AMSET

Downtown Beaumont holiday tree lighting

Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main Street for the Holiday Tree Lighting Party on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 4-7 p.m. with Santa Claus lighting the tree promptly at 6 p.m. At this holiday event, families will participate in ornament making for their tree at home and the downtown tree, take pictures with Santa Claus, make and send letters to the North Pole, enjoy holiday music, and much more.  Free cookies and hot cider will be available.  

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is hosting two summer exhibitions — Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions — through Sept. 10 in the main gallery.

Friday, June 16, AMSET will honor the artists and their works at an open reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dallas artist Sherry Owens will give a tour and gallery discussion.

Owens is renowned for her sculptures made of crepe myrtle trees, simultaneously evoking both the natural and otherworldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations.

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Cha-ching! It’s time for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas annual fundraiser Go for the Gold on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Olympic AMSETTA” and everyone is encouraged to come ready to win in sporty, athletic wear in honor of your favorite Olympian hero.

One ticket, which costs $100, admits entry for one into the exciting, reverse drawing and two “athlete” entries into the Go for The Gold party with cocktails and dinner catered by Two Magnolias along with the emcee entertainment of Rocky Chase and Carlo Busceme.

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The Boomtown Film and Music Festival is celebrating it’s 10th year in Beaumont. Feb. 23-26, 2017, experience a diverse lineup of independent films from local, national and international filmmakers, as well as independent musicians that cross all genres.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the talent and events #BoomFestX has to offer!

Thursday, Feb. 23

Music at The LogOn Cafe (3805 Calder Ave., Beaumont) from 8 to after 11 p.m. with have five acts, including local artist Rob Wellz and indie/folk rockers The Cover Letter from Austin.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites children and their families to join in a stimulating art adventure at “Either/And” Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public and will feature hands-on art activities, refreshments and entertainment designed to encourage families to explore the museum and learn more about the artwork on display.

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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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Family Arts Day at AMSET

Back-to-school is right around the corner, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites children and their families to finish their summer with a bang by joining in a stimulating art adventure at “Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this Family Arts Day, visitors will learn how to use recycled materials to create innovative works of art to take home. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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AMSET – Treasure auction

It has been two years since the last unveiling of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ (AMSET) Treasure Auction. Thursday, May 12, AMSET will reveal a spectacular collection of decorative fine art created by some of the area’s most talented artists at AMSET Treasure Auction 2016: POP!

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Albert Nolen

The gold that glittered … Many special agents volunteering for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas Go for the Gold fundraiser this year — complete with Goldfinger theme — did an outstanding job selling almost all of the 450 tickets available. Last Thursday evening, March 10, agents, guests and maybe even some spies descended upon the museum for the reverse drawing toward $10,000 in gold coins.

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