Gallery Talk With Dr. Alvia Wardlaw On Kermit Oliver Exhibition

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Gallery Talk With Dr. Alvia Wardlaw On Kermit Oliver Exhibition says
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw will be giving a Gallery Talk about Kermit Oliver's current exhibition and his career, this Saturday, December 17, 2016!

Champagne and Mingle: 12:30pm
Gallery Talk: 1:00pm

*Complimentary valet parking

Please RSVP at 713.522.0718 by Friday, December 16th!

A number of seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

About Dr. Alvia Wardlaw:
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw is currently a Professor and the Director/Curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University. She is also a member of the Scholarly Advisory Council of the (new) Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. From 1995-2009, Dr. Wardlaw was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Wardlaw is also well known for the exhibition, "The Quilts of Gee's Bend", a collection of quilts by outstanding quilters from Alabama. This exhibit traveled to 11 cities across the country from 2002-2006.

About Kermit Oliver:
Kermit Oliver’s masterfully executed paintings and drawings have earned him worldwide recognition as one of the finest contemporary American artists of our time. Oliver’s work is included in the inaugural exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC), which opened to the public in September. This past spring, The Nave Museum (Victoria, TX) held a solo exhibition of selected works by Oliver. The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University (Waco, TX) held an exhibition of his paintings and Hermès scarves in 2014. In 2013, Oliver received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art League Houston. Oliver’s work was the subject of a lifetime retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2005. His work was included in the 2001 international SITE SANTA FE biennial (NM), curated by art historian/critic Dave Hickey.

An alumnus of Texas Southern University who was mentored by Professor and muralist, Dr. John Biggers, Oliver was honored this summer at the university’s biennial For The Sake of Art gala and runway show. He was the subject of an article in the October 2012 issue of Texas Monthly, titled Portrait of the Artist as a Postman: The strange and secret world of Kermit Oliver. He was also featured in an NPR news segment, How A Texas Postman Became An Hermès Designer. Oliver holds the distinction of being the only American artist to create scarf designs for the French fashion house of Hermès.
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By: Hooks-Epstein Galleries