Jamie Panzer's public sculpture in the Boggy Creek Greenbelt is coming down, people, by the hand of the artist himself – and on his birthday, no less. Come and bear witness to the finale of a creative spectacle this evening! Thu., July 31, 7pm. 2201 Rosewood.
New works on paper – portraits, specifically, and damned good ones – by this talented artist, including her "Brown Paper Bag Series." Closing reception: Fri., Aug. 1, 7pm.
New East Arts Gallery, 1601 E. Fifth #106, 512/477-9438
New works by Arturo Mallmann, Jamie Kirkland, and Arthur Umlauf, with the Earth's primal elements as subject or inspiration. Reception (RSVP): Sat., July 12, 6-9pm. Exhibition: Through July 31. Tue.-Sat., 10am-6pm.
Russell Collection, 1137 W. Sixth, 512/478-4440
Artworks Gallery, 1214 W. Sixth, 512/472-1550
is a centrally located sculpture studio (featuring the work of Steve Dubov, Heather Tolleson, and Terry Wilemon) that offers ongoing classes and workshops for all skill levels; the venue's also open to artists looking for workspace and tools. New classes starting soon! Call or see the website for details. 701 Tillery, 385-1115.
Handmade glass art and jewelry.
Blue Moon Glassworks, 108 W. 43rd, 512/380-0770
This Hyde Park epicenter of everything silica-based and lovely offers instruction on glass fusing, leaded glass, precious-metal clay, and much more.
Blue Moon Glassworks, 108 W. 43rd, 380-0770
Through Aug. 26.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 512/538-1991
New works in a variety of media by interdisciplinary artist Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya. Through Aug. 30.
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/693-1698
Glass blowing? Yes, and much more, in this longtime professional studio. 1105 E. Sixth, 584-9323.
The Serie Project, a nonprofit Latino arts organization hosted by Coronado Studios, produces, promotes, and exhibits serigraph prints created by diverse artists. 6601 Felix, 385-3591.
The professional nonprofit visual-arts organization has more than 100 members and offers multiple fine art exhibit opportunites, monthly meetings, networking, volunteer opportunities, and more. See website for details.
Stained and leaded glass and mosaics. 701 Tillery Ste. A-11, 389-2266.
Behold this collection of new paintings by Austin's Waterloo Watercolor Group, juried by Alexis Lavine. Through Aug. 3. Awards ceremony: Wed., July 16, 6:30-8:30pm.
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000
Photography, Photoshop post-processing, and more. See website for details. 4007 Marathon,
Houston painter Lane Hagood, long-standing Monster Show contributor back in the Domy days, presents his newest collection of work. Bonus: New art by Juan Cisneros, in the adjoining Las Cruxes space.
Farewell Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez
This show boasts a wide array of prints from local and international artists who've worked at Flatbed during the past two-and-a-half decades: Lilianna Porter, Samson Mnisi, Randy Twaddle, Dan Rizzie, Liz Ward, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Billy Hassel, Lee Smith, Keith Carter, Dennis Fagan, Greg Murr, Frank X Tolbert 2, Mary McCleary, Luis Jimenez, Ken Hale, Sandria Hu, Jack Craft, Pete Duggins, Sterling Allen, Celia Muñoz, Joan Winter, Ann Conner, Robert Levers, James Surls, and others. Talk about your company of glory, right? Highly recommended. Through Sep. 13.
Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/477-9328
Art by Greta Olivas, Marilyn Rea Nasky, Rebecca Bennett, and more. 612 Brazos #100, 512/560-7924.
Learn while they burn at this professional studio.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio, 10700 Anderson Mill Rd., 512/996-0960
Sculpting, working in clay and paper pulp, painting with acrylics: many opportunities for learning a craft here. See website for details.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 478-6222
What new wonders are displayed within the walls of the Mexican-American Cultural Center? In the Coronado Gallery: Caminos Compartidos (Shared Paths) by Oscar Silva and Patricia Green. In the Community Gallery: Delirio Fantástico (Fantastic Delirium) by Manuel Miranda. Reception: Fri., June 27, 7-9pm.
Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772
Curated by the Más Rudas Chicana
art collective of San Antonio, this exhibition presents Latina artists cultivating artistic vocabularies to understand the world around them. Featuring new works by Natalia Anciso
, Daphne Arthur
, Nani Chacon
, Audrya Flores
, Suzy Gonzalez
, Alexis Herrera
, Las Hermanas Iglesias
, Annette Martinez
, Senalka McDonald
, and others. See here for more
. Through Sep. 7
. $5 ($4, seniors, students; free, Sundays).
Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress, 512/480-9373
New works by the Mexican artist. 1700 S. Congress, 707-9797.
Vintage neon, carnival banners, and other tributes to U.S. popular culture by Todd Sanders.
Roadhouse Relics, 1720 S. First, 512/442-6366
Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.
Photographs, artifacts, vintage pop-culture items and interactive lounges make this show a vast wunderkammer of nostalgia and graphic style predicated on that pivotal year that was
. Among what you'll see: the iconic purple jacket worn by rock legend Jimi Hendrix; Mr. Rogers' sweater and sneakers; a talking Mrs. Beasley doll; Vietnam-era artifacts, such as a full-size Huey helicopter, a draft notice, helmets and other gear; an actual program from Dr. Martin Luther King's funeral service; a camera used to photograph Robert Kennedy the night he was shot. Through Sept. 1
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
"Arts of the Ancient Andes: Between Mountains and Sea" Works ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and modeled effigies, chosen from among UT's impressive holdings by curator Dr. Kimberly L. Jones. Through Aug. 17. In the Company of Cats and Dogs This multifaceted look at our relationship with felines and canines through the ages includes works by Albrecht Dürer, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, William Blake, Francisco Goya, Paul Gauguin, Takahashi (Shotei) Hiroaki, Pablo Picasso, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Hopper, Louise Bourgeois, and others. Through Sep. 21.
The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324
Looking for art of international impact? At the Jones Center
, behold an array of world-class marvels
from the private collection of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman
: Works by Matthew Barney
, Maurizio Cattelan
, Louise Bourgeois
, Jim Hodges
, Anish Kapoor
, Ron Mueck
, Juan Muñoz
, Marc Quinn
, Yinka Shonibare MBE
, Kiki Smith
, Gillian Wearing
, and more, exploring themes of the body, the figure, and relationships. Through Aug. 24. 700 Congress
. At Laguna Gloria
, feast your senses on the land-hugging, lobster-netted, site-specific installation "Current" by Orly Genger
. Through Aug. 24. 3809 W. 35th
We're going to recommended this show above all others in town right now, because what figurative painters Sara and Shane Scribner have rendered in oils on panel is about as gorgeous as art can be when it's also a little unsettling, a little Shirley Jackson-wise creepy and compelling, and this collection of originals puts a fine shadowy chill into summer's fiery onslaught. Reception: Sat., July 12, 6-8pm. Exhibition: Through Aug. 2.
Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth, 512/472-7428
Working with a minimalist palette, Hawaiian-born artist Akiko Kotani has enveloped the gallery walls with thousands of feet of crocheted plastic, the handcrafted encasement flowing off the familiar verticals and puddling at the floor. Reception: Sat., July 12, 7-9pm. Exhibition: through Aug. 29.
Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064
Calgary artist Lisa Brawn offers a stunning collection of avian portraits – rendered as woodcut blocks painted in vivid color.
Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress, 512/912-1613