Alithia Ramirez: The Eyes on the World exhibition is coming Beeville, Texas and Paris, France
HOUSTON, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Beeville Museum of Art (BAM) will host an exhibition of selected works by Uvalde victim and aspiring artist Alithia Ramirez, September 17 – December 17, 2022. The eyes of the world was conceived by the executive director of BAM Tracy Saucier after watching June 7, 2022press conference when actor and Uvalde local Matthew McConaughey specifically addressed Alitia and her artistic dreams. in January 2023the exhibition will then travel to be presented by L’AiR Arts at Atelier 11, an international artist residency in Paris, France.
“In such a time of tragedy and loss, I realized this was something I could do,” commented Saucier. Since her passing, Alithia has been constantly remembered for her aspiration to attend art school at Paris and shares his art with the world. Some of Alithia’s art was also personally requested by the President Joe Biden.
Inspired by objects and experiences in her everyday life, The eyes of the world features 48 pieces by the 10-year-old, whose work often features her signature style of incorporating large, questioning eyes. From still life to original interpretations like “Pink-Girl” and “Super Colorado-Girl”, Alithia’s work always includes a positive and uplifting outlook that one would expect from a young artist. She recently started focusing on her technical skills by watching artist videos on YouTube and using charcoal for the first time.
After coming up with the idea, Saucier contacts Alithia’s parents, Ryan Ramirez and Jessica Hernandez, with an offer to display their daughter’s art in a museum exhibit. “Beeville is a similar size as Uvalde so I could immediately relate to what was going on in the community,” Saucier added, “Our mission to use art education as a positive force makes this museum the perfect place for this exhibit.” The eyes of the world will be installed in Gallery N, a multifunctional exhibition gallery that also hosts educational programs. BAM serves more than 5,000 students annually with free programs, workshops and camps. Entrance to the museum is always free.
Building on Alithia’s ultimate dream of sharing her art with the world, Saucier connects with Lillian Daviswriter and curator based in Paris about potential opportunities to display Alithia’s work. Davis, board member of L’AiR Arts, founded and directed by Mila Ovchinnikova, immediately suggested the Atelier 11 Cité Falguière space as an ideal location. Atelier 11 is one of the last representatives of the School of Paris and continues to support the artistic community through international arts residency programs at Paris. During its 150-year artistic history, the place has served as a place of work and life for more than a hundred French and international artists, including Amedeo Modigliani, Constantin Brancusi, Chaim Soutine and Paul Gauguin. “The L’AiR Arts residency at Atelier 11 is exactly the kind of program Alithia would follow to explore her craft,” commented Saucier, “It’s the perfect way to honor her and inspire other up-and-coming artists.”
Alithia Ramirez: A view of the world, September 17 – December 17, 2022, Beeville Museum of Art, l401 E. Fannin, Beeville, Texas78102. The museum is open 9am-5pmMonday to Friday, 10 in the morning – 14:00 Saturday. To contact the museum, call 361-358-8615 or www.bamtexas.org.
The Beeville Museum of Art, established and managed by the Joe Barnhart Foundation, is primarily a teaching museum providing cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of Bee County and surrounding areas. Quoted from Texas Monthly magazine as one of the “Great Small Towns for Art,” Beevillewith a population of approximately 13,000, is home to one of the most ambitious arts and education programs in Texas. In addition to exhibiting works of some of the of Texas most famous artists, as well as selections from private collections and major museums throughout the state, the Beeville Museum of Art offers docent-led tours and art classes for children and adults and workshops for Beeville faculty at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
SOURCE Beeville Museum of Art