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“Home Sweet Home” at the Dishman Art Museum

The Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University will host "Home Sweet Home: Works by Jasmyne Graybill" Untitled by Jasmyne Graybill, polymer clay, glass resin dishJan. 20 - Feb. 23. "Home Sweet Home" features sculptures by San Antonio artist Graybill that borrow from the familiar forms of fungus, lichen and mold to reflect the intrinsic beauty of natural growth and decay.

Graybill invents and sculpts fictional organisms that graft onto domestic objects, challenging notions of synthetic and organic, real and imagined. These works show that through the passage of time, man-made objects may be overtaken by nature.

Graybill received her Master in Fine Arts at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 2008 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Texas in 2003. She currently lives in San Antonio and teaches drawing and painting at Northeast Lakeview College. As an active artist, Graybill has exhibited regionally and received numerous awards and grants. Currently she has a one-person exhibition on display at Women & Their Work Art Gallery in Austin. She was recently awarded the Dallas Museum of Art's Kimbrough Artist Grant in 2010.

Light refreshments will be served at the reception on Friday, Jan. 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. Admission to the reception and the exhibition is free.

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 1030 East Lavaca, Beaumont, Texas. Free museum-dedicated parking is available in front of the Dishman during museum hours. Call (409) 880-8959 for more information or visit lamar.edu/dishman.