SEAD Gallery is featuring the artist residency of Amsterdam-based artist Marie-Renée Hoeks in Historic Downtown Bryan from January 15 through February 11. During her time in Bryan, Marie-Renée will present community art dialogues, engage with the community in creating a new body of work, host open studios, and more. Marie-Renée’s exhibit, “Characters,” will be featured in the main SEAD Gallery while her new works, created during her residency, will be displayed in the Downtown Reading Room. Marie-Renée will be accepting commissions as well.
Marie-Renée graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at Utrecht in 1982, and she has since developed a deep passion for painting. Her textile designs and fashion collections have been followed for years. The key to her passion is to think and perform creatively. Marie-Renée enjoys painting human and animal portraits and landscapes, as well as free works. She has regular exhibition in respected galleries, both locally and abroad. Her passion is to motivate people and to inspire new challenges by allowing people to discover that they can create.
SEAD Gallery is located in the Federal Building at 216 W. 26th Street in Historic Downtown Bryan. By hosting exhibits juried by Arts Council of the Brazos Valley and featuring periodic shows by area arts and visualization students, SEAD Gallery provides a new downtown venue for arts and cultural exchange. Through exhibits and events, Advent GX seeks to encourage innovation and discover new ways to understand and positively impact our communities and our world.
Event sponsors include The City of Bryan, Cattlesoft, Winding Road Property Management, This is Water Theater, and Downtown Uncorked.
For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.seadgallery.com, and like SEAD Gallery on Facebook to stay up to date.