A look inside the Arthouse’s ongoing renovation:
A couple weeks ago, while dressed as caterers, Circus Gold crashed an exclusive fund raising event at Arthouse to get a peek at its ongoing renovation.
The fundraiser was in fact being held for the game changing reconstruction of the long time Champion of Texas visual arts (since 1911 y’all) downtown Austin location, the Jones Center. While the location was originally purchased in 1995, and in use since 1998, the renovation will fulfill its potential by more than doubling its size and prestige of this impressive organization. Formerly known as, the Texas Fine Arts Association, the Arthouse was originally developed to look after the legacy of world renowned sculptress, Elisabet Ney. Daughter of a Stone Carver and once the German King’s cutter herself, Ney, who was Bavarian born, immigrated to Texas and later with an invitation from the Governor, set up her castle style studio, Formosa, right here Austin, where she resumed her work until her death on June 29th, 1907, before which she created works that still grace the Texas State Capitol and Cemetery along with the such prominent museums as the Smithsonian. Although the Arthouse was essentially created to preserve her memory, and while she could abstractly be considered its Mother, its influential reach has expanded to the much broader horizon of all the Contemporary Art of Texas and abroad. So reach deep in your pockets and help raise the final million of the six and a half needed for the enlightenment one of the grandest and oldest supporters of Texas Art.
For mor info on how to drop some coinage on the Arthouse hit up the Arthouse Website.
Or for info on the Elisabet Ney Museum, Formosa, lookey here.
Your Brother in Arts,
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