Museum of Human Achievement
"...For years now, all kinds of folks have been jockeying to get a piece of Block 21, that cherce hunk of Downtown real estate just north of City Hall, but now the art gang at Austin Green Art can lay claim to being the first to get their hands on it for a week, anyway. The city gave them the green light, as it were, to "rock the block" April 15-22 as part of Austin Green Art's plan to make Earth Day a major city celebration..."
"...The Gates made a big impression on Austin artist Randy Jewart, a work that was simple, elegant, and powerful. "And I thought, 'We should have our own Gates project..."
"...Local eco-art outfit Austin Green Art will be giving a work of art worth $10,000 to one of the end-of-summer winning businesses in the Water Cooler Kill-a-Watter Challenge. AGA will be working with the winner to develop a unique piece of art fitting to their company..."
"...Every time I am lucky enough to talk with Randy Jewart, Austin Green Art's founder, I can't..."
"...Environmental art is one of those slippery terms that doesn't give you quite enough to get what it is: It's art that's, um, in the environment? Of the environment? For the environment? Rather than make you puzzle it out for yourself, Austin Green Art is hosting a summerlong, citywide exhibition that shows you what environmental art can be, and it's launching the exhibit with a weekend of events that will add to your understanding of this increasingly popular art form. The exhibit, "Green Wave," offers seven works in five locations across the city, ranging from an archway of harvested cedar installed by Birmingham, Ala., artist Chris Fennell on the grounds of the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria to a glow-in-the-dark land drawing made with marble dust and phosphorescent materials in Duncan Park by Atlanta, Ga., artist Martha Whittington to a 1950s school bus converted by Austin artist Roisel Ramirez into a working video screening room at 13th and Chicon streets..."
"...With its "New Art in Austin: 22 To Watch" exhibition wrapping up this month, the Austin Museum of Art organized an epic symposium around this regional talent show. On Saturday, Oct..."
"...Simply titled, "The 2005 Art Exhibition" made its debut in Austin's new City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 24..."
"...There's big art, and there's big art. For an example of the latter, drop by Wooldridge Park this Saturday, where a team of local artists and citizens will be creating some really big art..."
"...The annual excursion into the native habitat of Eastside visual artists has been growing steadily since its debut in 2003 – from 70 artists showing in 45 sites then to four times that number in more than 150 venues now. It's too much to see in two days, the standard length for the tour for several seasons now, so for 2009, EAST has exploded to 10 days, spanning two weekends and all the days between..."
"...There are monsters in the air, and Adam Green knows exactly where they are: in the cargo hold of the plane, as he and artist Alex Pardee bring their new collaboration Digging Up the Marrow to Austin this week...."
"...How many years does it take to build an art museum? In Austin, we're up to 18 years and counting...."
"...But that's just a taste of what's waiting once you step over the threshold. Inside, art is everywhere you look – on walls, on tables, on the floor, behind doors, in the hall, the parlor, the bathroom..."
"...In the Department of You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone: This is the week that Art Palace packs up its Eastside digs and hustles to Houston. Sigh...."
"...Give Bob Rauschenberg his due. With his groundbreaking modernist combines, the Port Arthur native got a lot of people to stop thinking of Texas art as an oxymoron..."
"...When she was growing up, says GITNB co-founder Angelica "Jelly" Erazo, environmental awareness was not a big part of her life. "You know 'Don't Mess With Texas'? I had no idea that was about trash," says the Houston native, who laughs about it now..."
"...The city's Central Library that opened Oct. 28 has generated much buzz for Lake|Flato, the San Antonio/Austin-based architectural firm that partnered on the project with Boston's Shepley Bulfinch..."
"...It's a pretty good time to be artist Doug Mahnke. Not only is his run on DC Comics' Green Lantern one of the best-selling titles on the racks, but he has been confirmed as the series' regular artist when it relaunches in September at issue one as part of the DCnU revamp...."
"...Where does art belong?..."
"...GoodPop, 2014. Art Seen Alliance..."
"...Apache Pass, a historic riverside property nestled along the San Gabriel River northwest of Rockdale, will transform into a mecca for artistic celebration and collaboration during the three October days of Art Outside Festival...."
"..."When I first moved to town, I worked at Asel Art Supply on MLK, and they had a small Speedball silk-screening kit," says the man who created this issue's cover. "And only now do I realize how incredibly bad those products are." The man is Tim Doyle of Nakatomi Inc., one of the smallest and newest screen-printing studios in our ink-stained city..."
"...1) Ali Fitzgerald (anywhere and Art Palace)..."
"...It was four for Thr3e at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday night, with Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters receiving four prizes from the group of area arts writers...."
"..."One / Sixth" gathers work from six of the seven black artists known to have graduated from the University of Texas at Austin's MFA program (the seventh, Wendel A. White , was not brought to the curators' attention until it was too late for his inclusion)..."
