Art at Redbud Cafe
We are fortunate to be able to be in the heart of a vibrant local art community. Redbud Cafe features local artists regularly on the beautiful expanse of plaster wall on the west side of the cafe. Shows generally run for 2- 3 months. During that time, work by our featured artist (s) is available for purchase through, Brieger Pottery, adjoining the the cafe.
Now Showing: Communicating in Color
Opening on Friday, June 2, Meg Lee and Meg LeCompte will be our featured artists at Redbud Cafe. Stop by during the 'meet-the- artists' hour from 5:30 - 6:30pm on Friday, June 2nd and say hello to the two amazing young artists and see their fabulous artwork.
About the Artists:
Megan Lee was born in Austin, Texas and is an adult with Autism. Although Megan has limited language skills, she is very competitive when playing video games and loves participating in Special Olympics in bowling, basketball and track. Individuals with a disability are special. Special in that they have the biggest heart, happiest smile, and that overall positive attitude that is contagious. That is Megan Lee. She is a ray of sunshine.
Education: 2013 Westlake High School, Austin, Texas
- Solo Exhibition Westlake High School, Austin, Texas, September 2013
- Duo Exhibition Hyde Park Bar and Grill South, Austin, Texas, November, 2016
- Duo Exhibition Hyde Park Bar and Grill Central, Austin, Texas, March, 2016
Collections: Artwork includes acrylic paints, water color, pastel, color pencils, and clay pottery. Reproduction of selected artwork on notecards available in Austin, Texas at: Blue Moon Glassworks, Breed & Co, Prima Dora, Sanctuary, and Brieger Pottery in Blanco.
Margaret (“Meg”) LeCompte was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and like many other Cajuns who came before her, she “got to Texas as fast as she could.” Meg’s early childhood was spent in Houston, but in 2006, she and her family made Austin their home. Meg faces unique challenges as a young woman with autism and limited language skills, but through art, she has found an expressive outlet. Meg takes great pride in her pieces: The process of creating brings her great excitement and joy, and she is often heard to remark, “Wow!” or “Cool!” as the development of her work progresses. Due to her disability, Meg was not afforded the same opportunities for formal art instruction growing up. As she has matured and become an adult learner, Meg has pursued a variety of creative interests, from cross-stitch and knitting to music and piano. During the last year and a half, her weekly art classes have enriched her life tremendously. Her newfound skills have brought her greater focus and satisfaction, as well as a sense of competency and achievement not typically afforded individuals with autism. Through her art, Meg has gained a new dimension of expressive capabilities, allowing her true self to shine.