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.
December 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
november FEATURED ARTIST
I create vibrant and playful art. My creative journey is as much spontaneous and playful, as it is meditative and introspective. I grew up in India in a family of engineers and educators. Art has been the one constant in my life, even while I built my career in electrical engineering. My life is now a balance of being an artist, an engineer, a mother, an educator and a human being. The main message in my art is one 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 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. And it begins right at home. As my daughter grows up, far away from the country her mother grew up in, this is my effort to inculcate respect and honor for her roots as she forms her own dynamic identity. 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.
Please check out my art locally in Austin at Art for the People Gallery and Asian American Resource Center.
Contact Information: www.meenamatai.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.