The Julia C. Butridge Gallery is located in the Dougherty Arts Center, a multi-cultural community arts center with a 150 seat theater, youth and adult arts school, and the Julia C. Butridge Gallery's 1800 square feet of exhibit space.
On exhibit now at the Julia C. Butridge gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center:
Ashley and Machado Regeneration and Natural Cubania
Sculpture and painting
August 7 - September 1, 2014
Reception: August 12
Steve Ashley’s Regeneration draws inspiration from the drought ravaged forest and the creek bed of Walnut Creek, as is evidence in the natural, found and forged materials used to construct his sculptures. In natural Cubania, Machado’s paintings of the lush forest and clear ocean appear layered as natural terrarium imposed upon the natural landscape. Presented concurrently, Ashley and Machado show their unique and reimagined expression of the natural landscapes that inspire their work in a way that compliments the work of the other artist, giving audiences an opportunity to see new connections and distinctions in the way they interpret their natural surroundings.
Audiences and participants of the Dougherty cross disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of exposure to various arts experiences. We are proud to support emerging through professional artists by creating opportunities to showcase work, see a show, and experience art-making first hand. Artists presenting their work in the Butridge Gallery have the benefit of high visibility, as several thousand visitors attend the award-winning art school and theater each month. This collision of creative activity contributes to the Dougherty's long reputation among the arts community as an accessible and nurturing venue and incubator. Our audiences know us for the diversity of work that has made this center Austin's oldest neighborhood arts center with the inspiring skyline.