Shrimpfest

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.

 

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 education@noelartmuseum.org.

Museum Members Only • 8-9am

Dec 6 • Dec 13 • Dec 20
Jan 10 • Jan 17 • Jan 24 • Jan 31
Feb 7 • Feb 14 • Feb 21 • Feb 28

Knit & Stitch

Mar 1 | 6pm | FREE | March Madness

Help us 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.

Adventures in Art

Mar 4 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Collage- Make a figurative collage based on Ali Cavanaugh's exhibition

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Art Tales

Mar 7 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Madlenka by Peter Sis

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Art Tales

Mar 7 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Madlenka by Peter Sis

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Health & Wellness

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.

Talent Night

Talent Night

Mar 8 • 7pm • FREE

Enjoy a special evening variety show of local talent.

Lecture Series

Mar 15 • 6pm • FREE

Join us for a series of thought provoking lectures from local scholars. • 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”

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Art Tales

Mar 21 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Elemenopeo by Harriet Ziefert

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Art Tales

Mar 21 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Elemenopeo by Harriet Ziefert

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Film Series

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 film shorts submitted to the festival in our museum. FREE • 6pm

Feb 22 • 6pm • FREE

Close to the Tree; Dave Thomas;  drama shot on location in Eustace, TX; 16 minutes

Join us for an evening of short films and refreshments. 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.

Book Talk

Feb 15 & Mar 22 • 7pm • FREE

Participate in FREE discussions of topical books and articles relating to art, current museum exhibitions and community events 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart with a discussion led by Julie Roth, Associate Professor of English at Odessa College.

Community Art Day

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.

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Art Tales

Apr 4 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Why is Blue Dog Blue by George Rodrigue

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Art Tales

Apr 4 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Why is Blue Dog Blue by George Rodrigue

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Exhibition Opens

Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable: Momoyo Torimitsu Exhibition Opens

April 5 • FREE 

Momoyo Torimitsu’s Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable features two giant, smiling pink bunnies facing off and pitching forward within a confined space. The work initially appears to be quite fun and whimsical, but is it? Known for addressing social issues, Torimitsu cramps the adorable bunnies into tight spaces to communicate her displeasure for what she calls “the cuteness syndrome” propagated by her native country, Japan’s Hello Kitty culture. The oversized bunnies look down on the viewer and at first glance seem cute, like Hello Kitty, but with closer consideration they are a bit disturbing with sociopolitical undertones.  

Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable is traveled by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
 

Poetry Night

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.

Knit & Stitch

Apr 5 | 6pm | FREE | Weird Bunnies

Help us 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.

Art Digitization Workshop

Apr 8 | 2-4pm | $5

Join us for an introductory Art Digitization Workshop! Learn how to stage, light and digitally photograph your 2D and 3D art.

Optional: Bring your digital camera/smart phone (with charged battery and memory card/cables), laptop and note taking material.

For more info, call Kristi Reese @ 432.550.9696 x 212 or email registrar@noelartmuseum.org

Adventures in Art

Apr 1 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Still Life- See artwork by Camile Engel and create a still life

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

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.

Music Night

Apr 12 • 6pm • FREE • UTPB Student Strings Performance

Enjoy an special evening of refreshments and performances from local musicians. 
 

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Art Tales

Apr 18 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Art Tales

Apr 18 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Film Series

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 film shorts submitted to the festival in our museum. FREE • 6pm

Mar 22 • Apr 26 • May 24

Music Night

Apr 26 • 6:30-8pm • FREE • Cassatt Quartet • String Student Rehearsal ECISD/MISD

Enjoy an special evening of refreshments and performances from local musicians. 

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Art Tales

May 2 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Art Dog by Clement Hurd

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Art Tales

May 2 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Art Dog by Clement Hurd

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Knit & Stitch

May 3 | 6pm | FREE | Spring Flings

Help us 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.

Pronto Spanish

May 3 • May 10 • May 17 • May 24 • 6pm
Ages 16+ • $20  (includes small text book and all four sessions) • Registration in advance only

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. 

Flower Market Preview Party

May 4 • 6:30-8:30pm • $35 per person • Advance reservation required

Enjoy food, beverages, live music and early shopping  of vendor booths and for plants. To reserve, contact Aggie Acosta at manager@noelartmuseum.org or call 432.770.1294.

Flower Market

Flower Market

May 5 • 9am-4pm

Shop for bedding plants, herbs, pots and plants. Enjoy demonstrations. family act activities and visit food trucks. Artisan vendors are back!

Special Event: Community Art Day • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Join in earth friendly hands-on art activities. All ages welcome!

Community Art Day

Community Art Day

May 5 • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Join in earth friendly hands-on art activities. All ages welcome!

Special Event: Flower Market • 9am-4pm

Shop for bedding plants, herbs, pots and plants. Enjoy demonstrations. family act activities and visit food trucks. Artisan vendors are back!

An Evening in the Garden

An Evening in the Garden

May 5 • 5:30-8:30pm • $15 per person (includes 1 drink) • Ticket in advance or at the door

Come enjoy the evening under the stars! Enjoy music, cash bar, food trucks and shop vendor booths and plants. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Aggie Acosta at manager@noelartmuseum.org or call 432.770.1294.

Adventures in Art

May 6 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $20

Ceramics- Make a ceramic piece which will then be fired in the museum kiln

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Pronto Spanish

May 3 • May 10 • May 17 • May 24 • 6pm
Ages 16+ • $20  (includes small text book and all four sessions) • Registration in advance only

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. 

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Art Tales

May 16 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Butterfly, Butterfly by Petre Horacek

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Art Tales

May 16 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Butterfly, Butterfly by Petre Horacek

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups. Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Pronto Spanish

May 3 • May 10 • May 17 • May 24 • 6pm
Ages 16+ • $20  (includes small text book and all four sessions) • Registration in advance only

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. 

Book Talk

May 17 • 7pm • FREE

Participate in FREE discussions of topical books and articles relating to art, current museum exhibitions and community events 

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.

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Pronto Spanish

May 3 • May 10 • May 17 • May 24 • 6pm
Ages 16+ • $20  (includes small text book and all four sessions) • Registration in advance only

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. 

Film Series

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 film shorts submitted to the festival in our museum. FREE • 6pm

Mar 22 • Apr 26 • May 24

Yoga at the Museum

Visit the Museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at education@noelartmuseum.org. To become a museum member, contact Patti Collins at (432) 550-9696 x 214.

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

Juried Art Exhibition Opening and Awards

60th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition

May 31 • 7pm • Opening Reception and Awards

The Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition  aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. This year, artists were encouraged to explore the theme METAMORPHOSIS.

Juror, Laura Huckaby, is the Assistant Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. She has a Master’s in Art History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The exhibition is hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association.