One of the highlights of the Fort Bend County Museum’s new event, Bites & Brews, will be a special exhibit in the Museum’s gallery, featuring the artwork of Charles Weiss. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum’s gallery for the months of September and October.
The exhibit, titled A Moment in Time in Fort Bend, is a collection of realism paintings of historic buildings and familiar places in Fort Bend County, Texas. A private opening reception will be held for Fort Bend County Museum Association members and special guests of the artist on Thursday, September 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the general public on the following day, September 6. Admission to the Museum includes access to the entire gallery where this special exhibit will be on display, plus tours of two historic homes located on the property.
“Many of the paintings are of historic buildings from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s, including the Beasley chapel, the Moore Home, the McNabb House, Imperial Sugar, and a couple of the Court House in Richmond,” Weiss said.
Weiss explained his inspiration for this series of 14 paintings. “Fort Bend County has played an important part in the development of Texas, dating back to the 1700s. As a resident and artist, it is very exciting for me to capture these buildings as they sit today, realizing their long histories and the roles they played in the progress of our great community, whether in agriculture, transportation, entertainment, religion or law and order.”
Attendees of Bites & Brews will have a special chance to view this art exhibit as they enjoy music by HeartStrings to be played in the gallery during the event on September 21 at the historic 1883 Moore Home.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to exhibit my Fort Bend County paintings at the Museum and even more so to have them up in time for the Museum’s first Bites & Brews event in September,” said Weiss. “My wife Kristin and I are looking forward to attending. This will be a great, fun event that will bring together people who are already very involved with the Museum as well as those who have never had the opportunity to visit.”
Other attractions at Bites & Brews will include music by The Cool Tones, plus samplings of wines, brews, and treats of all kinds from a variety of local eateries. Vendors include Saint Arnold Brewery, Braman Winery, Pier 36, Joseph’s, Teresita’s Catering, The Railroad Café, A Sweet Tooth, Fajita Pete’s, George Ranch Historical Park, and many more.
Bites & Brews will begin at 6: 30 p.m. and continue through 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple, available at the gate or for purchase ahead of time through the Museum by calling (281) 342-6478. More information online at www.fortbendmuseum.org and www.fortbendmuseum.blogspot.com