To celebrate the beauty of the Texas State Flower the Neill-Cochran House Museum (NCHM) in Austin is displaying a collection of local art inspired by the bluebonnet. I’m thrilled that one of my sculptural pieces is in the show.
I posted photos from the show opening, and one of my friends asked if there was a virtual show. What a great idea! I reached out to the NCHM staff and the Art 84 team and we agreed that Art 84 would create a virtual tour of their “Hope for Spring: the Flower of Texas” exhibit! My son, Hudson, and I met with the NCHM staff and Hudson videoed an intro and all the individual art entries. The virtual tour video came out great and it allows more people to view the show and see it after it closes on April 11. Enjoy the show! (Art displays start at 5:33).
There’s a great backstory of how the Dames of Texas helped encourage the Texas Legislature in 1901 to choose the bluebonnet by displaying “Bluebonnet and Evening Primrose” by Mode Walker and presenting each Legislator with a jar of bluebonnets. That painting hangs at the historic home.
If you haven’t had a chance to view “Hope for Spring: The Flower of Texas” exhibit at the Neill-Cochran House Museum (NCHM) in Austin, we encourage you to visit. The in-person show closes April 11, 2021. There are 37 artists and over 50 pieces featured including art by Art 84 EAST artists Randall Soileau and myself.
Direct link to virtual tour video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cp8ev3A7yQ.