Press Release | January 8, 2024 - Project Art
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Press Release | January 8, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2024

projectART Wimberley

512-537-1937

info@projectartwimberley.org

 

projectART Wimberley Opens Third Exhibition, Shape Shift, at ARTSPACE

ARTSPACE openings engage the community in new ways, erupting into fun filled intergenerational experiences.

 

Wimberley, Texas: projectART Wimberley today announced the January 20, 2024 opening of its third exhibition, Shape Shift, at ARTSPACE (111 River Road, Suite 100, Wimberley, TX 78666). The opening reception will be held from 5-7pm; the show will be on display through February 24, 2024. This milestone is a major move for projectART on its mission to support art education and provide creative opportunities for the youth of Wimberley.

 

“Our openings are filled with this unbelievable energy.” says Bregan Ford, Executive Director at projectART Wimberley. “They’re one of the most important things we do. For a couple of hours, in the middle of the Hill Country, we witness the intergenerational exchange of wisdom and experiences, connectedness, and just a general feeling of happiness.”

 

Shape Shift, showcases 5 Texas artists highlighting their approach to image making through abstraction. These 5 artists were chosen because of their unique styles and modes of interpreting the world around them. Drawing inspiration from landscape, the figure, architecture, language, and music, these 5 artists have developed a vocabulary of mark making, shapes, pattern and colors, to create their work. 

 

Shape Shift Artists:

Brooke Burnside, Ryan Thayer Davis, Mariell Guzman, Annie Miller, Kathleen McShane

 

This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the organization, including:

 

  • The grand opening of ARTSPACE, a mixed-use arts education and gallery space, in the heart of downtown Wimberley
  • The roll out of low to no cost fall 2023 and spring 2024 K-12 weekly art classes
  • The 3rd Annual projectMENTOR Show & Reception (which raised nearly $5,000)
  • A partnership with Wimberley ISD’s for-credit Practicum program
  • A donation of $5,075.08 in art supplies made to Wimberley schools

 

It’s been humbling to witness the growth of projectART over the last few years. Due to our unprecedented community support, ARTSPACE is no longer just a goal, it’s a reality; we offer contemporary art exhibits and programming like projectMENTOR, art classes, and practicum opportunities for students in the area. I couldn’t be more proud of our work and the one of a kind experiences we’ve been able to provide the students here. Keep an eye on us at projectART, we are on fire!” Heather Carter, founding member at projectART Wimberley.

 

Learn more about projectART, ARTSPACE, and Shape Shift. Learn more about the opening event.

 

About projectART Wimberley:

ProjectART Wimberley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the small, rural community of Wimberley, Texas. We were founded in the fall of 2019 by a group of impassioned parents and art educators sharing the belief that improved access to art education and other creative opportunities could positively impact the lives of Wimberley’s youth. With that, our mission, to support art education and provide creative opportunities for the youth of Wimberley, was born.