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AMOA-ARTHOUSE PRESENTS ART ON THE GREEN, AN ARTIST-DESIGNED MINIATURE GOLF COURSE, AS THE CENTERPIECE OF ITS 2012 SPRING EXHIBITIONS AT LAGUNA GLORIA
Also on view are New Works: Leah Haney and Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection
AUSTIN, TX—March 1, 2012—AMOA-Arthouse is excited to announce its roster of spring 2012 exhibitions at Laguna Gloria, which includesArt on the Green, New Works: Leah Haney, and Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection. Together, the three shows comprise a blend of continued tradition with creative curatorial direction, heralding an exciting future for AMOA-Arthouse and launching the first complete season of programming for the newly-merged institution. To supplement each exhibition, the museum will offer a rich selection of public programs designed to engage diverse audiences, both new and established, with the contemporary art on view at AMOA-Arthouse’s Laguna Gloria location at 3809 West 35th Street.
Laguna Gloria’s sprawling twelve-acre grounds on the shores of Lake Austin serve as the picturesque backdrop for Art on the Green, an exciting, interactive exhibition of artist-designed miniature golf holes on view from March 9 through May 20, 2012. Texas-based artists, architects, designers, students, and collectives were invited to create a course that responds to the unique natural landscape of the site, encourages play, and stands as independent works of art. The scenic lawns, woods, and paths that surround the Driscoll Villa will host nine individual golf holes, with a bonus tenth hole installed in the lobby of AMOA-Arthouse’s downtown site at the Jones Center (700 Congress Avenue) to link this exhibition to both of the museum’s locations.
Visitors of all ages can play the nine-hole course, encountering new ways to engage with the art through active participation. Open to the public, the exhibition is both outdoor installation and community social experience. Art on the Green presents a refreshing counterpart to AMOA-Arthouse’s permanent sculpture collection installed throughout the Laguna Gloria grounds. With both permanent and temporary three-dimensional works on view, players are encouraged to reconsider the sculptural medium and imagine the possibilities for a future sculpture trail on the site.
“We wanted to offer a creative, playful art project that welcomes visitors to come experience Laguna Gloria at a beautiful time of year in Austin,” explains Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs Andrea Mellard. Participating artists for Art on the Green include Boozefox, D-CRAIN Design and Construction, Go Sculpture Go, Ink Tank, Legge Lewis Legge, Okay Mountain, Joseph Phillips, Thoughtbarn, Brad Tucker, and Bob Wade.
Also on view at Laguna Gloria this spring are New Works: Leah Haney and Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection. New Works is on ongoing, quarterly series highlighting contemporary art by innovative local artists working in diverse media. Leah Haney will debut fresh, new paintings that toy with our perceptions of spatial relationships and depth. New Works: Leah Haney will be on view in the Gatehouse Gallery at Laguna Gloria from March 9 to April 30, 2012.
Leah Haney’s artistic process begins with found images of domestic spaces, often culled from interior design magazines or vintage home and gardening books. After pasting her appropriated source material onto wood panels, Haney extends from and elaborates upon the boundaries of the cut-out room to create a larger perspective grid, transcending the original image’s two dimensions into the illusion of a third. Employing various stenciling, layering, sanding, and scraping techniques, Haney links the domestic sphere to the cosmos in surprising, illogical ways.
Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection showcases pieces from AMOA-Arthouse’s newly-acquired Barrett Collection, one of the most significant and comprehensive compilations of work by Texas artists. On view inside the Driscoll Villa from March 9 to August 19, 2012,Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection includes paintings and sculpture by artists David Bates, Bill Haveron, Tracy Hicks, Norman Kary, Jim Love, Brian Portman, Linda Ridgway, Julie Speed, Danny Williams, and Sydney Yeager.
