Art Openings

AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART @ LAGUNA GLORIA, 3809 W. 35th, 458-8191. "Art Patterns," the 16th annual family exhibition at Laguna Gloria, is on view through May 4. Opening: Sun, Feb 9, 1-4pm.

CAFE DANCE, 3307-B Hancock Dr, 451-8066. Portraits by Christine Galida are on display through Mar 6. Opening: Sat, Feb 8, 7-10pm.

GALLERY LOMBARDI, 920 W. Third, 481-1088. Figurative, expressionistic artworks by Julie Freedman are on view through March 8. Opening: Thu, Feb 6, 6-9pm.

JUDGE ROY'S BEAN, 604 Brazos (in the Driskill), 899-0758. "Seeking an Answer," 19 works by Russian artist Alina R., is on view through March 7. Opening: Fri, Feb 7, 7-9pm.

MANUEL'S DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT, 310 Congresss, 472-7555. Photographs by Austin artist Eric Knowlton are featured through March 6. Opening: Thu, Feb 6, 6-7pm.

This self-portrait is on view as part of a one-woman exhibition by artist Julie Freedman, through March 8 at Gallery Lombardi
ARTWORKS, 1214 W. Sixth, 472-1550. The shop is currently featuring unique fine art gifts for your Valentine. Also on view are collectible art glass, contemporary and antique stemware, perfume bottles, exotic wood boxes, fabrics, and more.

AUSTIN GALLERIES, 1219 W. Sixth, 495-9363. "The Wonderful World of Whitfield," imaginative canvases by New York artist Doug Whitfield, is on view through Feb.

AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART, DOWNTOWN, 823 Congress, 495-9224. "Fresh Ink: Austin Print Workshops," an exhibition recognizing the variety and volume of limited-edition, original prints that are being created in the collaborative print-making workshops of Austin, is on view through Apr 13.

AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART @ LAGUNA GLORIA, 3809 W. 35th, 458-8191. "Art Patterns," the 16th annual family exhibition at Laguna Gloria, is on view through May 4. This year's show explores American art and culture through contemporary art patterns, focusing on artists who use patterns and repeated decorative designs. An educational brochure and special participatory gallery for children -- designed by artists and museum staff -- accompany this year's exhibit. Opening: Sun, Feb 9, 1-4pm.

AVENUE GALLERY, 1510 S. Congress, 442-3600. The gallery features works by local and national artists. Currently on view is a show of works by Liz Conces Alen, Hugh Daly, and James Fitzgerald.

RUTH BORINSTEIN GALLERY, 3300 Bee Caves, Suite 700, 306-8848. Currently on view are early posters of Miro, Chagall, Picasso, Gorman, Vasarely, and Leger, both framed and unframed. The gallery always features graphics by 20th-century giants, original oils, collectors' art from estates, and more.

CLAYWAYS POTTERY STUDIO, 5442 Burnet Rd., 459-6445. The gallery features Texas potters, including Ishmael and Bud Soto, Fletcher Starbuck, Paige Shelton, Kit Adams, Diana Seidel, Katherine Sherwood, Don Bebout, Paul Uhl, Cap Brooks, and Kay York.

CORONADO STUDIOS, 1707 E. Sixth, 322-0109. New, bigger and better paintings by Austin artist/musician Ethan Azarian are currently on view.

DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER GALLERY, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, 397-1472. "Heritage," a multi-disciplinary event and exhibition exploring three artists' ethnicity, is on view through Feb 24. Artists include Michael Ray Charles, Carolyn Manosevitz, and René Marquez.

FIRE ISLAND HOT GLASS STUDIO, 3401 E. Fourth, 389-1100. The gallery features handblown perfume bottles, paperweights, glassware, ornaments, oil lamps, vases, and more. Visitors are welcome to observe the alchemy in progress on Saturdays, 9am-noon.

FLATBED PRESS GALLERY, 912 W. Third, 477-9328. "On the Mark," a two-person exhibition of prints by Laurence Scholder and Trevor Huskey, is featured through Feb 21.

GALERIA SIN FONTERAS, 1701 Guadalupe, 478-9448. "Hot Off the Press," a new exhibit of works produced in Austin print workshops -- running concurrently with the Austin Museum of Art's "Fresh Ink" exhibition is on view through mid-April.

GALLERY AT CONCORDIA, Louise T. Peter Center, Luther Lane & N. I-35, 452-7661. Through March 7, the gallery and the Austin Fine Art Photography Group will present "The Artist's Choice," an eclectic collection of fine art photography.

GALLERY OF THE HILLS, 7739-H Northcross Dr., 452-2794. Watercolors of Texas scenes by Jan Wright, watermedia by Carol Light, and works in clay by Ginger Rhodes Hurst are currently on display.

