Living in Austin, TX provides a green home-base for the cultural and environmental activities that are Randy Jewart’s passion. He founded Austin Green Art five years ago and has successfully directed its sixty-plus projects and raised over $500,000 to support its unique blend of art and activism. AGA partners with environmental groups like ForestEthics in San Francisco, green-minded company’s like Whole Foods Market and Starbucks, and school groups from pre-school through University of Texas and Carnegie Mellon. Randy chooses to be inspired by the work of these groups to address complex environmental and social issues and he leads AGA in the making of art that brings this work to the community.
Randy’s formative experience was a life in gymnastics that led him through Academic All-American status at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. His career as a stone sculptor was highlighted by exhibitions in Poland, the Pier Walk sculpture show in Chicago and as a board member of the International Sculpture Association. His masterpieces though, are his daughters — Ames (9) and Helen (5). An accidental radio encounter with William McDonough, architect and green visionary, inspired Randy’s innovation to bring artistic practice into a leadership role in the Sustainability Revolution. A literary scholar by training, he urges everyone to read Derrick Jensen, who he calls “the best writer on the planet.”