The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is pleased to be a sponsor of the forthcoming group exhibition, Year of the Salamander, organized by the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, Texas from May 24 to June 21, 2014. The list of participating artists chosen for the exhibition has just been announced and full details can be found below.
The exhibition will be held at Canopy Austin, 916 Springdale Road, Austin, TX in Building 3, #102.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YEAR OF THE SALAMANDER EXHIBITION RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT AMPHIBIANS
Austin, Tex. – Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) has designated 2014 the “Year of the Salamander” to bring awareness to conservation issues surrounding these amazing amphibians. As an official partner of PARC, Art.Science.Gallery. is pleased to announce its group exhibition of salamander—inspired artworks by 22 local and international artists. The exhibition will be on view from May 24 through June 21, 2014 at Art.Science.Gallery. at Canopy (916 Springdale Rd. Building 2 #102, Austin, TX 78702).
LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Toronto, ON, Canada
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil
Joelle Geisler + J. Haley of Fierce & Furry Paintings
New York, NY
Essex, England, UK
San Antonio, TX
New York, NY
Cedar Hill, TX
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24, 2014 7-11pm, with refreshments provided by exhibition
sponsor Treaty Oak Distilling Company (Austin, TX) and a display of endangered Barton Springs
Salamanders from the City of Austin’s captive breeding facility.
“Texas Salamander Extravaganza”, free public lecture by Dr. Hayley Gillespie (artist,
salamander researcher and Art.Science.Gallery. founder): Saturday, June 7, 2014 3-4 pm
Herpetology 101: Salamanders, an informal course for adults:
Saturdays 9am-12pm, May 31-June 21, 2014 (4 meetings / 12 hrs / registration required – $120)
Exhibition sponsors include Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Austin Watershed Protection and Treaty Oak Distilling Company.
Baron Springs Salamander, 2012. Hand-colored linoleum print.
Margie Crisp is a printmaker at Slugfest Printmaking Workshop in Austin. Her book River of Contrasts is a modern natural history of the Colorado River and has been awarded the Texas State Historical Association 2012 Ron Tyler Award for Best Illustrated book on Texas History and Culture and the Texas Institute of Letters 2012 Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-fiction. Crisp was also selected as the 2012 Texas Book Festival Poster Artist. A nationally exhibited artist, her work can be found in private and public collections including The Austin Museum of Art, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas; The Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, Phoenix Arts Commission Print Collection, Phoenix, Arizona; Instituto des Artes Plasticos, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico; and the Art in Public Places Print Collection, Austin, Texas. Her work appears courtesy of Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX.
Cascade Caverns Salamander Portrait II. 2014. Mixed Media.
Sabra Booth is a mixed media artist based in San Antonio, TX whose work delves into how humans interact with the remnants of the natural world. Ultimately, her work is an anthropological endeavor, examining and reflecting on human quandaries relative to our environment. Booth has travelled and exhibited internationally, including the Taktkunstprojektraum Residency in Berlin, Germany, and a Fullbright Mid-Career Professional Grant in Finland. Her work can be found in private and public collections including the Fulbright Center, Helsinki, Finland, Nelimarkka Museo, Alajärvi, Finland, G. Lester & Mary Puckett Estate, Houston, Texas, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, New York, New York, Corporate Art Directions, Inc., New York, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, New York Public Library, New York, New York. Her work has most recently been exhibited in The Contemporary Print at Big Medium in Austin and Frack ASO! at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas.