Houston Museum of African American Culture

“Salvage, Saxsicity, History” by Alton Shelvin: Reception

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 – Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019


Until his death on February 1, 2013, Bert Long, Jr. was one of the brightest lights in the Houston arts community. In recognition of his support of local artists, HMAAC has dedicated a gallery in Bert’s name to allow the museum to annually exhibit the work of four artists working in the greater Houston area. By creating this platform, HMAAC will give our community the opportunity to experience the best and most compelling of Houston’s visual artists.

About the Exhibition
Salvage, Saxsicity, History is a series of linoleum prints, carvings and paintings by Louisiana born artist Alton Shelvin. Alton loves exploring multiple forms of art while experimenting with many assorted materials. His subject matter derives from several things like the feeling he receives when he hears beautiful music or the wonder he feels after observing nature, also from intellectual conversations he has had with friends and family members. Continually drawing and sketching has allowed his imagination to run free, giving him endless ideas to create from. Through the use of re-purposed odd bits of lumber and random materials, we would like viewers to gaze upon his work with your eyes, meditate on his images with your minds, and feel his expression with your souls.


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