As part of my job, I have the distinct pleasure of coordinating exhibits to fill the 300+ linear feet of gallery space spread across our beautifully renovated lobby in Bass Concert Hall. We currently have some fantastic artwork on display, from local artists like Jennifer Balkan (level 3) and Julie Henslee Adams (level 4), to a wide range of works presented by Austin Community College faculty members (levels 2 and 6), to an exquisite collection of works by Kelly Fearing, faculty emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin (level 5).
Next week I am excited to be working with some of the talented artists in Karen Maness’s Fall 2009 Scene Painting Class. Karen is our Charge Scenic Artist at Texas Performing Arts and she heads up the paint shop that is responsible for the beautiful sets and backdrops that you see in performances by UT’s Department of Theatre & Dance. This semester, her scene painting class worked on Translucent Stained Glass projects that, when illuminated from behind, give the impression of a lit window with opaque leading.
By Wednesday, November 25th you will be able to see these students’ projects on the 4th floor of the Bass lobby. The south-facing front doors of our lobby are open to the public from 11am – 2pm, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). This exhibit will be on display until mid-February, and Karen and I hope you will stop by to see the work of her extremely talented students.