29 Mar 2015
Back in December, the San Antonio Express-News published an
about the photographer Ramin Samandari and his series of portaits of promoninent San Antonio artists.
Lauren's portrait is included in their gallery that was printed with the article, which can be seen online at the
2 Mar 2015
Lauren has a small ceramic piece
available at Say Si's annual fundraiser, "Small Scale Work for a Larger Cause Silent Auction."
The preview event is tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, 7pm-10pm, 1518 S. Alamo St. The final auction night is Friday, March 25, 7pm-10pm.
Check out their website for all the details.
20 Nov 2015
If you are in Austin, you can see Lauren's sculpture Ancestral Quest
at the Gallery Shoal Creek on East MLK Blvd.
This excellent group show, called "Speaking Silence" and focusing on contemporary sculpture, will be on display through December 3.
To get a preview, you can peruse the catalog online.
15 Aug 2015
Lauren is delighted to report that a photo of her new sculpture, Presence, is on the cover of the quarterly
poetry and arts magazine, Voices de la Luna.
The magazine is sold in local bookstores, such as San Antonio’s best bookstore, The Twig.
Here’s a page within the magazine that shows the photo, bio, and artist statement about Presence.
We'll be adding the official photos of this new sculpture to the site very soon. We hope you like it!
15 Aug 2015
Lauren is taking a sabbatical from shows for the summer so that she can carve on a gorgeous piece of Bristlecone wood and explore new possibilities with ceramics and painting.
She did donate a piece to last month's University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Art Auction Fundraiser.
That piece is an ink and gesso abstract painting mounted on a refinished and gently carved piece of reclaimed mahogany wood.
5 Apr 2015
It was on display at galleries earlier this year, but we've now published photos of Lauren's first wood sculpture,
AncestralQuest in the online gallery here.
Next up for Lauren is a group exhibit at one of her favorite places and organizations--the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne--as
part of the Texas Hill Country Council for the Arts 5th Biennial "Art and Conservation: Our Hidden Treasures" show.
You will be able to see two of Lauren's sculptures there, as well as work by several other excellent artists.
The show will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, from 10am to 8pm.
See the Cibolo Nature Center's website
for more information.
Also, we posted this earlier, but in case you missed it,
here's an article by Connie Clark from the Jan 2 Boerne Star
on Lauren's preparation for this exhibition.
14 Mar 2015
The video of Lauren's 5-minute presentation
on how to enjoy abstract sculptures is online.
This was her talk at PechaKucha San Antonio at the McNay Art Museum on Feb 24.
07 Mar 2015
Lauren invites one and all to the next reception at the Musical Bridges Around the World Art Gallery, near Leon Springs in northwest San Antonio.
It's on Wednesday March 18, from 5pm to 7pm.
This is the closing event for Lauren's show with painter Sandy Whitby, "Unfolding Dimensions".
See the Musical Bridges Around the World
web site for further information on the show and the event (or click on the invitation to the right).
Several stunning sculptures by Lauren and beautiful paintings by Sandy are available for sale.
See examples here.
Here's a map
to find the gallery, at 23705 IH-10 West, Suite 101. We hope to see you there!
28 Feb 2015
event earlier this week at the McNay Art Museum was a blast.
Lauren was the second speaker
out of eight that night.
Kathrine DaLuz Maple captured a cool angle of Lauren's speaking, with
the sculpture Acawa
appearing to float in the air.
The Rivard Report published a review of the event (with more photos):
PechaKucha packs the McNay:
"A capacity audience of 400 people filled the event space for the increasingly popular event
that featured eight entertaining and educational rapid-fire presentations of creative thinking and work
from a succession of artists, an architect, a social media journalist, a competitive Scrabble enthusiast,
a home inspector, and other interesting locals."
12 Feb 2015
The next few months are going to be quite busy and also very fun.
All are invited to attend any of the upcoming events.
Lauren would love to see you!
With an opening reception on Friday, February 13, from 6 to 8 pm,
“Unfolding Dimensions” is a two-person show with Lauren and abstract painter,
Sandy Whitby, at San Antonio's new Musical Bridges Across the World Art Gallery
(23705 IH-10 West, Suite 101).
This is a fundraiser for the non-profit host organization, who has been
bringing a variety of world-class music to San Antonio for over a decade.
Their programs for both adults and children use music to introduce different
cultures to each other. Now, they are adding art shows to their community contributions!
Lauren will have eight sculptures in the show, including a few of her personal favorites
that she hasn’t shown since the Texas Contemporary Artist Series. If you were thinking
about taking any of her sculptures home with you, now would be a good time!
