Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Galveston Art League: A Century of Island Art
Pat Jakobi and Nancy House join us with their new history of the Galveston Art League.
For over 100 years, the Galveston Art League has upheld Article II of its 1914 Constitution: “To foster an understanding and love for art …by holding public exhibitions of works of art, [and] by lectures and other educational means.” For a century, the Art League has displayed the artworks of hundreds of artists, borrowing space from local organizations and merchants. This book is the story of the organization’s 94-year search for a location to establish its permanent gallery, a search that culminated in 2008, just before Hurricane Ike tore it apart. Today, this all-volunteer non-profit organization is stronger than ever. Its long history, replete with high points and low, mirrors the history of its island home. The Art League was and is integral to Galveston’s artists, art patrons, and the growth of the creative arts that contribute to Galveston’s charm.
The book is 468 pages and includes an index. Art works from many of the league’s juried shows are reproduced in color throughout the book, which was researched and written by Pat Jakobi, and designed and laid out by Nancy House, both longtime members of the league.