Event Date

January 9 - April 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

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.

About Exhibits

Botanical art plays an important role at BRIT and we are fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center Gallery, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth visual arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.

Interested in exhibiting at BRIT? Please see our submission guidelines here.