The three painters selected for the exhibition, Christopher St. Leger, Ellen Tanner and Jean Carruthers Wetta, work in oil and watercolor, producing new interpretations of classic subjects such as landscapes, still lifes and portraits. According to Tracy Saucier, director of the Beeville Art Museum, “We try to bring a variety of art to the museum—everything from more traditional art forms to art cars and on-site installations—but for our fall show, we decided to get back to the basics, with a slight twist.”
Christopher St. Leger, an artist living in Lockhart who creates “snapshots in paint,” produces urban landscapes in soft, pastel watercolors. His works, both realistic and surreal, feature skateboard street culture and people on the move.
Artist Ellen Tanner offers a different take on the traditional portrait, embellishing her art historical portrayals of famous women with colorful and unexpected details. The third artist in the show, Jean Carruthers Wetta, presents a wide range of still lifes, some with familiar objects, others not-so-familiar, with surprising interpretations.
The Beeville Art Museum, created and operated by the Joe Barnhart Foundation, is first and foremost a teaching museum, providing cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of Bee County and surrounding areas.
The Beeville Art Museum, 401 E. Fannin St., is open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. To contact the museum, call 361-358-8615 or visit the website at www.bamtexas.org.