GALLERY LOMBARDI, 920 W. Third, 481-1088. Figurative, expressionistic artworks by Julie Freedman are on view through March 8. Opening: Thu, Feb 6, 6-9pm.

GALLERY AT SHOAL CREEK, 1500 W. 34th, 454-6671. Currently on view are oil paintings by Linda Keyser Smith; bronze works by Shirley Thomson Smith; new works by Carroll Collier; monotypes by Priscilla Hoback; hand-carved folk art by Mark Kluck; and more.

GRAPHIC CONCERN, 1202-B. W. Sixth, 472-7428. New work by Bonston artist Wendy Artin and Austin artist Isabel Stenslan are featured. Also on view are works by gallery artists.

HOUSE OF WACKS GALLERY, 701 E. 53rd., 302-3103. The gallery features works by local artists and musicians, including sculpture, painting, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, and more. This is a new place, so go check it out!

L'ANTILLAISE GALLERY, 1800 W. Koenig, 206-3101. The gallery celebrates Black History Month with daily tours that spotlight Caribbean and African-American artists. Included will be personal appearances by local artists.

LAUGHING AT THE SUN, 2209 S. First, 326-4410. "Found Object Show," innovative works by a variety of artists using found objects, is on view through Feb 22.

LYONS MATRIX GALLERY, 1712 Lavaca, 479-0068. An invitational exhibition of works curated by the gallery is on view through Feb 22, including a special showing of works on paper by Patrick Wadley.

MEXIC-ARTE, 419 Congress, 480-9373. "Voices and Visions," an exhibition of artwork by Regina Vater and David Medalla, is featured through Feb 17. Vater and Medalla work in a variety of media to reveal the creative process to their viewers, which they believe expands the mind, heart, and soul. Participatory activities in the gallery include: A Gallery Event w/David Medalla, Fri, Feb 7, 8pm; and A Panel Discussion on Transmedia, Sat, Feb 15, 7pm.

J.R. MOONEY GALLERIES, 10000 Research, Arboretum, Suite 130, 343-2087. "Early Bloomers," an exhibition of landscapes and still life images of wildflower fields, tropical flora, and desert cactus blooms, is on view through Feb. Artists include Huertas Aguiar, Darryl Trott, Judith Graves, and Eric Harrison.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, AUSTIN, 701 Brazos, 415-2653. The 1997 Group Show of MOFA is on view through February.

POSITIVE IMAGES, 1118 W. Sixth, 472-1831. A gallery of fine contemporary crafts, the shop features a wide selection of jewelry, art glass, exotic wood boxes, handmade books, lamps, clocks, and soft sculpture. Also of view are original watercolors and copper plate etchings by internationally recognized artist, KiKi. A Valentine Show will be on view through March 1, featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry by 12 artists.

PRO-JEX GALLERY, 109 E. Fifth, 472-7707. "Nude Works IV," the fourth annual nude photography exhibit, is on view through Feb 14.

STUDIO NEXT DOOR, 3303 E. Fourth, 218-1156. Functional (and otherwise) stoneware, porcelain, and low-fire works of Circle-in-a-Square Potter is on view through February. The public is invited to visit and observe clay and fire in action each Saturday, 10am-12:30pm.

TARRYTOWN GALLERY, 2414 Exposition Blvd, 473-2552. An exhibition of new work by Austin artists Margie Crisp and Dianne Grammer is on view through Feb 15.


Center for American History, Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2, 495-4515. "New Handbook of Texas," an exhibit exploring the development of this new historical encyclopedia, is on view through March, 1997. "Crusade in Caricature: The Political Cartoons of Congressman Bob Eckhardt," political cartoons created by the former congressman throughout his career, is featured through March, 1997.

Huntington Art Gallery, 23rd & San Jacinto and 21st & Guadalupe, 471-7324. With over 12,500 works of art, the Huntington is one of the top 10 university art museums in the U.S. The permanent collection features Western European and American Art, with three collections being particularly distinguished: The Contemporary Latin American Art Collection, The Mari and James A. Michener Collection of Twentieth- Century American Painting and The Prints and Drawings Collection.

The Huntington has opened its 1997 exhibition calendar with the contemporary exhibition, "Out of Bounds: New Work by Eight Southeast Artists." The show features experimental work in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and multi-media installations. Artists include Luis Cruz Azaceta, Radciffe Bailey, Hoang van Bui, Dawn DeDeaux, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Eduardo Kac, Elizabeth King, and Terri Lindbloom. Over the course of the exhibit, six of the eight artists will visit Austin to install and discuss their works. Call for a schedule of events.

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 21st & Guadalupe, 471-8944. On the Internet at:

WILD ABOUT MUSIC, 710 W. Sixth, 708-1700. February features blues-inspired works from renowned Austin artsit Greg Anderson, including a trio of original acrylic on canvas paintings, and several acrylic on plexiglass portraits of legendary blues artists. The gallery also features 300-plus original artworks by over 40 artists -- all with a musical motif.

WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY, 1710 Lavaca, 477-1064. New paintings by Cynthia Lin are on view through Feb 15.

YARD DOG, 1510 S. Congress, 912-1613. "Jesus, New Orleans, and the State of Texas," paintings by New Orleans artist Reginald Mitchell, is currently featured.


FLIGHTPATH COFFEEHOUSE, 5011 Duval, 458-4472. Abstract paintings by Mollie Iley are on view through Feb.

LITTLE CITY ESPRESSO BAR, 916 Congress, 476-2489. Intuitive drawings-on-paper by Kim Carroll are on display through Feb 16.

LITTLE CITY ESPRESSO BAR, 3401 Guadalupe, 467-2326. Color photographic images of China by Jennifer Harmon are featured through Feb.

MANUEL'S DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT, 310 Congress, 472-7555. Photographs by Austin artist Eric Knowlton are featured through Mar 6. Knowlton's work has been described as human landscapes, showing intense detail of human expression and beauty. Opening: Thu, Feb 6, 6pm.

PARADISE CAFE, 401 E. Sixth, 472-2191. "Entradas," the latest collection of works by local artist Michael Earney, is on view through Mar 9. A closing reception and discussion with the artist will be held Thu, Mar 6, 5:30-7pm.

RIO GRANDE COFFEE SHOP, 2222 Rio Grande, 322-0922. Mixed media works by local artist Jim Mathias are currently on display through February.

RUTA MAYA COFFEE HOUSE, 218 W. Fourth, 472-9637. "Artists Living in Cuba Series" features contemporary artists from Havana, the capital of the island.

STAR SEEDS CAFE, 3101 N. I-35, 478-7107. Another installment of acrylic paintings produced from the mind of David E. Ackerman is on view through February. They're open 24-7, so stop by any time!

UPPER CRUST BAKERY, 4508 Burnet Rd. "Stories," paintings on paper by Austin artist Barbara Clubb, is on view through Feb 17.


Mixed/retail/misc. areas.

AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, 801 Guadalupe, 499-7397. "BlackStage," an exhibition documenting African-American theatre in Austin (circa 1975 to 1995), is on view through April 27. The images were produced by Austin photographers Grace McEvoy, Dana Byrom, and Alan Pogue. Reception: Sun, Feb 16, 3:30-5:30pm.

CAFE DANCE, 3307-B Hancock Dr, 451-8066. Portraits by Christine Galida are on display through March 6. Opening: Sat, Feb 8, 7-10pm.

CITY MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 124 W. Eighth, 397-1455. An exhibition of artworks by members of the Waterloo Watercolor Group are on view through April 3.

DRISKILL HOTEL, 604 Brazos, 415-2653 or 457-0000. The Museum of Fine Arts, Austin, is sponsoring "The Pastel Show." The exhibit features pastel works by Dashiell Allen and Marion Richards.

ENTREPRENEURS' ASSOCIATION, 7501 Hwy 290 E., 933-1983. Computer graphics by Rick Hartman are currently on view, sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Austin.

THE ESCAPE, 102 W. Eighth St., Georgetown, 930-0052. New works by Lisa Fittipaldi, Bruce Jefferson, Lisa L. Miller-Gray, Marilyn Rae Nasky, and Jane Paden, are on view through Feb. Opening: Sat, Feb 8, 6-8pm.

ESTILO VALDEZ SALON, 3700 Jefferson, 454-7500. The salon is currently showing artwork by local artist Joe Sosa, who recently exhibited at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT campus. On view through March. Opening: Sun, Feb 23 (no time given).

HIGHLAND MALL, Dillard's Mens' & Children's Wing, Airport Blvd., 454-9656. A 30-piece original collection of never-before-seen photographs of The Rolling Stones (1965-1967) by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Photographer Gered Mankowitz is on view, Feb 14-23.

HYDE PARK THEATRE, 511 W. 43rd., 452-6688. Photography by Bret Brookshire is on view through Feb 22.

JUDGE ROY'S BEAN, 604 Brazos (in the Driskill), 899-0758. "Seeking an Answer," 19 works by Russian artist Alina R., is on view through March 7. Opening: Fri, Feb 7, 7-9pm.

RIO GRANDE COFFEE HOUSE, 2222 Rio Grande, 477-3552. A series of black-and-white images of nudes by Austin photographer John Davis are featured through Feb.

SALON NOELLE, 1701 West Ave. "Landscapes," works by Helen Handley and Patrica Cotter Kreps, is on view through Feb 9.

