I can’t help but smile wide watching the trailer for “We Are The Best!, ” a Swedish film by Lukas Moodysson. The film follows two 13-year-old best friends who are outcasts at their school for being punk rockers after punk is dead. But, guys, punk’s not dead! The film was released in the US at […]
HBO is currently airing the documentary “Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present” about Abramovic’s 2010 MoMA retrospective. I’ve watched many clips from this performance piece, inspired by how powerful it can be to sit for a minute in silence in front of another person. It’s a small moment, but when you see her committed to […]
Mindy Shapero is an LA-based artist who explores the power of material studies. Her sculptures are awe-inspiring, just like the titles of her work. The piece below is titled It’s always happening right now even after.
Hi friends, sorry for the radio silence this last week. The studio has been in overdrive as we get ready for FELIZ, which kicks off tonight at West Elm Austin (1011 West 5th Street)!! Tonight’s party runs from 6-8pm and I do hope you can make it out. I’ve been working on tooled leather holiday […]
As some of you know, in addition to running Canoe, I also teach graphic design at St. Edward’s University here in Austin. This Friday is the opening reception for the Art & Design Faculty Show and I would love to see you there! I have two pieces in the group show, both focused on material […]
As I get ready to hit the road to teach my leather tooling workshop in Marfa, I’m getting excited about all the workshops we will have at Feliz on November 3rd! Spots have been filling up quickly, but you can still snag your seat in several amazing classes, like Shanna Murray’s shadowbox class (photo above) […]Pin It
photo by Caitlin Marr We are in official count down mode until the big trip out to Marfa, TX next weekend for the Trans-Pecos Music Festival! I am really looking forward to an epic road trip with friends through beautiful West Texas. If you haven’t bought your ticket to our Canoe Leather Tooling workshop, snag […]
This Wednesday evening local Austin artist Callen Thompson will be presenting her last gallery show for the year, “Night Drive,” as she moves from being a full time artist to a full time student at the Austin Center for Design. She will be showing new works on paper and a few fabric pieces. Night Drive […]
Liz Miller’s multi-media installations have me daydreaming of elegant dioramas mixed with OP board shorts from the 80’s. The colors are so bizarre and beautiful, and her shapes remind me of something I can’t quite place. The large installation piece is overwhelming with brilliant shadows and a sense of danger, amidst all the bright colors. […]
Last year I was introduced to Lara Gammon Beard, a wonderful Austin artist. Lara’s first collection of work is titled “Unearthed” and features paper collage, cutouts, and drawing. With a background in landscape architecture from UT, her abstract forms and dreamscapes remind me of jewelry pieces that I love.