Second Saturdays Are For Families: Collaborative Cylinders, Curls, and Connections

Metal sculpture of looping white linear material in an outdoor field.

Working collaboratively can help us achieve more, push us to be more resourceful, and open us up to new possibilities we might never have imagined on our own. Many artists, including Carol Bove, often depend on a whole team of people to help bring their artworks to life. On this Second Saturday we are experimenting with Bove’s artistic process, while also taking inspiration from the cylindrical form of her sculpture From the Sun to Zurich, located on Laguna Gloria’s lower grounds. Drawing upon her creation, we will be working together, using all kinds of cylinder-shaped objects to bring larger-than-life sculptures to fruition, just as Carol Bove does! Come join the team and see what transpires!

Didn’t get a chance to snag a ticket? Walk-ups are welcome. Join us!

Want more? There is more! Join us for yoga on the lawn, inspired by the movement in our artwork. We’ll be offering 30-minute mini yoga classes throughout the day, led by children’s yoga instructor (and copyeditor for The Contemporary), Elvia Padilla.

So, hop in and get your body moving around art!

Class times: 11:30A–12P; 12:30–1P; and 1:30–2P.

Yoga mats available on a first come, first served basis, or bring your own!

Elvia Padilla is a writer, educator, and eternal student of yoga who loves connecting with others, being immersed in nature, travel, and art of every form. Elvia has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching Austin youth for just as long. She received her instructor certification in 2009. She is grateful for the opportunity to combine her love of yoga and teaching to create meaningful movement experiences for our community.

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IMAGE: Carol Bove, From the Sun to Zürich, 2016. Stainless steel and urethane paint. 93 3/4 x 199 1/8 x 87 1/8 inches. Installation view, Carol Bove, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin.