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Glade Cultural Center opens in The Woodlands

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On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Glade Cultural Center opened its doors to the public and hosted a grand opening celebration for the community. Located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, the center is home to the first fine arts museum in The Woodlands as well as Glade Gallery, Glade Arts Foundation, art classes and performing arts, and an event venue.

Attendees of the celebration enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres while viewing the museum’s works of art, including a comprehensive permanent collection of world renowned artist David Adickes and sculptures by Lawrence M. Ludtke. The museum aspires to play a leading role in modern art in the community and showcase frequently changing exhibits from unique contemporary local and international fine artists to one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality installations designed by acclaimed artists and institutions.

The event included a program with special guests Gordy Bunch of The Woodlands Township, David Adickes, Amy L. Bacon, Erik and Erika Ludtke, and members of the Glade Arts Foundation.

Elisabeth Stavinoha, Executive Director of the Glade Arts Foundation, shared more about the foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and how they are dedicated to providing a unique and accessible fine arts experience with programs focused on art education, scholarships, community based public art projects and curated museum-like exhibit center showcasing local and international artists and acclaimed private and public art collections.

Amy L. Bacon shared her experience of telling Lawrence M. Ludtke’s life story as author of the book, Life in Bronze: Lawrence M. Ludtke, Sculptor. Lawrence M. Ludtke created numerous sculptures that are located in many prominent institutions and private collections throughout the United States.

Erik Ludtke alongside his mother Erika Ludtke, paid tribute to his father and sculptor, Lawrence M. Ludtke. To the crowd’s delight, Erik then walked over and pulled off a dark cloak from a tall structure placed in the museum foyer to reveal a stunning bronze statue of John Wayne, created by Lawrence M. Ludtke.

Watch what happened at the Grand Opening of the Glade Cultural Center by watching the video on our Facebook page.

View photos from the event on our Facebook page!

Learn more about the Glade Cultural Center, Glade Arts Foundation, and upcoming events at https://gladeartsfoundation.org.

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