There’s a new tour in town…the West Austin Studio Art Tour! This self documenting Austin newbie was thrilled when she was invited to tag along with Robert and Meredy on this inaugural tour that celebrates a wide array of talent in Austin’s diverse and creative art community. They are such wonderful friends!
Meredy and her man, Robert
The cool thing about this self-guided tour was the opportunity to visit artists at work in their own studios vs. a gallery. We visited home studios of sculptors, painters, mosaic tilers and photographers right in our own neighborhood and beyond. Regrettably, we were only able to visit a small fraction of the art exhibited by of over 200 artists participating in this two day event.
I loved the mosaic tile works at this studio:
I would love to look in this mirror every morning…
AMAZING mosaic tile floor!
This studio even had a mermaid performance the evening before our visit. Our friends, Kini and Heidi, caught the act and captured this photo:
I thought this working pizza oven, made by a nearby sculptor with an inspirational studio and garden, was quite fabulous!
My tour highlight was visiting the home of our friend and fellow book club member, Terri St. Arnault and her husband, Frank Yezer. Their Platinum Portraits and Fine Art Photography studio was lovingly showcased. Terri and Frank have over fifty years of combined photography experience and process their own black and white prints. They even mix their own chemicals and coat papers for their platinum prints.
Terri and Frank
Terri and Frank’s most recent projects involve unique woven photographs that are hand-coated platinum on 100% cotton rag paper. Each finished product requires two prints that are woven to produce unique and wonderful works of art. In this photo, Terri is describing the intricate process involved to create these fascinating images.
Meredy is an accomplished artist in her own right and will soon begin construction of a studio in her new home. Bet I will be visiting her house on next year’s tour! I can’t wait. Austin LOVE to all, Lisa