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Blanton Museum of Art features Silhouette Artist Cindi Harwood Rose

UPDATE: Blanton Museum of Art – 19th Century B Scene featured Artists with Flair

B Scene has the Cindi Silhouette Museum Scene

We have updated this blog to include photos captured at the event!  Thanks for checking them out:

Texas features Silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose at museums

Travel to San Juan and to the impressionistic era along with the Blanton museum in Austin, Texas and have a Victorian silhouette made by Cindi Harwood Rose.  This Texas silhouette artist loves to share the importance of the quick- cut profile which she compares to a brush stroke.  She explained that in a minute a brush stroke can change a portrait, and in a minute a scissors cut can change a portrait that happens to be scissors carved sideways, or profile forward.  This particular evening, Harwood Rose showed the miniature silhouette which was in its heyday in the 1800’s.  Large silhouette profile snippings are not as collectable unless they are hung on museum walls and have a unique narrative.


Scissors Silhouette Living Fine Artist featured at the Blanton Museum, Austin Texas

B scene: Bon Voyage – Paris to San Juan
Friday, June 19
6 – 10 p.m.

Details available on the museum website:

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Travel back in time at the Blanton Museum of Art to the impressionistic era of famed painter, Francis Oller, to his homeland, Puerto Rico.  Enjoy the member lounge which will feature a live performance of scissors silhouette artist Cindi Rose. This rare form of intricate portraiture in cut paper was popular in the mid-nineteenth century. The Blanton Museum of Fine Arts in Austin, Texas will feature a retrospective with salsa music, edibles of the era, living foods, a DJ and organic tamales.  Cindi Rose is an honor graduate of the fine art and journalism departments of University of Texas. As one of the few living silhouette artists she says she still does silhouette cutting art, just like she did over 35 years ago to preserve the importance of the work.   Receiving a hand-cut profile brings great joy to others in an immediate fashion, rarely accomplished by other art forms.

Embark on a B scene voyage! Picture yourself as a mid-Nineteenth Century traveler accompanying Impressionist painter Francisco Oller back to his homeland in Puerto Rico. You’ll arrive in the diverse and lively city of San Juan pulsing with rhythms from across the Caribbean. KUTX’s Michael Crockett, (host of radio show Horizontes and Global Grooves) will be your musical guide this Friday.

President Thomas Jefferson Silhouette

Cornelia Jefferson SilhouetteThe famous paper art profile master raved: “I was recently invited to Austin to do silhouettes such as those done in the 19th century, and recreate history for guests and party-goers!

Even in the 1800’s there were not more than 28 true living silhouette artists (same as today) who could look, and cut the profile without a sketch, light, tracing, projector, and with the interior details, and groupings. It is a gift, and any real silhouette artist will tell you they feel the same way!”


Internationally known silhouette scissors artist Cindi Harwood Rose will be a special guest of the Blanton Museum at UT Austin on Friday. A real celebrity and opportunity to get a lasting heirloom!

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Silhouette Scissors artist Cindi Harwood Rose

Guests will also experience the impressive dance oriented repertoire of La Moña Loca, one of Austin’s newest and most exciting salsa orchestras! In between acts, Go Dance will host salsa demonstrations and offer dance instruction.

Prestigious premier celebrity silhouette artist Cindi will make classic hand-cut detailed accurate silhouettes as Father’s Day gifts and donations to the Austin Museum. Silhouettes were very popular in Impressionist painter Francisco Oller’s day.

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This event is FREE for members/ $12 general public. Tickets are available online or at the door.

ABOUT THE BLANTON MUSEUM: The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

The Blanton is considered one of the university’s many Gems along with The Harry Ransom Center, the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas Press, UT Libraries, the Graduate School, and the Michener Center for Writers.

Located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue, the museum is across the street from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and is adjacent to downtown Austin.

ABOUT SILHOUETTE SCISSORS ARTIST CINDI ROSE: Harwood Rose, is a graduate of University of Texas in Austin in fine art and communications and did her amazing art for both Disney theme parks, Six Flags, Astroworld, Unlike caricature artists or other people who can only do 12 people per hour, she can do 40 profile free-hand profiles with full details and accuracy in an hour– she does the lost French art of looking and cutting out the profile, and as mentioned (look up fastest silhouette artist in the world), she made a world speed record, and has done many celebrities. Cindi Rose has over 30 years experience, and was a TV host in Houston and Austin, and was formerly, Miss Austin Beautiful!

President James Polk Sarah Polk Silhouette Art

Cindi’s silhouettes of President James Knox Polk, who never had one done, and Sarah Polk, for the Museum in Virginia.

Rose, who can be viewed on silhouettesbycindi.com and watched on YouTube, or even joined at SilhoeuttesbyCindi Facebook is available for historic, prestigious events such as The Smithsonian, elaborate weddings of all cultures, educational fund-raisers, and celebrity Hollywood “it list” weddings and gifting suites.

The country’s top authority on collectible silhouettes, Peggy McClard, recommends collecting Rose’s art. Her earliest ones have sold for hundreds of dollars. To learn more about Cindi’s art, please visit her website http://silhouettesbycindi.com/

Cindi, a third generation fine artist, has done silhouettes over 35 years, and is considered the world’s fastest premier silhouette artist. You can view her write-up in the Guild of American Papercutters, or in American Profile Magazine, where Cindi Harwood Rose was chosen as an American hero, for her silhouettes for cancer survivors.

Watch Cindi's Silhouette Videos on YouTube
Watch Cindi’s Silhouette Videos on YouTube

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