Austin's art and design scene is apart of what makes Austin, well, Austin. Cara Caulkins Communications and Wally Workman Gallery invite you to "A Conversation With Women In Art & Design" from 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday, August 15th. We've curated a panel of four women whose art forms are expressed in different but truly amazing ways. Playa Real Tequila will also be serving up complimentary, delicious cocktails to all attendees!
About Wally Workman Gallery:
Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austins art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50+ artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and Mallory Page as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Ian Shults.
Sara Malek Barney – Owner & Principal Designer of BANDD DESIGN
Sara spent the first 15 years of her professional career working in the fast-paced entertainment and sports industries, as an executive at companies such as SXSW, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Always sitting at the intersection of creativity and business, her true love for design emerged after years of helping friends and family turn their spaces into meaningful, accessibly beautiful areas. She believes the design process should be highly collaborative and feel uniquely authentic to each individual.
Diana Greenberg -- Artist
My painting is an exploration in color and emotion. Both patterns from nature and figurative paintings are morphed into abstracted color field studies. My inspirations include the solemn gray of a sky contrasted with the prism of light that creates a rainbow. Creating the feeling of light and hope through color and different layers of medium is often the goal, with the healing presence of white often used as a partner to vibrant color washes and built up layers of oil. My hope is that a feeling of joy and serenity is evoked from experiencing my work.
Sara Reichardt -- Designer of Sara Reichardt Design
After working various jobs where she felt stagnant and unfulfilled, Sara realized she would have to find creative work to sustain her. She went back to school and earned a second BFA degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Austin. Sara was able to gain experience working for local design firms before she decided to forge out on her own. She has been working with clients and developing her first line of furniture for the past two years.
Sara attended the LEGO® Convention in 2013 with her young nephew. She was inspired by the complexities of the large characters and shapes made solely out of LEGO® bricks. One particular piece, the chain carried by one of the Ninjago LEGO characters, was particularly interesting to her. She created the Links Stool with this pattern in mind for her school project. It received overwhelming response from her teachers, peers and family. Catapulting her creativity to imagine new designs utilizing this unique medium. Her collection today features six original table designs, available in 18 colors, all of which fuse elements of architecture, art, design and Sara’s love of color.
Joyce Howell -- Artist
Joyce is a spontaneous, intuitive painter who is inspired by the nuance of color relationships. Living and working on the Colorado River provides ample opportunity to observe color changes relating to atmosphere, temperature, wind, time of day and season. Even the most pastoral scene, when observed carefully is riotous in color, texture, pattern and value. Observation of the elements, textures of plant materials and the water as it is affected by depth, wind, light and shadow are played out with paint in the studio.
Joyce graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S., Business Administration; B.A. from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Fine Art; and Texas Tech University with a Master of Fine Art.