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Fall Into Art: Community Exhibitions at the AARC

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:45am to Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Asian American Resource Center Community Art Exhibit Program is proud to present two solo and two group exhibitions that reflect on community, cultural heritage, and nature in various mediums including oil paintings, ceramics, and found objects. An exhibit opening reception celebrating all participating artists will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public.


Colours of Life: An Indian Perspective | Shruti Metha

Visit scenes of traditional life and nature in India by artist, psychologist, yoga teacher, and author: Shruti Mehta. Using oils, watercolor, and mixed media, the artist captures visions of life’s simple pleasures while growing up in a multi-generational household.

Pink Lotus | Marcella Kourkova

Explore the emerging artistic vision of painter Marcela Kourkova in a body of work that interprets feelings and memories of her 2017 visit to Japan. The artist unpacks her recollections of people, scenery, art, and ideas that she learned about as a traveler.

Everything that Matters | Monica Mohnot, Neelu Amar, Shikha Joshi, Meena Matocha, Meena Matai

As a variety of colors and forms unite to generate beautiful artworks, so do five South Asian American women, to form an artistic community that supports one another. Each artist’s unique approach embodies personal participation in the rich, intergenerational culture of the South Asian Diaspora.

Abstractions of AVAFest & Barong Hazmat Suits | Lynn Berry, Elise Maynor, Cat Chiu Phillips, Amanda Saint Claire, Douglas Shaw Elder, Nick Watson (Austin Veteran Arts Fest)

Abstract works of art by Veteran artists in the south hall gallery as well as an installation piece by family member Cat Chiu Phillips in the foyer display case. This exhibition is presented by Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVA Fest), which emphasizes alternative healing methods for veterans through art. Learn more about AVA Fest at

The AARC’s Community Art Exhibit Program displays artwork that celebrate the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage, history, identity and creativity of Asian American Pacific Islanders. Exhibits are displayed on a quarterly schedule. To learn more about this program and the exhibiting artists, visit

Colours of Life: An Indian Perspective, Pink Lotus, Everything That Matters, and Abstractions of AVAFest & Barong Hazmat Suits will be on display from October 4 to December 14, 2019.

Questions? Contact Rachel Stewart Chaabra, AARC Exhibit Specialist, at or call 512-974-1700.

Location Information
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd., Asian American Resource Center
Austin, TX 78754
Contact Information
Rachel Stewart Chhabra