February 22, 2020: A Celebration of Black Culture and History
Art Getaway is an immersive event held at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas, Experience a variety of hands-on activities, including classes and workshops, make-and-take masterpieces, and a kid’s arts & crafts table. Plus, enjoy artist demonstrations, music, exhibits, and more, guaranteed to pique the creativity in everyone! All ages are welcome. Admission is FREE! (Some classes may require a registration fee.)
Afro Modern Dance
Perormance (Free): 1:30, Workshop: 2-3:00pm ($30).
Artist, teacher and healer, Sadé Jones is coming to Bastrop to teach a one day workshop in Bastrop as part of our event! This workshop’s primary mission is to experience the dynamic relationship between the mover, the movement, and culture. How does the mover internalize culture in the environment? Come learn about Black culture of dance throughout the diaspora. Learn more about Sadé here.
No dance experience is necessary, and no special attire is needed. Just wear clothing you can move in. Find out more and register here.
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Choir
12-4:00pm. Cost: Free, donations welcome to cover supplies.
Kids can stop by the kids room, between 12-4pm and learn about African masks and Freedom Quilts. We will also be making unity, or peace wreaths, in celebration of all cultures coming together in peace. Youth Instructor, Louise Placek is back again to lead these fun and educational kids activities.
Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s was one of the most significant eras of African American culture, bringing a rebirth of visual, performing and literary arts. Harlem was the epicenter of this new movement, producing many notable and influential artists of the 20th century. One of the leading artists in the movement was Aaron Douglass, painter and muralist. Instructor, Bobbi Boyd will reflect on the ideas and artists of this moment in time, and feature Douglass’ painting, “The Spirit Rising”, Harriet Tubman mural. Students will use this image, either pre-drawn, or can trace the image, as Bobbi teaches watercolor techniques, layering color as Douglass did in his works. Find out more and register here.
Performance by Linda Greene!
4-5:00pm. Cost: Free, Donations welcome.
Bastrop native, Linda Greene, will perform her soulful tunes in the Art of the Pines Gallery for a very special show. She is the lead member of Linda Greene and the Soultines, a local gospel band. They are described to have “Four part harmonies that will make you cry. Music that will make you want to dance.”
Austin and Bastrop area vendors will be on site during the event, selling their original works and products. We will have Caribreoso Flavour Boutique selling Carribbean and Creole products and more, and Tamera Johnson from Paprazzi Jewelry will sell her original pieces. Food and drinks will be available as well.
Past Art Getaway Events, 2017- Present