Heidi Pitre's ink drawings on vintage library cards uniquely merge art and literature, nostalgia and history, recycling and reusing. These ephemerata were created to perform a simple function, never expecting to survive their first career and start a new life as a work of art! Evoking storytelling and memory, they complement Elisabet Ney and her museum, Austin fixtures since 1892.
This exhibition will be on view from noon to 5PM Wednesday through Sunday. It is part of the WEST Austin Studio Tour--site number 266. Collaboratively produced with Big Medium and Heidi Pitre
Meet Her Hands No. 1: Karen Navarro
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The opening reception and artist talk for Navarro's exhibition will be held on June 13 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 PM with complimentary refreshments by Austin Cocktails, followed by a tour of the museum at 7:00 PM and an artist talk at 7:30 PM. The exhibition itself will be open through June 23.
Karen Navarro is a Houston-based, Argentinian-born mixed media and fine art photographer. Her fine art and constructed portraits are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. Navarro's work approaches contemporary, issues related to identity, femininity, and sexuality. The highly stylized images are tied to Navarro's background in fashion design, she studied at The University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She lives in Houston since 2014 where she completed the certificate program in photography at Houston Center for Photography. In 2018, Navarro has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell School of Art | The Museum of Fine Art Houston where she studied analog photography. Most recently Navarro has received the Artadia fellowship 2019. Navarro's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. Her most recent shows include Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2019), Presa House Gallery, San Antonio TX (2019), Museo de la Reconquista, Tigre, Argentina (2018), The Union, Houston, TX (2018), Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (2018), HCC Northline Art Gallery, Houston, TX (2018), Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA (2018) and Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA (2017).
Art Swap 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Big Medium and the Elisabet Ney Museum are pleased to present the fourth annual Art Swap! You are invited to bring artwork to trade with other artists, collectors, and appreciators. The event will be held at the Elisabet Ney Museum on Saturday, June 22, from 10am-1pm. Come early for complimentary breakfast and stick around for the exchange of art and ideas – as well as regular tours of the museum.
Show up with an open mind and items ready for trade.
How to Art Swap:
1. Bring your own artwork or pieces that are part of your collection.
2. Propose a swap! Offer an item for trade and start negotiating. Remember, nothing can be swapped for cash.
3. Keep an open mind. Artwork, tools, mediums, as well as services, can be used for trade
4. Take home new treasures for your collection!
Meet Her Hands No. 2: Maribel Falcón
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The opening reception and artist talk for Falcón's exhibition will be held on June 27 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 PM with complimentary refreshments, followed by a tour of the museum at 7:00 PM and an artist talk at 7:30 PM. The exhibition itself will be open through July 8.
Maribel Falcón is an Tejana creatrix based in Austin, TX. She works with analog and digital collage as a medium, and her art focuses on political messages and indigenous-based spiritual practices. She is co-founder of Colectiva Cósmica,an art collective of mujeres who make art, teach workshops, and publish zines. Her work has been featured in Remezcla and Bitch Magazine.