The Live Oak Art Center will be presenting the Vintage Texas Art collection of Charles Morin from March 13th through April 11th, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 13th from 6pm -8pm. An art talk, starting at 7pm, will be given by Charles Morin & Eric Harrison.
Charles Morin has been in the antique business 40 years starting he was just 14 years old. Starting with vintage cars, his main concentration is now art, more specifically, Vintage Texas Art. Eric Harrison is the one living artist that Charles Morin represents in his collection and whose talent in capturing the pastoral scenes of Texas rivals the rest of the artists in Morin’s collection.
Charles Morin will be giving an Art Talk about the artwork and the painters starting at 7pm followed by a talk with Eric Harrison about his artwork. The opening reception on March 13th will also be the only chance to see a few of the more rare and valuable works in Charles Morin’s collection as they will only be displayed on March 13th. The remainder of the collection will be on display through April 11th.
On display will be a selection of Morin’s collection, including Vintage, Mid Century Modern and Contemporary paintings and pottery that will be for sale. This will be a rare chance to view and purchase artwork of some of the most well-known Texas artists, including Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973), Robert Jenkins Onderdonk (1852-1917), Robert Wood (1889-1979), Seymour Thomas (1868-1956), Dawson Dawson-Watson (1864-1939) and Charles Umlauf (1911-1994). Pottery on display will include both utilitarian and art pottery with works by the Meyer Family (1887-1962), Suttles Pottery (1873-1881), John Leopard (1850-1870) and Harding Black (1912-2004).