Happy New Year! – by Heidi Wiess, PAAC Executive Director
As we closed 2017, plans were well underway for what I expect will be yet another remarkable year for Pearland’s artistic and cultural scene. We are so proud to have been selected by Kannappan Art Museums to deliver Pearland’s first cultural museum, “Visions of India,” while working to support partnerships with business, education, government, artists and the community to showcase Pearland’s rich artistic and cultural community, advance it as a destination city, while bringing the world to you.
We began this year honoring the Pearland Police Department. On Jan. 4, Chief Johnny Spires accepted a unique “spherical photo” of the Public Safety Building, created by Pearland artist David Fraser. It will be on display in the lobby of the PSB through April, along with a series of photographs taken by Mr. Fraser, titled “Visions of Pearland.”
Chief Spires stated, “I am humbled to accept this artwork on behalf of the department. The series of photos were taken when the flags were at half-staff in honor of Officer Endy Ekpana. This will be a reminder for us of how the community and the Pearland Alliance for Arts & Culture came together and supported us in our time of need.”
PAAC is pleased to debut Mr. Fraser’s most recent works, “Spheres of Peace,” which are on exhibit now at the PAAC Gallery along with “Passion of Spain,” created by his wife, Sara Fraser. “Passion of Spain” depicts Mrs. Fraser’s proud relationship with her native country. You will truly delight in the creations of these exquisite and accomplished artists, which come to us by way of Spain and England.
Please visit our website and Facebook for upcoming reception dates. The Gallery and Museum are open Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Also you may view the artists’ works at www.scenebyoz.com and www.sarabodlak.imagekind.com
Don’t forget – this weekend Pearland will host the TAAF Winter Games. Please see the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau website for details including competition schedules and locations. Earlier last year Pearland won the bid to host the 2018 and 2019 games.
PAAC and Me – Together Pearland Proud