Cloister Gallery

With a new exhibit each month, the Cloister Gallery in Reynolds Hall is a perfect venue for artists and a treasure for Cathedral regulars. Each exhibit opens with a reception that brings new faces to our campus.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Cloister Gallery: City ArtWorks Student Exhibition

Student art from City ArtWorks program

City ArtWorks, a nonprofit arts-education organization offering programs for children ages 3–15, is holding a biennial exhibit of selected works of its young students in the Cloister Gallery in the month of August. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 7, from 6–8 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

This past year, more than 3,000 students studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture through City ArtWorks, which operates in six school districts and in low-income apartment housing districts throughout Houston. Instructors range from recent art-school graduates to well-known professional studio artists.

More than 70 instructors submitted examples of their students’ best artwork for the exhibit. Of these, Program Director Rolando Reyna selected about 60 pieces for inclusion. These works include original drawings, paintings, and two-dimensional assemblages.

All proceeds from the exhibit benefit the City ArtWorks scholarship program. To learn more, visit

Cloister Gallery: Jennifer Aden

Detail of "Dawn" by Jennifer Aden

From September 4–30, local artist Jennifer Aden will present a series of watercolor paintings. “As an artist,” she says, “I bring to the paper three ingredients: thought, paint and water. As the colors journey through the water, they create a life of their own. I strive to convey to the viewer the emotion and feeling captured in the play of light and dark. This process, although unpredictable at times, is always thrilling in the reveal.”

An opening reception will be held Friday, September 4, from 6–8 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.