OUR MISSION IS TO EXHIBIT SOCIALLY-ENGAGED ART AND LITERATURE,
FOSTER DIALOGUE AND POLLINATE CREATIVITY. JOIN US!

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 
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Shelley Herbert & Carl Smith: A Space Opens Up

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 7pm to 10

Join us for the opening reception of “A Space Opens Up." This exhibition features the collaborative work of poet Shelley Herbert and painter Carl Smith. In 2017, Shelley wrote a poem in response to one of Carl’s paintings, and this sparked an on-going creative exchange between the two artists.

We will have light snacks and drinks, and our Creativity Room will be open for you to create in response to the visual and written works you see on the walls. Join the conversation between words and images!

Shelley writes: “The heart of collaboration, it seems to me, is a way to initiate a creative chain reaction, so that the ideas and decisions of one artist affect and inspire the choices of another across mediums. It has been inspiring to work with Carl and use this creative back-and-forth to explore artistic thought and action both together and individually, and to allow ourselves to be changed in the process.”

Carl writes: “I have pushed myself very hard to have a career painting, and I recently felt burned out from trying. I needed a new way to think of what I was doing and how to go forward. Shelley’s poems have helped me refocus my approach – to think directly and simply about what my paintings mean and to slow down the process of making them. Certain words would resonate with me and I would use those as starting points for the painting.”

 
This space provides authentic care of visitors and the capacity to create social healing through creativity.
— Caro d'Offay, artist

EXHIBITION HISTORY

 
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Journeying: Stella LJ Alesi

Progressing from Alesi’s earlier highly detailed, long hand abstraction, Journeying moves in the direction of simplicity. Simple, monumental, stacked shapes speak quietly of the lived experienced and the constant micro adjustments made continuously as a need for balance and a recognition of interconnectedness is achieved.

 
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Karrie Hovey:

In danger

Featuring environmental Karrie Hovey & literary writers Lize Burr, Dreux Carpenter, Desiree Evans, Charlotte Gullick, Donna Johnson, Emmy Pérez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Rose Smith, Robin Storey Dunn, Natalia Sylvester & Kirk Wilson.

(images by Karrie Hovey, text by Dreux Carpenter)

 
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I Will Vote

Multi-media exhibition by John Fiege

 
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Drew Riley: Gender Portraits

 
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6th Annual Farmer as Artist Show

Photo by Christian Sacra

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Raul de Lara

How do you know you're / your home?

 
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Andy St Martin

PARALLEL NOTES (from the big picture)

 
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Gary Floyd

The Elder Child

 
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There is no audience: tax form paintings and other abstractions by Carl Smith

 

 
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ROUX: Ann Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia

Together, the artists of ROUX examine cultural and societal issues of genealogy, feminism, identity, & other topics affecting women of the African Diaspora.

Image: If Spirits Danced,by Delita Martin

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BIRDS' NESTS and REFUGE: IMPERMANENT HOMES

Photographs by Sharon Beals paired with literary writers on immigration.

Photos by Sharon Beals

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FARMER AS ARTIST:
Fifth Annual Show


Local Central Texas farmers share photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, poetry, fiber arts, metals, woodworking, and more. 

Painting by Carol Ann Sayle of Boggy Creek Farm
 

 

HOMO PHOTO CLUB: 
3rd Annual Show: "Is Everyone OK But Me?"
 
Gretchen Phillips, Deb Norris and Beth Schindler

 

CARE/GIVER: IN MEMORY'S HOLD:

30 artists, writers & community members explore a significant caregiving relationship--or the meaning of care itself. Click the image to see more work.

Painting by Fidencio Duran

 

MOVED ACCORDINGLY:

New Works on Paper by Andy St. Martin, with Central Texas Students 

Painting by Andy St. Martin

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ISRAEL/PALESTINE:
An Act of Seeing
, Photographs by Mocha Jean Herrup

 
 
 

FARMER AS ARTIST:
4th Annual Community Show

Paintings by Carol Ann Sayle

 

ANCESTRAL SOUVENIRS:

The Sun-Drawn Work of Damien Noll
with Paintings by Scott Ewen

 

A HURRICANE WITHOUT WATER:

Google Street View Images of Detroit, 2008 to 2015 by Alex Alsup

 

HOMO PHOTO CLUB:
"Ménage à Process," 2nd Annual Group Show

Photo by Gretchen Phillips

 

POET-TO-POET: A FRIENDSHIP IN LETTERS
by Abe Louise Young and Alan Shefsky

GROUND SONGS by Andy St. Martin

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OUR PIECE OF EARTH: Steve Moakley with The Multicultural Refugee Coalition

Photo by Steve Moakley

QUANDAM FOREST, QUANDAM SEA by Noelle King

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Kathie Sever: Fort Lonesome

 
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SPANNING STRUCTURES by Dan Lobdell