East at the Library: Catalogs & Exhibits East Austin Studio Tour 2016

This was originally published several months ago, so it may be out of date.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379

East at the Library: Catalogs & Exhibits East Austin Studio Tour 2016

UPDATE: We're out of East catalogs for 2016.

The 2016 East Austin Studio Tour is coming! And you know what that means, East at the Library returns for another year!

This year, East will take place the weekends of November 12 and 13 and November 19 and 20. Beginning Tuesday, November 1, stop by any Austin Public Library location to pick up a free East catalog while supplies last. 

Make a point to visit the following select Library Locations – official East venues – to see some art on display from artists within the Austin Public Library community.

Stop 21
Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr.
Marilyn Rea Nasky | Marilyn will present work in acrylic, oil, mixed media, and collage.

“My creative work is a meditative process that keeps me grounded. My goal as a painter is to create visual images that communicate the mystery and transient beauty of our planet. I seek to capture a feeling about the subject whether it is still life or landscape, and communicate it to the viewer.”

Stop 27
University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln.
Nancy Espinal Argueta | Nancy will present paintings in oil, acrylic with tree bark, spanish moss, and flat stone.

“My artwork is a representation of my experiences in life and my dreams for the future. I mainly worked with oil and acrylic paints. But I often use different mediums such as tree bark, stone, clay, Spanish moss and many more mediums for my art pieces because I enjoy incorporating them into every painting to make art pieces that capture the real world and bring to life every room.”

Stop 136
Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St.
Shelley Wood – LamWood Ranch | Shelley is a photographer, artist & educator teaching in Austin, represented by Photo Méthode Gallery. She will present black and white film photography with dark room prints.

“I want the images of LamWood Ranch to express an emotion, mood or perception that goes beyond the time consuming responsibility of care-taking, toward the enchanting existence of animals living as they do. This is my muse.”

Stop 203
Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.
Daniel Rivera | Daniel will present mixed-media works with wood and LED lights.

“Narrative is integrated into my sculpture and furniture designs through the incorporation of miniature scale dioramas. The dioramas engage and entice the audience to explore the work; which present microcosmic views on issues ranging from the environmental, sociological, and the fictional. By combining architectonic forms with narrative elements I build multilayered sculpture focused on the art of storytelling.”

Stop 391
Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Rachel Long – Train Home | Rachel Long will present paintings and multimedia artworks.

“I find painting a medium through which I can dance with impermanence, investigate patterns of growth and decay, and search for representations of healing. I’ve recently been interested in depicting the theory posited by various mystics that there’s a reciprocal relationship between our inner and outer worlds. I explore this formally through elements like rhythm, repetition, and intensity of detail.”

Stop 489 
Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. César Chávez St.
April Davis | April will present photography on gallery wrapped canvas and a series of fine art prints.

“The crumbling ruins of abandoned buildings have become insidious throughout our cities and towns. My camera captures their hidden beauty, sharing the mysteries of their past. And revealing the interplay of life and death, as Nature endeavors to reclaim each structure and make it her own.”

Stop 534 
Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Joel Ganucheau | Joel will present acrylic and mixed media paintings.

“I’m a father ... an artist ... a musician ... a night owl ... a daydreamer. I co-founded Austin Art Garage in 2007 in Austin, Texas, where I live and work. My paintings are inspired by my current mood, recent events in my life and completely random visions. I am always experimenting with new techniques and processes to keep things exciting. Making art is very therapeutic and necessary for me. Thank you!”

About East 2016
Big Medium presents the 15th East Austin Studio Tour! Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (East) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in November. East provides opportunities for the public to meet the local artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces. Tour-goers are invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists' tools, techniques, and inspirations, and explore unique exhibition spaces and local businesses. With 534 participants the 2016 East Austin Studio Tour is the most robust in East history.

About the Austin Public Library
The Austin Public Library provides knowledge, technology and inspiration to the Austin community. The Library is a hub of books and education, a meeting place of minds and an incubator of ideas. For more information visit library.austintexas.gov.