Art For The People presents "Please Press Pause" opening reception

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"Please Press Pause" opening reception
Photo by Julie Pelaez

Every piece in this exhibit has 2 vertical rectangles – a nod to the pause symbol – some more obvious than others. Housed on the back of each original artwork is a blank card for the buyer to fill out their own personal gratitude list. The untitled artwork is then titled according to the month/day/year of its purchase, representing a marker for that person’s pause for reflection. As artworks are generally hung for a span of years, the art itself will serve as a daily visual reminder of pause, while their list will become a time capsule of sorts, to be revisited years down the road when parts of the list have inevitably expired. “Please Press Pause” is a reminder to savor the present, and observe our lives through the lens of gratitude.

Between the time this exhibit was conceived to present, a sibling has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and a grandparent has slipped deeply into dementia, further illustrating the importance of relishing in all things good. A portion of sales from “Please Press Pause” will be donated to Brushes With Cancer. 

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 25, 2020. 

Event Details



Art for the People
1711 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704