"...For the person who acquires it, it helps recharge the spirit through a vision of life rendered in line, color, texture. And sometimes it even helps artists get off the streets and into a place of their own...."
"...What is an artist? What is the artist's intention? These two short questions apply directly to the two-day "Art From the Streets" exhibition and sale put on by Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. Each year, volunteers work hard to provide painting supplies, matting materials, frames, photos, and exhibition space so people who are homeless have a chance to show off their artistic talents, interact with their fellow Austinites, and raise money to pay for necessities such as food, clothing, and housing..."
"...This is the week of the annual Art From the Streets sale, in which artwork by some of our city's gifted but homeless creators is offered for sale. This year's AFTS show, which boasts 2,300 works of art ranging in price from $30 to $350, is Saturday and Sunday, Nov..."
"...Truth is one of the rewards of "ART for All + ALL for Art," a collection of untitled work by "homeless and formerly homeless" artists in collaboration with Art From the Streets. There is some danger, when talking about a show like this one, of superficial idealism or even primitivism..."
"...This is no summer to be a couch potato if you're part of the art crowd. There is plenty to look at in Austin, and you can do a lot of that looking in the new art neighborhood between 16th and 17th streets, Lavaca and Guadalupe...."
"...Toward that end, the shuttle bus transportation system that ferries filmgoers back and forth between venues was also amped up, and the festival headquarters were relocated from the picturesque but insufferably congested Main Street. Perhaps the year's most radical difference involved the addition of a new 1,300-seat auditorium (attached to the local high school) that, size-wise, is unprecedented for Park City in its ability to house large numbers of people and also responsible for keeping at least 1,000 extra bodies off the streets and shuttles at any given moment and indoors within a brand new theatre watching movies..."
"...Steven Spielberg gained major attention with Jaws (1975), followed by Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but the jury was still very much out as to just how ambitious a director he was after the critical and commercial failure of 1941 (1979). Martin Scorsese's record was impressive, with Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), and The Last Waltz (1978), but none was a major commercial hit, and his recognition was more by critics than by the public...."
"...Now, this isn't generally the kind of information people look for from a night out at the movies, and no one would fault you for choosing to stay far away from any film that was only out to spread those kinds of statistics around. But while Austin filmmaker Layton Blaylock's directorial debut, Art From the Streets, doesn't shy away from the cold truths about the homeless epidemic, its aim isn't to depress or lecture but rather to point out a small but significant bright side to all the misery...."
"...Austin-based nonprofit Art From the Streets offers homeless individuals not only studio space to work on their art but also a supportive artistic community with which to collaborate. Homeless artists who utilize the open studio space or attend art classes are given an annual opportunity to showcase their work..."
"...LD: For WEST this year, Mockingbird is hosting Art From the Streets. We have two agendas for the event this year: to celebrate the extraordinary work created by Austin street artists and present our Mockingbird Made Furniture Workshop...."
"...Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free … " This phrase keeps running through my head. It's the day after Art From the Streets, the annual art show and sale of work by clients at Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (A.R.C.H.) and this phrase is running through my head...."
"...But action at The Corner has never entirely confined itself to that specific intersection, and has long spilled over into the surrounding neighborhoods – onto New York Avenue to the south, Poquito and Alamo Streets to the east, East 14th to the north, and, intensely, west onto Salina Street. For years Bard dealt with the crime, which would wax and wane, but never disappear – and at times greatly intensify...."
"...The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese’s latest take on the American hoodlum, a species the filmmaker returns to time and again in films such as Mean Streets, GoodFellas, Casino, and Gangs of New York. Here the thugs wield not guns and cudgels but telephones and the art of the hard sell to fleece victims from their money, sure as any lowlife pickpocket..."
"...D: Matt Ruskin, Scott K. Rosenberg Making the case for artistic creativity as survival strategy, this inspiring documentary follows the life and works of Chris "Kharma Kazi" Rolle, a reformed troublemaker from the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, who discovered himself in hip-hop and then set out to help other at-risk kids do the same..."
"...This convergence of “underground art” types on the town, which supports a burgeoning art scene, but also has a Dairy Queen and cops who wear cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats, presented a great social experiment. Young people wandered the streets carrying 12-packs, because there was only one small bar open..."
"...But the bulk of the business is done in the streets. The little green pushcarts, conspicuous now in many areas of the city, are operated by independent contractors, who purchase the product directly from the impeccably clean factory at 2002 E..."
"...The handmade wooden toys at Rootin' Ridge Toymakers are sturdy, gorgeous, and toxin-free, and profits benefit Travis County wildlife. And let's not forget the annual bumper crop of December art fairs, starting with the Art From the Streets exhibition this weekend at the Austin Convention Center, where you can support homeless and formerly homeless artists by purchasing artworks starting at $35, the Cherrywood Art Fair the weekend after that, and, throughout December, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, where, if you shop on Mondays, 10% of proceeds go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation...."
