OUR MISSION IS TO EXHIBIT SOCIALLY-ENGAGED ART AND LITERATURE,
FOSTER DIALOGUE AND POLLINATE CREATIVITY. JOIN US!
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.”
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.
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)
I Will Vote
Multi-media exhibition by John Fiege
Drew Riley: Gender Portraits
6th Annual Farmer as Artist Show
Photo by Christian Sacra
Raul de Lara
How do you know you're / your home?
Andy St Martin
PARALLEL NOTES (from the big picture)
The Elder Child
There is no audience: tax form paintings and other abstractions by Carl Smith
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
BIRDS' NESTS and REFUGE: IMPERMANENT HOMES
Photographs by Sharon Beals paired with literary writers on immigration.
Photos by Sharon Beals
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
New Works on Paper by Andy St. Martin, with Central Texas Students
Painting by Andy St. Martin
An Act of Seeing, Photographs by Mocha Jean Herrup
FARMER AS ARTIST:
4th Annual Community Show
Paintings by Carol Ann Sayle
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
OUR PIECE OF EARTH: Steve Moakley with The Multicultural Refugee Coalition
Photo by Steve Moakley
QUANDAM FOREST, QUANDAM SEA by Noelle King
Kathie Sever: Fort Lonesome