Galveston Arts Center presents a new exhibit, Britt Thomas’ Indian Spirit, and you can see it on Friday, February 28th!
Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G's mascot and reflects the community's intense commitment to their motto of "Honor, Pride, Tradition.”
Britt Thomas is a multidisciplinary lens-based artist residing in Houston, TX. She engages in a concept-driven studio practice that frequently utilizes photography and video due to their uncanny ability to simultaneously reflect and manipulate reality. At the center of her art exploration is the shared experience, seeking simple yet complex ways to analyze her relationship with others and culture at large.
Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Thomas earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with minors in dance and art history from Lamar University and an M.F.A. in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. She is a 2018 recipient of Houston Arts Alliance’s SACI artist grant and has art permanently on view at the George R. Brown Convention Center through Houston’s public art collection. Her art has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally.
The venue for the event, Galveston Arts Center, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, was incorporated in 1986 as the primary center of contemporary art serving a culturally diverse, eight-county area between Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. Indian Spirit will be on display at Galveston Arts Center through April 12, 2020. For additional information, please visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.
At King’s Cove Apartments in Kingwood, Texas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Friday!
Friday, February 28, 2020—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand Street
Galveston, Texas 77550