Artist of the Month

Elena Knapp

Elena is a self-taught mixed-edia artist and calligrapher.

Elena is Russian and lived in the Middle East before moving to Austin. Her work has been shown in various venues throughout Austin and also in in private collection in the USA, Russia, Canada and the Middle East.

Elean often paints on cermanic plates with uniqe work that is never repeated. For her it is a very meditative and spiritual process. As a calligrapher she does accept commissions for wedding invitations and art pieces.

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The Creative Arts Society (CAS) is composed of artists from many different mediums and meets on the first Wednesday of each month except January, July, and August. The meeting is held on the 10th floor of the ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 West 290, Austin, Texas, in the Faculty Lounge.

Come at 6 PM for socializing, networking, and an optional critique of works in progress. At 7 PM we have a short business meeting, followed by a monthly program on art techniques, the business of art, demos, or guest speakers.

Membership opportunities include networking, community outreach, participation in shows and exhibits, monthly presentations, and participation in the gallery of CAS artists images. Membership is open to everyone and we welcome art lovers and enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals engaged in any of the visual, literary and performing arts.

Monthly Meeting

6-7pm Networking and Social Hour

7pm Meeting Starts

There will not be a monthly meeting for August 2014. We meet again on Sept. 3, 2014.

The revival of calligraphy in our present time, a revival spearheaded by lettering artists, can trace its roots directly back to the decorative design revival of the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The leaders of this revival—Frank G. Jackson, William Morris, and Edward Burne-Jones—brought their aesthetic of proportion, perspective, and ornament to bear on arts and crafts as wide-ranging as painting and architecture, furniture and stained glass, wall paper and woodcuts. Join us for the September meeting program as fellow C.A.S. member Brian Mantz revisits their timeless lessons on decorative design, lessons we can all use to infuse and enhance our own artistic style.

The call for submissions to the Fall Show at the Dougherty Arts Center has now gone out.