Beth Hammack

Blog: Painting with Abandon

June 4, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

Are we not all reeling from current events? Personally, I am reeling from what I call America’s 2020 Triple Threat: the global pandemic; the resultant economic crisis; and the resurgence of violence due to systemic racial and social injustice. This Triple Threat is not going to just disappear. We will have to collectively work through it. This is a time when we all need go beyond ourselves in the search for "the better angels of our nature." As always, I find truth, understanding and hope, my better angels, in art. My goal as the owner of an art gallery has always been to make art in all its forms easily available to a growing audience. To maintain our goals in a time of turbulent change requires the resilience and creativity to make changes in how we reach our goals.

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Blog: The Times They Are A-Changin'

April 30, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

About seventeen years ago, Cynthia Wolf and I conspired to start a monthly gallery walk. We planned to host the walk on the first Friday of every month. Cynthia Wolf owned the Adelante Studio at 3001A Paseo. She had lived in San Antonio and was very familiar with its River Walk. Through my travels, I knew that in major cities all over the world, groups of artists and galleries would organize at least one event a month to celebrate the arts.

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Blog: There is Still Life

April 23, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

Like you, these past few weeks, I have sat in countless Zoom conferences trying to make sense of all the recent challenges. We sit together apart discussing survival strategies and attempting to reinvent a relatively unknown future. Most of my Board and Committee appointments are with arts and educational institutions. Both of those sectors are extremely vulnerable to physical and economic uncertainty and change...


JRB Art at The Elms Presents Beth Hammack Big Cover up Andy Mattern Standard Size Landscape Group Show: Brenner, Schneider and Krendick Sky

May 2, 2017 - Trina K Morrison

JRB Art at The Elms is featuring Beth Hammack and Andy Mattern in two solo exhibitions. Showing concurrently will be “Sky”, a group landscape show with Karl Brenner, Robert Schneider, and Janis Krendick. The exhibitions open with an evening reception from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5th, during the Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Walk. The exhibit can be seen during the Paseo Arts Festival Memorial Day Weekend and will close Monday, May 29th.

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