Art Show Summary
Gene and Dave explore the world of artists with disabilities. We start with an art show called Contours. All of the artists in that show paint by mouth or foot. Artists include Sara Jane Parsons, Mariam Paré and Alana Ciena Tillman. The Contours art exhibit was held here in Austin at AgavePrint, on Ceasar Chavez Street. The artists are members of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) https://mfpausa.com We interviewed Sara Jane Parsons in our studio as she demonstrated her painting skills.
See their work at:
https://sarajaneparsons.com and follow Sara at https://www.instagram.com/parsonssarajane/
Then we enjoyed the VSA Texas Haven Allen Artist of the Year Awards at the Sterling Event Center. This new annual event is honoring the VSA Texas Artist of the Year. Also, they gave an artist the Spark Award and another the Director’s Commendation. We interviewed Spark award winner, Jordana Gerlach. You can see more of Jordana’s work at www.mygrandglass.com
While at the VSA awards we met Glenn Towery; a veteran with PTSD, who has an unusual artistic flare. As we interviewed him, he explained how he got started painting historic events on clock faces. See more of his work at The Austin Veterans Art Festival https://www.avafest.org.