SEAD Gallery is excited to announce the opening for Hailey Herrera’s “Calligraphy + Color: Watermedia Abstracts” on July 20. The opening reception will be in the main gallery from 6:30-8pm during Downtown Bryan Art Step. Hailey has chosen to raffle off a piece of her work at the opening to raise funds for Brazos Valley Food Bank, an organization that feeds those in need. Hailey’s exhibit will be on display through Sept. 16.
Starting in South Korea at age seven, Hailey has been painting most of her life. She graduated from Texas A&M University with her doctorate and worked as a research scientist before discovering her love for creating vibrant watercolor paintings. She has even co-authored a book titled “The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor” by Walter Foster Publishing. Hailey’s initial inspiration came from her interpretation of nature and her surroundings. Transforming the textures and colors into abstract elements allowed her to broaden her imagination. For the “Calligraphy + Color: Watermedia Abstracts” exhibit she gathered ideas from the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic. Beginning with calligraphic lines, then adding in color, Hailey creates unconventional paintings that call for an emotional response.
Accompanying Hailey’s dazzling “Calligraphy + Color: Watermedia Abstracts” will be the ever growing SEAD Library & Bookshop. With new vintage books added to the shelves every day, it’s a wonder what someone could discover. A handful of Hailey Herrera’s marvelous prints are also being sold in the bookshop for the affordable decorator.
SEAD Gallery is located in the Federal Building at 216 W. 26th Street in Historic Downtown Bryan. SEAD Gallery provides a unique 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 local communities and the world.
For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.seadgallery.com, and follow SEAD Gallery on Facebook to stay up to date. SEAD Gallery would love to thank their sponsor, Sterling Auto Group, for making this exhibit possible.