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November 27, 2014

Lecture series ends on May 29

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 12:30 am

GALVESTON — Galveston Arts Center’s lecture series, Conversations @ The Center, concludes this season’s programming with a final presentation with guest artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at 2501 Market St.

The free popular series featuring Galveston and Houston-area visual artists will return again in the fall. Anyone interested in joining the conversation is encouraged to attend. Each artist will give a short slide presentation about their work and artistic career, followed by time for questions and discussion.

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance-based formats. She is currently an artist in residence at Galveston Artist Residency. She holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Speech Communications from Dillard University. Knight’s work has been in group exhibitions at various institutions, including the University Museum at Texas Southern University, DiverseWorks, Art League Houston, Alabama Song Art Space and Project Row Houses.

Robert Pruitt is a Houston-area artist whose visual art practice focuses on painting and drawing. Pruitt uses a variety of materials but his work is chiefly centered on rendering portraits of the human body, specifically the black body. He projects onto these bodies a juxtaposing series of experiences and material references, denoting a diverse and radical black experience and future. Pruitt studied and earned degrees from Texas Southern University and The University of Texas in Austin. He has exhibited his work locally, nationally and internationally, notably at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of Art, the 2006 Whitney Biennial, and most recently a solo exhibition at the Studio Museum of Harlem.

The exhibition gallery and selections from GAC’s retail gallery, ArtWorks, are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free at all times. Visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.