The special called meeting of the Austin Arts Commission pretty well lived up to its name Tuesday as an SRO crowd at the Off Center reacted to the city staff's "Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations" regarding the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution, and the commissioners showed some hustle in addressing the crisis facing local creatives.
Cast your mind back to the week before July 4, and you may recall the early fireworks in Austin's live music and creative communities in the form of the "Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations" – city staff's response to the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution. Tonight, the Arts Commission wants your thoughts on those rockets' red glare.
A rope swing over a tranquil, blue lake and ghost stories told into flashlight microphones – these are the memories of a childhood summer camp. A slow-roasted steer, live music, and bird-watching surrounded by 14 acres of sculpture – these will be the memories of Camp Contemporary, an adult camp hosted by the Contemporary Austin in October.
From roughly the 1950s to the 1980s, corporate America commissioned tremendous numbers of lavish Broadway-style shows about sales and service for industry conventions that weren’t open to the public. Some of those shows, though, were filmed.
Yes, and –
Guess who’s got a collection of those films?
When planning its 25th anniversary this year, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum decided to look inward. Rather than showcasing outside artists in its sunlit gallery space, the museum would focus on its namesake, master sculptor Charles Umlauf, and re-create his studio in it as part of a new interactive exhibit.