Hello Beautiful Community. YOU are invited to join us for a fabulously FREE Artist Breakfast this Saturday, May 10th. The community will gather at 10 am. Our space is located at 2830 Real Street. Come hungry and ready to connect with artists, explore the gallery and buy some art! The menu will feature our famous Lydia Migas and pancakes ~ it’s better than chicken and waffles.
See you Saturday.
Blog Post Monday March 11th, 2013
I had the privilege to attend a Pastors of Artist retreat at Laity Lodge these past four days. I walked through some personal inadequacies in going. I am not a pastor and yet I pastor. I am an artist yet I am untrained, like most within my community. The culture of the retreat was academic and the room was filled with artists that were educated, well trained and established. The hearts of the people there quickly rose to the surface and I was ‘among friends’, despite how differently we each arrived there.
The topic was Artist, Caretaker of the Imagination. The imagination is a creative vehicle that moves us towards our reality. In essence, it both represents what we think about our reality and it determines it. The big idea was to be intentional about our imagination. We are to care for our imagination, allowing it to shape us as artists and impact those around us.
Each artist walked away with what his or her own heart was ready to hear. I heard “Come, like a child. Rest in me that you might know me. Know me as a master artist knows his craft. Apprentice in me, says the Lord. You are my living work of art, my expression.
Imagine Art is excited to participate in the first annual Amplify Austin. Along with 300 nonprofits, we are privileged to work alongside I Live Here, I Give Here to develop donors in our city that will support and sustain local nonprofits.
Imagine Art has been an amazing place for all that are associated with it. Lives are changing here and God is being experienced in a special way.
I invite you to be a part of our story. Every life is a work of art at Imagine Art and your gift makes a difference.
John, an artist and volunteer, has created a whimsical ceramics and herb garden on the side of our building adjoining the fine art studio. The garden serves as a retreat and general hang out space for the artists when they want to enjoy some sunshine. This is another example of artists making our space more beautiful through their creative gifts.
Debbie is one of the many artists in our community who gives back by helping others. Debbie has begun mentoring one fellow artist in drawing (shown above) and another in clay sculpture. She also enjoys cooking lunch for her fellow artists using fresh produce from our garden. Thank you Debbie!
Time for Fall planting is here! Imagine Art partnered with The Green Corn Project this past Saturday to till and start planting our Fall garden. Thank you to all of the Green Corn and Imagine Art volunteers that made this effort possible! We are looking forward to enjoying the delicious fruits of your labor.
Tien has recently discovered a love for working with clay. She has been creating intricate glass and tile mosaics for years and is enjoying applying her skills to a new media. Here Tien is creating a series of playful animals out of clay:
This video shows Larin rolling out a slab of clay. Larin has a hearing impairment and enjoys feeling the vibrations when the clay gets slammed on the table. He is becoming very independent with his clay skills and is creating a series of 3-D clay cars.
Our garden has been exploding with a variety of tomatoes, herbs, and squash. Here are some photos of one of our garden volunteers, Angelique, harvesting produce. We have been using these fresh treats in salads, soups, and pasta sauces in our hot lunches.
Kelly has recently joined the Imagine Art community and is already passionately painting away! His first two pieces are entitled: Sleeping Whales (did you know whales sleep vertically?) and Polar Bear Reflections. We are looking forward to seeing what Kelly creates next…