Abacus at Austin City Hall, photo by Norman Hera

The People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall 2013

 

Abacus at Austin City Hall, photo by Norman Hera
photo by Norman Hera

Line QualityOn view on the third floor of Austin City Hall from February 2013 through January 2014 as part of the People’s Gallery Exhibition are the four pipe sculptures Line Quality and Abacus. If you find a little rolled up piece of paper with a pink ribbon around it next to Abacus, feel free to take it as a gift.

During Art City Austin by Art Alliance Austin on April 13, I did a live drawing piece that was up for a moment.

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Sacred Space Drawing

Jennifer Chenoweth: Sacred Space: Solo Show, Julia C. Butridge…

Sacred Space Drawing

Fisterra Studio is pleased to announce a solo show of Jennifer Chenoweth’s drawings, paintings and sculptures at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Art Center: Sacred Space.

Wednesday June 5 – Saturday June 29, 2013. The artist’s reception will be Tuesday June 11, 2013 from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm.

The Dead Music Capital Marching Band will perform at the opening.

Art-making is my primary spiritual action. Creating art allows me to express my unique manifestation as a body and as a conscious being. “Sacred Spaces” explores the interactive space of the human body through architectural sculpture and gestural mark-making.

Painting used to tell the stories of a culture on the surfaces of sacred spaces such as caves, temples and churches–photography and film have replace this function of visual art. What remains unique to visual art is the hand of the artist and the visceral relationship of the art object to both the maker and viewer of the art. The human body is represented in its indexical evidence in drawings and in geometric markers of ourselves. I create forms that unify these ideas, such as a dome that is the diameter of my reach. Using the indexical movement of my arm, I draw and paint on the surface in various media, from charcoal to a plasma-cutter. The finished artworks are both sculpture and painting.

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So I may better understand how sacred space is created through geometry and form, I have studied the evolution of historical sacred architecture from Etruscan to Greek to Roman to Christian. The shapes incorporated into these structures evoke gendered symbolism–the curved dome represents a feminine, mother-figure, while Catholic cruciform shapes represent the masculine, with vertical space representing the trinity. Reiterating these symbols in my own work allows me to explore both the personal space of one body and the interactive relationships between several bodies at once.  –Preview of WORK IN PROCESS–

Before construction, I create drawings and scale models to help me consider the sizes and proportions of the artworks as well as how to place the artwork in relationship to viewers. Family relationships and group dynamics are important themes of my work, but some artworks are simply the practice of making marks in space with my unique hand in a variety of materials.

My artwork is relational. The work isn’t complete until there is someone interacting with it. Once I have made these artworks, dialog with community about the art is very important to my process.

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Thursday 10am – 9:30pm, Friday 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

Gallery Address: 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704

Cultural Arts Division, City of Austin

Sacred Space is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 

Calendar Drips painting detail, East Austin Studio Tour 2010

Umlauf Sculpture Garden Party Featured Artist 2013

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Thursday April 25 @ 6:30-9:30pm @ The Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Join Event Chair Jordan Jeffus, Co-Chair Emily Pratte, Honorary Chairs Burke & Tricia Edwards, and Featured Artist Jennifer Chenoweth for our 15th Annual Garden Party fundraiser set for Thursday, April 25th, 2013, from 6:30-9:30pm.

Fine Food & Wine

More than twenty of Austin’s best restaurants serve delectable samplings of their cuisine, paired with complementing wines generously selected by Twin Liquors.

Read more about the Umlauf Garden Party fundraiser HERE.

See pictures from the show here.

 

 

Fisterra Studio 2012 EAST

East Austin Studio Tour 2012

 

Fisterra Studio 2012 EASTEast Austin Studio Tour 2012

November 10 & 11, 11am-6pm, free and open to the public

November 17 & 18, 11am-6pm, free and open to the public

Art Alliance Austin Preview party Thursday, November 8 from 6-10pm. Tickets available on their site: includes catering, bar and DJ, several different shuttled selected stops as preview of the tour.

