"...Such temporary public art has been around for years, with Fusebox Festival and Art Alliance Austin among the local leaders in commissioning it. Now, Art in Public Places, the city's public art program which has added many a permanent work of art to sites across Austin, is getting into temporary art in a big way..."
"...Austin's character is made by its people, objects, and places. Combined, they form our city's personality, its genius and fragility, its power and swerve..."
"...6-7:30pm: Art Ride: Art in Public Places Eastside tour. Departs from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, 400 Nueces...."
"...Asked to explain the process for getting permission to paint an artwork on a public right-of-way, Bartles replied: "You can't legally paint or mark on any public property. Public property belongs to the taxpayers, and most of them don't want their city to look like that." He's mistaken that there's no legal way to paint on public property; it can be done with a permit from Art in Public Places, the city's public art program, which the officer was unfamiliar with..."
"...The city of Austin's Art in Public Places program hosts open studios by AIPP-commissioned artists. At 6pm, Winningham will demonstrate her mosaic technique and discuss her design for AIPP's East Seventh Street Corridor Obelisco project..."
"...The city of Austin Art in Public Places program, Art Alliance Austin, and Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop partner to offer a different docent-led tour of public art and art exhibitions throughout Austin each day. Rental bikes are available; helmets and reservations are required...."
"...But more will be going on beyond the Art City borders, even before the fair begins: Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival's Barrels Across Texas fundraiser (Thursday, April 23, 6pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center); Pecha Kucha Night, where architects, artists, and designers show their work in six-minute, 40-second bursts (Thursday, April 23, 8:20pm, Austin City Limits studio); Art Spaces, a progressive tour through six Central Austin galleries (Friday, April 24, 5:30-9pm); art talks on Critics, Critique and Community (a panel moderated by this writer, April 24, 4pm, Domy Books), Art in Public Places: Temporary Outdoor Projects (Friday, April 24, 8pm, Mexican American Cultural Center), and Fusebox's 12:19 Project (Saturday, April 25, 3:30pm, Austin Museum of Art – Downtown); 12:19 Project, in which people chronicle their lives from 12:19 to 12:20pm (daily, Austin Museum of Art); Lance Letscher booksignings (Friday, April 24, 6:30pm, D Berman Gallery; Saturday, April 25, 2pm, Austin Museum of Art booth at Art City); Bodies in Urban Spaces, where 25 dancers lead the audience through streets and buildings of Downtown Austin (Saturday, April 25, 1 & 6:30pm; Sunday, April 26, 11am, Republic Square Park); and, in partnership with Mellow Johnny's, daily bike tours exploring local public art projects (Thursday-Friday, April 23-24, noon; Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 8:30am)...."
"...The Gala & Live/Silent Auction is at the UT Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto, Thu, Nov 14, 6-10pm. 837-9985. Up Against the Wall, Mofo City of Austin Art in Public Places Program wants you, you wild artist type..."
"...The City's Art in Public Places Program seeks to commission artists for three unique public art projects: the Austin Convention Center Garage, some number of fire stations, and the TEMPO 2016 Temporary Public Art Project. They're holding an Artist Information Meeting on the first of those at the Cultural Arts Division offices at 201 E..."
"...11) BILL DAVENPORT SITTING AT THE GIANT MUSHROOMS ON AUDITORIUM SHORES Nice. The temporary outdoor sculpture project between Art in Public Places and the Texas Biennial was new but turned out successful...."
"...8. City Art: Austin's Art in Public Places' exhibition (Municipal Building). This exhibition of small works by artists who have participated (or are currently working on) public art projects provided a fine opportunity to reflect on the first 10 years of this program..."
"...Given how busy Chenoweth has been of late – she was the featured artist at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Garden Party this spring, had a solo show at the Butridge Gallery this summer, launched her "Hedonic Map of Austin" at Co-Lab this fall, and just wrapped up four years of service on the Art in Public Places Panel, for which she received a Partner in the Arts Award from the City of Austin's Economic Development Department – you might imagine all the preparation and effort that the tour requires is more than she needs on her plate. But that isn't the case..."
"...By mid-October, the full artistic expression of his sentiments was manifested: three outsized piñata-like creations shaped like burros, installed in the heart of the Eastside, a project aided by a commission from the city of Austin Arts in Public Places program. Reva Bhalla – Goujon's fiancée and business partner who helped coax his muse – described the project with palpable enthusiasm in an email...."
