KLRU Highlights our Program!

KLRU Highlights our Program!

We are thrilled that KLRU has featured The Arc of the Arts on their Arts in Context program.  They came to class a couple of weeks ago, filmed our classroom and conducted a few interviews of staff. This video gives a brief, but in-depth and accurate portrayal of our program and the goals we have … Continue reading

Art Finds a Home

Art Finds a Home

This week, we thought we’d do a little something different. Instead of featuring a recently completed piece of art, we wanted to share a few images of purchased art on display in its new home. We love seeing the creative ways that people display our artists’ work, so if you have work in your home … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “Palette Knife Earth”

Art of the Week: “Palette Knife Earth”

Title: “Palette Knife Earth” Artist: Matthew W. Over his years at the Arc, Matthew has developed two distinct styles as an artist. With the first style, Matthew uses ink to populate the paper with a field of colorful dots, creating a kind of abstract pointillism. With the second, Matthew uses a palette knife to layer … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “Formal Necklace”

Art of the Week: “Formal Necklace”

Title: “Formal Necklace” Artist: Stephen R. Along with our artwork on paper and canvas, The Arc displays a variety of jewelry available made by students.  A patron was impressed by Stephen’s designs and commissioned a new set including a necklace, earrings and bracelet.  We were excited to receive a photo of Stephen’s fan looking ready … Continue reading

Scooby Doo Animated Short

Scooby Doo Animated Short

Barbara B. worked with staff to create an original animated short featuring characters from Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby Doo.  She worked side by side a staff member with the program Adobe Flash. Her version of the show includes an investigation of a haunted house, complete with a spooky witch!  After the crew is startled, they rush back … Continue reading

Go See Art and Have Dessert!

Go See Art and Have Dessert!

It’s a big day for the fans of baked delicacies!  Starting TODAY, The Arc of the Arts is showcasing several artists’ works at both Hey Cupcake! (Burnet Road location) and Quack’s Bakery (43rd Street). Hey Cupcake! show: Ali H. is displaying several original paintings featuring…you guessed it, CUPCAKES!  Located at: 5530 Burnet Road Austin, TX … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “Three Cowboys” by Davey K.

Art of the Week: “Three Cowboys” by Davey K.

Title: “Three Cowboys” Artist: Davey K. Cowboys hold a certain mystique here at the Arc, with John Wayne rivaling Frida Kahlo and Batman for the title of most popular person to paint. For this piece, Davey depicted his three favorite cowboys—Wayne, the Rifleman and the Lone Ranger—surrounded by the lyrics to the ultimate ode to … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “The Owl”

Art of the Week: “The Owl”

Title: “The Owl” Artist: Kelly R. This week’s featured painting is Kelly’s “The Owl,” a moody masterpiece depicting a lone owl silhouetted against gray skies. Of his piece, Kelly says, “I hope it will help people appreciate the world more and realize that our animals are becoming endangered.” “The Owl” and its message of environmental … Continue reading