Community Art Day
Mar 24 • 10am-12pm • FREE
Make plans to swing by the museum, visit the current exhibitions and try your hand at fun art stations. Free for all ages.
May 5 • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE
Enjoy earth friendly hands on art stations and check out our Flower Market. All ages welcome!
Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community. FREE • 10am & 2pm
Feb 21 • Thy All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
Mar 7 • Madlenka by Peter Sis
Mar 21 • Elemenopeo by Harriet Ziefert
Apr 4 • Why is Blue Dog Blue by George Rodrigue
Apr 18 • Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
May 2 • Art Dog by Clement Hurd
May 16 • Butterfly, Butterfly by Petre Horacek
Yoga at the Museum
Visit the museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at email@example.com. Museum Members only • 8-9am
Mar 7 • Mar 21 • Mar 28
Apr 4 • Apr 11 • Apr 18 • Apr 25
May 2 • May 9 • May 16 • May 23 • May 30
Feb 26 • 7-10pm • Ector County Coliseum-Bldg G
Tickets: $40 (in advance) or $45 (at the door)
Join us for the 32nd annual Shrimpfest, a fundraiser supporting the Ellen Noel Art Museum's exhibitions, educational programming and free community events!
Enjoy a cajun style celebration with unlimited shrimp, music, and auction! General admission is $40 in advance, $45 at the door and include food and two drink tickets. Sponsor tables are also available. Get your tickets by visiting our website, calling or stopping by the Museum. 432-550-9696, 4909 E. University Blvd., Odessa.
Flower Market Preview Party
Friday, May 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Ticket $35 per person • Advance Reservation Required
Enjoy food, beverages, live music and early shopping for plants.
Saturday, May 5, 9am-4pm
Bedding plants • Herbs • Pots • Plants
Demonstrations • Food trucks • Family Art Activities
Artisan Vendors are back!
An Evening in the Garden
Saturday, May 5, 5:30-8:30pm
Ticket $15 per person (Includes 1 drink) • Purchase in advance or at the door
Come enjoy the evening under the stars!
Music • Cash Bar • Food trucks
Flowers • Artisan Vendors
Adventures in Art
Monthly classes of Art History, Art Appreciation & a Studio Art experience for children ages 6-12. Most classes begin with a gallery walk of a current exhibit. Cost is $18-20 per class with registration in advance only. Scholarships are available through the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund; contact Annie Stanley (education@noelartmuseum) for more information. • 2:30-4:30pm • $18-20 per class
Mar 4 • Collage • Ali Cavanaugh Exhibition
Apr 8 • Still Lifes • Camile Engel Exhibition
May 6 • Ceramics • Permanent Collection
Join us Thursday nights, when the Ellen Noël Art Museum is open till 8pm. Thursday Night Live offers a wide variety of experiences for all visitors with musical performances, scholarly discussions, films, art workshops and social circles. Check out our calendar to see what is on this Thursday Night Live!
Knit & Stitch
Help create a post modern sewing circle. Knitters, Quilters, Stitchers-or those who would like to be! All are invited to bring current projects to work on while we share techniques and ideas. FREE • 6pm
Mar 1 • March Madness
Apr 5 • Weird Bunnies
May 3 • Spring Flings
Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk
Feb 22 • 6pm • FREE • Captured by Detail: The Paintings of Camille Engel Opening and Artist Talk
May 31 • 7pm • FREE • 60th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards
Join us for third Thursdays @ the Museum for an exciting new program, Book Talk. Participate in discussions of topical books and articles related to Art, current Museum exhibitions and community events, led by a variety of partners from UTPB, the Ector County Library and more! FREE • 7pm
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
Discussion facilitated by Julie Roth, Associate Professor of English at Odessa College.
Join Liz Sullivan, Random House Book Representative, for an evening of Book Buzz. Hear about new releases and interesting art-related books. To be followed by an open round-table discussion for upcoming book selection.
West Texas Film Festival Series
This year the Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show films submitted to the festival in our museum.
Feb 22 • 7pm • FREE
Pentecost; Katherine Propper (Director); Delilah, a snake handler’s daughter, seeks a spiritual gift of her own in her father's rattlesnake.
Counting Up; Grayson Lackey (Director); A film that portrays the ups and downs of life within the confines of an industrial abandoned hotel. Discover a new perspective on trials and tribulations and the fact that the count down of time on your life can actually count up.
Church Grounds; James Fite (Director); Though time and change should clearly be uppermost in their minds, members of this little church committee couldn’t care less or be more oblivious about either. On the contrary, they seem determined to keep time and change at a safe distance as they set about their plans to bury a time capsule on the church grounds, to be opened in 100 years. It is a project they disparage from the get-go while extolling a perfect past and the memories that took them there – never realizing that they are about to awake next day to a changed world that is going to ignore them with the same rude disregard and contempt.
Mar 22 • 6pm • FREE
Close to the Tree; Dave Thomas; drama shot on location in Eustace, TX; 16 minutes
May 24 • 6pm • FREE
Health & Wellness Museum Affinity Group
Mar 8 • 6pm • FREE
Prospective or continuing members are invited to join us for a “sampler” yoga and meditation session led by Nancy Berolli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming yoga.
West Texas Talent
Mar 8 • 7pm • FREE
Enjoy a special evening variety show of local talent.
Join us for a series of thought provoking lectures from local scholars.
Mar 15 • 6pm• FREE
Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich; Assoc. Regional Dean for Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin • “The Passion of Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich”
Apr 5 • 6pm • FREE
UTPB “Sandstorm” students will read accepted poems. This evening will be facilitated by UTPB Associate Professor, Jason Lagapa and will include a Haiku workshop.
Enjoy an special evening of refreshments and performances from local musicians.
Apr 12 • 6pm • FREE
UTPB Student Strings Performance
Apr 26 • 6:30pm • FREE
Cassatt Quartet • String Student Rehearsal ECISD/MISD
Random Acts of Art
Apr 12 • 6-8pm • $25 • Advance Registration Required
Enjoy making art in a relaxed, creative environment. Join instructor Yvonne Asakawa to complete a simple Japanese-style bound book. All materials provided in cost of class. For ages 16+. Contact Annie Stanley for more information at 550-9696 X 213.
Back by popular demand for four Thursday nights in May, this introductory Spanish class will help you brush up on rusty skills or learn survival skill vocabulary. The cost is $20 total. Contact Annie Stanley for more information at 550-9696 X 213.
May 3 • May 10 • May 17 • May 24 • 6pm
Ages 16+ • $20 (includes small text book and all four sessions) • Registration in advance only