"...This low and slow ostentation revels in the community and street life that foster it. As a mural artist, Muzacz is uniquely well suited to explore that street life and successful in producing a show that celebrates lowrider culture from the streets of Austin and elsewhere. “J Muzacz: Stained Slabs”Julia C..."
"...Art from the Streets provides art studio space for Austin's homeless and at-risk community; their annual Art Show & Sale is this Sat. & Sun., Dec..."
"...* Purchase something from Art From the Streets which will be held this weekend at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, Sat-Sun, Nov 15-16. 476-4357...."
"...As the American troupe finds itself trapped in the middle of a political coup, Grappell recalls being struck by "how removed Americans are from the immediacy of political events, the harsh realities of war and revolution." They decide not to take the advice of the American embassy and leave, but instead to stay the course: The show will go on. "There was an added element of danger and risk," Grappell explains, "but I primarily saw the unexpected events that unfolded as an opportunity to capture something immediate and historically important." Of course, now the play they're rehearsing about the struggle for artistic expression during the Communist revolution is mirrored by the struggle going on in the streets outside, as that same Communist regime is crumbling..."
"...Shoreline Mafia became the face of L.A.’s SoundCloud-fueled hip-hop renaissance after a Fox News exposé on lean catapulted their intemperate raps from the streets to suburbia. From the low-riding thrash of “Spaceship” to the downtempo jerk of “Musty,” the new Atlantic Records signees synthesize and expand the West Coast sound with unbounded neo-G-funk..."
"...Merz, Michael Fairman and Toledo Diamond. Let no one ever say that Dark Streets doesn’t have the perfect title..."
"...Streets, Bedrooms, & Patios: The Ordinariness of Diversity in Oaxacaby Michael James Higgins and Tanya L. Coen University of Texas Press, 336 pp., $22.95 (paper)..."
"..."Because if you want to be the best, you've got to expose yourself to the most challenging environment possible, and East Los Angeles had a reputation of being one of the most challenging police environments in the United States," he says. It was on those streets that he impressed Golonski, then a sergeant with the CHP..."
"...Streets of Fire is the Velvet Underground & Nico of Eighties movies. Almost nobody saw it at the time, but for the few that did, it became their magnetic North...."
"...“Start with the abstract, look at it long enough, and a form will develop,” are the types of commentary she provides in her voiceovers. She also spends lots of hours walking the streets and waterfront..."
"...The Domestic Violence Project was a direct result of The Minstrel Project. Through all of Donald Byrd's interactions with the students in the first project, one theme kept emerging: all were dealing with violence in their environments, whether in the streets or in the home..."
"...R. to his fans, Hans Ruedi to his friends) was dragging a skull through the streets of his native Zurich..."
"...Sure enough, he's sporting a shiny band of gold on his right hand, but that's not all he's happy about. His new Charlie Sexton-produced CD, The Warren Hood Band, hit streets the week he got hitched, so it naturally took a backseat to the nuptials..."
"...Lee Sherman was cleaning catfish in his backyard when he heard someone walking up the gravel path toward his neighbor's house. Sherman lives on New York Avenue, in Central East Austin, about a block south of the intersection of East 12th and Chicon streets, the city's most notorious corner for open-air drug dealing and the kind of crime – prostitution, burglary, assault – that a marketplace for addicts attracts..."
"...There may come a day, Miller said, when there is "no room at the inn." Besides, no city or even state can restrict federal authorities from arresting noncitizens – regardless of local law enforcement's cooperation. So they have begun to expand their tactics: Sanctuary in the Streets, a newly formed group modeled after one of the same name in Philadelphia, stands ready to erect its own kind of wall in Austin: a barrier of people willing to stand between immigrants and ICE...."
"...follows a quartet of Cleveland teens as they struggle to figure out how best to escape the grinding poverty of the inner city and their equally ramshackle home lives. They spend their days ditching high school and taking to the cracked and dangerous streets, the abandoned buildings, and wherever else they can ride their skateboards, occasionally making a few bucks by jacking a car and selling it to the local chop shop..."
"...If you didn't know, the properties on the Monopoly game board as popularized in the Thirties were named for the streets of Atlantic City, N.J., and it was Osborne's idea to visit the byways from which those names were drawn to see what they might say about the city today. "Atlantic City is this iconic place from the East Coast," says the San Antonio native, "but coming from Texas, I was completely divorced from its historical legacy." He discovered John McPhee's 1972 New Yorker essay, "The Search for Marvin Gardens," which details the unlikely development of America's Favorite Playground, and was struck by the history therein, including such fascinating trivia as the fact that Atlantic City's layout was invented on the back of a napkin..."
