Upcoming Exhibition

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The Hope Suite--May 25th - December 18th, 2022

Neill-Cochran House Museum,

2310 San Gabriel St., Austin, Texas

 

Open 11am-4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday 

This series of 44 works was created between 2008-2014. The originals are monotype, photography, collage and mixed media on archival rag papers.

Key Dates

  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, Exhibit installed and available for viewing 

  • Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, 4 pm to 6 pm: Opening Reception

  • Sunday, June 12th, 2022, 11 am to 2 pm: Family Collage Workshop

  • Thursday, October 6th, 6 pm to 7 pm: Artist's Gallery Talk

Artist's Statement

 

My show—“The Hope Suite”—at the Neill-Cochran House Museum in Austin has special meaning for me, because of the way it combines inspiration with history. The works displayed—44 works on paper—were inspired initially by the election of the first Black president of the U. S., Barack Obama. It is ironic that these works are exhibited in a former plantation manor that has deep roots in Austin’s history of African-American enslavement.

 

Each of the 24” x 18” works on paper contains the word “hope” in one of 44 world languages. My idea is to utilize the universal language of art to build bridges between diverse cultures; i.e., bridges, instead of walls. I hope they can provide a note of peace and a unifying feeling in a challenging and divided world. Viewers can see on the Map of Hope that we all live and die under the same blue sky, and can write a note of hope to add to The Bowl of Hope.

Previous Exhibitions

Mark Smith Studio Gallery, 105 N. Nugent, Johnson City, Texas

Turning and Turning

December  2020 to Present

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K Space Contemporary, 415 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Texas

The Hope Suite

Fall 2019

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Texas Arthouse,

Johnson City, Tx 

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Sawyer Foundation, Elgin, Tx