March 29, 2019 –
The Arts Council of Midland will present the next of its Quarterly Exhibitions series entitled ‘Visions: 2019’ with a reception at 1506 West
Illinois Avenue in Midland, Texas, featuring the masterful works of Houston-area sculptor, Ben Woitena.
The exhibit entitled ‘Ben Woitena: Nature Of The Sublime’ features many of Woitena’s stone & wood
sculptures, cast bronze sculptures and also mixed media drawings from his own personal collection.
Reception: Friday, March 29th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Woitena will speak at 6:15 p.m., and refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the
Ben Woitena was born in San Antonio, Texas, and received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas in
Austin and his M.F.A. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was a faculty
member at the Glassell School of Art in Houston from 1971 to 1998. His work was featured in several
film and television documentaries, including ‘Sculpture on the Green’ by KUHT in Houston. His work
has been commissioned for parks and public spaces in Massachusetts, Houston, Texas City and at the
Bush Intercontinental Airport – Terminal E.
Woitena’s work is featured in many private collections and institutes, including our own FMH
Foundation Sculpture Garden located at Arts Council of Midland headquarters, as well as other
collections such as the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, The San Antonio Museum of Art, Museum of the
Southeast in Beaumont, and many other museums and collections around the nation.
Ben Woitena: Nature Of The Sublime’ can also be seen weekdays during operating hours from April 1 to
June 5, 2019, at ACM headquarters at 1506 West Illinois Avenue in Midland
For More information: (432) 687-1149 or www.acmidland.org