With deep roots in the history of Corpus Christi, The Chamberlain’s modern space will now be home to a new wave of history being written. “Ingrained with stories of the past and designed for the future,” The Chamberlain is at the forefront of leading the Coastal Bend into its next era.
The beautiful building, rooted in its decades of history, has been reimagined, exemplifying the artistry fostered in Corpus Christi for generations. The Chamberlain was eager to partner with the Frazier Family Foundation to recognize today’s local creative forces with the space by curating a private gallery in the building’s modern art deco lobby. The Chamberlain is also our headquarters, so we have an opportunity to not only have art on our walls, but rather to illustrate our intentions and ideals, which are creativity and boldness.
“Great art and the galleries that have housed them have always been something that can stop me in my tracks and allowed me the opportunity to reflect on the past, live more deeply into the present, and appreciate a new perspective for the future."
The Frazier Family Foundation Gallery will showcase talented individuals exploring what it means to take a new and different perspective on novel and compelling challenges and opportunities. We welcome individuals with ideas that push the status quo, are curious in nature, are are biased to action, and creatively bold. We hope to inspire a generation of entrepreneurs, curators, artists, architects, scientists, students, thinkers, and writers. Partnering with organizations like Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Graphic Design, Art Museum of South Texas, K Space Contemporary, and other creative forces in the community, The Chamberlain’s interior will display a gallery of pieces from local artists. The gallery will shed light on the creativity and ingenuity that’s fueling the Coastal Bend’s future.
The first juried exhibition, Spaces and Places, showcases work gathered from student designers, addressing broad concepts of space and place. “TAMU-CC Graphic Design was honored to accept the invitation from the Frazier Family Foundation to exhibit a collection of recent student works for their inaugural installation,” said Nancy Miller, Professor and Graphic Design Program Coordinator. “We look forward to seeing the selected artists stand proudly beside their work on display at the beautifully restored Chamberlain. Our program relishes any opportunity to share and celebrate our talented students with the community and to put their collective work center stage.”
“Having a space for our work as students and creatives to be showcased is such an incredible opportunity that brings attention to the talent here in Corpus Christi,” said Shaylee Patterson, a design student whose work will be included in Spaces and Places.
The Frazier Family Foundation Gallery will allow us to embrace the culture that’s flourishing in the Coastal Bend, curating an engaging and provoking set of works that exhibits the past, present, and future of Corpus Christi. These semi-annual exhibitions also offer opportunities to engage within the community through hosting receptions with live music to further invest in the flourishing creativity of our city.