If Austin is to become a place where curators and critics come to find new artists, it is imperative that Austin become a viable place for artists to thrive, not merely survive. Margo Sawyer's 1/4 Hora Project Space, a refurbished 19th-century opera-house-turned-studio and alternative art space, is one step in the right direction. An associate professor of sculpture at UT since 1988 and dedicated artist in her own right, Sawyer has created the beginnings of a vibrant artist community just 30 miles away from downtown. With committed artists such as Sydney Yeager, Teresa Hubbard, and Alexander Birchler already working there, we hope that this space receives the kind of support and sustained commitment it needs to prosper and grow.
1/4 Hora Project Space
104 S. Ave. C, Elgin, 512/281-4808
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