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ACC Kramer Gallery: Exploration in Clay

Behold, citizen, an exhibition of new ceramic works by Austin Community College students. And a celebration for the soon-retiring Ishmael Soto. Through Oct. 21.

1218 West Ave.

CamibaArt Gallery: Urban Kaleidoscope

Lorena Morales, working with a visual vocabulary deeply influenced by geometric abstraction and kinetic art, creates dynamic artworks about color, shadow, impermanence of reality, the movement of time and perception of home. Through Oct. 21.

Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/937-5921

The Blanton's Third Thursday

You know the Blanton Museum offers free admission on Thursdays, right? And on this third Thursday of October, they're featuring an all-levels yoga class with Adriene Mishler, a Nico-inspired concert by Brent Baldwin of Texas Choral Concert, a screening of Andy Warhol's Blood for Dracula, a "Perspectives" lecture by NYC-based guest Glenn O'Brien of Interview fame, and of course a close look at the current Warhol and Xu Bing exhibitions. Thu., Oct. 20, noon-9pm.

The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK, 512/471-7324

UT School of Architecture: States of Incarceration

As instigated by The New School in New York, here's the first national multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. As it's on view at UT for only a couple of weeks., we suggest: Unjail your mind from society's quotidian comforts and see these harsher truths for yourself. Through Oct. 21..

Goldsmith Hall's Mebane Gallery, 22nd & Guadalupe


78704 Gallery: Beili Liu

If a gallery's going to have a grand opening, which is what this 78704 is doing tonight, we reckon there can't be any better artist than Beili Liu to kick-start the joint with her creative explorations. For instance, incense drawings on paper, mounted on birch panels. In a word: Sublime.

1400 S. Congress.

Big Medium: We Are All Bewitched

which the artist Akirash (AKA Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya) uses plastic utensils, recyclables, paper currency and other detritus of consumer existence to address the economic systems that impact daily life. Through Nov. 20.

Canopy, 916 Springdale

Co-Lab Projects: Playgrounds

This year's SUMMERSCOOL program culminates in a group show featuring eight exciting young artists: Kate Barbee, Gingi Statman, John Welsh, Seth Murchison, Rowan Summers, Yamin Li, Joshua Orsburn, and p1nkstar. Through Oct. 29.

721 Congress.

Coronado Gallery at the MACC: Ceromantia

This exhibition by Roberto Munguia is based on an ancient divination practice that claims to tell the future through a careful examination of shapes created by spilling hot wax into cold water.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.

Coronado Studios

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.

De Stijl Gallery: Before I Knew You, I Missed You

Solo exhibition of new work by sculptor Tammie Rubin, who uses familiar forms to construct intricate porcelain sculptures, exploring the mysteries of the recognizable, decontextualized. Through Nov. 26.

1006 W. 31st., 512/354-0868

DeCola & Eusebi Gallery

Stained and leaded glass and mosaics. 701 Tillery Ste. A-11, 389-2266.

Flatbed Press: Schema, Scale and Construction

The large drypoint monoprints of Jenny Robinson capture urban architecture's post-industrial decline, the decrepitude and abandonment of aging structures seen throughout her immediate environment. Through Oct. 29.

Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

Gallery Shoal Creek: René Alvarado

This solo show of new works embraces the symbolism, metaphors, folklore, and traditional icons of the artist's Mexican roots. Through Oct. 29.

Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

grayDUCK Gallery: The Captain Asked For a Show of Hands

Austin artist W. Tucker uses his non-dominant hand to create childlike line drawings on found, tattered surfaces such as book covers, scraped lumber, and odd bits of paper. Through Oct. 30.

grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334

Guzu Gallery: Fantastic Universe

The artist currently known as Forces of Dorkness presents a new collection of paintings featuring one guy’s idea of what it is to be a creature in deep space. Through Nov. 1.

Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar, 512/454-4898

Helios Kiln Glass Studio: Classes and Demonstrations

Learn while they burn at this professional studio.

Helios Kiln Glass Studio, 10700 Anderson Mill Rd., 512/996-0960

Lora Reynolds Gallery: Levittown

Richard Forster's graphite drawings are often mistaken for photographs, but their source images are actually photocopies of photographs, made with various copiers at multiple copy centers. Forster faithfully reproduces – by hand – the unique imperfections and artifacts each photocopier introduces to the original images. Through Nov. 12.

Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces #50, 512/215-4965

MACC: Art Classes

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

MASS Gallery: The First Horizons of Juno

This homage to the histories of women’s material culture and feminist science fiction features works by Christina Coleman, Jane Hugentober, Candice Lin, Karen Lofgren, Christine Rebet, Alice Wang, and Chantal Wnuk – curated by Ariel Evans and C.C. Marsh. Through Oct. 22.

MASS Gallery, 507 Calles

Mexic-Arte Museum: Icons & Symbols of the Borderlands

These works of art serve as commentary on memory, ritual, nature, socio-political issues, and personal experience around the theme of the Mexico-U.S. border. Mesoamerican, Spanish, Mexican, and Native-American elements are blended with the modern American cultural terrain and its consumer trends. Through Nov. 13.

Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress, 512/480-9373

Modern Rocks Gallery: On the Bright Side

The excellent emporium of fancy minerals and award-winning music photography, located in the bustling Canopy compound? Yes, and right now they've got an exclusive showcase of new work from that highly skilled Sarah Frankie Linder, featuring images of Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Savages, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Black Angels, Patti Smith, and more.

Canopy, 916 Springdale, 512/524-1488

Roadhouse Relics

Vintage neon, carnival banners, and other tributes to U.S. popular culture by Todd Sanders.

Roadhouse Relics, 1720 S. First, 512/442-6366

Russell Collection: Pop Art

Originals and prints from Nelson de la Nuez, Alberto Murillo, Daniel Maltzman, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Damien Hirst, and Jim Dine. Through Oct. 31.

Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, 1137 W. Sixth, 512/478-4440

SouthPop: From Steam to Extreme

Austin's prime storehouse of local cultural history unwraps the tarpaulin on this new exhibition, chronicling the funk-infused days and nights of one of Austin’s most long-lived and prolific bandsExtreme Heat, formerly Steam Heat – via an array of posters, photos, and interviews. Through Dec. 15.

South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar, 512/440-8318

Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Into the Mystic

Beauty in light, beauty in shadow, sublime examples of the camera's capabilities by Kate Breakey – as seen in these new examples of her gold-leaf photographic art. Through Nov. 11.

Stephen L. Clark Gallery, 1101 W. Sixth, 512/477-0828

Studio L Gallery

Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.


Texas State History Museum

American Flags Check out this rich display of flags, original artwork, and related memorabilia from one of the most preeminent collections in the world. Also, The Power of Nazi Propaganda Remember back when that Hitler dipshit was going to, ah, make Germany great again? Remind yourself of the perils of fascism by scoping these rare artifacts from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Texas-based lenders, historic film footage, and first-person interviews. Through Jan. 8. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

Visual Arts Center

The work of Mexico City-based artist Victor Pérez-Rul is featured in the multi-part exhibition "Placeholder." Also, "Moving Mountains" by Edi Hirose and Nancy La Rosa; "Everyday Ogres" by Tania Mouraud; and "Research Image/Search Asteroid" by Cory Fitzgerald and Bucky Miller. Through Dec. 10.

Visual Arts Center, 2300 Trinity, 512/232-2348

Wally Workman Gallery: Eye to Eye, the Private Lives of Birds

If you're a bird and someone's getting eye-to-eye with you, you can only hope (because hope is that thing with feathers, right, Emily?) that that someone is Carol Dawson. Because Dawson's watercolors capture these wingéd creatures as perfectly as a camera does, as gloriously as light can. Through Oct. 29.

Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth, 512/472-7428

Women & Their Work: Plastic Planet

We're fans of Calder Kamin's work in general and are eagerly anticipating this show in which the artist addresses the complexity of both our biological environment and its human-instigated destruction with a small zoo's worth of colorful animals made from plastic bags. Not with, like, toy-looking animals, but realistically rendered varmints and woodland denizens that deserve better than the treachery wrought by homo sapiens. Through Nov. 10.

Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064

Yard Dog: Jonboy, Rico, and Keva's Crucial Adventures in the Westworld

Behold, right there on South Congress, a fine array of new paintings by Jon Langford, Eric Bellis, and Kevin Lycett, all three of whom are associated with the British rock band/art collective the Mekons. Through Nov. 27.

Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress, 512/912-1613

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