Why Is Art.Science.Gallery. Leaving Canopy?

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to guess the answer

Art.Science.Gallery. is leaving the Canopy complex on Springdale, its home since 2013.

The gallery, known for elegant and considered displays of artwork depicting and celebrating science, of artwork inspired by all things scientific, is going elsewhere.

You might say that the move is a matter of science, too, and that the science in this case is economics: The rent’s too high.

“It’s been a great five years at Canopy, and a lot of fun,” says gallery founder/director Hayley Gillespie, who also teaches biology at Texas State and environmental science at UT. “I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to be here with such wonderful neighbors, and I’ll miss them a lot – but I have to relocate somewhere more affordable.”

Gillespie notes that the gallery will reopen at a new Austin location later in 2018, but the particular space is yet unknown – TBA, as the initials have it. And when we tell you that the current place is closing, we’re not talking about some indefinite time in the future.

Art.Science.Gallery.’s last day at Canopy will be Saturday, Feb. 24 – opening at noon.

But Gillespie is using that final day as a reason to celebrate, too, throwing a Bon Voyage Party that doubles as a closing reception for the current “SOLAR” exhibition – a display of works made by the sun (via cyanotyping) or for greater knowledge of the sun. The show’s been a bright part of this year’s PrintAustin festival, and it features art by Jennie Tudor Gray, Amanda Winfield, Kathy Van Torne, Ele Willoughby, Madelon Umlauf, Alisa Ochoa, and more.

Note: The party goes from 4-7pm on Saturday, it's free, and you’re invited.

Here’s where you can RSVP.

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