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'Patterns of Peru and Texas': Peruse Peruvian power

Showing the art connection between sister cities Lima and Austin

Arts Feature, Oct. 5, 2007

Spunky Monkey Ranch: Happy trails, spunky one

David Pratt and Susan Maynard, who helped make South First artsy and cool, are closing Spunky Monkey Ranch for life in the country

Arts Feature, Aug. 10, 2007

Heavy Metal

Even in blazing summer, Austin's welders and forgers fire it up and make like rock & rollers

Arts Feature, Jul. 27, 2007

Arthouse: America's Got Talent!

Curator Anne Ellegood explains her picks for this year's New American Talent exhibit at Arthouse

Arts Feature, Jul. 20, 2007

Sterling Allen: The Allen transformer as self-generator ...

Sterling Allen's irrational, exuberant drawings in the exhibit 'Writesy Drawsy' are so decisive in placement and texture that they immediately send you to a happy place as a viewer

Arts Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

'Andy St. Martin: Selected Works From 1999 to 2007'

The animated personality of painter Andy St. Martin shines through all the careful color fields he creates in the abstracts populating his new solo show at 4 walls fine art

Arts Review, May. 25, 2007

Art of the Pot: Art for your hands and mouth

Art of the Pot is bringing out the goods for its annual weekend studio tour and sale with work by 15 ceramic artists, each of whom bring something unique to the table

Arts Feature, May. 11, 2007

Water This Cottage Industry

Shopping at Handmade Austin Women's spring show is a good way to keep our cool local craft scene blooming

Arts Feature, May. 4, 2007

'Rising Stars 3'

Studio 107's "Rising Stars 3" features uniquely sculptural prints by Adreon Henry, appealing photos of rust by Fernando Lafuente, and powerfully honest portraits by Alonso Rey

Arts Review, Feb. 9, 2007

'No American Talent': Coming around the Mountain from faraway lands

Arts Feature, Jan. 12, 2007

Top 10 Visual Art Things of 2006 (in chronological order)

Arts Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

All Eyes on First Night

Fireworks rule, parades with kids and bikes rule, giant art rules ...

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2006

EAST, at Ease

The 2006 East Austin Studio Tour reveals 86 studios and one stacked pod art city with a shared alphabet

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Art From the Streets: Taste the rainbow of flavors

What makes the annual "Art From the Streets" exhibition and sale interesting is the way it shows not how different homeless people are from us, but how much we all have in common

Arts Feature, Nov. 10, 2006

'Heyd Fontenot and Louie Cordero: East Meats West'

Art Palace's 'East Meats West' shows how Heyd Fontenot and Louie Cordero may have different styles, but they share an enjoyment in contemplating the body that's palpable

Arts Review, Nov. 10, 2006

Talented If Not Young

The artists in Mexic-Arte's 'YLA No. 11' may be beyond youth, but they're still definitely deserving of attention

Arts Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

Cartoon Heritage

Food faces, renegade puppets, rainbow purses, and nicotine washes – it's all part of the art of Matthew Rodriguez

Arts Feature, Aug. 18, 2006

Camp Nohegan

In the first year of Camp Nohegan, 30 artists gathered for four days in cabins at McKinney Falls State Park, made arts and crafts, took lots of pictures of each other, and generally hung out

Arts Feature, Jul. 14, 2006

'Hitten Switches': Of Communal Recognition

The mail-art collaboration 'Hitten Switches,' by Travis Millard and Michael Sieben, is a journal, a two-person diary, an ode to friendship, and a manifestation of a respectful relationship

Arts Feature, Jun. 23, 2006

The True Originals

In her solo show 'True Originals,' painter Daphane Park has created a series of mutant portraits that are 1/3 female creature, 1/3 creepy textures, 1/3 dreamy background

Arts Feature, Jun. 16, 2006

'Pillar and Stretch'

David Leonard and Christopher St. Leger both make very precise paintings of the essential aspects of our urban environ, and they bring them together in a great show at Davis Gallery

Arts Review, Jun. 9, 2006


With the exhibit 'Sugarcoated,' co-curators Lisa Choinacky and Katherine McQueen have assembled an energetic mix of drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media by female artists

Arts Review, Jun. 2, 2006

Art of the Pot

Art of the Pot, the annual showcase of local and national pottery, is here for your Mother's Day weekend family activity and gifting pleasure

Arts Feature, May. 12, 2006

Repressed Burial Fantasy

Eastside gallery Okay Mountain opens strong with "Repressed Burial Fantasy," featuring new works by Jason Villegas that gently remind us we are all meat for a bigger creature at some point

Arts Feature, Apr. 28, 2006

The Floating Chair

'The Floating Chair,' an exhibit at Design Within Reach, shows how the area's finest industrial designers bring so much to the table

Arts Feature, Apr. 14, 2006

Idea Man for the Future

Ian Cion is out to build a better world, through public art

Arts Feature, Mar. 3, 2006

'Pulse: Oscar Riquelme'

Oscar Riquelme's paintings in the exhibition 'Pulse' are attractive, accessible, well composed, and layered in subtle politics

Arts Review, Feb. 24, 2006


Scale is the theme in "Grid," where every artwork is on the same scale:4 feet by 8 feet, and the show is worth the visit

Arts Review, Feb. 10, 2006

'Three Snaps Up'

Along with the sneakers and toys it sells, Motive 807 shows art, and most of it is really fresh and funny, like the current eight-artist show 'Three Snaps Up'

Arts Review, Jan. 27, 2006

The Gospel of Lead

Arthouse's Talking Art with Dario Robleto and Jeremy Blake is a good bet for a stimulating afternoon, with two rising art stars who have a history of weirdly personal, spicy commentary

Arts Feature, Jan. 20, 2006

'Liz Ward: Aqueous'

In the exhibition 'Aqueous,' artist Liz Ward provides rippling watercolors and silverpoint drawings ideal for a wintertime dip

Arts Review, Jan. 13, 2006

Top 10 Art Installations of 2005

'Chronicle' visual arts writer Rachel Koper names her favorite art installations of 2005

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2006

Top 10 Theme/Group Art Exhibitions of 2005

'Chronicle' visual arts writer Rachel Koper names her favorite group art exhibitions of 2005

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2006

Top 10 Artists by Body of Work in 2005

'Chronicle' visual arts writer Rachel Koper names her favorite artists by the body of work they showed in 2005

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2006

EAST: Now With More!

The 2005 East Austin Studio Tour boasts 40% more paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, prints ...

Arts Feature, Nov. 18, 2005

Arthouse Texas Prize: Big Winner Eileen Maxson!

A glittering crowd gathered in the Driskill Hotel on Friday, Nov. 4, to watch Eileen Maxson of Houston take home the first Arthouse Texas Prize

Arts Feature, Nov. 11, 2005

'Suspended Narratives'

Lora Reynolds Gallery's first group show, 'Suspended Narratives,' is a cleverly developed grouping of artworks that have obscure or hard-to-find meanings

Arts Review, Oct. 28, 2005

AMOA's Symposium on Austin Art: How Deep Is Our Love?

The Austin Museum of Art symposium Self Portrait: Austin Art in Local, National, and International Contexts was a positive day of critical dialog and amazingly open-minded community work

Arts Feature, Oct. 21, 2005

'Organic: Recent Artworks by Todd Campbell and Jennifer Chenoweth'

'Organic' shows new work by husband and wife artists Jennifer Chenoweth and Todd Campbell that is opulent and expansive

Arts Review, Sep. 9, 2005

22 to Think About

Austin Museum of Art shows new local art that engages the mind

Arts Feature, Aug. 26, 2005

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