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.
September 4, 2019
6:30 pm Networking | 7 pm Meeting
Austin Community College District
Highland Campus - Veterans Resource Center
6101 Highland Campus Drive, Building 4000
Austin, TX 78752
September FEATURED ARTIST
Creating is an integral part of my life. My earliest childhood memories are of drawing, painting, and fondly watching my Grandfather carve wooden sculptures, and my Mom and Dad drawing to instruct me. My stimulus is frequenting favorite places to observe, sense, and draw. I work to capture the essence and rhythm of nature’s beauty looking for the uncommon in the common. In the studio, I use these life drawings to transcend and make them my own in creating final works. Through layering acrylic paint and colored pencil on paper, wood, or canvas, I wish to present the viewer with a slice of beauty. As an award-winning artist, with artworks in private and corporate collections nationwide, I am widely published, having extensive gallery representation and major exhibitions. I lectured and taught at universities, museums, the Chicago Botanic Gardens and currently at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. My BFA is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Post Graduate Study at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Contact Information: www.humayfineart.com
Austin Public Libraries
Carver Branch Library
1161 Angelina St.
Twin Oaks Library
1800 S 5th Street
2500 Exposition Blvd.
See more of our venues.
The year is only two-thirds over, and it has already been a good one for CAS and CAS members. We have seen some tremendous growth so far this year with, as of last count, our membership growing to 142 members and the number of exhibit opportunities growing as well. We now have fifteen venues were CAS members can regularly exhibit their art and seven Special Events; including high profile venues like Link& Pin, The Hive, Bass Concert Hall and Texas State University - Round Rock. Our growth doesn’t seem the be ending any time soon, as we are already planning for 2020 and are looking at galleries in Taylor and other locations in the area, but to keep growing, we need your help. Our volunteers are critical in coordinating the venues and helping hang the shows. Both activities are great learning experiences and your help will allow CAS to continue to add exhibit opportunities for our members.
Things won’t be slowing down this fall either. Later in September, we are having a plein-aire activity for members to get together, hopefully on a cool morning, to paint or draw or just create together. Watch your email for more details. The following month, on October 27, CAS will be hosting its 20th Anniversary Celebration. This will be a fun event that I hope you all can attend. In November, elections will be held for the 2020 CAS Board of Directors. Serving on the board is another opportunity to volunteer and help CAS. A call for nominations for vacant positions will be coming out in October.
Finally, don’t miss our upcoming Member Meeting on September 4th at ACC Highland, where we are having a ‘pot-luck’ dinner. You’ll find details in the newsletter.
Now go create!
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.