Work in Progress | Collection by Cornelius Carter

Virtual Exhibit Opens: August 28, 2020
Dates and location for the in-person exhibit will be announced later.

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Art 84 and Fisterra Projects announce a new exhibit by Austin artist Cornelius Carter entitled Work in Progress. The exhibit captures the struggle and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all. We share that faith, and we support all the people who are working so hard today to make the dream a reality.

Taking inspiration from multiple traditions, Cornelius weaves together imagery from history, mythology, childhood, and life experience to create paintings that are thought-provoking, captivating, and beautiful. He often incorporates historical elements and classical styling, but from his own cultural perspective. People and their relationships are a central theme in his work.

Geraldine’s Place | An event showcasing the
self- expression and art once displayed at the home of Geraldine Hickerson (1919-2014)

Event date, location, and details to be announced. 

“Mom always allowed painting, drawing on the walls, as long as I can remember. Once, we had been decorating the living room wall in our company house in Phillips, TX. My oldest sister had painted a castle with a dragon! Then one day when I came home from elementary school, Mom handed me a hammer and said “We’re taking out that wall.’ The little kids were already going at it. It was fun. We hammered, pried and in no time all that was left were the wooden support beams. My dad had a fit when he came home but we had an enlarged living room.”   —Melanie Hickerson

EAST Austin Studio Tour 2020

For the past three years (2017, 2018, 2019), Art 84 has participated in Big Medium’s EAST Austin Studio Tours in November. With COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties, we still don’t know what the 2020 EAST might look like. Please check back for updated information


2019 EAST Austin Studio Tour
Art 84 | DANCE + MUSIC + ART

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EAST 2019 Music & Event Schedule:

Fri Nov 15, 2019

7 – 10 pm   Preview Party:  Denia Ridley (Jazz Vocal)

Sat Nov 16, 2019

12 – 2 pm    Jazz at Noon:  Jon Klekman/Steve Garmhausen Duo
2 – 4 pm     Tango:  Hora Once
3 – 5 pm     Interactive Creative Mural, Art from the Streets & Blue Dozen Collective
4 – 6 pm      Blues Jam: Riley Hickerson

Sun Nov 17, 2019

12 – 2 pm     Jazz at Noon:  Denia Ridley
2 – 4 pm      Latinx:  Javier Jara
4 – 6 pm       Blues Jam:  Riley Hickerson

Thurs Nov 21, 2019

7 – 10 pm      Artist Appreciation Party: Julie Slim & RendezVous Trio (Intl Retro Jazz)

Sat Nov 23, 2019

12 – 2 pm      Jazz at Noon:  Jon Klekman/Steve Garmhausen Duo
2 – 4 pm        Tango Hora Once 
4 – 6 pm        Blues Jam:  Riley Hickerson

6 – 9 pm        Two-Step Dance!  The Feral Four

Sun Nov 24, 2019

12 – 2 pm      Jazz at Noon:  Jon Klekman/Steve Garmhausen Duo
2 – 4 pm        Latinx:  Javier Jara
4 – 6 pm        Blues Jam:  Riley Hickerson

We are excited to welcome The Feral Four for our 2nd Saturday two step dance. We are thrilled to have several returning acts — Denia Ridley will be here for our Preview party and Jazz on Sunday; Julie Slim & RendezVous Trio will be here our Thursday evening Artist Appreciation Party, and The Jon Klekman/Steve Garmhausen Duo and Riley Hickerson will provide musical entertainment for our afternoon events. Additional artists to be announced.

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Larry and Elizabeth cutting a rug to music by Denia Ridley and Marc Devine at Art 84 during EAST 2018 (Background art by Melanie Hickerson, Emily Hoyt, and Alicia Philley)

Julie Slim and RV trio

Julie Slim & RendezVous Trio filled Art 84 with their beautiful music during EAST 2018
(Background art by Melanie Hickerson, Emily Hoyt, and Alicia Philley)


Riley Hickerson and Kim Eitze stopped by Art 84 (aka Gallery 84) in 2017 and sat down and entertained us with great dancing music! Riley and friends played in 2018 and we’re happy that he’s returning this year. (Background art by Caroline Wright and Rhea Pettit)