The Barrett Collection’s gift to Texas museums large and small provides a unique opportunity to witness the wealth of talent, technical ability, and originality made manifest among artists hailing from the Lone Star State. Juxtaposing works of various media and vision, the exhibition draws thematic and symbolic parallels that unify and frame the collection as a whole. Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection provides an exciting glimpse into the spectrum of artistic personalities that call the state home.
The museum provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative exhibitions, education, interpretative programs and direct access to the creative process.
Exhibition support for Art on the Green provided by Ann Loupot Daughety, Fairway Asset Management, a subsidiary of TCG Advisors, Greenberg Traurig, and Pedernales Cellars.
2012 Exhibition Sponsors: Austin Ventures, Greenberg Traurig, Intercontinental Hotel – Stephen F. Austin, Jones Villalta Asset Management, Oxford Commercial, and Pedernales Cellars.
2012 Supporters: Vinson & Elkins LLP.
2012 Education Sponsors: 3M, Bennack-Polan Foundation, Katelena Hernandez Cowles & James Cowles, Donors to the Education Fund, HEB, John H. Lamensdorf Memorial Trust, and The Nowlin Projects Fund.
2012 Promotional Sponsors: Austin Chronicle, Edible Austin, KUT 90.5, Time Warner Cable, and YNN.
AMOA-Arthouse is funded in part by museum trustees, members, and patrons.
Additional support is provided by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, The Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Laguna Gloria Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Wednesday 12–4pm
Thursday through Sunday 10am–4pm
Laguna Gloria Grounds Hours:
Twilight Tuesdays until 8
Art on the Green Hours and Fees:
Tuesday 12–8pm, Wednesday 12–4pm, and Thursday through Sunday 10am–4pm
Fees: Non-Members: $8; 12 and under $4
Members $4; 12 and under $2. 50% off on Twilight Tuesdays from 4–8pm
*ALL PUBLIC PROGRAMS TAKE PLACE AT LAGUNA GLORIA - 3809 WEST 35TH STREET
Thursday, March 22, 5:30-8:30pm
Come together with family and friends to see the exhibition. Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary light bites and drinks. Not a member yet? Don’t worry… Join online before or at the event! www.amoa-arthouse.org/join.
Saturday, March 24, 2pm
Hear from the artists, architects, designers, and collectives who made the diverse miniature golf holes for Art on the Green. Learn about their inspirations, artistic practices, and particular site-specific projects.
Wednesday, March 28, 6pm
Kimberli Gant, AMOA-Arthouse Graduate Curatorial Intern, leads an insightful 20-minute talk on the current exhibition Art on the Green with an emphasis on art and design in the landscape.
Saturday, March 31, 2pm, Laguna Gloria
Join exhibiting artist Leah Haney to learn more of her painting process, artistic and musical influences, and her interest in dated home and gardening books.
Monday, April 9, 6pm
Spring has sprung! Come explore the site while playing Art on the Green. Bring your picnic stocked from the weekend farmers’ markets. The Cupcake Bar will show you how to design your own edible masterpieces. Special thanks to Pedernales Cellars and Brooklyn Brewery. Co-presented by Edible Austin. $10 Members, $15 Non-members. Tickets at amoa-arthouse.org/gardenparty.
BIG BAD WOLF
Sunday, April 29, 8pm, Laguna Gloria Amphitheater
Break out the glass slippers and red cloaks for fairytale-inspired short films screened in the enchanted forest. What began as an oral tradition has expanded into the moving image with animation, live action, and documentary interpretations of classic tales from the Brothers Grimm to Mother Goose. May not be suitable for children. Screening (approximately 60 minutes) begins after dark. Bring a picnic and enjoy music at dusk. Co-presented with the Fusebox Festival. Curated by Aurora Picture Show.
SECOND SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES
March 10, April 14, May 14, 11am-3pm
Drop in and create! $5 Member families, $10 Non-member families. See www.amoa-arthouse.org for activities and special guests.
Every Saturday and Sunday, 1pm
Tour the highlights of the current exhibitions with a docent.
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