Incorporated in 1986, the Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is an independent nonprofit organization that showcases innovative contemporary art.

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Galveston Arts Center Previous Exhibits




June 3 – July 9, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, June 3, 2017
Artist Talks at 6:30 PM

1st Floor Gallery
Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone
2 ½ Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth

2 ½ Years is a collaboration between multidisciplinary artists Tierney Malone and Robert Hodge. The story of the institution of slavery in Texas and the origins of the Juneteenth celebration are reexamined and retold musically and visually. The exhibition is a visual representation of the music project “2 ½ Years: A Musical Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth”, produced by Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone, released June 19, 2016.

2nd Floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries
ROUX – Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia – SALT
The Houston-based artist collective ROUX includes Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia. Their works navigate between styles of the past and the proposed future and address experiences unique to Women of Color residing in the American South. These four artists not only embrace and challenge drawing conventions in medium, surface and concept but apply unusual approaches to the process and ingredients of printmaking, installation, video, sculpture, and painting. This exhibition is presented in partnership with PrintHouston.


July 15 – August 20, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, July 15, 2017
Artist Talks at 6:30PM (in conjunction with PrintHouston)

1st Floor Gallery
Ahbidnya Ghuge – Changing Perspectives
Abhidnya Ghuge transforms disposable paper plates into immersive installations using wood-block printed patterns inspired by Indian henna designs, the microscopic and macroscopic world, and the current cultural landscape of America. Ghuge’s work celebrates these patterns and organic forms, while calling attention the ephemeral nature of human experience. Born in India and a dermatologist by previous profession, Abhidnya Ghuge is a multidisciplinary installation artist. Currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler, she has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States, and her work can be found in collections throughout India and the United Kingdom. abhidnyaghuge.com

1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries
Burning Bones Press – Collective Pulse
Group exhibition of prints selected from members of Burning Bones Press in Houston, TX.