AMSET

The Great Wall of Fame at AMSET and  African-Americans a Harvey Johnson piece.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) are celebrating Black History Month, and the public is invited to visit the museums to learn more.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast presents Port Arthur native and singing sensation Richard Perkins on Feb. 28 in honor of Black History Month. Perkins is a 1964 graduate of Lincoln High School and a professional classical singer, a deep, mellow bass.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites everyone to “Go for the Gold” on Thursday, March 5, for a chance to win $10,000 in gold or other prizes at its annual reverse drawing. The theme this year is “Rollin’ it Back” as AMSET increases the odds of winning by reducing the number of tickets sold from 500 to only 450.

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Memorial High School Choir, Jefferson County Christmas tree and Tree of Angels

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed the community, along with county commissioners, and courthouse staff, to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 1. 

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites Southeast Texans to shine like precious jewels at its 27th anniversary gala, The Crystal Ball: A Night of Sparkling Entertainment.

This dazzling affair, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, will be overflowing with cocktails, delectable dining, fabulous entertainment and many spectacular surprises.

The Crystal Ball will honor celebrated sculptor and supporter of the arts David Cargill.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is currently showing two exhibitions through Aug. 31 — Beili Liu: Chine and Karin Broker: wired, pressed, nailed.

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Sally Chandler

The question as to whether Facebook, Twitter, texting, video games and other new technologies are causing social isolation in today’s society will continue to be a hot debate among sociologists, psychologists and other academics; now, the issue is seeping into the world of art.

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Eighth graders from Odom Academy paint mural on AMSET wall

Pecos artist Sally Chandler guided eighth graders from the Odom Academy of Beaumont as they painted a 13-foot-long, 6-foot high mural on the wall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) Tuesday, April 16.

“They’re doing such a good job,” Chandler said. “Yesterday, we spent most of the day talking about ‘The Lost World’ (Chandler’s exhibit). There are 18 (children) and they each have their own space and each have their own stories.”

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