Bret Brookshire

Best Arts Crusader

Rachel Koper

It all began at the tender age of 11, when Rachel Koper realized she had a knack for drawing horses. Now the practicing artist and director at Gallery Lombardi, Koper is a ruthless yet selfless promoter of local art in Austin. At virtually every opening, talk, and performance, she's there creating opportunities for those around her. Her exhibition "Electricity and Me" is one of many great examples. This remarkable cross-media event featured more than 60 local artists whose work ranged from interactive installations of electro-shock therapy to amalgamations of kitsch hybrids and do-it-yourself robots.

Gallery Lombardi
910 W. Third, 512/481-1088
602 W. Seventh Ste. A, 512/481-1088
www.gallerylombardi.com

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