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    AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

    Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
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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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    Ao5 Gallery: Light vs Darkness

    Steven Lavaggi's large colorfield paintings "contain a spontaneous energy that captivates the imagination."
    Through Jan. 13. Free, but RSVP for the reception.  
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    Art for the People: The Pink Parachute Project

    Teodora Pogonat's provocative series of photography depicts women overcoming struggles, hardships, and setbacks through the use of a 30-pound pink military-grade parachute.
    Through Jan. 26
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    Blanton Museum: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

    This new exhibition, organized by the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, presents the work of more than 120 artists and designers, displaying sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more to show how African design generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.
    Through Jan. 6  
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    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.
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    Gallery Lucid: Mindscapes

    Elliot Rogers' first solo show offers "hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other." It's all trippy AF, in other words – and the closing party will be awash with live music and fancy libations.
    Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 5, 6pm
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    Gallery Shoal Creek: Odyssey Remembered

    The colorful paintings of Peggy Weiss' "Odyssey Remembered" pay homage to both the ties that bind and the everlasting influence of nature on our psyche. Bonus: New works by photographer Kevin Greenblat and painter Erika Huddleston, too.
    Through Jan. 12
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    Guzu Gallery: Binge

    That Vince Torres and his astonishing cohort of creatives have garnered more graphic goodness for those Guzu walls, with 26 artists paying tribute to shows from the small screen, with stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Featuring homages by Chet Phillips, Tessa Morrison, Killian Glenn, Half-Human, Nina Sanchez, and more. Where's your fandom at, baby? It's probably right here, right now.
    Through Jan. 7
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    Harry Ransom Center: Archaeology and Romance

    Ed Ruscha, anyone? We'll bet yeswe're big fans ourselves – and now here's a diverse selection of the celebrated American artist’s books, photographs, drawings, and pprints. With archival production materials, preliminary sketches, and studio notebooks; with more than 150 objects providing visitors an unprecedented look into Ruscha's creative process. And the Chronicle's Melany Jean tells more about this show right here.
    Through Jan. 6
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    ICOSA: The Matter At Hand

    This is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Darcie Book and Sarah Hirneisen, in which the artists push the boundaries of traditional artmaking techniques. Book stretches the possibilities of painting by navigating between the two- and three-dimensional, while Hirneisen uses mold-making and casting to remake everyday objects into unexpected new forms. Note: You know that ICOSA is right down the Canopy hall from Atelier Dojo, right?
    Through Jan. 5
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: New Holiday Exhibitions

    "Chapel Shrine" showcases the paintings of Austin artist John Patrick Cobb, whose works of Biblical imagery are inspired by the religious paintings he encountered in European chapels. "Nacimentos" features traditional Nativity scenes from Mexico.
    Through Jan. 8
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    Mi Casa Gallery: Alfonso Huerta

    New works by the Mexican artist. 1700 S. Congress, 707-9797.
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    Roadhouse Relics

    Vintage neon, carnival banners, and other tributes to U.S. popular culture by Todd Sanders.
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    The Blanton Museum: Liliana Porter's Drum Solo

    Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a Sylvia Meyer music score, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and moving vignettes in this Liliana Porter video. It'll be screening, accompanied by Porter's Labor forzada installation, through February.
    Through Feb. 2  
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    Twyla Contemporary Art

    “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
    209 W. Ninth
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    Visual Arts Center: Fall 2018

    View the new exhibitions brightening this premier UT-based visual arts space here in the fall of 2018: "Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows," "Exploring the Arctic Ocean," "Like the Lonely Traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons," "Another Green World," and "Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames."
    Free.  
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    Women & Their Work: Everything You Ever

    In this new show by Tammie Rubin, "the wispy tendrils of ball moss serve as a signifier of gathering chaos, conclave connections, concentrated confusion, a labyrinth of values, and growing will. Sculptures are constructed of knots and tangles of twine and rope, embedded with steel wool and cotton, and armatures of wire."
    Through Jan. 10
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