"...This Saturday, June 20, friends of Larry Monroe will come together to honor the legendary and beloved Austin deejay and musicologist, with the dedication and blessing of the Larry Monroe Forever Bridge, created by Larry's partner Ave Bonar, mosaic artist Stefanie Distefano, and a team of more than 100 volunteers, working through the Artwork Donation program of Austin's Art in Public Places over the past six months to create a mosaic with custom tiles in Larry's honor. There's a dedication ceremony, with a musical program and more, from 10-11am at the pavilion at Little Stacy Park (1500 Alameda)..."
"...Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the city of Austin's Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, seeks to commission a professional artist, or artist team, to create artwork for the expansion of Austin Studios, which is owned by the Austin Film Society. Visual artists who live or work in the state of Texas are eligible to apply..."
"...Art in Public Places, a program of the city's Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, invites the Montopolis community to meet the artists commissioned to design and fabricate an artwork for the Montopolis Neighborhood Center. See a preview of the proposed artwork, with the artists on hand to listen to comments and answer questions: 1-3pm Tue., March 24, at 1416 Montopolis Dr...."
"...Approving $90,000 -- 0.5% of the project cost -- for an Art in Public Places commission for the new combined emergency center to be built at the old airport, which for security reasons will not, exactly, be a public place. The work, by Wimberley sculptor Roger Colombik, includes a fountain and "porch swing" located in the building's break area...."
"...• The Art in Public Places program has two open calls to artists, seeking proposals to design and fabricate artwork for large-scale projects at Bergstrom Airport; apply through www.publicartist.org...."
"..."Gleanings from the Winter Garden Studio," recent prints by artist Arleen Polite, is on view through April 9. Polite's work involves the people, places, animals, and architecture that surround her..."
"...Hospitals can be scary places, especially for ill or injured children and their families, and, as I understand it, many people find art museums almost as intimidating. But fear gives way to wonder when patients and families enter the new Dell Children's Medical Center and stop to turn the knobs of the loopy, multisensory, hands-on contraption that greets them..."
"..."Do I envy local actors who go from one show to the next without missing a beat? Sure. Would I trade places with them? No, because my family is my most important production and there are no revivals; they are only 10 or 13 once..."
"...Arismendi has been drawing on fabric for the last six years and has become increasingly more comfortable with the technique. Carefully stretching the material over a wall, the artist places an India ink drawing of the image she wants to use underneath the material as a guide..."
"...Chances are you'll notice at least one of the four modified "Exit" signs by Austin artist Kurt Dominick Mueller, installed in various places high up on the walls at Arthouse at the Jones Center. The sentiment expressed by the whole group, "Stay Here For a While," is a polite request that you might want to take Mueller up on..."
"...I've started to work so that it meets under the road, but I'd like to do, like, a giant disco ball under there: All mirror, everywhere. And I see places around town all the time, places that really need some work done..."
"...The artist is intent on "articulating space and material to induce intimate expressions of spiritual elevation and emotional intensity." Written more simply, Sawyer attempts to evoke a sense of sacred space. She has visited sacred places throughout the world and spent over a year in India and a similar length of time in Japan, courtesy of Fulbright Research Grants in 1982-83 and 1995-96, respectively..."
"...Last year, it was pianos. This year, it's swings and bouncy furniture that will crop up on street corners and other unexpected places in Austin's urban core...."
"...And there are many more such treasures waiting to be found in odd places through the city. "Cracks in the Pavement," the interactive project that gave Austinites last summer the chance to discover art on sidewalks, under bridges, beside freeways, on suburban streets, deep in park bushes, and in other unlikely corners of the cityscape, is back..."
"...Davenport uses crocheted yarn to create soft, sculptural objects, playfully suggesting function, teasing the viewer to guess what they might be. Green's favored medium is candy cast in resin — the highest and best use of gummi bears and M&Ms that I believe I've ever seen, after the obvious one (keeping children quiet in the grocery store and other public places)...."
"...I read in your last issue of the Chronicle that there was this guy who was ranting and raving about "junk mail" and he couldn't get a response from any of the places he had been writing. I don't know if this will help, but I got this address off a flyer...."
"...The first film he shows is a clip from TV in the Fifties: Ernie Kovacs. He places film and video art in a sociological and technological context..."
"...What this amounts to is tens of thousands of square feet in which to display and discuss art, popular culture, and history. The question, then, shouldn't be: What are we going to do without more space? The question should be: How are these places going to stay open?..."
