Students in grades 3-6 are invited to ‘trot’ on over to Musuem of the Coastal Bend, The Texas Zoo, & The Nave Museum for a three day triple threat camp!
Day 1: At Museum of the Coastal Bend, learn about cowboys, make your own brand and find out how native Americans lived.
Day 2: Focus on Texas habitats and native animals at the Texas Zoo. Learn why cows and horses are best suited for ranching.
Day 3: ’Rocket’ the horse will model as each camper uses mixed-media to create their own ‘Rocket’ rendition at The Nave.
Register by contacting Nathan Palmer at (361)573-7681 or visiting the gift shop at The Texas Zoo.
Cost is $75 for members at any of the three organizations & $90 for non-members.
Houston-based artist Carter Ernst will exhibit a broad retrospective of her sculpture, painting and drawings of animals, insects, and other living forms found in nature. Ernst’s creations reflect her intensive study of three disciplines: ceramics, painting, and sculpture. With an extraordinary natural intuition and a mastery over the fundamentals of structure, color and form, Ernst is able to create works of art that are embodiments of the inner spirit of living beings.
Once again, the Nave will transform into “Art Car Victoria” with a FREE family event. The Nave will kick off the festivities May 18 at 11:30am with Victoria’s 2nd annual Art Car Parade through downtown Victoria and ending at The Nave. There will be arts and crafts provided by The Manhattan Art Program and The Museum of the Coastal bend. Tasty’s food truck will be parked in front of The Nave from 12-4pm to feed your need for great tacos!
Ann Harithas, event curator and board member of the Nave, has been a judge at the annual Orange Show Houston Art Car Parade for 25 years and is also founder of the Art Car Museum in Houston. For the fourth year in Victoria, Harithas will organize award-winning art cars from noted art car artists for display on Commercial Street in front of the Nave, along with a new exhibition by Carter Ernst on view inside the museum, which will offer free admission from 12 – 4pm.
Born in Corpus Christi and currently living and working in Rockport, Jesus Moroles has more than 2000 works on display in China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and the U.S. His most visible public sculpture is “Lapstrake” 1987, a massive 22 foot tall 64 ton work located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 2008 Moroles was honored with the highest award given to an artist by the U.S. government, the National Medal of Arts. His exhibit at the Nave will be a diverse and comprehensive survey of his distinguished 30 year career.
The Nave is pARTnering with the Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival to bring you an outdoor screening of “The Missing Piece: The Truth About the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa .” Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the show!
An unlikely thief. An unthinkable theft. An unsolved mystery. Until now.
This is the story of the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, his 84-year-old daughter who thought he did it for patriotic reasons, and the filmmaker who spent more than 30 years trying to find the truth.
The Nave is pARTnering with the Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival to bring you an outdoor screening of “The Cardboard Bernini.” Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the show!
“The Cardboard Bernini,” examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he spends 4 years building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
James Grashow is an artist who has made—among many other things—giant 15 foot tall fighting men, an anthropomorphized city, and an ocean– using paper mache, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twist ties.
Several years ago, while visiting the home of his art dealer, Allan Stone (who was also my father), Grashow stumbled across his giant paper mache fighting men that had been put outside due to lack of space. They were disintegrating. Although it was deeply painful and shocking for Jimmy to see his work like that, it was also surprisingly beautiful.
Feeling that he hadn’t been honest with himself about the full arc of his creative endeavors, and the inevitable decay of his art, he challenged himself to own the “back end” of his process by building something magnificent that he would install outside to disintegrate. He decided to build a giant cardboard “fountain”– a “Grashow Bernini.” Work on the fountain began in 2007, and was completed in 2011.
We follow as Jimmy asks what is the point of art and creation? What is the connection between creation and destruction? And, ultimately, how do we find meaning when we are faced with mortality?
Art, Music & Outdoor Play at The Nave!
Enjoy FREE admission to our current exhibition and stay for hopscotch, hula hooping, jump roping and a musical sidewalk chalk activity.
Featuring both traditional and mixed media textile works alongside unique ceramics, this exhibit showcases how everyday household objects can rise to the level of fine art when created by true artisans.
Participating Artists: Gail Dentler and members of the South Texas Region Studio Art Quilters Assn., Teek Miller and members of the Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria, Gerry Bernhard of Santa Rosa Pottery and Austin ceramicist Lisa Orr
December 7, 2012 – January 20, 2013
From December 7, 2012 through January 20, 2013, The Nave Museum will be exhibiting Ann Harithas: Transformative Visions, a selection from her newest collage works. A Victoria native, Harithas is an internationally exhibited collage artist who works in a variety of media.
This new exhibition consists of works that originated in small paper collages made from used magazines and transformed into large-scale works of canvas, paint and polymers. With Transformative Visions, Harithas transforms the remnants of cultural imagery and commercial propaganda into personal expression and an exploration of social truths and justice. Having worked in collage throughout her life, Harithas says collage “is a language, the medium I use to express my thoughts, hopes and dreams.”
Ann Harithas credits among her most important influences in her work being the art education she received while growing up in Victoria as well has her relationship with her cousin, Madeline O’Connor, a Victoria artist who had working relationships with many important artists of the 20th century. Harithas has also been instrumental in introducing a broad selection of art to Victoria, having curated exhibitions by several critically acclaimed artists at the Nave, and championing Art Cars in Victoria through exhibitions and parades for several years.