November 16 & 17 and November 23 & 24
11am – 6pm
4704 East Cesar Chavez at the Artpost
November is here, fall temperatures have finally fallen into place and we all know what that means…It’s time for the East Austin Studio Tour. Kong is excited to be a part of it again this year and will have lots for our visitors to see and do!
Come out to the Artpost, the premier stop on the tour with over 35 artists, designers, creatives and craftsmen! KONG will open our studio to the public, showcase our creative designs and demonstrate the screenprinting process. We’ll have a lot of exciting things to you to see and do. Make your own t-shirt, enjoy some of Austin’s nationally recognized food truck vittles, enjoy a craft beer, and take in the all of the art.
Kong is excited to showcase B.C. Gilbert, Brian Phillips and Coronado Studio at our studio. These artists works in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, and mixed media.
BFE, B.C. Gilbert, relief print
B.C. was born and raised in Amarillo, TX on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle. He received his BFA in 1997 from CameronUniversity in Lawton, OK and his MFA in 2001 from TexasTechUniversity in Lubbock, TX.
B.C. lived and made art in Lubbock/Idalou, TX for eight years before moving to Wichita Falls, TX in 2005 where he now resides. For four years he was the owner/operator of Gilrose Studios an artist studio/alternative space in conjunction with BC Country, a custom metal shop, in downtown Wichita Falls.
B.C. started his teaching career for the WFISD in 2008 teaching art at Barwise Jr. High before transferring to Rider High School where he teaches Art I-IV as well as 3-D AP studio. He is also an adjunct professor for Midwestern State University teaching Drawing I and Studio Foundations as well as a working and exhibiting artist.
We’re very proud to feature one of Kong’s own, Brian Phillips. Brian’s unique approach to art making has made him a treasured local artist in Austin.
His thoughts on his own art are to the point:
I get bored, so I create things to keep from going sane.
I am a self-taught artist.
My work is in collections all over the world.
I’ve had solo shows in Texas, Ohio, Indiana and have also participated in group shows in Oklahoma and Georgia.
Coronado Studio specializes in hand-made fine art silkscreen printing on paper and they’ve been slinging quality posters and fine art in Austin for over 20 years. Founded by Sam Coronado, an internationally recognized artist and educator, Coronado will be showing a variety of recently completed prints. Known for complex, multiple color, hand crafted fine art prints, Coronado’s work always pushes the boundaries of the screenprinting medium.
Katie Neustaedter, recent fine art graduate of UT and Kong Printer Extraordinaire, will be showcasing recent needlepoint works featuring her macabre sense of humor.