Event DateJanuary 9 - April 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ProgramArt at BRIT
Free to the public.
Free to the public.
BRIT is excited to start the new year off with a beautiful exhibit by local artist, Elizabeth Sage McLaurin, in the Welcome Center Gallery. McLaurin grew up in Houston, Texas and made her way to Fort Worth where she earned her BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Business from Texas Christian University. She often travels to her family’s farm in South Texas to gather inspiration for the scenes that she paints and loves creating and recreating familiar areas that change with the seasons over time. She has exhibited her work throughout Texas, and currently resides in Fort Worth with her husband, Austin.
About her work McLaurin says:
With one foot in the city, and the other in the Texas country, moments of feeling lost in the wide open Texas skies left me longing to bring that feeling back home in the city. My artwork explores my connection to the places I've been, and how they become where I want to be. I am driven by the desire to bring wide open spaces onto the boundaries of the canvas. I find inspiration from play of light on the land, changing weather, and the variety of nature. I like to play with bright colors and bring light and life to my paintings. By painting these special places, my artwork allows me to create the feeling of home no matter where I am.
Art at BRIT offers two distinctive art viewing spaces: the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the smaller, more intimate Upper Atrium Collections Gallery. The Samples Exhibit Hall showcases botanical art and artwork dealing with topics such as ecology, plants, sustainability, conservation, and the natural world – we highlight work by local and national artists, both well-known and emerging. The Upper Atrium Collections Gallery features a rotation of botanical and nature-based prints from our Library collection, including The Arader Natural History Collection of Art. We honor and celebrate the traditional roots of botanical art, while also expanding and redefining the field for the 21st century.