Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum Hosts “Head, Heart and Hands” Art Show

Untitled by Andres Bautista
The Show will include a retrospective of the late Andres Bautista.
The Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum (AYAM) will celebrate the work of Spring Branch ISD art teachers Oct. 6 – 8. The Biennale Art Show 2015, “Head, Heart and Hands”, will include a retrospective of Andres Bautista, the Spring Woods High School art teacher who died unexpectedly over the summer.

The community is invited to the Biennale Art Show 2015 on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The museum will host an Open House beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Teachers will be on hand to discuss their art, and many pieces will be offered for sale.

Untitled by Andres Bautista
“Every couple of years, the Museum hosts an exhibition and invites the community to meet the artist,” explained Leann Newton, AYAM co-curator. “This year, we chose to feature several artists – the teachers who share their gifts with our students. It’s very fitting since the Museum houses the art collection donated by the district’s first art teacher, Altharetta Yeargin.”

The Biennale Art Show was expanded to include Bautista’s artwork. “Andres was beloved by his students and colleagues,” said Kathy Goss, co-curator. “We are delighted to showcase his work and honor his many contributions to the art world and to his students.”

The Museum is located at 901 Yorkchester, on the Westchester Academy of International Studies campus. For questions about the Biennale Art Show 2015, call 713.251.1987.

About Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum
Thought to be the nation’s only art museum located on a public school campus, AYAM is an art experiential destination for students of all ages. When Altharetta Yeargin, the district’s first art teacher, donated her art collection to SBISD, the district partnered with The Smithsonian Institution to design the current facility. It houses a collection of art and artifacts valued at more than $2 million and includes more than 600 works from around the world. The Museum is supported by individual and foundation donors.

Kathy Goss, Leann Newton


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