Galveston Arts Center is pleased to present the third "Conversations at the Center," featuring presentations and discussion by Galveston-based artists George Bowes and Kamila Szczesna. The event will take place at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 6 at GAC, 2501 Market Street. It is free and open to the public.
Most popularly associated with 19th century France, the "salon" was traditionally a social gathering of artists and intellectuals hosted by an aspiring patron. Though entertaining, these parties encouraged participants to increase their knowledge and refinement through stimulating conversation. GAC invites artists and art lovers alike to create a discourse on what it means to be an artist today and provide an opportunity for the broader community to engage with local artistic talent. Anyone interested in joining the conversation is encouraged to attend. Each artist will give a 20 minute presentation about their work, followed by time for questions and discussion.
Galveston resident George Bowes received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from the University of California, Davis. His works reside in public and private collections that include the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Joseph Schein International Museum of Ceramic Art.
Kamila Szczesna was born in Poland and received a Master's Degree from the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, Poland. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in collections across the world.