an installation with new paintings

Opening Reception: Saturday, Mar. 28, 5:30-8:30pm

Exhibit runs March 28 through May 8, 2015

Bihl Haus Arts is pleased to present the work of painter Elizabeth Rodriguez in her first one-person exhibit. Titled “On the Eve of Consciousness”—think temptation and that Eve–, the exhibit combines the artist’s brilliant still life paintings of succulent apples in all stages of consumption and decay with a startlingly frank installation about women and domestic, drug and alcohol abuse.

”The story of Adam and Eve essentially deals with a (THE) wrongful act and its consequence;” writes the artist, “ this, and the idea of influence, temptation, excess, addiction, culture, innocence and the coming of age–becoming a woman—, have all inspired my work for this exhibit. It is a story with which most people are familiar. In the story, the downfall of man falls on Eve, but the story itself may have caused another downfall: the downfall of woman.

“On the Eve of Consciousness“ opens with a public reception at Bihl Haus Arts on Saturday, March 28th, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The evening includes a poolside concert featuring percussionist Nina Rodriguez and sultry chanteuse Leonor Ramirez. This Women’s History Month and official CAM exhibit continues through May 8.

About the Artist: San Antonio native Elizabeth Rodriguez is a full-time artist. She began her career as a self-taught artist in oil painting and later apprenticed with other artists from whom she learned to work with mosaics, ceramics, watercolor and much more. Rodriguez recently received her BFA from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Also during the run of the exhibit:

  • Saturday, April 4, 2 pm: GO! Poe

Senior writers enrolled in the Bihl Haus GO! Arts Creative Writing program at Granada Homes, the Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center Lopez and Bihl Haus, will read from their recent poems and other writings.

 

  • Saturday, April 18, 2 pm: Texas Women Write On!

A day of readings, discussion and book signing to celebrate the publication of Her Texas: Image, Poem & Song. Featured guests include Donna Walker-Nixon, Rachel Crawford, Cassy Burleson, Rosemary Catacalos, Jan Seale, Carmen Tafolla, Frances Trevino Santos, and many more.