Local Artist Showcase @ Vista: 1st Thursday Opening Reception

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Local Artist Showcase @ Vista: 1st Thursday Opening Reception

Date: Apr 06 - June 08, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on the First Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 pm as we kick off the rotating monthly Local Artist Showcase. April will feature Driftwood-based visual artist Richard Poe.

Meet the artist and enjoy an evening in the Hill Country. Vista Brewing's farm-to-table dinner menu, award-winning craft brews and local wines are available for purchase.

Vista's modern ranch style Tasting Room is the perfect backdrop to display local art, which is available for sale all month long.

To apply as an artist to show in the monthly series, visit this form.

About Richard Poe's Photo Assemblages

This artwork is about a particular way of viewing the natural world, that is, through a series of photo assemblages that have their beginnings in a small slice of the Texas Hill Country, the place I know as Thursday Mountain. Nature is on vivid display there if you bother to look. I did. Soon, I began collecting some of the more unusual objects I came across: bird’s eggs, hummingbird nests, deer antlers. As the collection grew, I decided to preserve these fragile pieces of nature in photographs, individually and then in arrangements that evolved into something akin to abstract painting.
I consider the assemblages a modern form of printmaking. After collecting and photographing these natural objects, I cut up the photos and reassemble them in various combinations of form and color - a sort of cross between abstract painting and representational photography - then I scan the resulting assemblage, re-edit the image, and print in a variety of sizes.
Larger assemblages are stand alone originals and are not printed.

About Vista Brewing

Vista Brewing is a destination brewery in the beautiful Hill Country town of Driftwood, just southwest of Austin. The 21-acre ranch includes a brewery & tasting room, farm-to-table restaurant, organic farm, apiary, live music, walking trails and private event spaces.
Vista’s beer program celebrates traditional recipes using Hill Country ingredients, with a range of styles including easy drinking beer garden brews, unique collaboration projects and an award-winning wine barrel aging program. Vista offers a curated selection of Texas wines & ciders.
The Vista’s restaurant sources proteins from local ranchers, including those who to feed Vista’s spent brewing grain, and strives to source as much as possible from local purveyors. Vista’s onsite vegetable farm provides much of the veggies used in our menus, and all dishes rotate seasonally.
Vista Brewing was named “Best New Brewpub in Austin” from the Austin Beer Guide in 2018, “Brewery of the Year” from CultureMap Austin in 2019 and Best of ATX from Austin Monthly in 2021. Vista won “Best Limited Release Beer” from the Austin Beer Guide for two years in a row for Rosanna (2018) and Stonewall (2019). Stonewall (2020 & 2022), Hive Mind (2021) and Dark Skies (2022) were awarded the national Good Food Award, which takes into account local sourcing of ingredients and sustainable business operations.
Vista Brewing is located at 13551 FM150 W, Driftwood, Texas, 78619. A satellite Tasting Room is located in San Antonio. Learn more at www.vistabrewingtx.com and on Instagram and Facebook.
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