Ron Borden will be the featured artist for October at Art Unhitched 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The open-air market is held the second Saturday each month at 312 E. Hopkins at CM Allen Parkway behind The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery in San Marcos. The market is free and open to the public.
Since selling his first painting on the San Marcos courthouse square in 2008, Borden has placed art pieces around the world. The painting “Water Shards,” a painting that was made with the concept of glass abstract water that is shattered with a hammer, can be found in the Cross Mills Library in Charleston, R.I.
“You walk into that library and see that painting, and you’ll say that’s a Ronnie Borden,” he said.
Borden considers his art to be poetry with paint. His influences include Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, and graphic artist J.W. Turner. “I never have the title when I start to paint them – just the colors,” Borden said. “That freedom comes out in my art and the faces of the people when they first see my art. Your eyes don’t lie. The way I paint was taught to me.”
Borden can be found selling his work not only at Art UnHitched, but also at Gruene Market days and online at Yessy Art Gallery.
Art Unhitched has chosen the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center as the featured nonprofit for the Oct. 12 Art Market because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center provides confidential and free direct services to thousands of victims of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse each year. At the market, HCWC will provide information and offer a children’s activity titled “Hands are for Helping, Not for Hurting.”
For more information on Art UnHitched, contact Jennifer Mach at 512-393-8413 or Charlotte Wattigny at 512-393-5932.Email | Print