Lost & Found, by John Storm and Cash Teague

On view August 18-September 30, 2017

Exhibition Opening August 17, 5:30-7:30 pm

A dual exhibition by two Waco-based art educators, Lost & Found by John Storm and Cash Teague is a selection of work in pencil, watercolor, acrylics, and wood presented for the first time to central Texas. The title of the exhibition references Thomas Merton’s quote, “Art is the only way you can find yourself and lose yourself at the same time."  Both artists allow medium and process to guide them to a completed work. Storm and Teague, who both teach high school art, let themselves get lost in the experience of creating and then find challenges along the way, continually learning as they go.

Inspired by many sources including outsider art, children’s art, street art and the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, Storm seeks a sense of playfulness and serendipity in the moment of creation. Teague’s work is informed by a love of people, in portraits and figures, and in his most recent work for this exhibition, a family history of woodwork and carpentry.

John Storm was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. He has called Waco home since he graduated from Baylor University (2003) with a degree in Studio Art. After graduation, John pursued a career as an art educator and will begin his twelfth year of teaching this fall at Midway High School. Storm completed his Master’s of Art Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2015 and concluded the program with an exhibition of his work titled, ENJOY.

Cash Teague has enjoyed making art his whole life and his influences include painter Chuck Close and interactive artist Daniel Rozin. He has been a featured artist at a number of local art events including Art on Elm Avenue and Waco Cultural Arts Festival, where he paints live portraits of celebrities in as little as 10 minutes. He is currently teaching high school at Rapoport Academy in Waco, and has taught art to students of all ages over the last eight years. Teague received his teaching certificate through McLennan Community College while working as an art teacher, after receiving his bachelor’s in Youth and Family Ministry with a minor in Art from Abilene Christian University.