The “Out of the Blue” gallery art show at AFTS will incorporate pieces created by artists in the program, themed around the color blue, which has been an important color in art since the most ancient of times. Blue is a common color palette in art and decor, used often due to what people associate with the hue--the meaning behind the color blue and what it represents to people is powerful. It sometimes represents concrete ideas like the sky and the sea and is often associated with wide-open spaces and freedom. It can represent more abstract concepts such as feelings of sadness, calmness and serenity, or sincerity. It can be peaceful…or intense. How artists choose to use the color blue is personal to them, just as people’s reactions to the color.
How do you define “artist”? Do you consider artists to be sculptors or painters with works displayed in world-class museums? Artisans and craftspeople who produce utilitarian items like baskets or blankets? Bohemian creatives who make objects and images as artistic representations of their experiences? It turns out that “artist” is a kind of catch-all word we can use to describe a person who envisions, designs, or fabricates things of use and/or beauty…so, an artist can be anyone in any circumstance. Sometimes, the circumstance informs the art. Consider that of homelessness.
There are countless things to do in Austin this week, as February ends and the month of March arrives. Because it is a city chock full of creatives and makers, art in Austin is often in the spotlight. You are sure to find several Austin art events all year round; but March is Women’s History Month, so many of the unique things to do in Austin will be Women’s History Month activities. Why not take in a women’s art show to start the month of March off with both in mind? As Women’s History Month begins, Art From the Streets presents the AFTS Women's Show!
Experiencing art is important for everyone. Humans are creative by nature, and art in any form allows them to explore their innate creativity. We are all called to create or express art; we are all called to appreciate the artistic. The great value of art to humanity is unmistakable.
Homeless art Austin. Austin, Texas is known for its creativity. Not only is Austin home to world-class museums like the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, and The ContemporAry Austin, it is also a creative center where many artists live. Some of the best artists in the city, however, have no place to create art because they have no real place to call home. Yes: many amazing Austin artists are homeless.