January 8, 2020 – February 24, 2020 all-day

This exhibit features the work of professional artists Jane Fier, Joan Lawson, and David Schwindt from the Creative Arts Society (CAS). CAS is an Austin-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone.” Established in 1999, the vision of this group is to inspire cultural enrichment, community participation, and respect for diversity.

Jane Fier finds the process of creating art to be exhilarating and challenging. She approaches each painting with an image in mind of abstracted shapes and colors while incorporating elements of light and shadow. Working with multiple layers of paint, she scrapes away, stumbles over, scratches through, and finally adds gestural marks with a brush. The intention is to convey that we are all works in progress, constantly changing and reworking our lives much like painting itself. You can find out more at her site.

Joan Lawson expresses her love of nature in her paintings. She finds inspiration in dreams and visions as well as the natural beauty and light of the Texas Hill Country. Additionally, she likes to paint scenes from her travels in the American Southwest and abroad. Joan enjoys the flexibility of acrylics and collage to achieve texture and depth in her work. She is a founding member of the Creative Arts Society and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Learn more about Joan at her site.

David Schwindt prefers getting to know places through painting. He refers to sketches to help fix scenes in his mind. Since so many of us are on the move in these harried times, he hopes to be able to stop you for a moment to reflect upon the light and colors from places captured in his work. Maybe you’ve been there. If you haven’t, maybe you’ll want to go. You can find more of David’s work at his site.


Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work at the library? Visit our Art at Laura’s page to find out more, see past shows, and submit your samples.