Popular Gulf Coast watercorist Pam Heidt, who has created the original art from which the Galveston Historic Homes Tour art posters have been made for the past two decades, hosted two farewell receptions during this year's homes tour.
In an interview with GuidryNews.com, Heidt recalled how the first homes tour poster evolved from a montage of Victorian structures that she showed to Peter Brink, then executive director of Galveston Historical Foundation, in the mid 1980s. Listen Download
"I had been painting architectural things in Galveston," Heidt recalled. "I painted this big picture that was a montage of all my favorite buildings here in Galveston."
She said that Brink suggested the name "Victorian Renaissance" for the painting and quickly commissioned Heidt to make posters for the historic homes tour.
On Saturday, May 5 Heidt signed copies of her 2007 poster at the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 2128 Church, and on Saturday May 12, she participated in a poster signing reception at Eibands Gallery, 2201 Postoffice.