Arts and Culture

Gallery Exhibits

 

The Round Rock Public Library presents monthly cultural and art-themed exhibits and displays in the Gallery area on the first floor of the library. Exhibits can be viewed when the library is open. If you are an artist or part of a group that would like to exhibit your work on our gallery walls or display case, please contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

September 2020 – Helen Park

 

Ludwig Wittgenstein said, “What can be shown cannot be said”. I am concerned about the wordless moments I have had in my life emerging through my art-making process. I am examining the visualization of my mindscape, toward direction for future output.

My goal is to bridge the two worlds of Eastern and Western world experience through the use of action painting in relationship to body gesture, memory, touch and timing. In this sense, my painting can be viewed as a minds cape filled with my personal expressions and with my physical presence and absence at the same time.

The purpose of my work is to achieve an understanding of how paintings can be an expression of my identity and culture, while remaining relevant to principles of painting. I am stimulated by visual references such as aerial views of the landscape, especially of the Rocky Mountains, Eastern art such as Korean calligraphy, and the paintings of Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann and Sam Gilliam.

My paintings will involve time, process, and material experimentation along with personal observation. Methods of experimentation will include varying densities of mixed media such as gesso/paint to be dripped and poured to achieve a variety of mark making.

Color combinations will differ from layer to later and changes in surface will result from this process at which time I can decide which ones are furthering my idea and which will be eliminated. Like many action painters I want to close in on a manner of working that incorporates the experimental and that which is under control. Time is a key element in the process. As materials are poured onto the canvas, (which is on the floor), I wait a couple of days or longer to see how the elements merge and then wipe, scrape, or add, revealing and covering layers.

October 2020 – Chanta Sheidow and students

2020

August — Wes Odell

July — Center Art Club

June — New Library Photos Exhibit

May — New Library Photos Exhibit

April — Sung Cha Brooks

March — Mary Olivera & Nancy Lilly

February — Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell

January — Paul Verizzo

2019

December — The Big Little Art Show

November — Links Incorporated, Lone Star (TX) Chapter

October — Sung Cha Brooks

September — Center Art Club

August — Save Our Salamander

July — Clarence Born

June — Chesiel John

May — Rosemarie Good

April — Henry Huey

March — Paula Rasmussen

February — Bill Pickett

January — Shefali O’Hara

2018

December — Sung Cha Brooks

November — Clarence Born

October — Williamson County Art Guild

September — Janet Oh, Joey Roberts Show

August — Marinda Stewart

July — Baca Center Art Club

June — Charlotte Barbini, Janet Fulk

May — Charles Faires

April — Paul Verizzo

March — Suki Paek Gluzinski

February — RRBHO

January — Chanta Sheidow

2017

December — Sarah Fournie

November — Chanta Sheidow art students

October — Sung Cha Brooks

September — Janet Oh, Joey Roberts Show

August — Baca Center Art Club

July — Sarah Kluge

June — Carolyn Johnson

May — Shefali O’Hara

April — Lisa Zinna

March — Charles Faires

February — RROC Students

January —Clarence Born

2016

December — Ida Villanueva

November — Jean Hestand

October — Ashley (West Africa)

September — Baca Center Art Club

August — Marinda Stewart

July — Joey Roberts, Janet Oh, Marhs Eaves, Kimberly Dixon

June — Libby Chase

May — Danoh Exhibit

April — Anita de la Cruz

March — Sarah Kluge

February — BHO Photo Exhibits

January — Casey Janowski

2015

December — Artography Austin

November — Jean Hestand

October — Pamela Cotton

September — Janet Oh

August — Baca Center Art Club

July — Clarence Born

June — Chanta Sheidow

May — Julie Roberts

April — Janet Fulk and Charlotte Barnini

March — Kristin Molloy

February — Black History Month

January — Jessica Gray

2014

December — Janet Oh and Nelda Sheets

November — Debra King-Isaacs

October — Baca Center Art Club

September — Alexis Templeton

August — Kimberly Ruth Dixon

July — Clarence Born

June — Rob Monroe

May — The Serie Project

April — Jerikay Gayle

March — Xueren Deng

February — Don Tate

January — Baca Center Art Club

2013

December — Daniel Adams

November — Ted Keller

October — Baca Center Art Club- Day of the Dead Exhibit

September — Deborah King-Isaacs

August — Sharen Craddock Drawings