Here’s an article
about this show that came out a few days ago.
On Tuesday, February 24, Lauren will be giving a short presentation at the upcoming
Pecha Kucha series at San Antonio's McNay Art Museum. The subject is
"How to Love Three-Dimensional Abstract Forms".
It will likely be a full house, so please puchase tickets in advance if you plan to attend.
in the Rivard Report will you more information on the Pecha Kucha event.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, the Texas Hill Country Council for the Arts
presents the 5th Biennial "Art and Conservation: Our Hidden Treasures" show.
This show is part of Boerne's Parade of Artists and will be located at the
Cibolo Nature Center. It is also a fundraiser for the Cibolo Nature Center.
Lauren has been visiting the center since I moved back to Texas in 1998 and it
is a wonderful place!
7 Jan 2015
Here's an article by Connie Clark from the Jan 2 Boerne Star describing one of Lauren's ongoing projects:
working on her part of the "Art and Conservation" exhibition.
3 Jan 2015
Happy New Year! If you're going to be in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, before the 24th of January,
I hope you'll stop by Ruiz-Healy Art (201-A East Olmos Drive) to see two of my sculptures in person.
The show is called Aesthetic Encounters and features several other excellent artists as well.
30 Aug 2014
Lauren currently has sculptures on exhibit in San Antonio at the Institute of Texan Cultures Museum (through October 26),
the Plaza Club (through September 1),
and the San Antonio Art League and Museum,
and in Houston at the Lawndale Art Center.
The group exhibit
at the Lawndale Art Center in downtown Houston will be open through September 27.
Internationally known sculptor James Surls curated this "On View" exhibit of art from members of the Texas Sculpture Group,
and invited Lauren to include one of her newest pieces, "Truth Will Out". The opening reception last week was very well attended.
Please stop by and check out all the variety of works by the Texas Sculpture Group.
29 Aug 2014
San Antonio's premier private executive club, The Plaza Club, is hosting a group exhibition of works by the Texas Contemporary Artist Series.
Several of Lauren's sculptures are on display and for sale.
It closes on September 1, 2014, so there's still a little time left to stop by for a look.
Lauren's large limestone piece, Acawa, was the centerpiece of last year's show at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
It is currently on display in the sculpture garden at the San Antonio Art League and Museum in the King William area.
Resilience and Steppingstone
are on display at the Institute of Texan Cultures' exhibit featuring art from all twelve artists in their
Texas Contemporary Artists series. That exhibit will be open through October, so please go see it!
6 Dec 2013
We are very pleased with the review of Lauren's exhibit by San Antonio's premier art critic Steve Bennett.
Here is a link to the article and photos, which came out in the November 6 San Antonio Express-News:
Browning is final artist in 5-year UTSA series.
Please take a look!
12 Oct 2013
Just a reminder: it's not too late to go see Lauren's sculpture exhibit,
which is open through December 31st at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
Parking is free and easy. Entry into the gallery space with Lauren's exhibit is also free.
12 Oct 2013
October 26th, 8:30-11:30 PM:
Lauren is looking forward to serving as costume judge at the
"Dance with the Dead 3" event at the ITC museum.
This will be a fun night. Come out and dance with Lauren!
30 Sep 2013
The opening reception for Lauren's sculpture exhibit at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures was a grand occasion.
The lighting and presentation of her sculptures is wonderful, and there was a very strong turnout of art lovers,
friends, and family. After being honored with beautiful introductions by Arturo Almeida (curator, Texas Contemporary Artist Series)
and Lupita Barrera (Director of Education and Interpretation, Institute of Texan Cultures),
Lauren gave a ten minute talk about her work and the very positive experience of working with museum staff.
Here are some photos
courtesy of UTSA and their photographer Abigail Marquez.
28 Aug 2013
In preparation for next month's show, UTSA has produced a short video featuring Lauren and her art.
Please take a look!
"Published on Aug 14, 2013. The University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute of Texan Cultures presents an exhibit by sculptor Lauren Browning
as part of its Texas Contemporary Artist Series."
22 Jun 2013
It has been an busy year so far here and will likely only get more so.
Later in the year, Lauren's art will be featured at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures as part of their
Texas Contemporary Artists Series,
curated by Arturo Infante Almeida.
The opening reception will be September 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
The show runs from September 10 through December 31.
31 Dec 2012
Lauren is delighted to have the opportunity to teach a series of
art workshops at three south- and east-side San Antonio elementary schools
as part of the Martinez Street Women's Center (MSWC)
"girl zone" after school program.
Talented local ceramicist Laurel Gibson and Gevers Street Studio's lead artist Hebron Chism
will team up with Lauren and MSWC staff artists to lead the 60-plus girls in a fabulous all-sculpture project
related to Women's History Month.
The girls will exhibit their completed sculptures at the downtown UTSA art gallery in March.
6 Sep 2012
The show has ended, but Lauren was excited to have been selected for the
New Texas Talent show at Craighead Green Gallery, where
Hawk's Nest was on display.
Craighead Green is truly one of the finest galleries in Dallas and Texas.
The opening was back on August 4 and was a great event.
24 Jun 2012
Images of Lauren's latest sculpture, Hawk's Nest,
are now presented in the gallery.
An extra image of Hawk's Nest also makes an appearance in the special "sculpture" section of the
July issue of Southwest Art magazine.
24 Jun 2012
For the second year in a row, Lauren was asked to serve as "celebrity judge"
in a World Refugee Day celebration held in San Antonio by Catholic Charities
on June 20. The event highlighted visual art and poetry by refugee
from war-torn countries and was a big success.
30 Apr 2012
Last week, Lauren was honored to learn that her sculpture Empathy
won an 'Award of Merit' at Texas A&M University's fourth annual Regional Juried Show.
The show runs until August 19th at MSC Forsyth Galleries in College Station, TX.
For a slide show of some of the art in this great show,
see this link at the Forsyth Gallery's website.
04 Apr 2012
Lauren is pleased to announce the creation of her Hidden Springs Mermaid series.
Each sculpture in this limited series highlights unique features of Lauren's
sculpture by presenting variations in casting materials,
from clear acrylic resin (pictured here) to permastone, as well as in surface treatments.
We'd also like to announce that Lauren's sculptures will be on display in two shows that open later this month:
April 15th 2012 (Opening 3-5 PM, San Antonio, TX) to May 26th:
One of Lauren's sculptures from her Hidden Springs Mermaid series was selected
by Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur,
to be included in the San Antonio Art League and Museum's annual Artist's Exhibition.
Hope to see you there! For more information, see www.saalm.org.
April 21st 2012 (Opening 2-5 PM, Bryan, TX)) to August 19th:
Three of Lauren's sculptures --
and Near Shore --
were selected by Graeme Reid, Assistant Director at the Museum of Wisconsin Art,
to be included in Texas A&M University's fourth annual Regional Juried Art Show.
The show will be open at the University's newly renovated MSC Forsyth Center Galleries with live music and refreshments,
and will include selected work from artists residing in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
For more information, see forsyth.tamu.edu.
09 Oct 2011
Photos of Open Ocean are now in the gallery.
Lauren finished this sculpture over the summer and donated it
to Public Justice
to be sold in auction at their fundraiser gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in July.
04 Jul 2011
Getting caught up on some recent events:
Lauren had two sculptures --
Sueño Español --
in the New Braunfels Art League Gallery's Showcase of Sculpture.
The show lasted from June 2nd through the 28th.
Lauren served as "celebrity art judge" in a World Refugee Day celebration
held by Catholic Charities on June 20, 2011.
The event highlighted art by both refugee children and their American peers, and was a big success.
Read about it in the San Antonio Express News.
4 Apr 2011
Lauren is honored to have her italian ice alabaster sculpture Empathy
selected for the annual San Antonio Art League and Museum artist exhibition.
The show's opening reception is at the Art League's museum at 130 King William Street, on Sunday April 10 from 3pm to 5pm.
The show runs through May 21st.
The judge is Jéssica Flores Garcia, the associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
See the San Antonio Art League's website for more info.
Hope to see you there!
26 Mar 2011
Visit the Sculptors Dominion in northwest San Antonio on Saturday,
April 2 to see numerous
outdoor sculptures, including some of Lauren's work.
The "Grand Opening" to the Sculptors Invitational and Art Show
is from 11am to 5pm and costs $5.
for the full details. This is the first art event of Fiesta!
26 Mar 2011
Check out the Texas Sculpture Association's new
Facebook fan page
and join in on the discussions!
4 Mar 2011
Lauren will be participating in a Sculpture Challenge
on March 5th, 2011 in Dripping Springs, TX. The event is on the grounds of Carved Stone Inc, and lasts from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
The attending public decides the winners, so come by and place your vote for your favorite sculpture!
In addition to the sculpture challenge, there will be plenty of good food, sculptures and live music in a pleasant rural setting.
Lauren will also have some sculptures displayed for sale.
Twenty percent of the event proceeds will be donated to the PAWS animal shelter.
4 Mar 2011
San Antonio Talent Magazine recently lifted photos and text directly from this website to use in their magazine.
They published a two-page spread
featuring Lauren's work and featured a few of their favorite photos of her work.
Flattering, yet not very ethical.
31 Dec 2010
Another year is ending. Thanks to all our visitors who discovered us over the past year, the first full year we've been online.
To close the book on 2010, we've added photos of Lauren's two most recently completed sculptures.
The first is a modest-sized piece carved from a block of marble from Spain, titled Sueño Español.
The second is a larger piece, unveiled on Christmas Day at the home of its new owner, titled Surge.
Happy New Year!
24 Nov 2010
As we head into the holiday season, Lauren has written a new version of her artist statement.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
4 Nov 2010
Photographs of Lauren's new italian ice alabaster sculpture Empathy are now up, at last.
We hope you enjoy them.
You can also see this sculpture, and more of Lauren's work,
at The Gallery Josephine, starting on Friday, November 12.
The opening reception is from 6-10pm, and the location of the gallery is 326 W. Josephine in San Antonio.
This event is part of the "Art on the Hill", the Second Friday art walk on Tobin Hill.
Click on the announcements shown here to get the details and see a preview of the other artists whose work you will be able to enjoy.
16 Oct 2010
On Thursday, a brand new, small quartzite scultpure of Lauren's was displayed on the KENS 5 TV show
Great Day SA,
as part of a segment about the San Antonio Fire Museum fundraiser this weekend and the
art that will be available there.
If you are interested in attending the Fire Museum event on Sunday October 17, here is the
flyer with the information (it's a 4 MB file, so it may take some time to download).
Also you can check out the
page at the Fire Museum's website.
5 Oct 2010
Here's a list of upcoming events in San Antonio (and one in Dripping Springs)
where you can see some of Lauren's sculptures:
Friday, October 8, 6-10pm, Galleria Santos, 402 E. Evergreen.
At this opening reception,
you see Sunrise as part of "Art on the Hill,"
the Second Friday art walk on Tobin Hill.
Admission is free.
Sunday, October 17, 2-7pm,
San Antonio Fire Museum
Fall Arts Expo at the Villa del Carmen Estate at 11354 Vance Jackson.
This fundraiser is on the grounds of the residence of former Texas Secretary of State
Roy R. Barrera and Carmen Z. Barrera. Admission is free.
From the museum's website:
"The Villa del Carmen estate is a beautiful six-acre estate filled with towering old oak trees
where eighty of San Antonio’s most notable artists have been invited to sell and display
some of their best art work.
The event will feature cultural music, food, and many other exhibits."
Friday, November 12, 6-10pm, The Gallery Josephine, 339 W. Josephine.
This opening reception is part of "Art on the Hill", the Second Friday art walk on Tobin Hill.
Admission is free.
Friday, November 12, 6-9:30pm, Fundraiser for Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption at
High Wire Arts Gallery, 326 W. Josephine.
This is the same night and just across the street from The Gallery Josephine opening
reception listed above.
Saturday, November 13, 9am-4pm, Texas Carved in Stone Fundraiser for
Dell Children's Medical Center,
5300 Bell Springs Rd., Dripping Springs, TX. Free admission.
16 Sep 2010
Lauren's new italian ice alabaster sculpture, Empathy, will be on display tonight.
It is included in the Inspire's on Fire: Inspired Artists Juried Art Show.
There is a fundraiser/reception tonight, Thursday, September 16, 6:30-9:00, St. Anthony de Padua’s Reception Hall, 102 Lorenz Road, San Antonio.
Tickets are $50 for one, $75 for two.
See the Inspire Community Fine Art Center website for more information.
16 Sep 2010
A new sculpture is ready! Italian ice alabaster on polished black granite, named "Empathy". Pictures coming soon!
13 Sep 2010
Last week, Lauren was honored to give a couple sculpture demonstrations at the San Antonio Museum of Art
as part of their "First Weekend for Families: Meet the Masters" event.
Participants got to hear about different approaches to making rock sculpture,
as well as see various tools used, both hand tools and power tools,
while seeing Lauren assemble a quick rock art fountain.
It was quite fun, and we are hoping there will be more events like this in the future.
10 Jul 2010
At long last we have posted photographs of Heritage, a piece Lauren completed a few months ago
and which was shown at High Wire Arts back in the spring.
We've also added approximate sizes of the sculptures on each gallery page, length by width by height in inches, including base.
And stay tuned, because another new piece should be ready shortly!