SAN MARCOS FINE ARTS CENTER, 126 W. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX, 512/396-5009. "Translation & Transformation: Still Life, The Navel Latent Images," an exhibit featuring works on paper by Laura Foster and photographs by Linda Genet and Mari Durquet, is featured through Feb 15.

TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, History of Medicine Gallery, 401 W. 15th, 370-1375. "Physicians Caring for Texans," an exhibit of work by photographer Susan Gaetz, is on display through February.


ARTIST SOUGHT FOR NEW PROJECT, sponsored by the Art in Public Places Program (AIPP). The Program is seeking a sculptor to design and fabricate art for the Town Lake Animal Center. Renovations at the center will connect existing building together and remodel the animal adoption area. Interested artists should attend a Project Information Meeting, to be held at the Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez. Architects will describe the project and answer questions. Scale drawings of the floor plan will be available for $1. Tue, Feb 11, 5:30pm. 397-1455.

TEXAS FOLKLIFE RESOURCES (TFR) is currently accepting applications for its Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts program. TFR will make a limited number of awards of approximately $1,000 each for qualified apprentices to study intensively with Texas master folk artists. Apprentices must already have some skill in the folk art form and know the master artsit with whom they desire to study. All genres of folk arts are eligible, including crafts, oral traditions, dance, and music. Application deadline is March 1. For guidelines, call 320-0022 or email:

A CALL FOR GRAFFITI ARTISTS is currently underway, sponsored by SKAM Productions. An exhibition of works will be presented in March. 495-9708 (after 2pm).

ALTERNATE CURRENT ARTSPACE is seeking submissions for "The Sacred and the Profane," a multi-media event to be held in March. Works in all media to be considered include: visual art, performance, music, video, spoken word, belly dancers, saints, and sinners. Space is limited. Call Susan or David after 2pm for details. Deadline is March 1. 443-9674.

THE TEXAS FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION is currently taking submissions for "New American Talent: The Thirteenth Exhibition," a national all-media competition that surveys contemporary two- and three-dimensional art by emerging and mid-career artists living in the U.S. Sponsored by Philip Morris Companies, Inc. The juror is Robert Storr, artist, critic, and curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Slide deadline is April 11. For a prospectus, send SASE to: "NAT-13," Texas Fine Arts Association, 3809-B West 35th St., Austin, TX 78703. 453-5312.

LITTLE CITY ESPRESSO BAR & CAFE (the 916 Congress location) is currently accepting submissions from artists interested in exhibiting their work in 1997. No commission is taken. Call Kim to schedule an appointment. 476-2489.


LA PEñA'S TOMA MI CORAZóN V will also be held the weekend before Valentine's Day, so you can pick out a special heart for your loved one(s) early. This is La Peña's Fifth Annual Feast of Heart Art, a special exhibition and sale of "heart art" created by local artists and celebrities (musicians, writers, filmmakers, and more!). Invited artists were given a plain, 8-inch, wooden heart to use as a palate to create their own unique Valentine's Day heart. Special celebrity artists include Nanci Griffith, Tish Hinojosa, Ann Richards, and many more. Hearts will be auctioned off at a silent auction, with proceeds directly benefiting La Peña's community arts programming. The auction (and preview party) will be held at Miguel's La Bodego, 415 Colorado St. The auction is free, but preview party tickets are $10. Sat, Feb 8, 4-6pm (preview party) and 6-8:30pm (auction). 477-6007.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY at the University of Texas will present "Viewpoint '97," a program of distinguished curators, scholars, and critics. Linda Cathcart and Dennis Adrian, this year's invitees, will present various programs consisting of public lectures, seminars, and studio critiques. Viewpoint '97 will begin with a public presentation by both guests on Thu, Feb 6, 4pm, room 1.102 in the Art Building, 23rd and San Jacinto. A variety of seminars, public lectures, and critiques will continue through April 12. Call for a schedule. 471-3379.

ARTISTS' LEGAL & ACCOUNTING ASSISTANCE (ALAA) will present a tax seminar for artists at The Public Domain Gallery, 807 Congress. The class provides answers to artists lost in the morass of IRS reporting requirements. Admission is free, but reservations are highly recommended. Sat, Feb 15, 10am-noon. 476-4458.

EDGE CITY CAFE is currently scheduling artists to display artwork for 1997. They are located at 10000 Research Blvd. Contact John to schedule a meeting to show your portfolio and/or samples of your artwork. 342-2239.

A LIFE DRAWING OPEN STUDIO is offered by the Artists' Coalition of Austin at ArtSpace Gallery, 1705 Guadalupe. Cost is $4/session. Tuesdays, 7-10pm; Thursdays, 9am-noon. All levels welcome. 443-6331.

VIEWTOPIA ONLINE ART GALLERY is currently featuring richly colored landscapes and explosive abstracts by Becky Lorraine, as well as paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and more from a diverse group of artists. 451-4572.

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