Austin Art Space Artists Presentl Exhibition at Texas Performing Arts Center

The visual arts will complement the performing arts at the Bass Concert Hall on University of Texas campus when the work of all nine Austin Art Space Resident Artists goes up on May 4, 2010. A total of 36 pieces will be hung along the Orchestra Level hallway and on the second floor open area on free-standing panels. The special exhibition is part of an on-going program curated by the Texas Performing Arts Bass Gallery Committee.

Valerie Walden, co-founder and manager of Austin Art Space said; “We’re honored to be chosen for the exhibition. To our knowledge, it’s the only time that all the artists represented at a single gallery have had their work shown together. It’s quite a validation of our concept as an artist’s co-operative.”

Each of the gallery’s nine artists will have four pieces in the show. The work ranges from larger paintings 30 inches by 60 inches to smaller sizes of 9 inches by 12 inches. The collection includes oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and photography. And, it ranges from figurative to landscape, from impressionistic to realistic, from contemporary to experimental.

Jan Knox, another co-founder added, “We’re especially excited to be able to expose our work to such a large and varied audience. And, I really mean varied. The Bass schedule during our exhibit includes A Chorus Line, pop rockers Bare Naked Ladies, classic rocker Neil Young, a musical version of The Wizard of OZ, and opera tenor Jose Carreras. Thousands of very different people will be attending those events.”

The special exhibit is open to ticketed patrons during all Bass Concert Hall performances and to the general public Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm without charge. The exhibit closes on July25, 2010.

About the Artists

The resident artists at Austin Art Space Gallery & Studios are:
Nikki Atkinson, www.nkart.com
Cindy Debold, www.cindydebold.com
Jan Knox, www.JanKnox.com
Orion Knox, photosbyorionk@live.com
Trish Nedry, www.trishnedryimages.com
Marilyn Rea Nasky, www.lightwithinstudios.com
Terry Starnes, www.terrystarnes.com
Valerie Walden, www.WaldenArt.com
Debbie Willhite, dwillhite@austin.rr.com

About Austin Art Space Gallery & Studios

Austin Art Space opened in November 2008 as a cooperative space for established and emerging artists to create, collaborate and present their work. There are nine artists-in-residence at the studios. The gallery presents the work of these artists and hosts juried shows, as well as solo and group exhibitions by other artists. The gallery is available for rental for public and private exhibits and receptions. Austin Art Space is located in a free-standing shopping center behind Northcross Mall. The public gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am – 6pm, or by appointment. Operating as a collective, the working studios are open Monday through Thursday whenever artists are on the premises. More information at www.austinartspace.com, austinartspacegallery@gmail.com, or 512.771.2868.

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