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Charity Art Auction to Aid Austin's YMCA and Autism Speaks

Art in Austin exhibition to be auctioned to raise funds for YMCA and Autism Speaks.

Austin, TX, August 20, 2015 --( Paintings from two current art exhibits in town featuring the neoclassical works of Austin mural artist, Dan Terry will be auctioned to support the missions of both the Austin chapters of the YMCA and Autism Speaks at a live auction, wine tasting event to be held at the 4036 S. Lamar location of Water2Wine on September 10, 2015.

Doors to the auction event open at 6:00 pm for previewing the art and wine tasting followed by the live auction from 7:00-8:30 at 4036 S. Lamar, Suite 100 in Brodie Oaks Plaza in south Austin.

Works from the current "Wavescapes; an exhibition of the unseen" showing at the Townlake YMCA through September 9th will be auctioned with 50% of all proceeds to go directly to the Austin YMCA. Several large scale works from the "Women & Myth" exhibition on display at the south Austin Water2Wine will be auctioned with 20% of those proceeds directly supporting Autism Speaks. Another 20% goes directly to the women who contributed their time as models in creating the series of life size canvases.

Free wine and appetizers will be served during the preview and through the evening and attendees will be entered into a drawing for several door prizes of bottles of wine, and signed prints of the artist's works. The artist will be in attendance to meet and greet participants. Attendance is free but advance notification via RSVP is strongly recommended. RSVP at

Contact: Dan Terry at or (512) 573-5818

Appendix: Background

Dan Terry
Artistic Statement
Wavescapes: The Art of Dan Terry

There is magic and discovery in stepping back and seeing what has been created as it happens. There is a zen like meditation going on as the work progresses building up toward a vague vision stroke by stroke. Stepping back and observing at a distance reveals a vision that echos and is often more interesting on several levels than the image once only seen in the mind.

"I've worked for many decades purposefully striving toward technical mastery, yet it's ever surprising to see how that translates into energy on canvas shaping a vision whose details and forms only emerge by the process of 'listening' to the what the painting itself calls for each step along the way.”

It is a journey in which the path ahead unfolds as each footprint of color lands on the painting's ground and points the way to the next step on it's path. emerging into its own vision of what it will become. The canvas, the model or vista, the vision, and technique during the process are in a dance that comes together in the moment resulting in a visual creation with a life of it's own, that like a child is the byproduct of it's parent's DNA yet surprisingly independent and different from any expected result.

As a classically influenced and trained painter, my work is planned, structured and pre-visualized to a great degree, yet the work is neo-classical as this moment in time and culture reshapes the work into a contemporary vision beyond mere pictorial illusion. Tho the subject matter is based on nature, the paintings' theme is the psychology of perceiving the world through our cultural and personal filters.

The Wavescapes Exhibition running at the Town Lake YMCA is themed around the unseen but felt waves, of light, wind, emotion, and energy when translated into visual representational paintings. As a close colleague challenged as I painted one of the landscapes in the exhibition, 'paint the wind'.

The extensive breadth and excellence of the work of multitalented, multidegreed, modern Renaissance man, Dan Terry of Austin, Tx is almost unfathomable.

Known for his work in film, television production, the fine arts of painting, digital 3D, interactive murals and animation, music performance, guitar design and restoration; set, film, product and graphic design, writing (author of four books on human sexual chemistry on Amazon and several screenplays), and teaching.

His work has won national and regional awards and acclaim in Computer Animation (Siggraph Aurora Animation 1985), Fine art painting (many in juried and museum exhibitions including full election to the Pastel Society of America), Teaching (National Student Advertising Competition faculty advisor 1990, and others), acting and graphic design.

One of the pioneers in CGI 3D modeling and rendering, in recent times he's returned to traditional media with a modern twist in the recent unveiling of two murals in the heart of Austin's music entertainment district, one in which static painted images appear to animate as programmable LED lighting changes hue.

His work is in the permanent collections of the Witte Museum and the historic Alamo in San Antonio.

BAAS: interdisciplinary management with art direction focus, Texas State University 1984 
MA photojournalism, University of Texas 1990
 ABD PhD mass communication/advertising, University of Texas 1996

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Wavescapes Art Exhibit at Townlake YMCA to be Auctioned to support YMCA
Austin neoclassical mural artist, Dan Terry, installs paintings at the YMCA at Town Lake on Exhibition through September 10th when all originals will be auctioned with 50% of proceeds funding the Y's missions.
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