After a very strange pandemic year, things have really picked up art-wise in 2021.
In early 2021, I saw a call for art for a bluebonnet show at the Neill-Cochran House Museum (NCHM). I had been thinking of other ways to incorporate upcycled materials in my art, and thought the acrylic tubes I used for the “Grove” series last year, would work for bluebonnets too. So, I created a special piece for the bluebonnet call. It was even chosen as “favorite” by visitors! This led to our non-profit, Art 84, creating a virtual video tour of the bluebonnet show and that led to our presenting The Struggle and the Glory – Works by Cornelius Carter with the NCHM!
Talking about Upcycled Art — I was thrilled to have two pieces chosen for the Round Rock Arts “UPCYLCED” this Fall at the Downtowner Gallery. Several more of my upcycled pieces will be displayed at other locations soon!
Outside Art shows:
I did my first outside art market for NCHM’s “Art on the Lawn” in the Spring and then again in the Fall. I’ll be doing a third Art on the Lawn on Nov 28, 2021.
As I’ve mentioned, I try to incorporate lots of upcycled materials in my art. A favorite place is the Austin Creative Reuse Center. It’s like a candy store of fun “what can I do with this?” items! I did a Market Days event at ACR in the Summer and plan on another on Nov 27, 2021.