Last weekend!

I know y’all are beat–we are too–but there are just too many good printmaking events to go to give up now. Flatbed is going to be hopping this weekend. Plus there’s the Contemporary and Elizabet Nay Museum events. Check them out below and see you soon!

February 12
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair
Opening Night Benefit Preview

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Join us in the evening for a benefit preview with refreshments and live printmaking in the Flatbed print shop. Suggested donation, $10. (See February 13 and 14)
Benefit Preview: 6-8pm
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

February 13
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair–showcasing fine art print publishers and self-publishers from Texas and beyond. New and established collectors are invited to peruse and purchase limited editions. Take advantage of Flatbed’s intimate and relaxed setting to meet and talk with artists, printers, and publishers. Learn more about printmaking techniques during Saturday’s on-going printmaking demos in the print shop, and about contemporary art and publishing during Sunday’s artist and publisher talks. Exhibitors include Tom Huck/Evil Prints, P.R.I.N.T Press, Mike Sims/Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Mike Hart/Peregrine Press, Jenny Robinson, Daryl Howard, and others. (See February 12 and 14)
Print Fair: 11am-6pm
Open + Free to the public
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present

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The Elisabet Ney Museum’s landscape, both north and south of the bisecting Waller Creek, becomes a medium along with enormous photographs printed on cloth, found objects, and thread in this site-specific participatory installation created by Nancy Mims. A tree-bound loom will be the epicenter, on which a print piece will come together with the help of strings, air, and hands. Visitor activities will be featured; there will be an artist’s talk at 2PM both days. Reception to be held from 4 to 6 Saturday evening. (See February 14)
Time: 12-5pm
Artist Talk: 2pm
Event Dates: February 13-February 14
Venue: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

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Retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Known throughout the world as a founding member of the popular band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been a prolific artist since before the band’s inception and continues to make art to this day. A creative polymath, Mothersbaugh’s diverse body of work includes drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints and rugs.
Exhibition Dates: February 13-April 17
Venue: The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm,
Sunday 12-5 pm

February 14
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair + Artist Talks
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair- showcasing fine art print publishers and self-publishers from Texas and beyond. New and established collectors are invited to peruse and purchase limited editions. Take advantage of Flatbed’s intimate and relaxed setting to meet and talk with artists, printers, and publishers. Learn more about printmaking techniques during Saturday’s on-going printmaking demos in the print shop, and about contemporary art and publishing during Sunday’s artist and publisher talks. Printmaking demos will be held in the print shop. Exhibitors include Tom Huck/Evil Prints, P.R.I.N.T Press, Mike Sims/Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Mike Hart/Peregrine Press, Jenny Robinson, Daryl Howard, and others. Artist and Publisher talks are scheduled throughout the day. (See February 12 and 13)
Artist Talks: 12-5pm
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present
(See February 13)
Time: 12-5 pm
Artist Talk: 2 pm
Reception: 4-6pm
Venue: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St.