Texas Native to share the spotlight with four other Lone Star artists.
Austin, TX, USA (October 28, 2015) — Nationally acclaimed wildlife artist Crystal Orlando will be one of five Texas artists to display their work in a fundraiser to benefit the Ringholz Foundation and The Octopus Club. The event will be held at The Brass House in Austin on Thursday October 29th from 8 PM – 10PM. Admission is $15.
Crystal Orlando is one of the top graphite (pencil) artist’s in the country and her work is carried in the National Museum of Wildlife Art store in Jackson, Wyoming. She is considered the Master of Emotion as her wildlife drawings bring her subjects to life on paper emphasizing movement, weight and feeling. A Texas native, Crystal often depicts wildlife found here but has done considerable work with Buffalo, Elk and other large game animals in Colorado and Wyoming.
“I was able to get within a few yards of a herd of massive wild Bison in Wyoming to take pictures before the beasts let me know who was boss and I quickly retreated. That collection of photos have been the subject of numerous drawings over the years. Longhorn Steer are also a favorite of mine for obvious reasons.” She said.
Four other artists will appear with Crystal to display their work and answer questions. Johnnie Feelgood, Katie Sutton, Orlando Sanchez and John-Pierre Verdijo. All art is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
The historic Brass House is a Jazz legend in Austin and is located at 115 San Jacinto 512-296-2188.
About Crystal Orlando
A native of Texas, Crystal is 35 years old and a full-time mom and artist. She was inspired by her mother, a commercial artist who started to teach her to draw at age 2. She studied Equine Science at North Central Texas College and trained horses for twelve years giving her a solid understanding of large animal anatomy.
Crystal’s talents are multifaceted. Besides her breathtaking wildlife art she creates jewelry, oil paintings, sculpture and home accents. She lives in Belton, Texas.
About The Octopus Club
The Octopus Club is a grassroots, volunteer fundraising arm of AIDS Services of Austin dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund through annual events and parties. The Paul Kirby Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in Central Texas.
About The Ringholz Foundation
We are an independent public charity founded by the love of art and the heart of giving back. Rallying together in the support and pursuit of dreams one gift at a time. Giving artists the encouragement they need to be great. Rewarding hard work, talent, and heart.
Founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2014 by Amy Ringholz, The Ringholz Foundation was built to recognize the needs of artists of all ages to be supported in their art pursuits. Her team aims to find the people that demonstrate the qualities that she has found has brought her to a strong career in the arts.