Art and SHSU: Lee Jamison Exhibit

Lee Jamison has hosted an exhibit of his art in the LSC Art Gallery for at least the last three years.  And while the years and the exhibit theme may change, the art remains wonderful.

This year’s exhibit was titled “The Main Thing,” a nod to the Old Main Building that served as the University’s focal (but not geographic) centerpiece for almost 100 years, before burning in 1982.

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In addition, the gallery featured some fifteen other pieces, several of which featured local landmarks: e.g., the Byrd Unit, Austin Hall, Cafe Texan.

The exhibit was up for two weeks, but the reception was last night, the penultimate day of the showing.  About 50 people attended the reception, and several prints of The Old Main painting were purchased, including Mr. Jamison’s first-ever sale to a student (thank you Jasmine Moss!).

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The prices of the pieces ranged from prints for $80 (Austin Hall) and $120 (Old Main) to originals that started at $275 and up, with most being less than $1,000.

Jamison’s work is shown at the William Reaves gallery in Houston, and can also be seen at various sites across Texas–the Driskill Hotel, the Darrell K. Royal Stadium, the River Oakls Country Club, the Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor, and many other sites.  But the favorites around here tend to be the local sites, Old Main, Austin Hall, and the Wynne Home.

Megan_Jasmine_Wynne_Home_Painting_WebThe LSC Art Gallery can be reserved by contacting Gayle Bullard at 294-1760.


Author: mikeyawn

Mike Yawn teaches at Sam Houston State University. In the past few years, he has taught courses on Politics & Film, Public Policy, the Presidency, Media & Politics, Congress, Statistics, Research & Writing, Field Research, and Public Opinion. He has published academic papers in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Social Security Quarterly, Film & History, American Politics Review, and contributed a chapter to the textbook Politics and Film. He also contributes columns, news analysis, and news stories to newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Huron Daily Tribune, Laredo Morning Times, Beaumont Enterprise, Connecticut Post, and Midland Reporter Telegram. Yawn is also active in his local community, serving on the board of directors of the local YMCA and Friends of the Wynne. Previously, he served on the Huntsville's Promise and Stan Musial World Series Boards of Directors. In 2007-2008, Yawn was one of eight scholars across the nation named as a Carnegie Civic Engagement Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation.

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