Is Austin’s Art.Science.Gallery. Evolving or Dying?
Crucial times for the city’s science-celebrating bastion of art
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
2:00PM, Fri. Dec. 16, 2016
Evolve or die, right?
Evolve until you reach a certain form and function that fills a specific niche and interacts successfully with the rest of everything – and then you’re set.
But until that point, what?
(Yes? Yes, you there – in the back.
Young, ah … Darwin, is it? You have a worthy response to share with – )
Listen: Austin’s Art.Science.Gallery. needs help to evolve.
Art.Science.Gallery. – an operation that promotes both art and science and the intersection of those two areas of knowledge – a venue that exhibits original artwork and screens science-oriented movies and offers all-ages classes in scientific and creative endeavors – this Art.Science.Gallery. currently occupies a space in Big Medium’s Canopy compound on Springdale Road.
But the cost of that particular ecosystem is a bit – well, maybe more than just “a bit” – it’s too much for A.S.G. founder & Director Hayley Gillespie and team to continue affording for long. And so Gillespie and the gallery are looking to evolve into a form that’s more sustainable in the long run.
Because they’d like to keep providing those educational and entertaining programs for the community. Because they’d like to continue showcasing the original works of artists who are conversant with the world of science, of scientists who aren’t strangers to acts of compelling creation.
So now Art.Science.Gallery. is looking for a bricks-and-mortar situation of their own. And they’re seeking the funds to accomplish that.
Their Indiegogo campaign a couple years ago helped a bit – well, maybe more than just “a bit” – but that campaign ended a while ago. Still, you know, funding doesn’t depend solely on Indiegogo (or Kickstarter or gofundme or whatever). Of course it doesn’t.
A caring person’s generosity requires no app, dear reader.
(On the other hand, here's a handy PayPal link.)
And we point this out because we like to help support the local art scene in general, whenever we can. And we especially like to support anything that promotes science. And now, considering our country’s incoming leadership – well, maybe less than actual “leadership” – considering what we’ll be contending with all too soon, we super-especially want to support anything that promotes science. You know?
Thus, this blog post.
Let’s give ’til it hurts, we suggest.
Let’s give ’til it hurts the forces of ignorance.