Wide Open Exhibit

Discover the vast spaces of our world through the eyes of three distinct artists. On August 25th, a new exhibit comes to Georgetown Art Center. Join contemporary painters Rebecca Bennett, Shawn Camp, and Karen Maness as they take you through their unique interpretations of the Wide Open.  Experience the dichotomy of light and dark, space and scale.  Step into new, vast worlds, and uncover the allure of the infinite.   The Wide Open Exhibit will be open for free to the public from August 25th through September 24th at Georgetown Art Center - 816 South Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626.  Opening Reception: Saturday August 26th from 7-9pm.  Artist Talk: August 27th from 2-4pm at the Georgetown Art Center as they host a free artist talk - open to the public.      ​

Look To the Skies

New work is brewing at Karen Maness’ Rust Red Studio.  Her eyes drawn in wonder of the Texas skies that stretch before her, Maness is creating a new body of work examining the powerful and expansive western sky.  Follow along as she creates her work on Facebook and Instagram. ​

BARTON SPRINGS EXHIBITION 

 The Sheffield Education Center and The Barton Springs Conservancy are hosting an exhibition celebrating Barton Springs.   I am honored to have my piece REST selected as a part of this exhibition.  As many an Austinite can attest, once you encounter Barton Springs, you become wrapped in it's solace, beauty, and grandeur.  Barton Springs is the jewel of Austin. REST is my love letter to it.     Join me on Friday, May 12, 2017  5:30-7:00pm for an evening of live music, art, and to experience this wondrous place.  No RSVP Required.  Free and open to the public. The Sheffield Education Center2201 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704  

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Sharing With The Austin Film Society

I'm so excited to share my research on The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop with the Austin Film Society on Nov. 30, 2016 7-9pm.

 

Live event, presentation, 70 min

Austin Film Society

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

7:00 PM

 

"Long guarded as a studio special effect secret and often not recognized as paintings by the average moviegoer, scenic backings have played an important role in the art of the cinema. Karen L. Maness’ new book THE ART OF THE HOLLYWOOD BACKDROP reveals, for the first time, the creators and hidden world of these unacknowledged masterpieces. The author will join us at the AFS Screening Room for a free live lecture and presentation of some of her research materials, photos and clips discovered during the development of the book and her four year collaboration with the Art Directors Guild. ..."

 

To read the whole event article, please go to the AFS website.

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