The Evening Lecture Series is generously supported by Heritage Auction Galleries.
The Creators of Persistent Visions of Sound
John O’Dell and Scott Richards
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 6:30pm
The Evening Lecture Series will feature John O’Dell and Scott Richards, aka Roarshak vs. Insula, on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30pm.Richards and O’Dell are the creators of a new original short film, Persistent Visions of Sound. Stills from the film are on display in the Community Gallery through February 28. The program will begin with the screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with the creators. A reception will follow in the museum lobby.
Kurt D. Voss
Author of Images of America: Galveston’s The Elissa
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:30pm
The Pearl is proud to welcome Kurt Voss, author of Images of America: Galveston’s The Elissa, courtesy of the Texas Seaport Museum.
In 2009, Galveston Historical Foundation and Arcadia Publishing released the new illustrated book on Elissa as a part of a series of the history of the island. Kurt Voss, the former director of the Texas Seaport Museum, chronicles the 132-year history of the Elissa, including 200 vintage images related to the vessel. Mr. Voss has been involved with the restoration and health of the ship since 1980.
Reception will follow the lecture in the Museum Lobby, where autographed copies of the new book will be available.
President and Family Historian for the Wilson Pottery Foundation
Thursday, April 15, 6:30pm
LaVerne Britt is the current president of the Wilson Pottery Foundation, which promotes the history and heritage of the Wilson Potters of Seguin, Texas and their descendants. Ms. Britt is the great great granddaughter of Hiram Wilson, the patriarch of the Wilson family and founder of the Wilson Pottery. Ms. Britt has served as the Wilson Family Historian and chairs the Family Reunion Historical Committee. The descendants of Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson number over 1,000. She acquired multiple grants to preserve Wilson family historical sites from the Texas Historical Commission. She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.
The Runge/Howard Collection
Thom Andriola of New Gallery
Thursday, June 3, 6:30pm
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a gallery talk with Thom Andriola, owner of New Gallery, on Thursday, June 3 at 6:30pm. The presentation will take place in the Main Gallery. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stories behind the acquisitions of many of the pieces currently on display in Here & Now: The Runge/Howard Collection. Mr. Andriola will also share his experiences with artists during his over 20-year career in the Houston art scene.
Artist Richard Stout
Thursday, June 24, 6:30pm
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a lecture by Houston Artist Richard Stout on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30pm. The still life painting, Temptation, by Stout is on display in the exhibition, Here & Now: The Runge/Howard Collection. Stout will speak specifically about this period of his work and the inspiration behind the series of still lifes from the late 1980s.
Artist Cheryl Kelley
Thursday, July 22, 6:30pm
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a lecture by Houston Artist Cheryl Kelley on Thursday, July 22 at 6:30pm. The large scale painting, Sanctum, by Kelley is on display in the exhibition, Here & Now: Runge/Howard Collection. During her lecture, Kelley will put the painting in the context of her other work, including those of exotic cars.
From Anthony van Dyck to Joshua Reynolds
Tim Novak, Executive Director, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday, September 23, 6:30pm
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a lecture by Tim Novak, Executive Director of the Pearl and the curator of the current exhibition, The Grand Tour. Tim will speak on the topic of the tradition of British portraiture from van Dyck through the great 18th century masters, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Gilbert Stuart.
Artist Ann Marie Hopkins
Thursday, November 11, 6:30pm
Ann Marie Hopkins is an artist and longtime adjunct art faculty member at Lone Star College-North Harris. Her work is featured in the Community Gallery from October 19-November 21, 2010 as the inaugural show of the Lone Star College System Faculty Exhibition Series. A Lone Star College System faculty member will be featured in the Community Gallery during the fall and spring semesters.
Friends & Neighbors Collectors Panel
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:30pm
Northgate Forest Conference Room
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a panel discussion with area collectors who have artwork on display in the exhibition, Friends & Neighbors: Northwest Houston Collects. Learn how these collections are built over time and what motivates collectors. Hear the stories surrounding these intriguing objects. The program will be a moderated discussion, but audience members are invited to pose their own questions to our panel. A light reception will follow in the Smith Foyer.
Sarah Schultz, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30pm
Northgate Forest Conference Room
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a lecture by Sarah Schultz, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art and Special Projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Ms. Schultz will present on the exhibition, Richard Long: Measured Spaces, the most recent loan to the Pearl from the MFAH. She will also present some of the upcoming special projects that we can expect soon at the MFAH. A light reception will follow in the Smith Foyer.
William Stern and David Bucek, Stern and Bucek Architects
Tom Davis, Chairman of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Renovation Committee
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 6:30pm
Northgate Forest Conference Room
The Evening Lecture Series is pleased to present a lecture featuring William Stern and David Bucek, the architects of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, and Tom Davis, the Chairman of the Pearl’s Renovation Committee. This presentation will include before-and-after photos of the museum and discussion of the design of the building.
Thursday, June 16
Lecture: 6:30pm in the Main Gallery
Reception: 7:30-9:00pm in the Smith Foyer
Gallop over to the Pearl for an evening with local artist and long-time friend of the Pearl, Lesley Humphrey. As the official 2011 Kentucky Derby artist, Lesley will be sharing stories whilst taking us on a visual tour of her exciting, artistic adventure with slideshow and original art. Learn of the inspirations that informed the Derby 137 paintings, the horses and trainers, the incredible ups and downs the artist faced. See the artwork that captured the hearts and souls of people the world over in the concurrent Community Gallery exhibition. All are welcome. Ladies are encouraged to wear their hats!
Seating is limited. Please RSVP at 281-376-6322 to reserve a seat or arrive early. The artist will be signing posters, and there will be door prizes. If you are interested in posters or other official Kenturcky Derby merchandise, they may be purchased at www.derbyartgifts.com. No merchandise will be sold at the event. Additional parking is available in the Harris County parking lot next to the Barbara Bush Library.
Thursday, July 7
Lecture: 6:30pm in the Northgate Forest Conference Room
The work of Mari Omori is currently featured in a solo exhibition in the Rebecca Cole Gallery. Hear about her evolution as an artist while seeing examples of past projects and exhibitions. This evening, we will also celebrate the holiday of Tanabata, a Japanese star festival. A reception will follow in the Smith Foyer.
Lydia Bodnar Balahutrak
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:30pm
Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak speaks about her work currently featured in a solo exhibition in the Rebecca Cole Gallery. The artist draws from her Ukrainian linguistic, religious, and cultural heritage as well as her experiences in Ukraine as a visiting artist.
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Lalique, and Art Glass of the 19th and 20th Centuries
with Tim Novak
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 6:30pm
(Rescheduled from Sept. 29)
Pearl Director Tim Novak speaks on the topic of 19th- and 20th-century art glass in coordination with the exhibition, A Passion for Glass, organized by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and on display at the Barbara Bush Library from September 12 through November 21, 2011.The lecture will take place in the Northgate Forest Conference Room at the Pearl.
Following the lecture, Curatorial Assistant in Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design at MFAH Rebecca Elliot will lead a special tour of the exhibition on the Barbara Bush Library 2nd Floor. A reception will follow in the Smith Foyer at the Pearl.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Rebecca Cole Gallery artist Lillian Warren will speak about her work and career during the first Evening Lecture of 2012. The Houston-based artist will discuss her unusual cityscapes and Traffic series as well as new projects.