During 2018, Medearis – known to millions as The Kitchen Diva – donated several books, manuscripts, photographs, awards, and research papers to the Carver Museum. Now, they’ve been curated and presented as this new exhibition.
This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
You know that the Syndicate holds one of the longest running and best-attended weekly swing dances in the country, right? Make note! There's an absolute beginner lesson which starts at 8pm, then social dancing to live music or DJs from 9pm until midnight. All ages are welcome.
The devolution of the Austin sky. Texas caves reimagined as intergalactic landscapes. The peculiar yet familiar renderings of Southern life. Behold, as artists Mae Crocker, Renee Victor, and Heidi Pitre celebrate the beauty and quirks of this land we call home.
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is currently accepting applications for a visiting justice of the peace to hear class C misdemeanor cases and more. Those selected – a legal background is required – will be part of a roster available to serve when a sitting Travis County judge is away.
Founding members of the Austin-based Black Mountain Project – Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and, video. Also on display at the Carver: Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living, an installation by Taja Lindley.
This show at Co-Lab's current space in Springdale General features the collaborative work of Alexis Mabry and Steef Crombach, here exploring the “do it yourself” practice of traditional women’s crafts and techniques, warping the existing perceptions of soft sculpture, found fabric, and the timeworn gambits of quilt and tapestry.
This solo exhibit featuring new work by Philip Durst might resemble the quilts of your childhood, but the artist's vibrant use of multicolored candy wrappers and cardboard soda boxes aren't conducive to a good night's sleep. In fact, we tried Googling "collage + stunning" a few times, and it was Dursts all the way down, radiating patterns of playfulness and optimism.
Comedian Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) is emceeing this very Jean Ralphio, on-brand fashion show where local influencers – aka those folks on Insta trying to "influence" you to buy the latest, greatest thingamajig – will model "exaggerated, over-the-top" Dos Equis-branded clothing, like a $250 towel jacket. "Because it’s not just a towel jacket, it’s a lifestyle."