Live Art Demo To Launch ‘Women Painting Women’ Show

Liakesha Cooper in “High Noon,” an oil on canvas by Felice House, will be in the “Women Painting Women: In Earnest” exhibit.

By Sarah Wilson, College of Architecture

Art by Felice House, assistant professor of visualization at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will be part of the Oct. 18 – Dec. 16 “Women Painting Women: In Earnest” exhibit at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus.

The Texas A&M exhibition, which is sponsored by the College of Architecture’s Wright Gallery, will feature 53 paintings by 30 contemporary female artists exploring the complexity of modern womanhood.

“Each artist looks beyond the surface of her subject, beyond mere replication of the physical world before her, in search of deeper realities,” said exhibit co-curator Alia El-Bermani. “These artists have found a freedom to avoid voyeuristic depictions of the female form to examine honest and sometimes personal narratives about the struggles and resilience of the indomitable contemporary woman.”

The Wright Gallery will host a live painting demonstration by featured artists noon – 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, at its new location on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center Building A (ARCA). Additionally, a panel discussion with featured artists will be held 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in the presentation room adjacent to the gallery.

Also on Oct. 19, an opening reception for “Women Painting Women: In Earnest” will be held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Stark Galleries in the MSC.

The exhibits and events are free to the public.

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Media contact: Sarah Wilson, College of Architecture Communications Specialist, at 979-862-6642, or swilson@arch.tamu.edu; or Elena Watts, Division of Marketing & Communications, at 979-458-8412 or elenaw@tamu.edu.


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