Friday, October 9, 2015


Wednesday evening was a really big night for our Arty Woman (a.k.a. Julie Underriner or Paint-Pouring Woman). After months of hard work and planning, she and two other Wimberley artists are having a month-long showing of their art in Austin, and Wednesday was the opening reception! The Muses turned out in force to support her, except for Spirit Woman, who was off on an adventure of her own in Santa Fe.

We began the evening with dinner at the original Chuys on Barton Springs Rd., where we met up with daughter Alexis, then it was just a short hop down the block to Dougherty Arts Center. Julie works in everything from enamel and inks to encaustics, but she's best known for her ginormous "pours" (center, above) where she drapes unstretched canvas across chairs and stools, then pours on layers of paint, tilting it this way and that (back wall, below).

Outdoor Woman and Outdoor Man
Fiber Woman and Outdoor Woman, Next to One of Julie's Paintings
I did my best to get a good photo of Arty Woman and her Opera Man, but...

that dang shiny bicycle in the background thwarted me at every turn!

The show will be up until November 8. Do go see it, if you get the chance!

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