We're producing our third and finale Meet Her Hands production with the Elisabet Ney museum. This summer salon series features three self-identifying women, Austin-based artists in discussion about their work, their inspiration and their hands (hence their process).
On July 6, July 20 and August 10, we'll gather on the banks (yes, literal banks of Waller Creek) of the Elisabet Ney Museum, the former home of sculptor, Elisabet Ney. As the sun sets, attendees will enjoy an intimate exhibition of the artist's work, a Q&A with the artist herself and cider provided by Argus Cidery.
This event is free and open to the public with RSVP.
6:30 to 7:30 PM — View Neta Bomani's small exhibition and tour the Elisabet Ney Museum. Enjoy complimentary libations from Argus Cidery.
7:30 to 8:15 PM — Listen to a Q&A with Neta Bomani about her process, how she started out and the vision behind her work.
8:15 to 9:00 PM — Stick around for a closing reception and mingling.
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About #bossbabesATX: Through our work, we hope to foster community, conversation and commerce around women in creative industry and the arts and women-owned businesses. Our productions center on personal and professional development, activism, the arts, entrepreneurialism, and community infrastructure. We believe intersectionality, informed decision-making, sharing professional resources and actively advocating for women's rights and the rights of marginalized peoples are inherently valuable.
*Our events prioritize the voices of self-identifying women and nonbinary folks. We are not gender-discriminant; all are welcome to attend.
About the Elisabet Ney Museum: In 1892, European portrait sculptress Elisabet Ney (1833-1907) purchased property in Austin, established a studio named Formosa and resumed her career as a noted sculptor of notables. At Formosa, Ney sculpted legendary Texans, among them Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston. Ney also assembled at her American studio portraits of European notables, including King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Otto von Bismarck, Arthur Schopenhauer and Jacob Grimm rendered from life as a young artist in Europe. At the turn of the 19th century, Elisabet Ney’s studio became a gathering place for influential Texans drawn to “Miss Ney” and to the stimulating discussions of politics, art and philosophy that took place there. Following Ney’s death in 1907, her friends preserved the studio and its contents as the Elisabet Ney Museum and established the Texas Fine Arts Association dedicated to her memory.