Gallery Talk: Sharon Booma, nationally known contemporary painter
Sharon Booma, a nationally known contemporary painter, will present a gallery talk in conjunction with an exhibit of her work in the ASU Art Gallery, Room 193, Carr Education Fine-Art Building.
Booma will be the featured speaker for Angelo State University’s inaugural Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art on Monday, Sept. 23, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Her presentation, titled “Beyond the Obvious,” will begin at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center, and is open free to the public.
In conjunction with the lectureship, an exhibit of her work will be on display from Aug. 26 to Sept. 25 in Gallery 193 in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. Both the exhibit and gallery talk are also open free to the public.
Educated at the College of New Rochelle in New York and the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts, Booma has been exhibiting her work since 1986. Her complex, abstract paintings, characterized by a vigorous pursuit of a balance between the states of chaos and order, have been awarded top prizes in juried exhibits and have been viewed in numerous invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally.
The new Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art is an outgrowth of the Edwards Family Trust, established in 1992 by Joseph Henry Edwards and Winona Edwards of San Angelo to provide funding for the art program in ASU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts. In addition to the new lectureship, the Edwards Family Trust supports scholarships for outstanding visual art students and an artist residency program.