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
JUNE FEATURED ARTIST
Most of my creative efforts since graduating with a degree in Radio-TV-Film at UT Austin in the '70's have been in writing and vide--a collection of poetry, experimental videos, screenplays. But in the last decade, I’ve experimented with combining personal objects—heirloom antiques, recent favorites, well-used tools—with unknown objects from abandoned machine shops or garage sales or street detritus. I’m interested in seeing if I can create a dialectic of sorts, a noticeable progression of shapes and materials that triggers an emotional response in viewers besides myself. I consider my work a success when my best and most uncompromising critics—my two young grandsons—ask the question: What is it? Most recently with my work on organic farms in Texas I’ve been noticing the play of rust and shadows on old and new farm equipment and structures (tractors, barns, etc.), and I hope to see what can be created in that direction.
Austin Public Libraries
Carver Branch Library
1161 Angelina St.
Twin Oaks Library
1800 S 5th Street
2500 Exposition Blvd.
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With our warmer days and thunderstorms, Spring is finally here. If you have been doing your spring cleaning and are wondering what you are going to do with all your art work, have we got some options for you! The CAS Board met last week and I was astounded at all the opportunities coming up for our member to show their art work. We have confirmation for a large show at Texas State University’s Round Rock Campus that will run from July to September. We also will have a show at the Hive in Bee Caves this fall. To add to our rotating venues, we now have Path Salon and are in discussions with Central Bank. Shows for next year are also falling in place as we are setting the dates for two galleries in Taylor. So, get your work dusted off and watch your email for Calls for Art. Check out the calendar on the web site for exact dates of upcoming shows and events. It's on the Home Page, just scroll down a bit.
All these events don’t happen by themselves and we are in a growing need of venue coordinators. If you want some experience before taking this on, we also need volunteers to help hang and take down the shows. Volunteering is a good opportunity to learn the proper way to exhibit art and is a great help for the venue coordinators and to CAS. Contact Marilyn Rodriguez, Jane Fier, Helen Buck or a specific Venue Coordinator listed in a call, if you want to help.
Don’t forget the member meeting this Wednesday, May 1 at ACC’s Highland Campus. Several of us will be showing up a few hours early to see if we can recruit some art students into our group.
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.