Local Flavor for the Austin Convention Center
Last fall, I got to work with the Austin Convention Center to select Austin art to showcase our talent to visitors. I love seeing the video we installed of Austin City Limits Lounge with footage with Dale Watson and my dancing friends. We selected 7 amazing prints by Margarita Cabrera, David Moreno, Mauro Garza, Liliana Wilson, Ruth Leonela Buentello, Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Sam Coronado from the Serie Project for a sitting room by Exhibit Hall 1. Wells Mason‘s tables make that room the loveliest spot in the whole building. Sam Coronado having inspired the screenprinting scene as showcased at the Austin Convention Center by SXSW’s Flatstock, we have artists prints for festivals made by hand by Industry Print Shop. Artist Renee Nunez created an installation on the 3rd Floor. Artist Virginia Fleck‘s mandalas are in the south lobby. We have nature photography by Joel Salcido, Jenny Sathngam, and Michelle Dapra Atkinson in a space with tables by Hank Waddell. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack White and seeing his studio to choose a piece. We have a custom glass and light piece of Reji Thomas. Two backpainted glass paintings by Eric Lee resonate. And maybe you’ll find a Hedonic Map of Austin gifted to the ACC As well. Best of all, I got to work with the talented Carla Nickerson who will continue leading the culture and curation of Austin talent for the Austin Convention Center.