© Faith Johnson, Bending Light

Saturday, April 6 from 11am to 7pm

at Canopy Austin, 916 Springdale Road

Austin, Texas

Transmissions is the thematic provocation for the 2024 ecoartspace annual exhibition to be presented in person as a day-long pop-up event in Austin, Texas, and as an online gallery + printed Zines. With the upcoming eclipse happening across the United States on Monday, April 8, we will focus on artistic expressions illuminating conceptual and physical manifestations inspired by this powerful natural phenomenon—including current dialogue around upfitting the energy grid and energy equity—a somatic point of departure not to occur again in the Northern Hemisphere until 2044. The pop-up will include interactive guided meditations, eclipse tarot readings, art films featured in the Cosmos Cinema, a Solarities play and book signing, panel discussion, unique eclipse posters for sale, and moon/sun libations.

Carl Sagan, who was called “America’s most effective salesman of science” by Time magazine, spent much of his life translating technical scientific explanations into something easily digestible by the general public. Sagan argued for the necessity of planetary science and exploration of Earth’s closest neighbors, with the goal of giving perspective to humanity’s fate on planet Earth. If we are to survive, Sagan argued, we need to work together as a larger group of people from divergent ethic and cultural backgrounds, and that national boundaries are not evident when viewing Earth from space, for example. “The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,” he stated.

Artists seek to make visible the seemingly invisible connections with the cosmos, including impacts from the sun and the moon here on earth. In Transmissions, the artists invite you to consider your relationship with light and perception, and how we comprehend particles and waves, radiation and rays, gravitational pull, energy, motion and time. The works included demonstrate the many ways energetic waves operate on the senses and support life here on planet Earth.

Program Schedule

11am - Open to the public

11:45 am - Bicycle Path of Totality, solar printmaking demonstration and interactive with Carol Flueckiger, atrium breezeway (1 hour)

Noon -
Arc of Infinity: a meditation on darkness, mystery, the unknown, and infinite potential with Faith Johnson (30 minutes)

1pm - Solarities, short play, readings and book signing with Cymene Howe, Professor of Anthropology, Rice University, Houston, Texas (45 minutes)

2pm -
Arc of Infinity: a meditation on darkness, mystery, the unknown, and infinite potential with Faith Johnson (30 minutes)

3pm - 5pm - Moon Milk and Sun Tea, bourbon drinks (bartender)

3pm - Eclipse Tarot Readings with Margaux Crump (10 min intervals, till 5pm)

4pm - 
Arc of Infinity: a meditation on light, calling in the future, and shaping hope with Faith Johnson (30 minutes)

4:30 - Cosmos Cinema panel discussion with Krista Leigh Steinke, Erika Blumenfeld, Jamal Hussain, Abinadi Meza, and Virginia L Montgomery discussing their video works presented in the backroom, moderated by Jake Eshelman. (1.5 hours)

6pm -
Arc of Infinity: a meditation on light, calling in the future, and shaping hope with Faith Johnson (30 minutes)

Online gallery, April 1 through 2024

Zines will be published Summer 2024

Check out the interview with Krista Leigh Steinke and Erika Blumenfeld on our blog posted 3/1! HERE

F E A T U R E D  A R T I S T S

Erika Blumenfeld

Elizabeth Chiles

Mary Ciani

Margaux Crump

Jake Eshelman

Carol Flueckiger

Jamal Hussain

Bethany Johnson

Faith Johnson

Heather L Johnson

Laura J Lawson

Heidi Lowell

Samantha Melvin

Abinadi Meza

Virginia L Montgomery

Rebecca Pugh

Ellen H Ray

Caroline Roberts

Alyce Santoro

Amy Scofield

Margaret Smithers-Crump

Krista Leigh Steinke

Linda Stillman

Andrew Weathers

Tammy West

Juliet Whitsett

Lisa Woods

DM Witman

Yasmin Youssef

Canopy Austin artworks below (click to make larger and read captions)