Making it better every year are Fisterra Studio’s guest artists:

 

Cultural Arts Division, City of Austin
EAST at Fisterra Studio is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Stella Alesi

Monique Capanelli

Autumn Ewalt and Dharmesh Patel

Wells Mason

Gretchen Phillips

Bridget Quinn

Philip Rogers

Erik Tragus

Friends old, friends new.
Homemade posole, local brew.
Come to see, come to talk.
Breathe the air, take the walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 Sponsored by Dulce Vida Tequila

 

Special MUSIC events:

November 10 at 6pm, Gretchen Phillips Disco Plague will perform

 “Her choice to put a lesbian point of view front and center in her songs
has been cited as an inspiration to such indie pop sensations as Le Tigre,
The Butchies and Pansy Division. Her bold and creative use of Casio presets
has been cited as an influence on Austin’s own foul-mouthed music
sensation Hug. And, very arguably, where would Riot Grrrrl be without
Meat Joy, her seminal first band, which artfully combined sexual politics
with lots of humor?” review from Culture Map.
(And I, Jennifer Chenoweth, saw both Meat Joy and Two Nice Girls
play in Deep Ellum in the 80’s. Crazy.)
November 17 at 2pm, Holiday Mountain will perform
Holiday Mountain is a psych-dub-pop trio of Boston Berklee grads.
They recently moved to Austin, TX to further spread their Anti-Shame
movement through positive lyrics, heavy grooves, synthesizers,
and dance moves we guarantee you’ve never seen before.
Jennifer Chenoweth, Heaven and Hell at Austin City Hall

Heaven and Hell at Austin City Hall 2012

Jennifer Chenoweth, Heaven and Hell at Austin City Hall

The People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall selected Heaven and Hell to hang in the atrium for 2012. Come see it at the show opening Friday February 24 from 6-9pm. Free and open to the public.

St. Maria Fiore, EAST 2011

East Austin Studio Tour 2011

East Austin Studio Tour 2011

November 12 & 13, 11am-6pm, free and open to the public

November 19 & 20, 11am-6pm, free and open to the public

Art Alliance Austin Preview party Thursday, November 10, 7-10p + afterparty. Tickets available on their site: includes catering, bar and DJ, several different shuttled stops, but not the whole tour.

Making it better every year are Fisterra Studio’s guest artists:

Brooke M Davis

Felice House

Richard Mansfield

Wells Mason

Sebastian Miles

Andrea Pramuk

Judith Simonds

Annie Simpson

Erik Tragus

Annie Simpson Till Death Do Us Part

Be Generous, Buy Art, Meet Gensler 2011

 

Annie Simpson Till Death Do Us Part
Annie Simpson, Till Death Do Us Part

WHAT: The grand opening of GenerousArt.org will raise money for Amala Foundation, Art Alliance Austin, Austin Child Guidance Center, Austin Creative Alliance, Austin School of Film, Big Medium, Cancer Connection, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Communities in Schools of Central Texas, Emancipet, Foundation Communities, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Meals on Wheels and More, Mental Health America of Texas, Mobile Art Program, Open Door Preschools, SafePlace, SIMS Foundation, Sustainable Food Center, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

 

WHO: Featured artists include Stella Alesi, Jennifer Balkan, Jennifer Chenoweth, Eleanor Droll, Virginia Fleck, Carol Hayman, Melanie Hickerson, Felice House, Carolyn Kimball, Suzanne Lewis, Karen Maness, Richard Mansfield, Wells Mason, Emily Moores, L. Renee Nunez, Andrea Pramuk, Judith Simonds, Annie Simpson, and Jade Walker.

Listen to live music by the Robert Kraft Jazz Trio, while browsing and buying one-of-a-kind works of art.  Come meet global design firm Gensler and tour their new offices in the W Hotel. Catering by Texas French Bread. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

 

Jennifer Chenoweth, Santa Maria de Fiore

WHERE: Gensler

W Hotel, 3rd Floor

212 Lavaca Street, Suite 390

Austin, TX 78701

ENTRY: The event is free and open to the public.

 

ABOUT GENEROUS ART: The online art gallery is dedicated to donating 40% of sales to local nonprofits, and gives 40% to local artists, seamlessly supporting the Austin community.

ABOUT GENSLER: Gensler is an international group of architects, designers, planners, and consultants dedicated to the transformational power of design in improving the quality of life in the communities it serves.

Generous Art dot Org

Generous Art Launch Party June 26, 2011

 

Generous Art dot Org
Generous Art dot Org

Sunday, June 26, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

1200 E 2nd Street

Austin Texas 78702

Studio Sale to raise money for GenerousArt.org

a new community supportive mission to raise money for artists and nonprofits

Family friendly brunch, come one and all for new art, posole and momentum.