Visual Arts

Wine, Women, and Song Wednesday

Art by Matchi, music by Kim Weeks. Wed., Jan. 23, 6-8pm. 107 RR 620 #108, Lakeway.


www.artaffairlakeway.com, dena@artaffairlakeway.com



Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight Oh, those strange and glorious Soundsuits! Through Dec. 30. Andy Coolquitt: Attainable Excellence The relentlessly inventive Austinite attains some excellence, alright. Both shows: Extended through Feb. 24.

The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312


AMOA/Arthouse at Laguna Gloria: New Methods of Drawing

"ShapeShifting: New Methods of Drawing" is a two-person show by Austin's own Bethany Johnson and Ann Tarantino of Pennsylvania, two artists who use elements of chance to explore the intricacies of systems in their works. Through Feb. 17.

Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 512/458-8191


Architects of Air: Exxopolis

Stop by the Long Center to enter this newest luminarium, an enormous walk-though sculpture in which glowing seams create "a scintillating lattice of light and color, a neon spectacle of beauty." Imagine if the Taj Mahal and God's Favorite Kaleidoscope had an inflatable baby; now come walk through its brilliant innards. Note: Ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Jan. 19-27. Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm. $10.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100


Artworks Gallery

Tropical butterflies displayed in plexiboxes designed by G.W. Clark.

Artworks Gallery, 1214 W. Sixth, 512/472-1550

Artworks Gallery

Artworks Gallery, 1214 W. Sixth, 512/472-1550

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.

Austin Art & Frame: Call for Art

Local and regional art submissions sought; all styles considered. See website for details. 2805 Bee Caves #430.


www.austinartframe.com, submitart@austinartframe.com

Austin Pastel Society Membership Exhibition

Through Oct. 27. North Hills Gallery, 7050 Village Center Dr.


Beth McElhaney Gallery

Handmade jewelry in this space shared with Pro-Jex Gallery. 1710 S. Lamar Ste. B.


Handmade glass art and jewelry.

Blue Moon Glassworks, 108 W. 43rd, 512/380-0770


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.

www.cityglass.us, cityglassmail@gmail.com

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.

Creative Arts Austin: Classes

Painting, collage, mixed media, digital photography, and more. Specific classes for beginners to advanced, teenage to adult. E-mail for details.

classes@andrewlong.net, classes@andrewlong.net

Creative Arts Society Memberships: Open Call

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.

DeCola & Eusebi Gallery

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

Dragonfly Gallery: Fine Arts Workshops

Photography, Photoshop post-processing, and more. See website for details. 4007 Marathon,


www.dragonflygallerytx.com, dragonflygallery@att.com

Dumont Gallery

Linda Dumont: cityscapes, abstracts, and portraits. Call for appointment. 815 E. 52nd.


www.lindadumont.com, linda@dumontstudio.com

Farm to Market: Lance Bradley

Paintings and prints. 1718 S. Congress, 462-7220.

www.thelancebradley.com, lancebradleyatx@gmail.com

Francois Photography Gallery

Francois Photography, 309-B Bowie, 512/320-0072


Gallery Shoal Creek: Katie Maratta + Jill Lear

Maratta uses graphite and ink to render extraordinary depictions of Texas horizons in black and white, often a few feet long but only one inch tall. Lear presents a mixed-media series featuring vivid abstractions of trees in urban landscapes. Recommended. Through Feb. 16pm.

Gallery Shoal Creek, 2905 San Gabriel, 512/454-6671

GrayDUCK Gallery: If You Love It, Let It Do

The artists of California's Crim City Collective – Will Grant, PJ Maracle, and Ross Yates – don't so much display works within a venue as take that venue over with a site-specific installation created via a fast-paced, impulsive working style that explores ideas of major action, instant information, and free association. You know how grayDUCK's space is usually all spare and elegant? We reckon it's gonna look like something highly creative asploded in there – and we look forward to seeing that. Through Feb. 17.

grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, 826-5334

www.grayduckgallery.com, duckduck@grayduckgallery.com

Interior Design Gallery: Jessica Anne Baum

Paintings inspired by nature. 7825 Burnet Rd.,


www.jabartwork.com, jessica@jabartwork.com

Keepin' Weird Down By The Riverside

Aralyn Hughes, watercolorist Carmen Shanfield, and photographer Hershall Spradley are the featured artists in the Old Bakery Gallery this month. Through Feb. 7. 1006 Congress, 477-5961.

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


Mexican-American Community Center: Heaven & Earth

Here's a compelling reason to visit the MACC: An exhibition of new paintings by Fidencio Duran. Also, in the Community Gallery there: The Big Red Bus, a retrospective by music legend Oscar Martinez. Through March 30.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River


Mi Casa Gallery: Alfonso Huerta

New works by the Mexican artist. 1700 S. Congress, 707-9797.

North Hills Gallery: Beyond Limits

New paintings by Greta Olivas. Through Feb. 3. 7050 Village Center,


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


Studio C Gallery: Ponies & Penguins

New works by Holly Bronko and Alexandra Valenti. 2309 Thornton.

Studio L Gallery

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


Texas Biennial: Call For Art

Open to all artists living and working in Texas. Submissions for TX13 are now being accepted. See website for details. Deadline: Feb. 28.

Texas Folklife: John Christian

The Austin photographer captures Texas diversity, from Big Bend's stunning terrain to Austin’s Split Rail Inn to the porches of Navasota, in images spanning more than five decades. Through Jan. 31.

Texas Folklife Resources Office, 1317 S. Congress, 441-9255

www.texasfolklife.org, info@texasfolklife.org

The Women's Center: Creative Arts Society

Through Aug. 13. 12200 Renfert, second floor.

www.creativeartssociety.org, publicity@creativeartssociety.org

Wally Workman Gallery: line/form/color

It's partly Jan Heaton's strong talent and skills, her careful arrangements, that make her works so impressive and such a joy to see, and it's partly her chosen medium: the notoriously unforgiving gambit of watercolors. Of course, she's got several representational foliate paintings here, too; but it's the more abstract works of subtle colors that really skewer the soul. Through Jan. 26.

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