Texas Art & Pour is a new gallery that offers funky Texas Art, beer & whine, and a whole lot fun. Leah Lawless-Smith's art is in the shop. You can find the gallery at 109 West Franklin street, Suite 115 in Waxahachie, Texas.
Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art history-Victoria’s heritage was born from the diversity of Mexican and European foundations and tolerance of the varied cultures and religions those immigrants brought. The Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art serves as an art and cultural nexus that reflects that rich history and promising future of South Texas.
Museum founder Ann Harithas has deep ties to Victoria. She grew up in Victoria and Tivoli and has been involved in creating art and curating artists since the 1970’s. From gallery owner to internationally exhibited artist, Mrs. Harithas also founded Houston’s Art Car Museum, and has dedicated herself to exploring contemporary art and its connection to the community.
She chose to create an exhibition space at the “Five Points” intersection for both its literal central location and its symbolic placement at the “crossroads” of South Texas. The museum has been crafted from a repurposed car dealership built in the mid-20th century, and is currently in the process of a multi-year remodeling effort.
Five Points Museum will be hosting its second open call exhibition in 2024, in celebration of Victoria’s Bicentennial. The theme is “Timeline: 200 Years” The timeline of the last 200 years, since Victoria was founded. Leah Lawless-Smith will have four paintings in this exhibition.
Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art
1201 N. Moody
Victoria, Texas 77901
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery houses an exceptional collection of art spanning more than four millennia. Since its opening in 1966, the museum has become particularly well-known around the country for its impressive collections of works by those titans of western art, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is a teaching museum that uses the art to encourage community participation in thoughtful interpretations and discussions.
In the early 1920's, Richard W. Norton (1886-1940) became one of the discoverers of the Rodessa Oil Field in north Louisiana. Over time, Mr. Norton's wife and son began to amass a significant collection of fine art. In 1946, to honor Mr. Norton and for the benefit of the community, Richard W. Norton, Jr. (1919-1974) and his mother, Mrs. Richard W. Norton (1886-1975) created the R.W. Norton Art Foundation. In turn, the Foundation eventually established the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, basing its initial collection upon donations from the acquisitions of the Norton's. Today, due to the on-going efforts of the Board of Control and the Foundation's work, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery's offerings continue to expand, grow, and contribute to their community.
Each year the R.W. Norton Art Gallery holds the juried BLOOM! Exhibition, which coincides with the annual BLOOM! Festival held in their 40 acres of botanical gardens where they have the largest azalea gardens in the state of Louisiana. Leah Lawless-Smith will have a colorful bloom painting as part of this wonderful exhibition.
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