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Entering the Lion's Nest

01.16.2015 by: Travis Sandoval
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The Lion's Nest

A peek into the Lion's Nest.

The Lion’s Nest is a hybrid art gallery, retail shop, and art-making studio that opened up in October on East 6th street. Co-owners Johanna Mueller and Katie Croft have filled the store with items they love made by friends or that they discovered on their travels. While there’s a big emphasis on art prints, cards, and stationery there’s plenty more available.

The Lion's Nest

Beef up your art collection with unique prints.

Prints are an accessible way to start your own art collection or share art with others. The art prints available are all made by hand processes - engraving, linoleum cut, woodcut, lithography, screen print, and etching. You’ll find cute animal scenes, such as works by Laura Baisden, and dark oddities like Andrew Kosten’s work. One of my favorites in store is Laura Baisden’s Friendship, which features a group of forest animals sitting down at a picnic table.

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Hand drawn black and gold designs by Horn & Heel. {Photo courtesy of the Lion's Nest Instagram}

Handmade ceramics, jewelry, and home goods can also be found here. The jewelry selection is pretty impressive with pieces featuring hand wrought sterling silver and gold, sustainably mined stones, and animal themes. Some stand out items with hand drawn black and gold designs come from North Carolina’s Horn & Heel. Edgy cuffs from Los Angeles’ Alkemie make bold statements as wearable gold animals.

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A few cozy home goods available in the shop.

The interior is spacious and airy with special exhibits featured on their walls. Currently on display is Pressure Island: Apparitions and Hallucination which features prints from graduate and undergraduate students at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. Tonight is a great time to stop by as they’ll be hosting an event for this exhibit as part of Print Austin 2015.  

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