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Beaumont Art League to host Herman Hugg - Retrospective
News Release
Saturday, May 09, 2009

Beaumont, TX – The Beaumont Art League is proud to present Herman Hugg in a retrospective exhibition May 16-31, 2009. The show opens with a reception honoring Mr. Hugg Saturday May 16th at 3:00pm at the League’s gallery, 2675 Gulf Street in Beaumont.

Herman Hugg is a longtime artist, educator, philosopher, and resident of Beaumont; was born in Strawberry, Arkansas. His family moved to the Panhandle of Texas when he was six. Prior to coming to Beaumont to teach Art and English at South Park High School in 1954, Hugg was a Navy CB in the pacific, an art student at West Texas State University, and a bodybuilder who trained with champions. He has a life long quest to promote arts coverage in the media. His home is full of newspaper clippings on art, poetry, literature, and a myriad of other things. Hugg is an outspoken advocate for art in schools and has played a significant role in shaping many student and artists lives while enhancing their creativity.

Hugg’s love for the arts began while he was in the Navy. “I got interested in art in 1943, the first year we were in the Solomon Islands,” he said. After 88 years, Herman Hugg knows what good art is. “This has soul,” Hugg commented, pointing to a Rauschenberg picture of soldiers in a foxhole; a painting that has won several awards. Some samples of Hugg’s work on view include bronze sculptures, enamels, paintings, and a blend of artistic art items that make Hugg a stimulating personality.

For additional information or to reserve your space, please contact Dana Dorman, Director of the Beaumont Art League at 409-833-4179.

The Beaumont Art League patterned after the Art Students League of New York has been serving the Southeast Texas community for more than 65 years. With more than 300 members today, BAL is an organization of people who love and appreciate art. Beaumont Art League also offers classes for children and adults.

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