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ANNUAL ALL-WOMENS ART SHOW AND CELEBRATION UNDERWAY AT PRICE CENTER

With 106 entries by 100 area artists, the sixth annual all-women’s art show and celebration is officially underway at the Price Center & Garden in downtown San Marcos. The Female Gaze: How We See the World hangs now – April 27 at throughout the first-floor galleries, and the following two-month Calendar of Events brings the celebration of the walls and into the third dimension throughout the months of March and April.




The Female Gaze: How We View the World

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March 2 – April 27 View weekly Wed., -- Fri., noon-5, and Sat, 10-3

Annual All-Women’s Gallery Show The Female Gaze: How We View the World, hangs throughout our first-floor galleries, and includes work by women and those who identify as women. In addition, six invited artists are exhibited in our 1910 room. Many of the works are for sale and a portion of any proceeds benefits the Price Center’s ongoing arts efforts.

 

March 5 – 6-9 p.m.

First Tuesday SMTX Film series Breaking the News focuses on women’s rights via this documentary, directed by three women: Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston & Chelsea Hernandez. The film depicts a scrappy group of fearless women and LGBTQ+ journalists as they buck the white male-dominated media status quo, banding together to launch The 19th*, a digital news startup aiming to combat misinformation.

$5 -- Doors 6:15pm, Complimentary Food & Drink 6:30pm, Film Start 7pm 

Post-film Q&A with director Chelsea Hernandez & Dr. Jessica Pliley, Professor of the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities at TXST 

 

March 10 – 3-5 p.m.

Opening Reception with Program Join us for our public reception, including a program of music, dance, poetry, and brief remarks. Refreshments served. Free, open to all.

 

March 15 – 1:00 - 2:30 and 6-8 p.m.

Through Their Eyes by Raymond Goode

As part of our Eclectica Learning Series, this collection of personal narratives is presented by artists through a combination of stage productions, music, dance, and paintings by victims and survivors of challenges that weave the fabric of humanity.

Free, seating is limited. Please email EclecticaLearningSeries@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

 

March 22 – 5-8 p.m.

Hays County Youth Poetry Award, Reception and Book Launch – Infrarrealista Review’s Poet Laureate program promotes literacy in underserved and marginalized communities (especially Latinx youth). After a reception featuring refreshments, Natalia Trevino, 2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Perez, and June Paddison will read poetry followed by the Hays Youth Poet Laureate Award presented by Judge Ruben Becerra. Free. Open to all.

 

March 27 – 11:30-1:00

Brown Bag Art Talk All exhibiting artists are invited to gather for lunch and offer a 5-minute talk on their work and art processes. Moderated by Garrie Borden. Limited to first 18 who respond. RSVP:Garriem@msn.com to attend.

 

March 30 – 1-3 p.m.

Joyful Noise/Joydance Everyone is welcome to join in the fun as D.J. Sunnii Rae jumpstarts this family friendly event with Group Karaoke from 1-2. (Lyrics will be projected on a screen so we can all sing together.) Then, from 2-3, we'll crank up the dance tunes with Joydance, a freestyle dancing opportunity. Your hosts, Vicki Hartin and Molly J. Hayes, will provide a one-hour set that will include a wide variety of genres and styles of music to inspire a variety of movement.  You can move as much or as little as you want. Free, open to all.

 

March 30 & April 6 – 10:00 – 3:00

From the Inside Out: The Art of Incarcerated Women A pop-up art exhibit by Rough Draft features the work of incarcerated women in Hays County who process trauma through art and creative writing. The project helps foster self-worth and positive community connections. In this collection of art, the women have explored various concepts of self and emotion surrounding their incarceration. Program founder Brooke Pillifant will be present to talk with attendees. The program is sponsored by a grant from the San Marcos Arts Commission.

 

April 3 – 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Pass the Poetry A small group will gather to read poems by women from other nations, and with a few prompts, write new poems based on the influence of the poems heard. Limited to 15 participants and led by Diann McCabe. Free, open to all. RSVP to: diann.mccabe@gmail.com

 

April 4 – 3-5 p.m.

The Muse & The Artist The conversation with one artist and one model about the experience of creating “Woman to Woman”. Artist Jennifer Epperson, and model Kara Remme, will consider inspiration, conceptualization, and execution from modeling to final artwork. Free, open to all.

 

April 6 – 3-6 p.m.; April 7, Noon – 6:00

Mothership Studio San Marcos Studio Tour We are pleased to be part of year two of this area-wide Studio Tour though area artists work and sales spaces. Visitors of the Center will be able to take in the current art show as well as our Pop-Up From the Inside Out: The Art of Incarcerated Women. Free, open to all. Light refreshments will be served, and our inspiring Shop 1893 will be open when you visit!

 

April 10 – 6:30 – 8:00

Field Guide to Inspiration Goes Tiny Participants will learn to create a tiny inspirational handbook in a matchbox employing a variety of recycled materials and creative techniques in this unique workshop led by Karen Cross. Free. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP: flowercross11@gmail.com   

 

April 21 – 3:00 – 6:00 

International Women's Forum A diverse group of women born outside the US, will share their individual and personal experiences living in America. Led by Diann McCabe and Beatriz (Karo) Gomez. Free, open to all. RSVP to diann.mccabe@gmail.com 

 

Visit price-center.org and click on Calendar of Events for

details about all Price Center activities.

 




Exhibits in the community art gallery at the Price Center are created, curated, and coordinated by the Price Center Arts Committee. This latest show features 24 new to us artists, which brings the total number of artists to show their work in the Pirce Center art gallery to 475 over the past seven years. For more information about any of the activities at the Price Center, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St., visit price-center.org or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.


Pictured Top: Annette Kennedy's Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, fiber / art quilt; Middle: Arnica Grace's Equivalence & Proportion, acrylic; Bottom: Carol Serur, I've Got My Eye On You, digital photo art.



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