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FUN ART Arts & Culture

  • Ruiz Branch Library
  • 1600 Grove Blvd
  • Austin, TX 78741
  • August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (512) 335-4224
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free

The Fun Art Manifesto Exhibit at Ruiz Branch Library
© 2008 Theresa Bayer
Somewhere between the noble realm of Fine Art and the mighty realm of Illustration, lies a curious little field that is coming to be known as Fun Art.
Although Fun Art is neither fine art nor illustration it has elements of both. It doesn’t seem to have an official history, although it’s probably been around as long as there have been artists. Fun Art may have a future, but no one is betting on it. Fun Art is simply Now.
Like fine art, Fun Art is all about being individual, having something interesting to say, and saying it in your own voice. Unlike fine art, Fun Art does not take itself seriously. There are no weighty ponderings about symbolism or realism or abstract outsiderism or any other kind of ism. There are no isms in Fun Art, yet Fun Art embraces all isms. Fun Art is a prism of isms, but not a prisoner of isms.

What deep insights can possibly be had out of Fun Art? None whatsoever, unless by now you're alive to the notion that joy and humor are meaningful enough to take seriously--in a lighthearted sort of way of course. No angst, no snobbery, no credentials in Fun Art. All it requires is daily practice and a passion for wackiness. Now that’s fun!

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  • Ruiz Branch Library
  • Free
  • Recurring daily