Texas Artist Series: Mike Johnston
August 15, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Experience the rich diversity of Texas's cultural heritage. From world-renowned concert pianists to award-winning authors, cutting-edge filmmakers to dance troupes, this series explores the arts.
Join us for a talk on artworks not found on canvas, carved in marble or displayed behind glass but those on view outside a museum's walls. Mike (TRUTH) Johnston will join us for a discussion on street art, share his experiences and give us a glimpse behind the curtain of the Austin street art scene. After the talk create your very own screen printed poster featuring one of Mike's original works, while supplies last.
Please note: RSVPs to this event are currently at capacity. There will be a standby line at the door and if space becomes available, guests in standby will be seated on a first come first served basis. The first 70 people to arrive will receive tickets for the screen printing activity at a reception after the talk.
Educators, to receive CPE credit for attending, email Education@thestoryoftexas.com
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.
Mike Johnston is a street art evangelist (TRUTH) bringing the message of joy to the masses. His major influences have been travel, comic books, Jesus Cristo, and street art. He has globe-trotted between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East before making Austin his home base. Quickly thereafter, he became known for the portraits of pop culture icons he painted throughout the city. His bright, graphic and illustrative style catches people’s attention. He loves to paint on found objects and on giant concrete walls. One thing he hopes to be true about his art is that it brings a smile.
To learn more visit his website http://www.mikejohnstonartist.com/ and check out this story on KUT.