© 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

Eclipse Fundraiser Gallery 2024 (all works $300 and under)

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

Transmissions pop-up in Austin, Texas, Report by Patricia Watts on our blog posted 5/1! HERE

F E A T U R E D  A R T I S T S (88)

Abigail Doan, Abinadi Meza, Adam Thorman, Alexander Heilner, Alyce Santoro, Amanda Lechner, Amy Scofield, Andrew Weathers, Arminee Chahbazian, Ashley Hollan, Ava Fedorov, Barbara Boissevain, Beth Ames Swartz, Beth Bando, Beth Shepherd, Bethany Johnson, Blair Butterfield, Bruria Finkel, Caitlin Parker, Carol Flueckiger, Caroline Roberts, Claudia O’Steen, DM Witman, David Ellingsen, David Koeth, Donna Cooper, Elizabeth Chiles, Elizabeth Stone, Ellen H. Ray, Erika Blumenfeld, Faith Johnson, Fern Shaffer, Heather L Johnson, Heidi Hallett, Heidi Lowell, Helen Glazer, Hollis Hammonds, Holly Fay, Jake Eshelman, Jamal Hussain, Jann Rosen-Queral, Janet Morgan, Jeff Schofield, Juliet Whitsett, Kariann Fuqua, Kate Temple, Kathleen King, Katrina Bello, Kim Tanzer, Krista Leigh Steinke, Laura J. Lawson, Laurie Sheridan, Laurinda Stockwell, Lil Olive, Linda Stillman, Linda-Marlena Ross, Lisa B. Woods, Madelaine Corbin, Madge Evers, Margaret Smithers-Crump, Margaux Crump, Mary Ciani, Mary Mattingly, Maureen Burns-Bowie, Meredith Nemirov, Michele Brody, Miriam Sagan, Nancy Macko, Nancy Winship Milliken, Naomi Ben-Shahar, Natalya Khorover, Nathan Budoff, Oliver Hillenkamp, Priscilla Stadler, Rebecca Pugh, Rosalyn Driscoll, Samantha Melvin, Sarah Nelson, Shirley Crow, Solange Roberdeau, Stefan Hagen, Tammy West, Teresa Cunniff, Trine Bumiller, Ulrike Arnold, Virginia L. Montgomery, Yasmin Youssef, Zea Morovitz

Canopy Austin pop-up works below (click to make larger and read captions)

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

<< All album photos 1/27 photos
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

Online works below  (click to make larger, checklist here)

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