Bennett and Fleming, longtime friends and colleagues, express a similar sense of wonder through their paintings, as well as acute recollections of memories past.
Their elegant, organic paintings – full of delicate shapes and images – reflect a mutual fascination with the natural world.
Bobbye Bennett’s works have been widely featured in selected exhibitions across the state, including the Galveston Art Center in Galveston, Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, the Art Center of Waco, the Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Lawndale Art Center in Houston, and The Art League of Houston.
In addition, Bennett’s works have been included in two exhibitions in Singapore and in several public collections.
Carol Fleming’s work has been selected for exhibition in national and international juried exhibitions including the Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Society of Watercolor Artists National Exhibition, Montana’s Watermedia, and Arizona’s Aqueous Exhibition.
In Texas, her work was selected for exhibition in juried shows at the Art League of Houston, Assistance League of Houston, Visual Arts Alliance, Live Oak Art Center, Watercolor Art Society of Houston, and Art in City Hall.
Additionally, she was a finalist for the annual Hunting Art Prize.
An exhibition of work by noted collage artist Scott Gordon will be on view concurrently with Absolutely Abstract. The opening reception for both shows is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m. at the museum.
The Beeville Art Museum is a teaching museum, dedicated to the concept of art as a positive force in the development of creative skills and thought.
The Joe Barnhart Foundation has created comprehensive educational programs at the museum, including exhibitions of renowned artists and collections from museums, galleries and private collections from across the state, docent-conducted tours for students, lectures and workshops.
The Beeville Art Museum, located at 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 358-8615 or visit the website at www.bamtexas.org.