Event Date

September 8 - October 26, 2017



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

The Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall at BRIT is pleased to play host to local artist, master printmaker and founder of Shaw Street Studio, David Conn. This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.  

BRIT will be open from 4pm – 9pm on Gallery Night, Saturday September 9, with a public reception from 6pm – 8pm and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15pm. For more information about the artist, please visit http://shawstreetstudio.com/.

BRIT Members are invited to join us for Champagne and Conversation with the Artist on September 9 from 5–6 p.m. in the Oak Board Room. Seating is limited - RSVP is Required, please email membership@BRIT.org.  Not a Member? Not a Problem. Join Today.

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.