"...Time was, a work of art that was added to the municipal landscape was intended to endure: a bronze statue of a civic leader or marble carving by an eminent sculptor. But nowadays, art will pop up on our streets or in our parks without notice, enliven our urban space for a period of weeks or days, then vanish as suddenly as the blooms of bluebonnets..."
"...These numbers may seem relatively modest in a city of 700,000 people, but to law-enforcement officers, they're significant: "Guns are used to commit crimes against persons," says APD Chief Art Acevedo. "And let's face it, when there's a firearm involved, there is always the risk of death or serious bodily injury." Police routinely structure their work around "strategic enforcement initiatives" – gang, drug, or driving-while-intoxicated enforcement units – and so it follows that police would contemplate a similar approach to removing guns from the streets and away from prohibited persons..."
"...Tom's world seems lacquered over with grit, grime, and sooty waste. Piles of trash line the streets and alleyways, and the skies are bleak and foreboding, all while toxic waste bubbles away in the background..."
"...With the help of some social-media savvy volunteers, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, an Austin nonprofit organization that feeds homeless and working poor people on the streets of five U.S. cities every night, is launching two contests in conjunction with SXSWi..."
"...(Laguna Gloria has since morphed into the Austin Museum of Art, while TFAA has changed its name to Arthouse, both with headquarters on Congress Ave-nue in Downtown Austin.) Mean-while, at the university, the de-partment added master's degrees in studio art, art education, and art history to its curriculum in 1960. At the time of its 25th anniversary, the department moved into the new art building at the corner of 23rd and San Jacinto streets..."
"...Seems like the rule in Hollywood is that if you're searching for the Holy Grail, director Terry Gilliam is the man to call. The Fisher King is a fanciful spiral of mythology, madness, cynicism and salvation in which a Red Knight on a fiery white steed pursues a homeless lunatic through the streets of modern Manhattan, a once-imperious king of the New York air waves serves a drunken penance for his flippant arrogance, and turreted castles loom over the rush-hour pedestrians while the Grand Central Station concourse becomes an enchanted ballroom for commuters..."
"...Just how personal is made crystal clear in The Wind in the Reeds, a memoir penned by Pierce about his life in New Orleans. The actor, who played Baltimore detective Bunk Moreland on The Wire, writes in great detail and eloquently about his family's deep roots in that city's swampy soil, his growing up there, how his family was affected by Katrina, and his decision to re-establish a home there after a profound artistic experience: performing Waiting for Godot in the streets of the Lower Ninth Ward for survivors of the storm..."
"...Sarah* didn't even know that the cops had tagged her, dealing dope near the corner of East 12th and Chicon Streets in the heart of Central East Austin, until she got the letter. On the letterhead of Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, it had a simple message: We got you...."
"...It looks horrible. This was not a fine art show but a small sample of some of the talent coming from the streets...."
"...And yet, while a glimpse around the streets of Austin turns up only a handful of handbills flapping in the breeze, elsewhere, local poster artists and their work have been multiplying like bacteria in a petri dish, out of sight, but not out of mind...."
"...In the early Eighties, Austin didn't have a home for Latino culture or even a place where Latino visual artists could display their work. So Sylvia Orozco, artist Pio Pulido (to whom Orozco was married then), and artist Sam Coronado opened their own in a 300-square-foot studio in the Arts Warehouse on Third and San Antonio streets..."
"...In Finland's Unnamed Islands, she has cut the illustrations of Finnish islands from a map and placed the cutouts between glass microscope slides so they appear like amorphous biological blobs primed for examination. Songs of the Islands: Concrete Music From New York, 1996-98 includes strands of found audio tape pressed, like human hair, beneath Plexiglas and labeled for the streets and intersections where they were picked up..."
"...Corey Jones, UT Theatre & DanceJohn Bustin Award for Conspicuous VersatilityBernadette NasonAddition of Note AwardEd Kliman, for his musical participation in As You Like It, Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back, Big River, and The Glass Menagerie Good Us AwardAll of Austin for its involvement in the 365 Days/365 Plays projectDidn't I Blow Your Mind This Time AwardRon Berry and Refraction Arts for the newly expanded Fuse Box FestivalAll Hands on Deck AwardSusan Threadgill and Vince Herod, for calling Waiting for the BarbariansNothing up My Sleeve AwardAustin Lyric Opera for The Barber of SevilleUN Award for Achievement in Cooperative Music-makingSt. Cecilia Music Series for the Bach Christmas OratorioTakin' It to the Streets AwardMeredith Powell and the Austin Fine Arts Festival..."