West Austin Studio Tour 2014

We were blessed to have a presence at this year's West Austin Studio Tour thanks to the generous hospitality of Mary Yznaga, our studio host, who opened her M.Y.Metal metalworking creative realm to not only display her own beautiful works, but also the creations of a few of us at ideality.com, her friends and collaborators. 

 M.Y.Metal studio by Mary Yznaga

M.Y.Metal studio by Mary Yznaga

Gene Menger had several of his fiber and textile works on display. Visitors were continually wowed by the color palette and texture.

 Gene Menger's fiber and textile works

Gene Menger's fiber and textile works

They seemed so remote and otherworldly, yet so many of us felt like wearing this particular piece like soft armor to embolden our imaginative greatness. 

Eileen Keller also presented her artwork, a series of corazon pieces entitled "hearts on fire," mixed media pieces incorporating wax, glass, words, live matches, and raw emotion.

Then of course we had the hand-forged works of our fabulous host, Ms. Mary Yznaga's M.Y. Metal. 

We were also treated to an afternoon musical performance by the Commerce Street Ramblers, starring the usual suspects (R to L): Brian Tronsgaard, Gene Menger, Dee McCandless, Jeff Kessell, and Kim Karalekas.

 Commerce Street Ramblers

Commerce Street Ramblers

All in all, it was a fun and relaxing two weekends of art, music, and friends, new and old-- which is just the way we like it at ideality.com