Interested to purchase any of the works below? Please email info@ecoartspace.org

27 photo(s) Updated on: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Jake Eshelman, [Untitled], Luciforms VI, 2018, archival digital pigment print
  • Heidi Lowell, 5000 Love Letters, 2024, Texas soils, watercolor on panel, 30 x 22 x 1.5 inches. $1500
  • Laura J. Lawson, Who can blame you for reaching for the stars? (Moon, far side), 2023, acrylic ink and paint on acrylic, 47 inch diameter. $3,600
  • Bethany Johnson, Shell Eclipse 7, 11, 2022, inkjet photographic print, 7.5 x 5 inches, framed. $375 each
  • Juliet Whitsett, White-faced Ibis, digital pigment print, 18 x 18 inches. $350
  • Margaret Smithers-Crump, State of Grace, 2021, acrylic paint, color pencil on recycled, plexiglas, 13.25 x 9.25 inches. NFS
  • Caroline Roberts, Agate 1, 2022, unique chemigrams, 10 x 8 inches, framed. $250
  • Virginia L. Montgomery, Honey Moon (image still), 2023, digital C-print, 20 x 30 inches, edition of 10, 2AP. $500
  • Margaux Crump, What the Stone Saw II, 2023, archival digital pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl paper, 4 1/2 x 6 inches unframed, edition of 10. $300
  • Linda Stillman, Daily Sky 6.24.22, 2022, ink jet print, 8 x 8 inches, matted, unframed. $200
  • DM Witman, Untitled (from film canister pinhole), 2024, pinhole photograph, 20 x 20 inches. $300
  • Ellen H. Ray, Pulse & Vibe (NightSky), 2024, acrylic and resin on wood, 19 x 19 inches (grid of nine individual five inch circles). $795
  • Elizabeth Chiles, Hold the Light, 2010-2024, lightbox, 42 x 42 inches. $8,500
  • Mary Ciani, Red Sun, Dark Sky, Shadowed Oil and Snowmelt, 2021, golden paints on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. $8,500
  • Heather L. Johnson, Interference 1: Oak, 2024, graphite and water soluble pigment on rag paper, tracing paper and acetate, 15 x 20 inches (20 x 25 inches framed). $1,800
  • Rebecca Pugh, 13 x 13, 2014, iron fused plastic shopping bags and disposable tablecloths, wood, staples, 13 x 13 x 52 inches. NFS
  • Samantha Melvin, The Play of Light, Interconnected Fragments, 2024, monotype and cyanotype, 4 panels, 60 x 22 inches each. Outdoor atrium breezeway Installation. $3,600
  • Andrew Weathers, The Cardinal, The Bike, The Stars, sound installation, released September 1, 2023. 12:06 mins/secs. Located in the outdoor atrium breezeway. NFS
  • Erika Blumenfeld, Light of the Midnight Sun Antarctica, 2015, chromogenic print, 9 x 7.75 inches. Courtesy Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas.
  • Amy Scofield, La Lune Carnaval, 2023, mixed media, 25 x 8 x 8 inches. $800
  • Abinadi Meza, Magnetar, Lighthouse, 2023, HD video, 4:26 mins/secs, non-editioned. Located in the Cosmos Cinema (backroom). $1,000
  • Krista Leigh Steinke, Sun Notations, 2018, 1920 x1090 HD video, 16 minute single channel video (in an edition of 3 with 1 AP). Located in the Cosmos Cinema (backroom). $10,000
  • Jamal Hussain, Conversations with Biscayne Bay, 2024, single-channel audio/video, 10 x 10 feet projection or adaptable, 2 minutes. Located in the Cosmos Cinema (backroom). NFS
  • Lisa B. Woods, Chromatic Play, 2024, pin spotlight, dichroic cubes, prism, stepper motor, electronics, art board, ink, 30 x 30 inches. $2,000
  • Faith Johnson, Arc of Infinity, 2024, floor installation and guided meditations, found objects including glass, mirror, acrylic, ceramic, obsidian, water, pillows, approximately 21’ x 8’ feet. NFS
  • Tammy West, Smoke and Mirrors, 2024, mirrors and light, 5 x 5 feet. $1,000
  • Yasmin Youssef, Moon & Sun For Remembering, cyanotype, 30 x 22 inches. $1,300

Eclipse Posters at Canopy (download checklist)

Online works (download checklist)

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