10 Apr 2010
Lauren's onyx sculpture, Near Shore,
will be shown for the first time starting
tomorrow at the San Antonio Art League's Annual San Antonio Artists Exhibition.
The juror of the show is Edward M. Schad, Curator, Broad Art Foundation Santa Monica, CA.
The opening reception is Sunday, April 11 (tomorrow!) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and the show runs until May 22.
Come see Lauren's piece and all the other selected works as well!
10 Apr 2010
Lauren's sculptures have been invited to continue at
High Wire Arts through the month of April.
The opening was last night, but drop by to take a look at her pieces and the work of the other artists.
12 Mar 2010
As part of the Tobin Hill 2nd Friday Art Walk in San Antonio,
come by High Wire Arts between 6pm and 10pm tonight
to see five of Lauren's sculptures,
as well as art by Bob Maxham, Marty Ruona, Renee Mijangos, Alberto Mijangos, and Laura Mijangos Kirk.
Next Wednesday, March 17, at 7:00pm, there will be another event at High Wire that will include a
symphony performance, so please drop by then as well. And the show continues all March, Contemporary Art Month,
until April 2.
Here is the official invitation for both tonight's and next Wednesday's events.
Hope to see you there!
18 Feb 2010
Another new sculpture is available: Near Shore.
The rock is onyx and it rests on a metal cylindrical base. Enjoy the pictures!
Meanwhile, Lauren has another show coming up soon where you'll be able to see this piece and more.
Stay tuned for details.
1 Jan 2010
Happy New Year everyone!
Lauren's newest work is called Sunrise.
It's another alabaster sculpture, about a foot across.
She finished it a few weeks ago, and--at last--we have pictures in the gallery.
9 Dec 2009
Here's another flyer for the Tobin Hill Friday night art
event at La Casa Rosa Art Studio:
"Gevers Street Studio Presents Friday Night Ice Fights Hosted by La Casa Rosa Art Studio,"
6:30pm to 10:30pm Friday, December 11.
2 Dec 2009
Here are the flyers for the three events this month where Lauren's sculptures will be presented:
Finally, select pieces will be on display at La Casa Rosa Art Studio, 527 E Dewey, as part of the
Art of the Hill event in San Antonio's historic
Tobin Hill neighborhood. The opening is Friday, December 11, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and the art
will remain on display through the end of December.
8 Nov 2009
A new sculpture, Urban Butterfly, is complete and the pictures are here!
The rock is a translucent alabaster and the base is a solid quartzite. Including the base, it is about 10"
across and 9" high, making it one of Lauren's smaller sculptures. We hope you like it.
10 Sep 2009Mermaid will be on display at the
Inspire Fine Art Center starting Friday, September 11,
as part of their Emerging Artists Juried Art Show.
If you drop by, you can cast a vote in the People's Choice Award competition.
Inspire is located at 1539 E. Sandalwood St. in San Antonio, not far from the Quarry Mall.
The show at Inspire lasts through September 24, followed by an awards reception on Saturday, September 26
at Valero headquarters, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm.
See the reception invitation here.
22 Aug 2009
The serpentinite sculpture now has a name: Rising Tide.
20 Aug 2009
Lauren's serpentinite sculpture is complete! See the gallery for the pictures.
It is untitled at the moment, but not for long.
28 Jul 2009
Lauren is currently working on the last stages of a sculpture made from a beautiful green
serpentinite rock. We will have pictures of it as soon as it is completed.
28 Jul 2009
Tonight is Public Justice's annual gala in San Francisco, CA.
Lauren has donated her sculpture August to the auction.
24 Jul 2009
Lauren led a series of art workshops for sixty refugee children who escaped war
and persecution in Iraq, Iran, Congo, Burma, Bhutan, Burundi, and arranged
for their artwork to be sold at silent auction at the Catholic Charities Annual Gala
for their Refugee Resettlement Program.
Friday, July 24th was the last day. Eight other artists and several Catholic Charities volunteers helped
Lauren with the workshops.
The children's art is beautiful and everyone had a great time.
21 Jun 2009
Lauren's sculpture Revolutionary Spiral will be on display at
HCG Gallery in Dallas as part of
the Texas Sculpture Association's statewide juried art exhibition.
The opening reception is Thursday, June 25 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm.
The exhibit continues through July 18.
You can view the invitation (PDF)
21 Jun 2009
Gevers Street Studio, where Lauren is an associate artist, was featured
in the Sunday, June 14 San Antonio Express-News. The article
graced the front page of the SA Life section and included numerous
photos of the studio. You can read
(unfortunately without the photos).