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Master Painter Ryan Baptiste Presents Works in “The Light Beyond the Blight” Exhibition

Kim Rice
Mr. Ryan Baptiste, a talented master painter and upper school art teacher at Fort Bend Christian Academy, shares visual stories in his upcoming solo art exhibition at Redbud East Gallery in Houston.
“Some people may contend that all works must be representational in order to tell a story. I am fully convinced that the figurative and abstract can both have a narrative. I have found a beautiful story hidden in both the decaying of the urban landscape and the people that inhabit that space. A story that reminds us that life is short and we need one another,” Baptiste explains. “Through my work, I am visually striving to prove that we as people share some of the same desires, hopes, and passions. I feel that my current works are emotionally and metaphorically charged portraits of people, friends and family that expose urban traditions and the human condition. I have begun merging my primary focus in painting with what is important to me; memories, feelings, and experiences. I subtly challenge social, political and economic issues by focusing on key events and situations that are both personal and global. I am closely observing the current state of the world while recalling the echoes of my ancestors.”

“The Light Beyond The Blight” exhibition will run June 6-30 at the Redbud East Gallery. Join Mr. Baptiste at an opening reception on Saturday, June 6, from 6-9 p.m. For more exhibit information, visit