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Painter, fused glass artist join forces for “Moments of Acknowledging Nature” exhibit

The Brazosport Art League will open its new exhibit, “Moments of Acknowledging Nature” this week in the gallery at The Center for the Arts & Sciences. Featuring the works of longtime painter and art instructor Sheri Herbert and fused glass artist Susan McMillian, the show runs through Saturday, March 20.

Having lived extensively in the Texas Panhandle with nearly unobstructed 360-degree views, Herbert says she has always been drawn to wide-open skies and clouds. She uses shadows and light in her paintings to create a mood and then adds layers to increase depth with her medium of choice, fast-drying acrylic paint. 

Herbert has worked in the creative arts since the 1980s, launching her career as a professional photographer and artist before settling in her almost 20-year role as a fine art teacher in Rosenberg. She believes the journey of creating a painting is more important than the destination and that it is the process that should bring artists joy.

Susan McMillian and her husband were lifelong Houston residents until retirement when they made the move south to live on Bastrop Bayou. She has always created art in various mediums, including metal sculpture, hand thrown pottery and mosaics, and started fusing glass five years ago, which allows her to experiment with alternate designs and uses.

In addition to creating art inspired by nature on the bayou, Susan spends her time volunteering for Be The Match Foundation and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, traveling internationally and spending time with her five grandchildren.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by Levone and Lindsay Campbell, the founder/owners of VLC Services. Initially focused on helping small businesses with basic IT needs, VLC Services eventually blossomed into a full-service IT consulting firm.

Lindsay is a graduate of Brazoswood High and Baylor University, while Levone graduated from North Carolina A&T and Georgetown University. Their education and world travel experiences helped them acquire an appreciation for the arts. They have visited The Center for the Arts & Sciences on numerous occasions and always enjoy the exhibits. The Campbells chose to sponsor this wonderful show because they believe it is important to give back to the community. 

The Brazosport Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is free, but reservations are required, and visitors are asked to wear masks. Reserve your tickets at bcfas.org/visit.  

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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.