Arts and Culture

Annie Davis Orchard

Artist Annie Davis Orchard will host a closing reception for her retrospective Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5-9 p.m. at Finder’s Fayre Antiques, 1485 Calder in Beaumont.

“It has been quite an opportunity to show a collection of my work that spans my life over a period of time,” Orchard said. “My work progresses. I am never finished. My art keeps changing and evolving. This is great chance for subtle shifts and twists as the art changes its form.”

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Gabriel Sellers on Friday, Dec. 30, from 7-10 p.m. The gallery is located in the Victoria House at 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont. The title of the exhibition is “Street Violence is Always Love.”

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David Aylsworth

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) has announced two winter exhibitions — David Aylsworth: Either/And and Steve Murphy: It’s All Come Down to This. Both are currently on view now through Feb. 26 in the main galleries, and an opening reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6-8 p.m.

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Teresa Baker

Visual artist Teresa Baker will host a soft opening/fundraiser for her new downtown Beaumont project space, 215 Orleans, on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7-10 p.m.

The opening will feature works on paper donated by more than 35 national and local artists, all priced at $50 each. Half of each sale will go to the contributing artist.

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Summer Lydick
Dean Conwell

Jack Brooks Regional Airport unveiled three new paintings Thursday, Oct. 27, that feature Janis Joplin, George Jones, Bubba Smith, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Tex Ritter and Bum Phillips — what the city of Beaumont has called “homegrown luminaries.”

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Tasting on the Terrace

L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles will host its annual “Tasting on the Terrace: An Evening in Support of the Children’s Advocacy Center” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the lush Event Center Terrace. Sample more than 100 unique wines and Louisiana beers and spirits while enjoying delicious food and fun interaction with vendors knowledgeable in their field.

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Southern Pacific Train Depot

Friends of the Orange Depot (FOOD) have been working diligently for years to raise funds for the restoration of the historic Southern Pacific Train Depot in Orange and could soon see their efforts come to fruition as planners project an open house likely in the first quarter of 2017.

During this year’s fundraising gala, Denim and Diamonds, FOOD is raising funds for exhibits to display in the new museum at the depot.

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Artwork by Lacie Grant

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Lacie Grant on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7-10 p.m. inside the Victoria House (2110 Victoria St.) in Beaumont.

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Elf the Musical

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lutcher Theater in Orange as Elf the Musical takes the stage for two shows on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-$60 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or at the Lutcher box office at 707 Main Ave.

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The Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance presents Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated and adapted by Beverly Cross, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival of a play, on Thursday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for Nov. 3-5 and 2 p.m. for Nov. 6 at University Theatre (4400 S. MLK Jr. Parkway).

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