Honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola with the Rees Visionary Award
Presented by Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Benefit Committee Chair: Young Paris
Food by: Chef Ali Pandey
ArtBall is a premier contemporary African art auction and philanthropic event that aims to raise funds and awareness for Amref Health Africa. This year, ArtBall will honor artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with the Rees Visionary Award for bringing forth critical African cultural and transcultural perspectives, that inspire and embolden the viewer through these challenging times.
ArtBall 2018 will feature a silent auction via Artsy, showcasing works from over 25 African artists. Admission to the event includes an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and interactive educational installations about the work Amref Health Africa does to create lasting health change in Africa.
"Deconstructed Vixens" is an installation of 12x12 inch paintings that explore how women of color are portrayed in hip hop. The work is part of Dawn Okoro's East Austin Studio Tour exhibition. Okoro will show at Fisterra Studio, as a guest of Jennifer Chenoweth. Nov. 11-12, 18-19.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY JUNE 17, 6PM-9PM
The Austin Series highlights local talent across various mediums in the arts and continues to build the excitement and community with which Black Lagoon has become synonymous.
The first Volume of The Austin Series was put together in 2011, a year after the gallery opened. Since then, over 100 local artists have participated in The Austin Series exhibitions at Black Lagoon.
FEATURING PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY & MIXED MEDIA BY SCOTT M BICKERTON, ALEX FITCH, KELLI HORAN, MARTIN LEWIS, COURT LOVING, DAWN OKORO, KHUNYA LAMAT PAN & JOHN REDINGTON
Exhibition through July 16
Viewing by appointment or attend a yoga class in the gallery
at Flatbed Press and Gallery
2830 E MLK Blvd ATX 78702
Reception Friday June 16th 6-8pm
On view until 6/30/2017
Fourteen artists from around the globe come together for Super Saturated, opening June 1st 2017 at Flatbed Press. Building upon the subject and success of Saturated, an exhibition assembled by Flash Collective for PrintAustin earlier this year, Super Saturated presents a variety of artworks in which strong use of color is a central theme. Highlights include local artist Dawn Okoro’s figurative painting Chassis, Elizabeth Busey’s complex reductive relief print Highways of Life and Katherine Miller’s captivating and subtle artist’s book, Wake. From the humor of David Driesbach’s Flaming Meatballs to the intense abstraction of Gregory Santos’ Subway Showtime 7, this exhibition offers a broad take on how color can support narrative structure within visual art. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division Community Initiatives program.
Sponsored by a grant from the City of Austin
Artists in Super Saturated:
Francine Affourtit, Philadelphia, PA
Jamaal Barber, Atlanta, GA
Elizabeth Busey, Bloomington, IN
Veronica Ceci, Austin, TX
David Driesbach, Wheaton, IL
Gillean Dublow, Cincinnati, OH
Raluca Iancu, Vancouver, Canada
Katherine Miller, St. Louis, MO
Michelle Miller, Chicago, IL
Miwa Neishi, Tokyo, Japan
Dawn Okoro, Austin, TX
Brent Pheto, Austin, TX
Gregory Santos, Denver, CO
MY COLLECTION: A Benefit Auction & Exhibition
May 12, 2017 – June 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 2016 | 6-9PM
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
On view from Friday, May 12th to June 4th, this exhibition will highlight both emerging and established artist of the African Diaspora, many of which have previously exhibited at MoCADA and supported MoCADA since its inception. This exhibition will also serve as an opportunity for patrons to support MoCADA’s mission of using art to build community, by purchasing a piece of artwork.
In collaboration with Richard Beavers Gallery, The Projects Gallery, and Joakim von Ditmar, the funds raised through the auction will directly support MoCADA’s free programming, and its growth into a new building at Lafayette and Flatbush, slated to open in Fall 2018.
My Collection will open to the public on Friday, May 12th, 2017, at MoCADA from 6-9pm. Bidding will be available online via Paddle 8 Auction House.