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Umlauf Insights: Stephanie Busing and Nimer Aleck

Here's a Q+A session with the designers of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden's current "Studio in the Museum" exhibition. 6pm.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee, 512/445-5582


Art for the People: Off the Wall, Off the Flesh

This is a group exhibition of street, tattoo, stencil, and mural artists, their works presented on traditional media in one fantastic show. Featuring Lucas Aoki, Nick Baxter, Bort, Wendi Ramirez, Jason Eatherly, Mike “Truth” Johnston, Roshi K, and more. Through July 30.

1711 S. First.

Art on 5th: The Fine Art of Disney

Artwork from your favorite Disney films by ten officially licensed artists. Through Aug. 21.

Art on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar, 512/481-1111

Atelier 3-D: A Sculptors' Studio

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.

Blue Moon Glassworks: Classes

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

City Glass: Workshops and Classes

Glass blowing? Yes, and much more, in this longtime professional studio. 1105 E. Sixth, 584-9323.,

Davis Gallery: Seeking Surreal

Seeking? We reckon they've found it, in this vivid group show that spotlights works by Gladys Poorte, Mark Nesmith, Chris de Dier, Denise M. Fulton, Faustinus Deraet, Lisa Beaman, and more. Through July 30.

Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929

DeCola & Eusebi Gallery

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

grayDUCK Gallery: Midas

This year's "Eyes Got It!" winner Rachel Wolfson Smith presents her series of large graphite drawings, bringing medieval battles and fables into the modern age with stunning, monochrome beauty and power. "I interpret the allure and consequences of King Midas' wish as drawings of race scenes reminiscent of Renaissance battle paintings," says Smith, "and gold-leafed stars, like gilded icons, hovering in the night sky above expensive cars that lost control." We look on, thunderstruck – and reckon you will, too, citizen. Through Aug. 21.

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

Imagine Art: A Room Of My Own

View the unique perspective of people with disabilities and the plight for choice among homelessness, institutionalization, group home living, and adults who never left home. Through Sept. 23.

2830 Real., 512/448-1840

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Naturescapes

Art by Anna Lisa Leal. Through Aug. 30.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 412/232-0100

Lora Reynolds Gallery: Pioneer Lust

This exquisite and highly recommended group show features works by Noriko Ambe, Colby Bird, Ben Durham, Tony Feher, Shannon Finley, Donald Moffett, Arlene Shechet, and Jim Torok. Bonus: Francesca Gabbiani in the Project Room. Through Sept. 10.

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

MACC: Let's Talk In Volume

This new installation by Mary Godigna Collet features art created with crude oil. Through December.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

Mexic-Arte Museum: Young Latino Artists 21

Curated by David “Shek” Vega, this "Amexican@" exhibition focuses on Latina/o artists who grew up as part of the Millennial generation. Through Aug. 28.

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

North Hills Gallery: One Thread at a Time

Austin artists who explore fiber in multiple contexts. Reception: Through July 31.

7050 Village Center Dr.

Old Bakery Gallery: The Space Within

The works of Kathi Herrin, Leslie Kell, and Greta Olivas comprise an exhibition that explores color, form, and texture in a marvelous fashion. Through July 30.

Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress, 512/794-1300

Photo Methode Gallery: Live Snakes

Peter Brown Leighton's imaginary vernacular images are sourced from bits and pieces of discarded analog photographs acquired over the years from the dust bins of the 20th century. Tell you what: We love this monochrome and faintly Lynchian stuff. And reckon you will, too. Through Aug. 19.

Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/294-9550

Pump Project: Fresh Exchange

The Contemporary Austin presents the latest in their Teen Artist + Mentor series of exhibitions, in which professional artist-mentors are paired with exemplary high school students from the Austin area. Through Aug. 13.

Pump Project, 702 Shady

Studio L Gallery

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


The Blanton Museum: Goya: Mad Reason

The Blanton presents an exhibition of nearly 150 prints and paintings by renowned Spanish court painter Francisco de Goya, the prints borrowed from Yale University Art Gallery’s distinguished Arthur Ross Collection, the paintings from the Kimbell Art Museum, the Meadows Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. (As the soapmonger Dr. Bronner might have put it with his own mad reason: Three in one! Three in one!) Through Sept. 25.

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

Wally Workman Gallery: Diana Greenberg

The local painter's work is an exploration in emotion, with patterns from nature and figurative work morphed into abstracted color-field studies. Through July 30.

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

Women & Their Work: Converse: Real Talk

Ann Johnson's new installation here showcases her experimental process (including intaglio on sycamore leaves, text prints, transparencies, and found objects) to address African-American genealogy, folklore, and legacy. Through Aug. 18.

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

Yard Dog: ¿Quién Es Más Macho? Wes Anderson vs. The Wild Birds of Texas

Now here's an exhibition title we can get behind. And, tell you what, the show itself? Featuring that Canadian Lisa Brawn's new collection of carved and painted woodcut portraits of Wes Anderson movie characters and the birds of Texas? It's gorgeous and a half, stunning in its polychrome pizzazz, and just the sort of intersection of vision and craft we like to see – and reckon you will, too. Through July 31.

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

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