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Honora Jacob

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onora Jacob has been drawn to paint ever since she was a child: “I love how it can drip and flow,” she says, “or be as thick as icing on a cake.” This love for her medium illuminates Jacob’s work, each piece as vibrant as the women who inspire it. One of Jacob’s recent paintings, entitled “Enigmatic Memory of Love,” features a woman draped in a striking red dress. Faceless, her head enveloped in a cloud of delicate butterflies, the woman offers the viewer a stunning window into the female psyche: behind the painting’s soft, eloquent lines lies a rich landscape of symbolism, exploring the metamorphoses that occur in the many stages of a woman’s life, from puberty to childbearing. When Jacob first began to paint professionally, these female figures served as an expression of her own narrative, but in her recent work, the largely faceless women have come to represent the collective female experience. Elusive yet alive with activity, the butterflies that flutter in and out of Jacob’s pieces, for example, illustrate the way women think, feel, remember and dream—an exercise in introspection that Jacob strives to evoke in the viewer. “I hope my work would call forth a personal memory, idea or emotion from each viewer,” Jacob says. “The artist places his or her intention into the work, but we all demand our own, unique histories be heard.” Honora Jacob’s paintings will be on display in a group exhibition at the Wally Workman Gallery from August 4th to September 1st. For more information on Jacob and her work, visit honorajacob.com. R. KELLEY

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Austin Children’s Museum

201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 austinkids.org AMOA-Arthouse The Jones Center

700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 arthousetexas.org AMOA-Arthouse Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 amoa.org Blanton Museum of Art

200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 thestoryoftexas.com Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney

French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver Harry Ransom Center

300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ Library and Museum

2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlib.utexas.edu

Mexic–Arte Museum

419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. Henry Museum

409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30 umlaufsculpture.org

image courtesy of Honora Jacob.

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