Kessler Theater artistic director Jeff Liles says he’s been asking artist Bill Haveron to do an art show at the theater for the past six years.

Haveron, who lives in Bryan, finally agreed. He and Liles, who’ve been friends for decades, hung the show Monday with the help of Mighty Fine Arts gallery.

Photo of Bill Haveron by Jeffrey Liles

The works in the show are paintings on carved wood, including the one of Pamela Anderson, above, and of Babe Ruth, top, along with smaller pieces. According to his bio from Kirk Hopper Fine Art, “Haveron’s art has been influenced by experiences as a youth at his mother’s honky-tonk bar and spooky agrarian upbringing in Bryan.”

Liles says they’ll hold an opening for the show in a couple of weeks.