The Art Museum of South Texas features: Across the Atlantic & Robin Hazard

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Each month the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) introduces (or re-introduces) the community to local artists that work in the same medium, style, or theme.

The AMST shares the exhibits with an online publication and wants readers to learn more about AMST, local art, and to maybe inspire readers to discover a few new favorite artists locally. 

Arthur Watson Sparks (American, 1870-1919), Quai St. Catherine, Martigue, c. 1910-1919, oil on board, Museum Purchase, Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens Exhibition will be on view from Sept. 24 thru Jan. 31.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens, an exhibition drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of this new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century - a style that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life. Artists featured in the exhibition include Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and Victor Vignon. Among the earliest American artists to embrace the impressionist style are John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and Frank W. Benson. Across the Atlantic is on view now until January 3, 2021.

John Fabian Carlson (American (born in Denmark) 1875-1947), Snowy Waters, c. 1920-1927, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, ReadingPublic Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania
Robin Hazard's is the featured local artist at the Art Museum of South Texas this month for her vibrant landscape paintings.

Born in Freeport, Texas, and now based in Rockport, Robin Hazard's vibrant landscape paintings reveal the inspiration she finds in color. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she subverts expectations of familiar locations with her ultra-saturated paintings and drawings. So far in 2020, Hazard has shown work at Cerulean Gallery (Dallas), participated in the 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition (Arkansas), and was a selected artist of The New Normal: Rockport grant program. The evident mark making in both her pastel drawings and oil paintings show Hazard's connection to the early impressionists and their rebellious loose brushstrokes. Her exaggerated color palettes exemplify how contemporary artists, in the tradition of the impressionists, continue to push the boundaries of representing nature. Those that enjoy the bright paintings in Across the Atlantic will love exploring the wonderful scenes in Hazard's work.

Robin Hazard, Finding Peace, 2019, oil on canvas, Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas
Robin Hazard, Welcome Home, 2018, pastel and India ink, collection of Kathy and Trey Brown