"...The band's maiden effort with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois is not quite art rock per se -- passages of Boy are much closer to Pink Floyd than anything on this album -- but the rich textures, impressionistic tableaux, and cinematic landscapes (see "A Sort of Homecoming" or the title track) all served to distance U2 even further from their post-punk peers. Unfortunately, as vividly imagined as Unforgettable Fire can be, in other places ("Promenade," "4th of July"), it comes across merely half-baked...."
"...6) 'AS ABOVE SO BELOW' (Domy Books) Bruce Lee Webb's painstakingly curated show of the antique art and arcane props from various of this nation's secret societies and clandestine brotherhoods was a walk-through experience that eclipsed everything else ever shown in its venue – and in most places beyond...."
"..."Another extraordinary thing is that he writes as well for women as for men, if not better. He writes for women as if they were regular people with feelings, needs, passions, dark places..."
"...We were discussing the many changes through the years in the public's acceptance of Breastfeeding. Now, Roggie is an old pro at motherhood and has breastfed her daughter in all manner of public places with pride and confidence..."
"...We forget that in Europe and America privacy and propriety were such that "decent" people rarely saw anybody kiss -- at least not passionately, not in eavesdropping close-ups. Rituals of seduction have never been on public display (except in the sculpture of far-off places like India)..."
"...Not one to offer critique without options, Foxx places a premium on love. "As an artist, I use my art to create nonviolent social change."..."
"...Our "24-hour downtown" entertainment options leave San Jose eating our dust, and even our hotel capacity downtown, sketchy though it is, seems greater than San Jose's. (They have more expensive downtown hotels.) Having given up on a downtown mall, San Jose is left with retail similar to what Austin has in its downtown frame, along with stores that verily signify downtown decay -- a dusty Woolworth's, religious curio shops, wig stores and medical-equipment rentals, and places to cash checks and buy alcohol..."
"...student at UC-Irvine, both of whom specialize in the study of human-computer interaction and its effect on social environments. "Increasingly, computers have been moving off of desktops and out of offices and into homes, cars, personal effects, and public places," Williams says..."
"...Besides performing regularly with those heroes for years, Merlin taught classes at the Hideout and at the nearby State Theatre. "I was teaching a lot of one-off classes in different places then," Merlin says..."
"..."It just kind of evolved; people started coming to me. I've worked on probably 350 kitchens: locally, in California, New York, Washington, D.C., and other places..."
"...Look what he's got on the walls of so many cultural outposts these days: The buildings and cityscapes, the hardware and horizons, the almost palpable places of modern mything enaction:..."
"...Blame it on the guy next to you, who prints out all his e-mail, but at least 50% of the storage units rented in Austin are filled with business documents -- or trade-show materials and seasonal displays. University of Texas students are another driving factor, as they often need places to keep their books, furniture, and bicycles during the summer..."
"...The architecture of the Eastside is developing at a sustainable pace, with many homespun designs rivaling Houston's Orange Show and other tourist attractions. There are cool places to go in the afternoon, like Cafe Azul and Cafe Mundi, and after-dark entertainment choices like Head East Wednesdays at Big Red Sun, with live music on the patio, and the Longbranch Inn...."
"...The Bullock is good for museums in Austin. Showy places make a difference -- in a good way..."
"..."Older people tend to like mutton more than the young folks," is what Ben's Long Branch manager Eugene Tumbs told me when I asked him about their mutton. As I am a youngster who also happens to be a big fan of barbecued mutton, I am grateful that there are still a few places left in Austin willing to sacrifice the lamb to propitiate the gods of the smoker..."
"...Do you ever wonder why there's more news about our homeless population during this time of year? Is it a concerted media conspiracy designed to yank your heartstrings when your pursestrings are likely to open wider than usual? Is it a writer's or reporter's or editor's guilt which places the story at the top of the column?..."
"...But regardless of what the future holds for Heyride, the model the company is developing – in which users utilize the resources of their own daily lives to produce value for other people in their communities, and get to know one another better in the process – is one that's only going to grow, whether it's facilitating places to sleep in strange cities, finding ways to get around town, or sharing dry ingredients for baked goods...."
"...It's not just Encore that's different, though. It's Austin and its homegrown film-geek culture that has allowed places such as the Alamo Drafthouse, websites such as Harry Knowles' Ain't It Cool News, and the two biggest indie video-rental stores in town – I Luv Video and Vulcan – to not only survive but indeed thrive while nearly everywhere else in the country the market is grinding to a standstill...."