Exploring Identity and Personal Narrative in Contemporary Art

Cheers to Teachers: Celebrating Educators Through the Arts
Wed Feb 24, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to the severe winter weather in Austin and the power outages many in our community have been experiencing, the workshop originally scheduled for February 17th will now be held on Wednesday, February 24th.

The Contemporary Austin and Women & Their Work are hosting a workshop presented by ST.ART Pre-College and the Visual Arts Center. Cheers to Teachers includes free virtual professional development workshops led by members of the Austin arts community each Wednesday in February. Click here to view the full schedule and register.

Explore identity and personal narrative through multimedia works from Texas-based, female artists Deborah Roberts, Betelhem Makonnen, and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez. Media includes mixed media collage, photography and video. This session is worth two hours of CPE credit!

Led by Emily Cayton (The Contemporary Austin) & Diane Sikes (Women & Their Work)

Deborah Roberts, The duty of disobedience, 2020. Mixed media collage on canvas. 72 x 100 inches. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Courtesy the artist; Vielmetter Los Angeles; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Paul Bardagjy.

Betelhem Makonnen, change means revolution in Amharic (person, place and thing) (detail), 2019, two channel HD video with sound, 5 min 36 sec

Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez, vibraciones de temblores, (detail) 2019, installation with photographic transfer on emergency blanket, thread, monofilament, upholstery fabric, LED lights, and handwritten short story

Click here to view Betelhem Makonnen & Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez’s exhibition the meaning wavers. Exhibited by Women & Their Work in 2019.

Deborah Roberts: I’m
January 23 – August 15, 2021
The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center
700 Congress Avenue
Thecontemporaryaustin.org