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:
David Alcantar Points of Origin
To Consider Considerably
Acrylic on Canvas
The Surrealist Works of Warren Sawyer
Oil on paper
October 3 - October 27, 2014
David Alcantar Artist Statement: Everything is a negotiation. Negotiating is a universal human behavior, the outcomes of which affect the trajectories of our narratives, individually and collectively.
Warren Sawyer Artist Statement: I consider my work to be based in surrealism with allusions to psychedelic and op art. This combination of organic and geometric forms creates a strange juxtaposition of imagery that viewers of my work have often described as psychedelic.
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.