East Austin Studio Tour 2018- Happening #159

This weekend, Nov. 10 & 11, marks the 15th year Art Therapy Austin (ATA) will participate in the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST)! Listed as “#159 Happening” in hardcover or online EAST catalogs/maps, we are open 11am-6pm, both Saturday & Sunday.
http://east.bigmedium.org/part/part_159.html

Joining artist, art therapist, and owner Deanna Miesch this year will be Eric Jackson (ceramicist, http://www.thebarningruene.com/eric-jackson.html), Jacqueline May (encaustic art; http://www.jacquelinemay.com/), and Charles Medlock (visionary painting; https://www.charlesmedlockstudio.com/).

Fresh-off a successful Kickstarter Campaign, Artist, Art Therapist, and owner Deanna Miesch will show new photographs from the UK and have a preview sample of her new photography book, "Deanna Miesch - Collected Works- Volume I: Thirty Years of Photography.” Pre-orders of the book can be placed during your visit to ATA (again, #159 in the EAST catalog).

Three additional artists will grace the ATA studio gallery this year:
Eric Jackson (Texas Medicine Pottery), master ceramicist, exhibits his examples of the rare “Cat’s Eye” luster glaze; 
Jacqueline May, gifted Austin artist, presents a timeless array of new encaustic paintings; and,
Charles Medlock, local painter and visionary, shows a select set of his expressionistic landscape paintings.
We are so lucky & blessed that these artists are exhibiting their work in our studio gallery, and will be present both days to talk about their work.

Sunday 11/11 from 1-4pm, Ty Gill, Sam Taylor, and Thomas Shaw will bring a fusion of jazz, world beat, and just good songwriting to the studio gallery. 

Catalogs & maps at Austin Public Library branches. There's even an app if you prefer. Free & family friendly event! �http://east.bigmedium.org/index.html


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Review

In Collected Works- Volume I: Thirty Years of Photography 1987-2017, artist Deanna Miesch covers a lot of ground, both in time and in physical distance. The three decades worth of images presented here were taken in places as far from each other as the American Southwest and Rome, Italy. Though geographically separated, Miesch connects them through her deeply personal way of seeing.

The images in this book have an intimate and dreamlike quality often associated with memory. As with memory, many of Miesch’s photographs are filled with overlapping images and shadows. The words Miesch types directly onto her photographs mirror this imperfection; individual letters sometimes slip on the page like a mind struggling to place a moment in the past. Miesch embraces these imperfections, making the typewritten words feel as personal as handwriting.

It is worth noting that Miesch used film to create these photographs. The lush colors she achieves with film hint of a loss inside their beauty. Film, like the typewriter, is practically a forgotten tool. This sense of loss is felt most clearly in her images of children, but it also resides in the photographs of the natural world. In this time of rapid environmental change and species extinction, it is hard not to look at these images without a tinge of bereavement.  She makes us want to hold onto the beauty.

It is fitting that the cover of the book features Rome’s coliseum. This building stands like a memory to a former time well beyond the scope of any human life. What Miesch offers is decidedly human-scaled, full of shadows and imperfections. The photographs invite us in with their call of intimacy, and taken together, build to something far more expansive than the individual.

 

Carrie Kenny

Director, Prizer Arts & Letters

2023 East Cesar Chavez

Austin, TX 78702

New Publication

One of my photographs, Vestal Virgin Love #1 , has been included in LoosenArt's new publication, Open Boundaries, in February of 2018.  Check it out! 

www.loosenart.com

 

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