Helen Richter Watson's Art and Life Remembered with TAMIU Exhibit
The distinctive and historically noteworthy ceramic art and design of
the late Laredo-born artist Helen Richter Watson will be celebrated in
a special exhibit now showing at Texas A&M International University's
Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Art Gallery. (photos)
Titled "Like the Clay in the Potter's Hand: An
Artist's Life Remembered, Helen Richter Watson 1926-2003,"
the exhibit will be in place through April 8, 2004.
Watson, whose childhood art works were made of clay
dredged from the banks of the Rio Grande, footsteps
from her home, went on to become a revered artist and
educator. She passed away this past summer.
Some 32 selections are included in the exhibit, spanning
Watson's phenomenal career and artistic growth. Among
the most striking in scale are the Saguaros (1974),
enormous revisitations of the famed sentinel-like cacti
of the desert. Other pieces are dwarfed in comparison,
but offer equally engaging looks at Watson's command
of her medium.
The exhibit is open Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. For
additional information, contact the Department of the
Fine and Performing Arts at 326.2654. Larger groups
are encouraged to make advance arrangements for viewing
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