Welcome To CAS!
The Creative Arts Society, established in 1999, is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.
February 7, 2018
6:30 pm Networking | 7 pm Meeting
ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 US-290, Austin, TX 78736
10th Floor Faculty Lounge
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GAIL THREINEN has always worked in the arts including music, theatre and painting. While earning her degree in Direction for the Theatre, she did her costume, set and lighting design renderings in traditional watercolor. But it was her family's five-year experience living in Singapore and Shanghai, China where she fell in love with the Asian style of watercolor painting and the art of Chinese Calligraphy. When returning to St. Paul, Minnesota, Gail was selected to be a docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts specializing in the China galleries where she received intensive training in Chinese art history and had access to close-up study of their extensive collection of Chinese calligraphy, bird and flower paintings and landscapes. Gail has been studying this style of painting since 2005. She loves this ancient style of brushwork because it is deep in history and symbolism. Chinese brush painting does not use any of the rules of Western art. Gail tries to "experience" rather than just "look" and then paint with her spirit, or "heart-mind". Since Chinese Brush Painting is a rather unusual style of painting, Gail loves having the opportunity to demonstrate the art. Watching what happens when she strokes her brush loaded with ink or color across absorbent rice paper is fun to see. Feel free to contact her if you would like her to demonstrate for your group. firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-269-8502.
Gail is a member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society. During the month of November, she has an exhibition of her work at Cafe Lago, 1200 Lakeway Drive, Lakeway Tx. They are open for breakfast and lunch. She will also be teaching Chinese Brush Painting at the Lakeway Activity Center on January 20, February 17 and March 17. You can phone them at 512-261-1010 to reserve a place in a class.
The holidays are upon us and we turn our attentions to the hustle and bustle of this time of year. Sometimes it's a little hard to focus and find your creative time and space in these busy days. Enjoy your families and make your plans and we will get ready for making, selling and moving our art careers forward to the new year.
Our organization is growing and I am so pleased to have many new and talented artists join us in this journey. Please visit our online gallery page and see some of the beautiful art from our members.
Not a member yet? We can fix that, to check out the benefits of membership click here. We would love to have you come be a part of our art!
If you are a member, be sure to renew for 2018. (click here for the membership form)
We are planning for many exciting things in new year, so be sure to stay up to date on our facebook page.
Make it a creative day,
Leslie Kell, President
The Creative Arts Society is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.