Daily Arts: Frame Up
At Camp Contemporary, Life Imitates Art
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.

12:32PM Fri. Jul. 29, Emily Gibson Read More | Comment »

Mondo Con: The Third Coming
Mondo may as well just change their name to "Shut Up and Take My Money." The Austin-based print and collectibles company just announced that it'll be landing the Mondo Con festival mothership again.

3:00PM Wed. Jul. 27, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Unveiling Umlauf's Process
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.

8:00AM Wed. Jul. 27, Mary Cantrell Read More | Comment »

Wes Anderson vs. Texas' Wild Birds
To any old Joe Sixpack, famed indie-film characters such as Zero Moustafa or Richie Tenenbaum and exotic birds like an indigo bunting or a Carolina chickadee would seem to be far-out foes, having literally nothing in common. But to nature-inspired pop artist Lisa Brawn, a showdown between them was inevitable.

2:12PM Mon. Jul. 11, Mary Cantrell Read More | Comment »

How Nice to Be Under the Sea
Last summer, we met a deep-sea cephalopod so cute it won both our hearts and the unofficial name Opisthoteuthis adorabilis. This year, the sea will again show its cuddlier side − with a little help from local seamstress Kristin Hogan and her all-sea animal plushy exhibition, "Plush the Sea."

9:53AM Fri. May 27, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Time for Another Graphic Novadose of That Kramer’s Ergot
You’ve done drugs, right? Not just alcohol, c’mon, alcohol only makes you stupid. I mean, you’ve at least smoked weed, right? Maybe done ecstasy or ‘shrooms or, ah, what was Jim Morrison’s thing? Tarantula venom? And maybe you’ve especially dropped a lot of acid?

2:35PM Wed. May 25, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Time for Another Graphic Novadose of That Kramer’s Ergot
The Art of Elections
Cartoon characters. Kaiju monsters. Video games. Guzu Gallery has held themed shows dedicated to just about every beloved childish distraction. Now they're adding the greatest game of them all, politics, to the list with "POPular Vote", an exhibition of original art in honor of this most dishonorable election year.

10:00AM Fri. May 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

West Austin Studio Tour: Recommendations
So many things to see during the two weekends of the West Austin Studio Tour, and of course you can get the best overview at the project’s own website, but we’ve got some picks for you – the sort of things you might otherwise miss, but which you should see if you enjoy beauty and professional technique and, uh, Chronicle recommendations.

3:15PM Tue. May 10, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

KRAKATHOOOOM!! Free Comic Book Day Is Soon Upon Us Once Again!
Once a year, the major players (and many of the minor ones) in the comic-book industry flood the shelves with special issues for Free Comic Book Day, and this year it’s happening on Saturday, May 7.

11:00AM Tue. May 3, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Review: Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Another distorted salvo from Dinesh D’Souza
Travis County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Shot Dead Monday Morning Craig Hutchinson shot and killed in his Round Rock backyard
Midtowne Spa Shutters After Two Decades Austin loses another gay-centric business
Steven Tyler’s Country Romp Aerosmith frontman’s roots excursion rocks Nashville twang