Gallery openings anchor July

Published 7:01 am Sunday, June 26, 2016

By Adam Pulchinski

Marketing Coordinator Austin Area Commission For the Arts

It wasn’t that long ago that I was telling you about a great gallery opening for a show with our wonderful partners at the Cedar River Watershed.

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First off, I want to thank everyone who submitted to that show, who donated the temporary use of some artwork and photographs, and everyone who came to see what was in our second floor space down at the ArtWorks Center. There are a lot of ‘sold’ signs hanging up, so I’m guessing folks liked what they saw.

Now I get the pleasure of telling you about the next gallery opening from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 15.

I know what you’re saying: ‘But Adam, isn’t that so far away?’

I thought so, too. Then I remembered June was almost over and I need to help you plan your Friday night. Now there’s no excuse for you to not be there, right? And these artists are totally worth it (aren’t they all?).

Two of the artists opening a show that evening are Beth Lowe and Krista Pumroy.  They will feature both collaborative and solo pieces. So, technically, it’s like three artists in one.

Beth’s inspiration comes from the light, flowing and living parts of nature. She is also inspired by the dark, mysterious mortality of nature. Krista is inspired by the underlying energy in ordinary everyday life.

Something like that is hard to really explain how it looks, but if you go to our Facebook page or website, you’ll get a taste of what all that means. Trust me when I say my description of it doesn’t do it justice.  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some pieces doing promotional materials for the show, and there are some striking pieces that are interesting every time I see them.

But wait, there’s more!  Not only are Beth and Krista showing work, but we have another artist with a gallery opening on the very same night.  Cassandra Buck’s work has always focused on two things: expression and the feminine.

She constantly strives to discover how color and texture can evoke feelings and ideas that we are unable to articulate by exploiting them and taking them to the extreme. Currently Cassandra explores the use of discarded found objects to communicate societal narratives of the feminine. It’s like recycling with a message.

As always the opening and the gallery are free to attend and view.  I can’t promise you won’t purchase a beverage or even a painting while you’re there, but who could blame you?