Daily Arts
Black Art Matters Puts Artists of Color in the Spotlight
Part of the way through our interview at Rio Rita, Stephanie Warren, the artist and creative director for the Austin Justice Coalition, casually tosses in that racially charged motto which guides and encapsulates the ideals of generations of upwardly mobile African-Americans: Twice as Good.

12:30PM Fri. Feb. 16, Amani Newton Read More | Comment »

The Making of Austin
If you want the lowdown on artist Ellsworth Kelly and his final work – and masterwork – Austin, why not go to the man with an official work of Kelly's on his skin? That would be Carter E. Foster, whose forearm tattoo of four colored squares was actually designed by the artist and given an inventory number in his catalog of works.

6:08PM Thu. Feb. 15, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Five Pet Cats in Modern Fiction
Yes, it's a listicle – a listicle of books! Because, after you finish consuming this post and all the rest of the content we’ve provided for the Chronicle’s Pet Issue, the first thing you’ll want to do is grab a thick chunk of dead-tree media and keep on reading, right?

2:00PM Thu. Feb. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Protest at Francisco Cantú Reading
The Line Becomes a River has been out only a week, but Francisco Cantú's book has already enraged immigration activists who say Cantú “exploits others’ stories of pain” and “profit[s] from families he’d helped rip apart” as a Border Patrol agent. They intend to shut him up. And shut up was just what Cantú did at his BookPeople event Monday.

2:25PM Wed. Feb. 14, Brandyce Ingram Read More | Comment »

Flatbed Loses Its Lease
The decimation of Austin’s arts venues claims another victim, and the story is all too familiar: Eastside warehouse, home to a nationally renowned arts organization for more than a decade, lost its lease, at least a dozen groups that make or show art there soon to be homeless. This time, it's Flatbed Press being forced out of its space on MLK.

10:00AM Wed. Feb. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Festival’s Best Bets and Bites
The fourth annual OUTsider Festival kicks off in a few short hours and over at “Gay Place” we couldn’t be more excited for the queer art takeover. To pass the time, we rounded up our not-to-miss events for those who need some help deciding on what to see and do between tonight and Sunday’s closing party.

7:00AM Wed. Feb. 14, Beth Sullivan, Mikaila Rushing and Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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OUTsider Fest 2018 Legacy Award
With this year’s theme OUT of Time, OUTsider Festival – Austin’s transmedia festival and conference – aims to explore the complexities of time through its signature showcase of queer, underground, and soon-to-blow-up artists and performers of today on the cusp of tomorrow.

10:00AM Tue. Feb. 13, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Sean Penn to Promote First Novel in Austin
Academy Award winner, director, journalist, and Madonna’s ex-boyfriend Sean Penn will appear at Central Presbyterian Church on April 3 to promote his first book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Penn will speak with Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite and The Great Deluge.

1:45PM Mon. Feb. 12, Mae Hamilton Read More | Comment »

Five Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
Get out into the city. Experience something more than the familiar cushions of that couch and the pressure gravity imparts upon your sitting asscheeks. Live, we mean, a little!

11:30AM Fri. Feb. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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