Owner Dragos Tapu opened Glade Gallery to share his love for fine art with The Woodlands.
Updated Aug. 22, 5:45 p.m.
Glade Gallery Owner Dragos Tapu will open the Glade Arts Foundation in November at 2000 Woodlands Parkway in the building that formerly housed The Woodlands Information Center.
The Glade Arts Foundation is a nonprofit that initiates, supports, presents and preserves projects from various artists and exhibitions throughout the country. The nonprofit will build on the legacy of supporting the arts that The Woodlands founder George Mitchell and his family has built in the master-planned community, Tapu said.
The Glade Arts Foundation team hosted a renovation ceremony open to the public Aug. 22. Many leaders of The Woodlands community were in attendance.
One permanent body of work that will reside in the museum and gallery space is from David Adickes, a Houston-based artist who is known for large monuments, including the 67-foot replica of Sam Houston that can be seen from I-45 in Huntsville.
The museum will also include rotating exhibitions, Tapu said. To make room for the arts foundation’s pieces, the small-scale replicas of the villages in The Woodlands that were previously on display in the space will be stored in The Woodlands Township building, Tapu said.
Glade Arts Foundation will serve as an educational program for students, teachers and families in The Woodlands area. More details regarding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebrations will be announced as the opening date approaches, Tapu said.
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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