Is the Way Closed?

Artwork and photo by Leamon Green woodcut 36 x 60” Leamon Green: Mamy Wata & Refugees, 2017, woodcut, 36 x 60”

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Sat., July 8, 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 12 2017
Free
While not busy making massive prints with a steamroller, and between teaching next-gen creatives over at Texas Southern University, artist Leamon Green continues down the road of his own artistic journey. Pulling from branches of his family tree, drawing from African and European influences and seasoned by that Fulbright Fellowship stint in Tanzania, Green's works are fraught with layered emotion. One of his newest pieces from this year, a three foot by five foot woodcut titled Mamy Wata & Refugees, shows a horrific scene torn from the headlines of today's news. Desperation and fright are evident as survivors try to stay afloat in tumultuous waters as they struggle for the safety of shore. This dramatic piece, along with other works, can be viewed in the solo exhibit, "Is The Way Closed," at Hooks-Epstein Galleries. An artist talk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 8, followed by a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Continuing 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. July 8 through August 12. 2631 Colquitt. For information, call 713-522-0718 or visit hooksepsteingalleries.com. Free.

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