Five artistic things to do for Women’s History Month: Celebrating the achievements and creativity of Austin’s female artists – Arts

by Valerie Fowler earth change at Cloud Tree Studios

Women’s History Month enters our lists with a bright array of creative presentations, glorifying gallery walls, echoing across theater floors, filling art spaces with a decidedly feminine presence. Mind you, it’s not that different from months on the cultural scene in this city, but we’re glad to have the excuse to shout out these five opportunities to enrich your life in a feminine way.

Cloudy Tree: Earth Change

Valerie Fowler’s latest Texas landscape paintings – including one of the largest she has ever done – are sinuously intricate, psychedelic polychrome, and grounded as much in the local soil and flora as they are in the vast color palette that the artist uses to hypnotize. Have you ever seen the world look like this, Austinite? You will never forget it once you do. Until March 13. 3411 E. Fifth. Mon-Fri, noon-6pm; Sat-Sun, noon-5pm.

Lydia Street Gallery: Elemental Spirit

Austin-based artists Jacqueline May and Jana Swec seek to connect with something deeper, May using pure and simple symbols, math and language, while Swec uses landscapes as symbols themselves. May plays with materials: oil, encaustic, collage, and more recently mosaic; Swec uses acrylic like the master painter she is, creating vistas of provocative significance. Opening: Sat. March 5, 6-9 p.m. 1200 East. 11th #109.

Bottle Alley Theater: Peckin the Crown

This show is what happens when you combine witchcraft, puppets, psychedelic drugs and breathe images from the dark fairy tale into it. Little Red Riding Hood. The tale, written by Chris Fontanes and performed by Bottle Alley Theater Company at the Vortex, revolves around one of the last remaining members of a witch coven and her descent into multiple realities, guided by a manipulative demon. Until March 12. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun, 6 p.m. 2307 Manor Road, 512/478-5282. $15-35.

grayDUCK Gallery: Results

Reminiscent of geological formations and resembling objects in a cabinet of natural curiosities, Bethany Johnson’s sculptures offer a multi-layered meditation on deep time, material metamorphosis and the human-made landscaping of landfills, quarries and trenches. of road. Until March 6. Sat-Sun, 12pm-6pm. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334.

Deborah Hay Dear dancer among women and their work

Deborah Hay: screening and conversation

Women & Their Work presents iconic choreographer Deborah Hay in conversation with archivist and dancer Laurent Pichaud, with a preview Dear dancer, their current film. Pichaud will ask Hay to respond to images he pulled from the archives – which Hay may not have seen in decades – exploring Hay’s perspective as an artist and woman living and working in Austin since 1976. . Saturday March 5, 11 a.m. 1311 E. Caesar Chavez, 512/477-1064. Free.

A version of this article appeared in print on March 4, 2022 with the title: five things

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