Downtowner Gallery is an art gallery and vibrant public venue that values, promotes, and supports artistic expression.
Envisioned as a gathering place for creativity and the arts in its many forms, we welcome everyone to wander through our doors to kindle their sense of wonder. We host art exhibitions, educational opportunities, and events, setting the scene for meaningful interactions among artists, students, and community audiences.
NEW EXHIBIT IN THE DOWNTOWNER GALLERY:
On View April 27-June 25
The exhibit “Modern Masterpieces” exhibit reveals how local visual artists are inspired by other artists and artistic movements spanning across time and the globe.
At times, the exact inspiration might be obvious to the viewer, other times, may be more subtle. Certainly, many artists cite multiple sources of inspiration affecting a single artwork. When you visit the exhibit, we encourage you to pick up a listing of the Artist Statements so that you can be offered a tour of each artwork and its inspiration through the artist’s own words.
So, just what kinds of inspiration are in this exhibit? We see fiber artists influenced by painters Joan Miró and Georgia O’Keeffe; a sculptor who creates stationary pieces inspired by admiration for Calder’s iconic mobiles; a photographer who translates her love of Japanese ink paintings through the format of photography; and an artist whose work looks like Rorschach paintings, aka psychological inkblot tests, but with his own artistic voice. This show also includes a humorous trio of works that show what classic paintings would look like if a cat photobombed them.
Influences that are centuries or decades old are shown alongside art inspired by new artists. So, you will see a mixed media artist whose work draws inspiration from graffiti artists like Lee Quinones. Another artist found very new inspiration from Beeple and the Non-Fungible Token art movement, a variation on digital art using blockchains. Although Beeple’s work recently garnered him millions at auction, the Downtowner Gallery always offers you locally made and affordable artwork, at a range of price points. We thank you for supporting local artist-owned businesses by purchasing art from our exhibits.
Thank you to the visual arts nonprofit Round Rock Arts for curating this exhibit in the Downtowner Gallery.
Alison Nokes - Annie at McKinney Falls State Park
Alison Nokes - Annie on the air mattress
Amie Gonser - Portrait of Amelia
Amy Nelson - Inspired by Miro
Asiya Nouretdinova - Coffee
Carol Acurso - Geisha 1
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Christopher Van Loan Sr - Let me tell you a story
Dalia Goldberg - Zebra Party
Diane Fraser - And the Moon Sees Me
Eric Welch - Harold
Eric Welch - Not Forgotten
Fawzia Ghafoor-Khawaja - Enter with Peace
Helen Faythe Green - Vincent
Izzy Anderson - Playing to a Captive Audience
Jane Fier - Light and Mist
Jane Fier - Shortline
Janet Fulk - Vamp
Jessica Snowden - What's Your Angle
Joe Casey - After the Storm, Palo Duro Canyon No. 2
John Mark Luke - Thought Ascending
John West - Old Flowers Made New
Lucian Richards - Liaison
Marinda Stewart - La Fleur du Soleil
Natasha Kanevski - Wildflowers Bloom
Nikolaus Parr - Nik Par, Dali and Gala
Patrick O'Brien - In PatrickVision
Patrick O'Brien - Texan Homage to Rene
Rhea Pettit - Photobombing Modigliani
Rhea Pettit - Photobombing Schiele
Rhea Pettit - Photobombing Vermeer
Ricardo Robles - Orange is the New Blue
Sharon Shelton - Mardi Gras
Sydney Richardson - Healing a Broken Soul
Tammy Brown Her Garden Thrives
Tatiana Nikolova-Houston - Tree of Life with Twelve Birds
Tom Chambers - PSMA-1
Tony Nguyen - Female and Drapery Study
Tracie Storie - NNFT Non-Non-Fungible-Token - Airport Drive
Tracie Storie - Ocean
Travis Walthall - Two Gnomes
231 E. Main St., Suite 160
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Tuesday – Friday: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: Closed
Arts and Culture Associate
512-218-7095 Downtowner Gallery
Round Rock Arts
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City of Round Rock Arts and Culture
Scot Wilkinson, Director of Arts and Culture