Arts and Culture

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents two dynamic exhibitions, tête-à-tête: Folk Art and Fine Art from the Permanent Collection,” a curatorial examination of similarities and differences in how artists explore related subjects; and TERESA BAKER: shape, line, what the eye is doing.

Both are currently on view through Sept. 4, and an opening reception for both will be held at AMSET (500 Main Street, Beaumont) on Friday, June 24, from 6-8 p.m.

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Bartee Haile

Spindletop-Gladys City will hold a book signing with author Bartee Haile on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. The book, Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil, is his third. It was published in November 2015.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Randy Edwards from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The gallery is in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

Edwards describes himself as a Southeast Texas artist with a self-taught hobby in photography. He became interested in darkroom work, falling in love with black and white film photography in high school before attending Lamar University.

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Curious about how a work of art is made? Join in the fun at the next Adult Studio Workshop: Acrylic Still Life Painting at the Stark Museum of Art on Saturday, June 4, from 1-5 p.m. and learn to see art through the artist’s eyes. Special guest artist will be Stephanie Garza, who received her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and teacher certification from Lamar University. Garza has been an art teacher for 15 years and has been teaching painting classes at Painting with a Twist for five years.

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Artists looking for a place to show off their latest creations need look no further than The Alternative Show at The Art Studio Inc. in June. This first-come, first-served art exhibition will take free submissions through June 2.

The show will open Saturday, June 4, with a reception from 7-10 p.m. in TASI’s gallery at 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont. The exhibition runs through June 25.

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Actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis

The Christus Live Well Women’s Conference drew an attendance of 2,000 people Thursday, May 12. This is the largest attendance number in conference history, according to Christus Southeast Texas Health System Marketing & Events Coordinator Becky Howard.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of oil paintings by Elizabeth Fontenot titled “I Have Lived” on Friday, May 13, from 7-10 p.m. at the Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St., Beaumont.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of drawings by Sheila Busceme on Friday, April 29, from 7-10 p.m. at the Victoria Houston, 2110 Victoria St., Beaumont.

“If I were to describe it, the closest descriptive word I could come up with would be ‘eclectic,’” said Busceme, a self-taught artist from Beaumont. “I love to explore different media. Some methods stay with me; some do not. As of now, I work in colored pencil, wax pastel, oil pastel, acrylics and sometimes watercolor.”

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Janine Turner

The 2016 Golden Triangle Go Red For Women Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the Beaumont Country Club (5355 Pine St). Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at goldentrianglegored.heart.org. 

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power to band together and wipe out the No. 1 killer of women — heart disease.

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Chambers Stevens

Hollywood-based acting coach and author Chambers Stevens will return to Beaumont for a small-group intensive acting workshop April 25-27 for adults and older teens. He will also teach a Disney 101 workshop for children and pre-teens and a 21st-Century Acting workshop for adults and teens on April 30.

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