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New Gallery exhibit, “Reflections of Life”, now open!

Brazosport Art League is launching a new exhibit, “Reflections of Life,” on Tuesday, January 5 in the Art Gallery at The Center for the Arts & Sciences. Featuring the work of three local female artists, the show will include pastels, photography and 3D glass mosaics and run through Saturday, February 13.

Mosaic artist Dorothy Babbington has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Throughout her career as an engineer at Dow and Brazosport College instructor, Babbington continued to learn new art mediums. She discovered her passion for creating mosaics after taking classes through the Art League. Babbington has continued to hone her craft over the years, experimenting with techniques to create unique and beautiful pieces.

Mary Lou Darst, whose photography is featured in the show, traveled the world with her family during her father’s Army career. She began to paint with watercolors as an adult and discovered her love of photography after her husband loaned her his camera on a trip to Mississippi. Darst recalls being hooked after shooting pictures of flowers in bloom. She says she looks for just the right color and composition when taking photos.

Pastel artist Linda Paulk discovered her love of art at a very young age, helping her father paint signs at his longtime Clute business, Arts Sign Painting. She initially took up oil painting as a young woman, but art took a back seat for several years due to her busy life as a wife, mother and home daycare owner. Upon retirement, she jumped back into painting and soon discovered pastels, a medium she has loved for the last decade. Her favorite subjects to paint are animals, both great and small.

The Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Masks are required. 

Admission is free, but reservations are required.

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Set Builders

Once it is built, it is time to add detail and color to the set. Set painters of various talent and experience levels can contribute to this fun and satisfying task. Novices can apply basic “base coats” of paint while more accomplished artists can follow behind add the detail (color, texture, shadow and highlight). Bring the set to vibrant life by volunteering as a set painter!
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Museum Attendant

Museum attendants welcome visitors to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants also learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibits, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for gift shop sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant also helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the exhibits and artifacts on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Set Builders

During the time a Center Stages play is in production, set builders work on Saturdays (usually 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and, occasionally, during some weekdays, as volunteer availability allows. Volunteers should have a background in safe construction practices, including using various types of power tools. Though not necessary, set construction volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own well-maintained and safe power tools. Wood is usually the most typical construction material, though occasionally other materials, such as metal, are used.
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants welcome visitors to the art gallery and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibit, Brazosport Art League and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for art sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the art on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.