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.
November 7, 2018
6:30 pm Networking | 7 pm Meeting
Location Austin Community College District
Highland Campus - Veterans Resource Center
6101 Highland Campus Drive, Building 4000
Austin, TX 78752
NOVEMber FEATURED ARTIST
I create radiant art that’s full of energy. I choose vibrant colors to evoke positivity and collaboration. My creative journey is spontaneous and playful, yet meditative and introspective.
This past year I’ve grown my body of work in two main areas - Warli tribal art and Abstract art. With the message of honoring our roots I’ve been working on bringing focus to Warli, an ancient art form from India, that is still practiced today. I’m very honored that one of my Warli paintings is part of this year’s People’s Gallery exhibition at the Austin City Hall.
My abstracts are inspired by nature’s elements, making them uniquely relatable for each individual with the message of building a supportive community. Hopefully when people look at my art they see that I can’t create art alone, that it’s made possible with inspiration from nature, support from them, my friends and family. I hope that the vibrant colors in my art inspire them to be positive, to collaborate, to nurture and support. We, as humans, are more alike than we are different. Just as colors come together to form beautiful art so do people to form a supportive community. It takes a village to raise a child or to bring about monumental change. My vibrant colors play a small part in building our community.
I went from being a long time Electrical Engineer to a full time artist. It took determination, commitment, courage and a lot of vulnerability. It still does. As an artist, I come face to face with my fears on a regular basis, rejection is the subject of many emails and evaluations are plenty. And yet I get to live my life fully with purpose and a bright light within me. I feel brave and strong. I get to laugh fully and even capture this in my art. I have lit a spark in my students’ lives while embracing my own reality. My heart is full. For this, I say thanks to Art.
Walk with me on this journey. We’ll create, educate, connect, inspire. Together.
#ACB on the map
EAST dates: November 10-11 & 17-18, 2018
Exhibit Date: Nov 5 - 30, 2018
Carver Branch Library
1161 Angelina St.
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
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This is my final message as the President of CAS. I want to thank you all for your support and friendship these past couple of years. It’s certainly been a very challenging and rewarding experience. My hope is that I’ve served the membership and the organization well.
I plan to remain very active as the Public Relations Officer and Immediate Past President. Both positions sit squarely in my wheelhouse. 2019 is the 20-year anniversary for CAS and I look forward to working on the celebration.
The 2019 CAS Board is stacked with talented people who will keep this organization moving forward. The most exciting thing to me is that for the first time since I’ve been on the board, every chair has a different person sitting in it. This is an amazing team.
Not a member yet? Join now for 2019! We would love to have you come be a part of our art!
(click here for the membership form)
Also, please visit our online gallery page and see some of the beautiful art from our members.
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.