Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium- #5

Three Paths to Inspiration

Roger Betschler

Marika's Swan Raku

Marika’s Swan
Raku

At this time of my life, I take great pleasure in creating art since my retirement from teaching in 2006. I have created a series of clay torsos that challenged me tremendously to deal with feelings; and the surface texture and imagery.  My purpose is to evoke awareness of the subject. Bringing the viewer to feel and understand the particular situation depicted in the work of art is definitely a challenge. My bird sculptures are quite whimsical compared to the torsos, and are another avenue to express the human condition and the challenge of clay construction. I have also begun a series of slab constructed  saints, again enjoying the process of clay and the individuality of each sculpture. The amazing human form has always intrigued me and it gives me great pleasure to share my work

Grace Glazed Clay

Grace
Glazed Clay

Native Honor Raku, Fired Clay

Native Honor
Raku, Fired Clay

For more information about the art of Roger Betschler visit his Website.  The link is in the left column under the heading Artists.

Three Shows One Exhibit:

Three Paths to Inspiration

Marika Bordes, Carrie Davenport, Roger Betschler

What Lies Beneath and Between

Ann Flemings

New Images of Italy

Norman Bean

The Exhibit- Time and Place

February 6 – March 5, 2014

Reception February 7 from 5:00 -7:00pm

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1006 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
512-477-5961

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium- #4

Three Paths to Inspiration

Carrie Davenport

How blessed is an artist to have been endowed with the creativity and ultimately the ability to produce a satisfying visual image. It is an enormously unique and individual process. Painters come to their canvases with very diversified backgrounds, life experiences, educational opportunities and artistic training. Bringing together this accumulation is their personal history.  It flows through each artist onto a canvas creating the interesting and sometimes amazing differences seen in the art world.

Big Tree Country Oil

Big Tree Country
Oil

Propelled by the love of art and what an artist does with it begins the process of honing skills and learning the nuances and control of the medium.  Knowledge and experience free one for experimentation.

End of a Perfect Day Oil

End of a Perfect Day
Oil

I still  come to the easel with joy and anticipation and a clear mental image of what the finished painting is to be. But the direction this piece will take does not always adhere to that image. All the best planning is subject to continual reinvention. Perhaps it is a spiritual force redirecting the process. But if an artist is willing to go with it, the unexpected occurrences happening on the canvas  allow for the possibility of expanded insight and new creativity.

Cold Reflections Watercolor

Cold Reflections
Watercolor

Three Shows One Exhibit:

Three Paths to Inspiration

Marika Bordes, Carrie Davenport, Roger Betschler

What Lies Beneath and Between

Ann Flemings

New Images of Italy

Norman Bean

The Exhibit- Time and Place

February 6 – March 5, 2014

Reception February 7 from 5:00 -7:00pm

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1006 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
512-477-5961

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium #3

What Lies Beneath and Between

Ann Flemings

Bypass Intersection

Bypass Intersection

Austin artist, Pennsylvania native, Ann Flemings offers vividly colored, highly textured and visually engaging art.  She explores the space between dark and light and what lies above and below.  Juxtaposing contrasting colors with highly texturized surfaces, the eye is encouraged to engage the viewer deeply in the experience. Using multiple layers and complex surfaces, she creates visual harmony from a potential cacophony of hues. Ann maintains a high level of playfulness in her creative process, as she believes play is the crucible for innovation.

Landscape Roots

Landscape Roots

Ann has been creating thoughtful artwork since the second grade.  Her grandmother, a self-educated artist introduced Ann to painting.  She culminated her formal education with a BFA in graphic design, including a year with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a summer in Lucca, Italy.  In 2011, Ann reinvigorated her creative process and she has been steadily creating and showing her art ever since.

Royal Honeycomb

Royal Honeycomb

For more information about the art of Ann Fleming visit her Website.  The link is in the left column under the heading Artists.

Three Shows One Exhibit:

Three Paths to Inspiration

Marika Bordes, Carrie Davenport, Roger Betschler

What Lies Beneath and Between

Ann Flemings

New Images of Italy

Norman Bean

The Exhibit- Time and Place

February 6 – March 5, 2014

Reception February 7 from 5:00 -7:00pm

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1006 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
512-477-5961

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium #2

New Images of Italy

Norman Bean

Graphite on paper is all about values.  I have been creating graphite on paper drawings as complete works of fine art, exploring the relationships between bright & dark, light & shadow, and detail & distance. My work might be thought of as graphite or monochrome paintings. My purpose in drawing in detail is to create an image that is everything a photo is not; purposefully creating depth and detail from a play of contrasts of bright and dark, exploring surface textures and reflectivity, subtlety imbedding shadows with images and details.

Il Colosseo

Il Colosseo

Creating drawings of Italy has become an obsession and love. In Italy, because of its history and magic, there is always abundant subject matter.  In 2008, a ‘Study Abroad’ tour to Italy with the Texas State University Art Department opened my eyes to graphite on paper as fine art.  Seeing and experiencing Renaissance art helped me to understand my work in a new way.

Zundapp

Zundapp

After studying Wassily Kandinsky’s “Point and Line to Plane,” I began to apply abstract principles to objective realism, creating dramatic perspectives and unusual viewpoints that make my graphite on paper drawings appear almost photo realistic.  Motorcycles, Italy and travel to other countries remain an important source of inspiration, as do the iconic Courthouses of Central Texas.

Hays County Court House

Hays County Court House

For more information about the art of Norman Bean visit his Website.  The link is in the left column under the heading Artists. 

Three Shows One Exhibit:

Three Paths to Inspiration

Marika Bordes, Carrie Davenport, Roger Betschler

What Lies Beneath and Between

Ann Flemings

New Images of Italy

Norman Bean

The Exhibit- Time and Place

February 6 – March 5, 2014

Reception February 7 from 5:00 -7:00pm

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1006 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
512-477-5961

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium- #1

Three Shows One Exhibit:

Three Paths to Inspiration

Marika Bordes, Carrie Davenport, Roger Betschler

What Lies Beneath and Between

Ann Flemings

New Images of Italy

Norman Bean

 

The Exhibit- Time and Place

February 6 – March 5, 2014

Reception February 7 from 5:00 -7:00pm

Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1006 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
512-477-5961

Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium Poster

Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium Poster