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Austin Encaustic Arts to Hold Closing Reception for Exhibition
Join artists from the Austin Encaustic Arts group on Thursday, January 31st, 6:30-8:30 pm for a closing reception for the exhibition “Contemporary Interpretations in Wax” at the Julie C. Butridge Gallery/Dougherty Arts Center in Austin.
By: Austin Encaustic Arts
The exhibition runs January 5th through January 31st and includes work by the following artists: Rae Dollard, Barra Gustafson, Rothko Hauschildt, Daphne Holland, Kay Hughes, Virginia Maserang, Mary Mettenbrink, Betsy Murphy, Stephanie Rubiano, Carol Schiraldi, Sarah St. Laurent, Dianne Talley, Carolyn Todd, Kathy Van Torne, Cari Washburn, NJ Weaver and Scott Westover.
Austin Encaustic Arts opens the Butridge Gallery’s 2013 season with their newest work, "Contemporary Interpretations in Wax." This group show exhibits a variety of aesthetics which showcase the versatility of encaustic painting, collage and three dimensional works. The Austin Encaustic Arts group exhibits throughout the state and promotes encaustic arts in the Austin and Central Texas area.
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The molten liquid is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though a variety of materials can be used. The practice of encaustic painting is both historic and modern-dating back to the Fayum mummy portraits from ancient Egypt around 100-300 AD but also used by modern artists of the 20th century including Jasper Johns.
About Austin Encaustic Arts
Austin Encaustic Arts is a group of encaustic painters regularly exhibiting in the Austin area and throughout the state. The Austin group started with 10-15 members then more than doubled in size and has gone on to show work in many exhibitions, hold workshops, teach and otherwise promote encaustic arts in the Austin and Central Texas area.
Contact Carol Schiraldi email@example.com austinencaustic.blogspot.com
About Butridge Gallery
Butridge Gallery features Austin-area artists and arts organizations in exhibitions that include all mediums and address diverse subject matters. In its 1,800-square-
Butridge Gallery is located at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin.
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