About the Artist
A showcase of nearly 20 artists, each renewing their individual artistic energies as they emerge from the pandemic is presented to the public in this exhibition with work created in a variety of mediums, genres, and styles.Some of the works are city inspired pieces that explore unconventional painting techniques such as, white on white and multi patterned paintings with shape and line as driving forces. Still others are taken directly from nature. The use of color is important and often vibrant and explosive with inspiration coming not only from surroundings and experiences but through personal history.Mediums include watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, paper, clay, digital photography, metal sculpture and mixed media; all expertly executed.Exhibiting Artists cover a broad range of genres including photography, photography composition, fine art painting, traditional, expressionistic, whimsical, collage, wheel-thrown and hand-built clay works, sculptures, alcohol inks and powdered pigment.An exciting collection of genres and styles, presented in one location embraces realism, abstractions, contemporary, fantasy, surrealism, and impressionistic. A few words to describe the energy of the show: emotive, wide-ranging, eclectic, energy-based, tactile, slick, functional, and some are even touchable!This show is a collaborated and curated event and a cooperative group effort.
Amanda Zappler exhibits colorful, joyful, and whimsical art; Cristina White-Jones is showcasing highly textured and vibrant mixed media; Doreen Landrum of Crackpot Clay presents wheel-thrown, functional art; Elizabeth Jenkins of Light Dreams Fine Art showcases her works of watercolor, acrylic, resin, and pigment; Eva Glock presents paintings inspired by nature and exploring light; Gena Destri Keffer's intuitive watercolor and mixed media landscapes exude energy from life and memories; Helen Mary Vanston Marek, director of Art 84, showcases mixed media art and jewelry using upcycled materials, photography, beads, and more; Helen Buck focuses on studies for a body of art using spirit animals to create allegoric imagery; Joyce LaBaw showcases her Texas-inspired landscapes; Katie Conley creates postage stamp collages and oil paintings inspired by what she finds beautiful and interesting; Leslie Kell exhibiting cutting edge, contemporary digital art; Lyle Adair presents whimsical and thought-provoking copper sculptures; Meena Matai explores concepts of community and collaboration with her abstract and contemporary vibrant artwork; Neelu Amar presents abstract works expressing human emotion; Paige Booth features her work in collage, abstract, mixed-media art; Pilar Tafares presents from the heart, eclectic mixed media art; Contemporary realist, Rhea Pettit, explores our relationship to nature through figurative painting; Watercolorist and author, Supriya Kharod displays works of interesting architecture of Austin, India, and Europe; Teodora Pogonat presents creations that explore emotions, environment, and the limits of digital photography; Vera Smiley presents accent ceramic art and sculptures.