In partnership with the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art, Rosenberg Library will present its newest art exhibit “Never A Dull Moment: The Art of Grace Spaulding John” with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the fourth floor Harris Gallery at 2310 Sealy St. in Galveston.
Randy Tibbits, an early Texas art scholar will give a guest lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Fox Room.
Grace Spaulding John was born in Battle Creek, Mich., in 1890. Her father was a newspaper editor and publisher, and the family lived in Vermont before settling in Beaumont during the early 1900s. After completing high school, John enrolled at the St. Louis School of Fine Art in 1909. Three years later, she began studies at the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 1923, she was among an elite group of eight young American artists who received fellowships to study at Laurelton Hall — the Long Island estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Examples of Grace Spaulding John’s work can be found at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Los Angeles and the Smithsonian, among other institutions. Murals created by John can be found in Houston City Hall, Lanier Middle School in Houston, and Lakewood Yacht Club in Clear Lake. She continued to work until her death in Houston in 1972.
The exhibit will remain on display through July 20 and can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the library. Admission is free.
For information, visit www.rosenberg-library.org or call 409-763-8854, Ext. 125.
GIRL’S NIGHT OUT
Grab your girls (and guys, too) and get ready to laugh the night away at Island East End Theatre Co.’s presentation of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” which will make its island debut at 8 p.m. today at 2317 Mechanic St. in Galveston.
Written by Nora and Delia Ephron, and based on the 1995 book of the same moniker, the show is a monologue and storytelling piece about women, clothes and the memories that cover all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses and why we (ladies) only wear black!
Performances can be seen at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Thursday, Jan. 26 and Jan. 27. There also will be one matinee show at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens. To purchase, visit www.islandetc.org or call 409-762-3556.
KINGDOM AWAKENING TOUR
Kingdom Muzic will present its Kingdom Awakening Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 715 Sixth St. in Texas City.
The musical tour will feature performances by Bryann T, A-Ron, Jarrell Flowers, Young Bro, Antwone Hill, and Monica Hill.
The free event, which is open to the public, will also include free burgers, music and fellowship.
For information, visit www.blessedlifeministry.com or call 832-727-1885.
MARDI GRAS BALL
Each year the good folks over at Moody Gardens host its annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People, and this year is no different!
The 32nd annual event, which provides free food and live entertainment for people with special needs and their guests, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in Expo A, B and C at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.
This year’s event is expected to have around 2,700 attendees, so RSVP’ing for this event is crucial. Monday is the deadline to sign up.
To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 800-582-4673, Ext. 4108.
‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’
If you grew up watching “The Addams Family” then make sure you don’t miss Clear Falls High School’s Performing Arts Department’s presentation of “The Addams Family” Thursday through Jan. 27 and Feb. 1 through Feb. 3 in the school’s auditorium at 4380 Village Way in League City.
The musical comedy, based on the book written by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and characters created by Charles Addams, can be seen nightly at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased online at cfhstheatre.booktix.com (and if you purchase tickets online you’ll be allowed exclusive early seating beginning at 6:30 p.m.).
For information, email Dianna Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.