Current Exhibits

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Hunter George’s Watercolor Exhibit

“Reflections of the Past”

Exhibit Opening: January 13, 6:30PM

Czech Center Museum Houston, 4920 San Jacinto Street, 77004

“Reflections of the Past” runs January 13th through March 30th, 2018.

 

The Czech Center Museum Houston traces the grand legacy of watercolorist, Hunter George, in a special exhibition entitled “Reflections of the Past”.

The exhibition features imagery of Europe’s romantic landscape and historical architecture produced by the modern-day master of watercolor.  The show demonstrates the undeniable strength and versatility of this venerable medium as it has been used to capture the unique beauty of Central Europe’s countryside.

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A Virginia transplant to the State of Texas, Hunter studied art, design and photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. As a Graphic Artist, he has been honored with numerous Design Awards from Art Directors’ Clubs of New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Tulsa and Houston; Communication Arts Magazine; Print Magazine; Ad Week Magazine; The Printing Industries of America; and the Dallas/Fort Worth Society of Communication Arts. He is a past President of The Art Directors’ Club of Houston and has served on the Texas State Board of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

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Hunter has always hungered to capture the natural, as well as, the historical in watercolor. He would like to help preserve a cultural history that is quickly fading from our midst. His love of old buildings and landscapes dominate his portfolio, called “Reflections of the Past.” He is a current member of CASETA – Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art.

Hunter has had paintings accepted in the Houston International Watercolor Show in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, & 2013 which grant him Elite Status in WAS-H, the Watercolor Art Society of Houston.

 

“Reflections of the Past” runs January 13th through March 30th, 2018.

FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-528-2060 or email development@czechcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

THE CHARALAMPOUS COLLECTION

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THE CHARALAMPOUS COLLECTION

 
Cordially Invites You to
 
a
 
Complimentary Reception
(Wine, Hors d’oeuvres & Music)
 
for the Art Exhibition
 
“From the Carribean through 
The Gulf of Mexico to Texas”
(Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, Texas)
January 18, 2018 – 6 to 8 p.m.
 
at the
 
Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77004
 
January 18th, 2018 through February 10, 2018
 
Co-hosts:
The Consul of Greece
The Czech Consul
The Hellenic Cultural Center
The Czech Center Museum Houston
 
Please RSVP 713.528.2060
events@czechcenter.org
 
(Complimentary Valet Parking)

 

On January 18, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Czech Center Museum will host a reception for the art exhibit entitled, “From the Caribbean through The Gulf of Mexico to Texas.” This art exhibition contains a spirited selection from The Charalampous Art Collection, a private collection of Dr. Kanellos Charalampous. Dr. Charalampous is a renowned psychiatrist and professor who is now retired living in Houston, Texas. His collection spans countries from around the globe and his joy is in sharing this collection with others.

In the early 1960s, Dr. Charalampous started traveling to Puerto Rico every December to attend a professional meeting. The country was experiencing abject poverty, which was reflected in the country’s art. Dr. Charalampous was drawn to the authenticity of expressions, which he found mesmerizing and led him to enhance his experiences with visits to other Caribbean Islands. One of his first stops was the Island of Hispaniola in the country of Haiti. In Haiti, he was introduced to many indigenous autodiadactic artists whose beautiful works were characterized by strong colors, native scenes and subtle humor. Thus began a life-long journey of collecting the incredible pieces from various Caribbean works. Dr. Charalampous continued his love of art in his travels to other countries and has amassed a collection of art that has spanned more than 5 decades.

The Czech Center Museum is delighted to be able to host this impressive collection, which includes the works of artists from Haiti, Cuba, Mexico and Texas (USA). The exhibition will reside at the museum through February 10, 2018 and is also co-hosted by The Consul of Greece, The Czech Consul, and the Hellenic Cultural Center.

The Czech Center Museum Houston is a non-profit educational, cultural arts organization located in the Museum District in Houston, Texas.

In addition, the reception will introduce the biography Kanellos Charalampous: Confronting Zeitgeist. Special copies of the book will be available for gifts.

To RSVP for the Opening Reception on January 18, 2018, please email your request to events@czechcenter.org. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and music will be provided along with complimentary valet parking. For further information about The Charalampous Collection, please contact Dr. Kanellos Charalampous at the numbers above.

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