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    Ron Campell's Cartoon Art Show

    That's right, one of the famed animators of the classic animated film Yellow Submarine – you know: based on The Beatles' song – brings his vast collection of work for a rare visit to downtown Austin. Campbell will be painting live on site, signing autographs, and talking cartoons with fans.
    Feb. 23-25. Fri., 4-8pm; Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., noon-4pm
    213 W. Second
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    Wander

    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
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    Your Playable City: Shadowing

    Here's a fun new Downtown installation, created by Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, in which streetlights play back the shadows of those who pass beneath them. No, for real. As a citizen walks under the lights, "the shadow of a previous visitor will walk, hop, or dance beside them, and then their own movements will be captured and displayed to the next passerby." And here's a map of locations.
    Through March 18
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    AM/Projected Relation

    This is a systems-based video installation that asks the viewer to be an active participant in the search for AM’s “being.” And who is AM? AM is "a present fiction, a product of data debris." As she says, “one day there was enough data, and then I’ve always been here.” Welcome to the future, with Christina Smiros.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 22-25
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    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.
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    Atelier 1205: Inaugural Group Show

    Ceramics, drawing, painting, and sculpture by 17 Austin artists inaugurates this new gallery. Works by Richard Ashby, Valérie Chaussonnet, Thomas Cook, Elizabeth Decker, Jennifer Hill, Soña Holman, Madeline Irvine, David Lamplugh and the rest are sure to delight and dazzle your eyes.
    Through March 4
    1205 E. Cesar Chavez
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Photo/Montage 12 x 12

    Talk about cool concepts being well-executed; scope this new show of photos by Rino Pizzi. Except it's not just big bold Pizzi photos: The acclaimed photographer invited 12 artists from different disciplines to create new works using at least one element from each of 12 images – with no restrictions on size or style or anything. Duuude! See what Teresa Elliott, Michael Anthony Garcia, Maya Lawrence, Catherine Lee, Emily Little, Graham Reynolds, Shawn Smith, DJ Stout, w. tucker, Peggy Weiss, Steve Wiman, and Robert Ziebell have wrought in response.
    Through April 1
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    Harry Ransom Center: Vaudeville!

    This exhibition reveals the story of where American entertainment all began, featuring photographs, manuscripts, and other documents and artifacts related to Harry Houdini, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and others. Step right up, citizen, as our own Robert Faires tells you more about it right here!
    Through July 15. Free.
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    Link & Pin: Seascapes

    In which Anissa Bryant explores the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the oceans, and the interconnectivity of life with water.
    Through March 18
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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    This immersive and interactive exhibit at the Texas State History Museum explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player's experience – with dozens of rare artifacts, brought together for the first time from extensive collections across the globe.
    Through March 18. $9-13.  
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    Sixth Street Gallery: Ethereal

    This new show, in the gallery formerly known as Camiba on Sixth, features six Austin-based artists: Clarke Curtis, Mai Gutierrez, Heather Halbert, Dominic Leon, Mayu Nagaoka, and Sylvia Troconis.
    Through April 1
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    SouthPop: 40 Years of Esther's Follies

    Four decades of the funniest topical sketches in the whole blamed city? That's exactly what Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton and their talented crowd of friends have brought to Esther's Follies, and now the history of those Follies – posters, prints, original artworks, doc-u-men-ta-tion of all kinds – are on display in this bastion of local goodness.
    Through Feb. 28
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    The Blanton: Form into Spirit

    Here's a show exploring the conceptual origins of Ellsworth Kelly's last great work, the 2,715-square-foot freestanding building called Austin – a monumental structure with colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and 14 black-and-white stone panels in marble and granite – the opening of which coincides with this Carter E. Foster-curated exhibition.
    Through April 29
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