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RAW Austin: VERSE

Oh! Music, hair, makeup, fashion, performance, photography, visual art, and accessories! It's a gathering of Raw Austin's new-school art influencers, new talent, collectors, and fashion-forward provocateurs. Provoking, one assumes, a hell of a party – at Emo's. 7pm. $30.

Emo's, 2015 E. Riverside, 888/512-7469

www.rawartists.org

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AARC: Meena Matocha and Vy Ngo

In this double exhibition at the Asian American Resource Center, Matocha's "And the Distance Dissolves Into Love" explores themes of connection from the artist’s time living as an American expatriate in Muslim areas of China, while Ngo's "Strangers From Home" seeks cultural identification and understanding of her disconnection with the Vietnam homeland.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700

www.austintexas.gov/aarc

Ai Weiwei Sculptures Now In Your City!

The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy present a free public event to celebrate the unveiling of two monumental sculptures by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The mesmerizing Forever Bicycle is at the Waller Delta, 74 Trinity. And Iron Tree Trunk is on view at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th.

Art.Science.Gallery.: Far Out

The gallery's newest exhibition, presented in partnership with the American Astronomical Society and Women in Astronomy (during their annual meetings in Austin, no less) features a miniature, traveling version of the James Webb Space Telescope exhibition currently on display at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – with artwork inspired by that telescope. Through July 29.

Art.Science.Gallery., 916 Springdale #102

www.artsciencegallery.com

Big Medium: Island Oasis Mirage

Michael Krueger, Kathleen McShane, and Barbara Weissberger explore images and objects in ways that challenge notions of representation, often employing the languages of sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography simultaneously. Through July 8.

Canopy, 916 Springdale

www.canopyaustin.com

Butridge Gallery: Work, Play, and Somewhere In Between

An exhibition of painting and sculpture by Karen Woodward Garcia, whose work explores the absurdity of daily life. Through July 8.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000

www.karenwoodwardstudios.com

CamibaArt: Atlas

Rebecca Rothfus Harrell’s works embody the natural world of evolving landscapes, here drawing inspiration from mineralogist Victor Goldschmidt and his line diagrams created for the 1913 Atlas of Crystal Formations. Through July 22.

Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

www.camibaart.com

Carver Museum: Higher Learning

Beth Consetta Rubel's newest show features innovative and satirical renditions of trending topics, from the racial passing of Rachel Dolezal to the ongoing protests at Standing Rock. Through June 24.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.bethconsettarubel.com

Co-Lab Projects: unrealpolitik

In which artists Mark Hilton, Elizabeth McDonald Schwaiger, Soda_Jerk, and Ted Carey use dark humor, pop culture, and cryptic imagery to confront the foreboding quandary of alt-facts, fake news, gaslighting, and cognitive dissonance that confound this benighted nation. Through July 22.

721 Congress.

Coronado Studios

The Serie Project, a nonprofit Latino arts organization hosted by Coronado Studios, produces, promotes, and exhibits serigraph prints created by diverse artists.

6601 Felix., 512/385-3591

DeCola & Eusebi Gallery

Stained and leaded glass and mosaics. 701 Tillery Ste. A-11, 389-2266.

Flatbed Press: Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured

Through installation, sculpture, and printmaking, Sean Caulfield’s work considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. Through July 29.

Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

www.flatbedpress.com

Flatbed Press: New Editions

This annual exhibition at Flatbed celebrates the studio's recent publications (2016-2017) and the bright diversity of processes and techniques utilized by the participating artists and Flatbed master printers. Featuring etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, monotypes, and monoprints by Miguel A. Aragón, Francisco Delgado, Annalise Gratovich, Mary McCleary, Peter Neal Nickel, Linda Ridgway, and more. Through July 29.

Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

www.flatbedpress.com

Flatbed Press: Super Saturated

Fourteen artists from around the globe come together for this new show, curated by Austin's Flash Collective, in which strong use of color is a central theme. Reception: Fri., June 16, 6-8pm.

Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

www.flashcollective.com

Gallery Shoal Creek: Spontaneity within Structure

This is a solo exhibition of new work by artist Jill Lear, known for her large mixed-media renderings of trees identified by their coordinates. Through June 24.

Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328

www.galleryshoalcreek.com

Guzu Gallery: Creature Comforts

Right here, in that vivid gallery next to Austin Books & Comics, right here in the heart of Austin fandom, comes an art show celebrating animal and creature characters from the world of pop culture. Through July 10.

Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar, 512/454-4898

www.guzugallery.com

Harry Ransom Center: Stories To Tell

The HRC showcases another array of wonders from its vast archives for this new exhibition, displaying more than 250 items from collections centered on David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez, Gabriel García Márquez, Henri Matisse, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others. And you want to take a close-up eyeful of Robert De Niro's taxicab license? And how about the hat that accompanied the green "curtain" dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind? See these – and so much more – right here. Through July 16.

Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944

www.hrc.utexas.edu

Helios Kiln Glass Studio: Classes and Demonstrations

Learn while they burn at this professional studio.

Helios Kiln Glass Studio, 10700 Anderson Mill Rd., 512/996-0960

www.heliosglass.com

Link & Pin Gallery: Jim Dougherty

This retrospective of the artist's photographic works is composed primarily of black-and-white selenium-toned gelatin silver prints. Through June 25.

Link & Pin, 2235 E. Sixth #102, 512/900-8952

www.linkpinart.com

Lora Reynolds Gallery: Jim Torok

Featuring new work – 51 drawings and 2 paintings – by this incredible artist. Bonus: photography by Bing Wright in the adjoining Project Room. Through July 15.

Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces #50, 512/215-4965

www.lorareynolds.com

MACC Community Gallery: Root of It All

Want to treat your eyes to something wonderful, citizen? April Garcia's newest series of soft-sculptural art pieces incorporate found wood and vibrant Plexiglas.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

www.abrilgarcia.com

MACC: Art Classes

Sculpting, working in clay and paper pulp, painting with acrylics: many opportunities for learning a craft here. See website for details.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 478-6222

www.maccaustin.org

Modern Rocks Gallery: On the Bright Side

The excellent emporium of fancy minerals and award-winning music photography, located in the bustling Canopy compound? Yes, and right now they've got an exclusive showcase of new work from that highly skilled Sarah Frankie Linder, featuring images of Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Savages, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Black Angels, Patti Smith, and more.

Canopy, 916 Springdale, 512/524-1488

www.modernrocksgallery.com

Prizer Gallery: Is Everyone OK But Me?

This exhibition features the film photography of the Homo Photo Club™ – Deb Norris, Gretchen Phillips, and Beth Schindler. Through June 30.

Prizer Gallery, 2023 E. Cesar Chavez

www.prizerartsandletters.org

Roadhouse Relics

Vintage neon, carnival banners, and other tributes to U.S. popular culture by Todd Sanders.

Roadhouse Relics, 1720 S. First, 512/442-6366

www.roadhouserelics.com

Scanlan Gallery: The Great Plains Series

Near-psychedelic renditions of nature ignite these paintings by Joshua Kight.

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, 2900 Bunny Run, 512/327-1213

www.sstx.org

Six Square: The Woman Problem

The art of Collete Presley and Wendy Yamilett. Through June 30.

1152 San Bernard.

Studio L Gallery

Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.

577-3479

The Contemporary Austin: Garth Weiser and Mark Lewis

TCA presents the first monographic museum survey of Weiser's stunning abstract paintings. And "Galveston" by the London-based Lewis, who makes non-narrative films about modern urban environments. Through Aug. 27.

The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312

www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden: Mentoring a Muse

Check out this first-ever exhibition of works from former UT art student Farrah Fawcett and her mentor, professor and sculptor Charles Umlauf. Through Aug. 20.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee, 512/445-5582

www.umlaufsculpture.org

Wally Workman Gallery: Diana Greenberg

Patterns from nature and figurative paintings are morphed into abstracted color field studies in the mixed-media works by this fine artist. Through July 1.

Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth, 512/472-7428

www.wallyworkmangallery.com

Women & Their Work: Where You End and I Begin

In this vivid solo show of portraits, Laura Lit uses chiaroscuro and realistic detail to capture likeness, specific expression, and telling moments of her subjects. Through July 27.

Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064

www.womenandtheirwork.org

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