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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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