matter, materials, and concepts and traditional depictions of the West will be on display, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted “People’s Choice” title - which YOU get to vote on - awarding the opportunity for a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.

February 1, 2019, 5pm to 7pm | Free Public Reception with Artists

Goodnight Barn Invitational Art Show
Hoag Gallery | January 19 - March 10, 2019 

This invitational benefits the Charles Goodnight barn restoration with western-themed works such as Cowboys, Indians, Landscape, Wildlife, Equine, Rodeo, Livestock, Ranch Life, and Americana.   A portion of all proceeds benefit the preservation of the Historic Goodnight Barn. 

February 1, 2019, 5pm to 7pm | Free Public Reception with Artists

Icons of the Plains by Christopher J. May
2nd Floor Foyer Gallery | January 26 - May 19, 2019 

This exhibition of photography by Christopher J. May is the result of more than a decade of photographing the grain elevators that are ubiquitous to the communities of America’s heartland.

February 1, 2019, 5pm to 7pm | Free Public Reception with Artists

Southwest Immersions of Gene Kloss
King Gallery | January 19 - May 12, 2019 

Curator Rhonda C. Goodman-Gaghan highlights Kloss’s statements on the American landscape through her depictions of the Southwest – with a bit of California.

February 1, 2019, 5pm to 7pm | Free Public Reception

Tony Ortega: Doble Sentido
3rd Floor Foyer | Feb 1 - May 26, 2019 

Tony Ortega is this year's juror for Representing the West. His lifelong goal is to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity by addressing the culture, history and experiences of Latinos through his art.

February 1, 2019, 5pm to 7pm | Free Public Reception

Luster:  Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile & Motorcycle Painting
White Gallery | June 8 - September 30, 2019 

The birth of the modern car occurred over 150 years ago in 1860 in Germany.  In the United States, Henry Ford Company was established in 1901. A year later it morphed into Cadillac Motor Company which Ford left, along with the rights to his name. A new Ford Motor Company emerged in 1903 in Detroit with backing from a dozen investors, including the Dodge brothers. The same year, 1903, Harley-Davidson, was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much has changed since those early automotive years, but perhaps nothing more so than America’s love affair with cars and motorcycles, which has expressed itself culturally and artistically in so many ways.

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 47th Anniversary Gala