October 2020 Meeting

Deborah Fullerton

The AAUW Corpus Christi Branch held a meeting on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The guest speaker was Deborah Fullerton, Curator of Exhibitions at the Art Museum of South Texas.

Ms. Fullerton talked about several of the exhibits currently showing at the Art Museum of South Texas and provided visuals of the stunning artwork. Current exhibits include the following:

 

  • Target Texas: Drawn Worlds,” an exhibition of graphite artwork from several Texas artists, including two from Corpus Christi. This exhibit is showing through November 29.
  • Photo via: Art Museum of South Texas from the “Target Texas: drawn worlds” exhibition featuring the work of Ashley Thomas

  • “Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens,” an exhibit of 75 works of art that include Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and Victor Vignon. Early American artists include John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, and Childe Hassam, among others. This exhibit is available through January 3, 2021.
  • Urban Sea” from the permanent collection which includes large paintings by Dorothy Hood, a Houston-based modern artist. This exhibit is showing through December 13.
  • Tall Tales and Huge Hearts” is an exhibition of original artwork of artist Raul Colon. This exhibit is on display through November 19.

Members are encouraged to visit the Museum to see the latest exhibits. The Museum has wide open spaces which lend to appropriate social distancing, and traffic is very light right now. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wear a mask and be inspired by the superb artwork available at our local Art Museum of South Texas.

UPDATE on Book Sales

With a rising number of cases of COVID-19 occurring locally, and under the current guidelines for social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations, AAUW Book Sales are postponed indefinitely until further notice.  Safety, of course, is our first priority, for both our customers and our workers.  When the Corpus Christi Libraries are able to open for full service, we will determine at that time when it appears to be safe to hold our next Book Sale.

Until then, you may be interested in browsing through the antique and collectible books that we have listed on eBay.  To find the AAUW book listings, go to the eBay link below.  After the page opens, scroll down to the bottom to the section labeled “Sellers.”  Click on the small box labeled “Only show items from.”  Then, click into the text box, enter our seller ID:  bookfi-88, and hit your enter key.

eBay link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/ebayadvsearch?_sofindtype=0&_byseller=1#byseller

  If you wish to be notified about the next Book Sale, please send a message to us at: aauwcorpuschristi@gmail.com.

We thank you for your patronage.  May everyone stay healthy and safe!

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