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June 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 14, 2021
Jerome Cabeen’s photographs have recently taken Southeast Texas by storm, appearing in newspapers and magazines locally, along with a couple of exhibition spaces in Beaumont. STRANGE BEAUTIFUL is his latest creative journey and will appear at Museum of the Gulf Coast from June 11-Aug. 14.
Cabeen comes from an artistic family. His father was a renowned architect, and his mother an accomplished oil painter. Music was a big influence on his formative years as well. “Art and music, rhythmic colors of paint and pencil-these are the dimensions of my youth.” Jerome took “STRANGE BEAUTIFUL” from a lyric out of Jimi Hendrix’s song “Third Stone from the Sun.” Hendrix sings, “Strange beautiful, grass of green, with your majestic silver seas. Your mysterious mountains I wish to see more closely…”
Well Traveled; Changed by the World
Cabeen lived in Central America and West Africa for six years, and since 2004, has visited 35 different countries. He feels that he has been deeply shaped, challenged, and changed by all this world has to offer.
The artists’ range of interests extends to Buddhism, which may be the most significant influence of this exhibit. “I am deeply in love with Buddhism and the chants and prayers I have learned from the Hindu tradition. I chose the subject matter for this show because of my abiding respect for my studies of Buddhism. The natural world is important to the Buddhist, and the idea that EVERYTHING is connected, thus we are all part of the greater whole, resonates deeply within me. When I am hiking through nature or feel the tidal surge from the ocean baptizing me once again, it is there that I encounter the Sacred Divine. It is a communion that goes beyond words. This show is wordless, speechless communications from something entirely bigger than myself or my cameras.”
The opening for STRANGE BEAUTIFUL will be from 6 to 7:30 pm on June 11.