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April 20 - May 26, 2013
Marie Leterme: Memories, Ghosts and Shadows
Atelier 1513 Remembered

Marie Leterme:
Fields of Memory, #1 Co.,
2013 collagraph, 30" x 22"
courtesy of the artist,
Galveston Photo credit:
Kamila Szczesna

Galveston Arts Center is pleased to present an exhibition of recent collagraphs by Galveston artist Marie Leterme, titled Memories, Ghosts and Shadows along with a group exhibition of prints produced at Atelier 1513 in Houston, both in conjunction with PRINTHOUSTON 2013.

Primarily self-taught, Leterme crafted objects since childhood, but only began exhibiting her work after attending workshops and classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which is now the Glassell School of Art. A native of Belgium, she was a resident artist at the Frans Masereel International Print Center in Kasterlee.

Benito Huerta Under the Influence, 1988
two plate aquatint, 15½” x 19½”
courtesy of the artist, Arlington

“My work often refers to past events, questions, and survival; it is a search for understanding,” says the artist. “Several layers of meaning can be found below a surface of humor, sometimes very black, leading to deliberate ambiguity that allows the viewer a personal interpretation. Always there is vulnerability.”

Leterme’s work has been recognized in several juried competitions. She received 2nd place at 500X Gallery in Dallas, 3rd place the Grace Museum, Abilene, TX and 1st place at the Tri State Competition at the Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, the Galveston Arts Center and her work has been exhibited in Houston at the Jung Center, the University of Houston- Downtown, the Museum of Printing History, New Gallery, Goldesberry Gallery, as well as DesignWorks in Galveston.

Leterme’s most recent work in sculpture, mixed media, prints and collage is inspired by memories of growing up in Flanders, and finding at the Rosenberg Library Annual Book Sale, a 1920 Michelin map for tourist visiting the World War I Battlefields, the same countryside where she played as a child.

In 1981 Leterme founded and directed Atelier 1513, a print studio and gallery in Houston. The gallery closed in 1986, but she continued working with artists from Texas and elsewhere in the printmaking studio until 1989. A number of works produced in that studio will be exhibited at the Arts Center in an exhibition titled Atelier 1513 Remembered. Artists included in the exhibition are: Simone Bateman, Steven Besselman, Nancy Conrad, Honey Harrison, Benito Huerta, Knox Martin, Charles Moore, John Pavlicek, and Anthony Thibodeaux.