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Meet Her Hands: Jenn Hassin

  • Elisabet Ney Museum 304 East 44th Street Austin, TX, 78751 United States (map)


THURSDAY, JULY 28, 6:30-8:30 PM

Presented with The Elisabet Ney Museum

Introducing MEET HER HANDS, a new Summer evening series featuring Austin women artists in a discussion about their work, their inspiration, and—their hands, hence their process. The events will occur inside the museum and outside on the banks of Waller Creek, the location of Elisabet Ney’s famous salons. Work from the artists will be on display during the events. Refreshments from Tekeen Cocktails will be served.

The third artist in this summer series is JENN HASSIN. Jenn’s work is nationally known and pieces are exhibited in collections throughout the US. One of her pieces, which is ever-evolving, is prominently placed at the Pentagon. Jenn’s piece, Receptacle, is currently installed on the grounds of the Elisabet Ney Museum. A participatory piece, Receptacle asks visitors to write their thoughts, hopes, wishes and dreams onto paper and insert them into the piece. The paper is recycled from clothing donated by people from all over the City of Austin and its many walks of life, from dental scrubs to Quinceanera dresses. The notes will be subject to the elements and reflect the ephemerality and commonality of our hopes and desires. Jenn will be interviewed by Kristin Moore of Women & Their Work Gallery.

About Women & Their Work: Women & Their Work is a visual and performing arts organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. For over 38 years, Women & Their Work has brought groundbreaking art to Austin through exhibitions, performances, and educational workshops.

Watch for more #MEETHERHANDS events in the Fall!