© 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

<< All album photos 24/27 photos
Lisa B. Woods, Chromatic Play, 2024, pin spotlight, dichroic cubes, prism, stepper motor, electronics, art board, ink, 30 x 30 inches. $2,000

Eclipse Posters at Canopy (download checklist)

Online works (download checklist)

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