Join us for a lively conversation in the gallery about the appropriation and appreciation of yoga culture with artist Preetika Rajgariah and other special guests.
TalkAbout is a program that facilitates casual conversations with artists and the people who inspire them.
Preetika Rajgariah (b. 1985) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores themes of cultural identity, perceptions of exoticism, and gendered materiality while specifically referencing her upbringing as an Indian born American. She has attended residencies at ACRE, the Vermont Studio Center, and the School of Visual Arts, and her work was included in New American Paintings #102. She has exhibited at a variety of spaces nationally such as Western Exhibitions, Roots & Culture, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, Fort Gondo in St. Louis, as well as Art League and Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX. She received her BFA from Trinity University (2008) and MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2018). Currently, she lives and works in Houston, TX.
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, May 11th from 7-9pm
Ao5 Gallery is committed to bringing an eclectic selection of accessible fine art to Austin. This year for the WEST Austin Studio Tour, we will be showcasing a collection of contemporary artwork curated from over 700 entries submitted by artists from the northern panhandle to the southern tip of Texas, including many from right here in Austin! The exhibit will feature all original artwork in a variety of mediums ranging from acrylic, watercolor, and graphite, to mixed media and sculpture.
Congratulations to our Participating Artists!
Joaquin Abrego – San Antonio, TX | Juan Carlos Amorrortu – Cedar Park, TX | Clint Atkinson – Austin, TX | Nevena Bentz – Austin, TX | Marissa Biven – Pampa, TX | Jessica Cook – Irving, TX | David Dennis – Wimberley, TX | Kiah Denson – Austin, TX | Stephanie Estrin – Austin, TX | Amanda Garcia – Friendswood, TX | Eris Gentle – Del Valle, TX | Nick Glenn – Plano, TX | William Hall – Cedar Hill, TX | Ruth Keitz – Los Fresnos, TX | Olga Lora – Austin, TX | David Mills – Austin, TX | Monica Mohnot – Austin, TX | J Muzacz – Austin, TX | Nathan Patton – Austin, TX | Gabriel Palomino – Houston, TX | Natalie Shaw – Austin, TX | Ben Sorrell – Corpus Christi, TX | Mila Sketch – Austin, TX | Elise Techentine – Granbury, TX | Lorena Vela – Edinburg, TX | Trisstah Wagstaff – Waco, TX | Cristina White-Jones – Buda, TX
Please RSVP to attend the opening reception: ao5west2019.eventbrite.com
Event sponsored by Treaty Oak Distilling. Enjoy responsibly
This exhibition will be on display at Ao5 Gallery through Sunday, June 9th
This year, the Art City Austin Festival presents Gallery 35, which will showcase specially-created artwork by contemporary abstract impressionist Roi James and will benefit Art Alliance Austin. The event includes a multi-course dinner by local chefs Nicholas Yanes of Juniper and Uncle Nicky’s and Melissa Carroll of Le Politique. The dinner will be paired with fine wines by Advanced Sommelier Paul Ozbirn and art-inspired cocktails by Nickel City and Uncle Nicky’s partner, Travis Tober. The night will incorporate live performances by Austin “Music Hall-of-Famer” Bill Carter, multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Rhodes and local artist and musician Bale Creek Allen on the drums. For an immersive experience, each element – from food and beverage to music – will be inspired by the work James’ is privately showcasing that evening. Tickets are limited for the event. Gallery 35 guests will also receive valet parking and complimentary 2-day VIP admission with VIP lounge access at Art City Austin Festival on April 13-14.
The first group art show for Kairos Creative Arts Center will take place during the West Austin Studio Tour May 12-13 & 19-20 at 2311 Thornton Road Studio Q. Austin, TX 78704. The featured artists include LA Hollins, Cheryl Latimer, Don Friesen, Jan Pomeroy, and Jen Cronin. The art includes mixed media & abstract paintings, sculpture, illustration and more.
Modern Rocks Gallery has generated worldwide buzz for its exclusive collections of the best in rock photography since it opened in East Austin and online four years ago. And, to celebrate Modern Rocks Gallery’s fourth birthday, owner Steven Walker is launching “The Art Of The Contact Sheet,” a curated collection of large format contact sheet prints of David Bowie, AC/DC, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Ramones and more, taken by leading rock photographers both past and present.
The show opens on April 27 with a celebration of the gallery’s fourth birthday along with these iconic images, including many exclusives and a few surprises.
The “Art of the Contact Sheet” features the work by the legendary Columbia Records photographer, Don Hunstein, as well as the photographer responsible for the iconic David Bowie Aladdin Sane album cover, Brian Duffy. Other leading music photographers on show include Kirk Weddle, Tracy Anne Hart, Alan Messer, Allan Ballard, Matt Anker, David Corio and more.
Contact sheets are a tool that dates back to the days of shooting on film, showing the whole roll of film on one sheet of photographic paper, to help the photographer select which images to print.
“Not only does the contact sheet tell us the full story behind an iconic image, these visually stunning and often thought-provoking prints give a unique insight into the photographer’s artistic process and vision,” said Walker. “It’s fascinating to see how the photographer’s eye wanders, how the mind works, and how a scene evolves on the journey towards the final image.”
The work of Hunstein, Duffy, Hart, Messer, Ballard, Anker, Corio and others will be showcased at an opening event from 7 – 10 pm, Friday, April 27 at the Austin gallery which also serves as the gallery’s fourth birthday party. Cocktails will be provided by our friends at Provision Spirits with their award-winning Ben Milam Whiskey.
WHAT: “Art of the Contact Sheet” Opening Party & Modern Rocks Gallery Fourth Birthday Celebration
WHEN: 7 pm – 10 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018
WHERE: Modern Rocks Gallery
Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Austin, TX
Admission to the event is free and complimentary cocktails will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/ModernRocksGallery.
Important News Today: In case you have not gotten the memo, Blue On The Green is postponed for tonight due to weather.
The Jpg Jam is your chance to get a deeper look into Austin’s art scene. During this live exhibit you’ll experience four artists with 15 minutes each, doing what artists do. I’m not sure exactly what’s going to happen, but it’s intended to be an interesting local take on contemporary art.
The idea is to showcase the creativity and vibrance of our local culture, and that’s something to be proud of! Last month this show brought in a packed house, so come check out our local artistic talent.
Note: This art show DOES contain nudity, so it may not be appropriate for all ages.
When: Today, Wednesday July 7th
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Women & Their Work Art Gallery
1710 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78704