The Uvalde victim’s dream of sharing art comes true

Alithia Ramirez: Eyes on the World exhibition is coming too Beeville, Texas and Paris, France

HOUSTON, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Beeville Museum of Art (BAM) organizes an exhibition with selected pieces by Uvalde Victim and aspiring artist Alithia Ramirez, 17th of SeptemberDecember 17, 2022. eyes on the world was designed by the Managing Director of BAM Tracy Saucer after watching the June 7, 2022Press conference at the actor and Uvalde indigenous Matthew McConaughey specifically to Alithia and her artistic dreams. in the January 2023the exhibit then travels through to the presentation L’Air Arts at Atelier 11, an international artist residency in Paris, France.

“At such a time of tragedy and loss, I realized I could make this possible,” commented Saucier. Since her death, Alithia has been remembered for her desire to attend art school in New York Paris and to share their art with the world. The President has also personally requested an artwork from Alithia Joe Biden.

Inspired by objects and experiences from their everyday life, eyes on the world includes 48 pieces by the 10-year-old, whose work often showcased her signature style with wide, inquiring eyes. From still lifes to original interpretations such as “Pink-Girl” and “Super Colorado-Girl”, Alithia’s work always displayed the positive and ambitious outlook one would expect from a young artist. She had recently started to focus on her technical skills by watching artist YouTube videos and using charcoal for the first time.

After having the idea, Saucier contacted Alithia’s parents, Ryan Ramirez and Jessica Hernandez, with an offer to feature her daughter’s art in an exhibition at the museum. “Beeville is similar in size to Uvalde it gave me an immediate understanding of what was happening in the community,” Saucier added. “Our mission to use arts education as a positive force makes this museum the perfect place for this exhibition.” eyes on the world will be installed in Gallery N, a multi-purpose exhibition gallery that also hosts educational programs. BAM supports more than 5,000 students every year with free programs, workshops and camps. Admission to the museum is always free.

Saucier built on Alithia’s ultimate dream of sharing her art with the world Lilian Davisan author and curator based in Paris about possible opportunities to exhibit Alithia’s work. Davies, Board Member at L’AiR Arts, founded and directed by Mila Ovchinnikova, immediately suggested Atelier 11 Cité Falguière as the ideal venue. Atelier 11 is one of the last representatives of the School of Paris and continues to nurture the artistic community through international art residency programs in Paris. During its 150-year art history, the site has served as a working and living space for more than a hundred French and international artists, including Amedeo Modigliani, Constantin Brancusi, Chaïm Soutine and Paul Gauguin. “L’AiR Arts residency at Atelier 11 is exactly the kind of program Alithia would have pursued to explore her craft,” Saucier commented, “it’s the perfect way to honor her and inspire other future artists.”

Alithia Ramirez: eyes on the world, 17th of SeptemberDecember 17, 2022, Beeville Art Museum, l401 E. Fannin, Beeville, TX78102. The museum is open 9am-5pmMonday to Friday, 10 am2 p.m. Saturday. To contact the museum, call 361-358-8615 or www.bamtexas.org.

The Beeville Art Museumfounded and operated by the Joe Barnhart Foundation, is primarily a teaching museum, providing cultural and educational opportunities for citizens Bee County and environment. Quoted by Texas Monthly Magazine as one of the “big small cities 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 the exhibition of works by some Texas The Beeville Art Museum offers docent-led tours and art classes for children and adults, as well as workshops for the most celebrated artists, as well as a selection from private collections and major museums across the state Beeville Educators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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