"...Indeed, Young seems to wrap his arms around the eccentricities of South Austin and give them a bear hug. His restaurant is a tribute to the eclectic mix of music, arts, and politics in the land south of Town Lake..."
"...While not as much hoopla as this Wednesday's Austin Music Awards, the Industry Awards go to the clubs, radio stations, visual artists, studios, as well as the support organizations and personalities that keep Austin's vaunted musicians in the eyes and ears of locals...."
"...The yellow paint at this classic burger shoppe isn’t vintage or hipster – it’s 1946 original. For over 70 years, Sandy’s has stayed true to its time-tested Old Fashioned Burger recipe, as well as the hearty portion size and remarkably low prices..."
"...Of course he'd stumbled upon ground zero documentation of Austin's Eighties punk boom: a split capturing the Big Boys and the Dicks leveling their scene headquarters. That's a modest example of the scores vinyl miners dream about, but it got me thinking..."
"...Radio Music Program 1) Jason & Deb, The Morning X With Jason and Deb, 101X 2) Mike Buck, Blue Monday, Sun Radio 3) John Aielli, Eklektikos, KUTX 4) Dudley & Bob, The Dudley & Bob Show, KLBJ 5) Kevin Connor, Hill Country Saturday, Sun Radio 6) Jay Trachtenberg, Sunday Morning Jazz, KUTX 7) Rick McNulty, Left of the Dial, KUTX 8) Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show, iHeartRadio 9/10 TIE) Chuck Loesch, No Control Radio, 101X John E. Dee, Old School Dance Party, KUTX [image-2-right]..."
"...There's a big lesson to be learned today: if you have a great idea, hang in there. Anyone who has visited Austin's Powerhouse Animation over the last few years has probably seen concept art for an unproduced animated action show called Seis Manos..."
"...The gorgeously lit, elevated runway in Austin Music Hall showed off clothes and death-defying shoes to perfection, but unfortunately also showed every crooked hem, loose thread, and popped-out zipper. Sitting in the front row, I came away with a renewed respect for both the craft of sewing and the art of modeling, having acquired several new gray hairs when a model's heel caught on the vast white soufflé of her tulle skirt in the Mysterious by NPN show...."
"...UT Tower W 24th St. The Main Building is a 30-floor structure at the heart of the University of Texas campus. Colloquially known as the Tower, it is the definitive symbol of Longhorn academics..."
"...Saturday morning dawned sunny and warm, and hundreds of festival goers lined up outside the Austin Food & Wine Festival gates in anticipation of the 11am start time. They were rewarded for their patience at about 11:07, when they were finally allowed access to all the food, wine, and celebrity chef-spotting they could handle...."
"...1) Billy Perkins: Widespread Panic 2) Chepo Pena 3) Guy Juke: Alejandro Escovedo, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 4) Mishka Westell: Patty Griffin, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 5) Billie K Buck: Of Montreal 6) Evan Bozarth: Airship 7) Jim Franklin 8) Gary Dorsey: All ATX Invasion, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 9) Unidentified Artist: Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra, Valentine’s Day, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 10) Unidentified Artist: South Austin Moonlighters, Saxon Pub [image-5] ALBUM ART..."
"...Last weekend's Other Worlds Austin has returned to its home planet, but the inaugural year of the city's first dedicated science fiction film festival leaves the winners of its awards, the Cthulhies, behind on Earth...."
"...Proper Nang is a Brit term for the very coolest. I first started writing about Austin’s teen scene a year ago..."
"...Actor in a Leading Role Demián Bichir in "A Better Life" George Clooney in "The Descendants" Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"..."
"...On Tuesday, August 23rd, Dress Shop on South Congress is having a birthday party, offering cupcakes and shopping specials, starting at 11am. From 6-9pm, head over to Mirror Mirror Salon as they present "La Belle Vie", featuring accessories by Megan Pinto Designs..."
"...That's also an argument for letting the council itself grow – asking seven people to represent 800,000 is an increasingly daunting request. The Art of Representation..."
"...Time flies when you're recognizing excellence. One minute, you and a half-dozen arts writers are handing out honors to local theatre artists in the Continental Club, and the next, a couple of decades have zoomed by, and your casual little awards party has become an institution – lauding exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, and the visual arts as well as drama..."
"...Extravagant Christmas displays, including Rockefeller Center's enormous tree, drew thousands to Fifth Avenue at all hours of the day and night, resulting in worse-than-usual traffic jams and pedestrian gridlock. Couples dressed up for the Christmas office party (yes, Virginia, you can still wear your mink in New York) edged past the omnipresent panhandlers, including a gray specter attired in green plastic garbage bags, holding out his begging cup...."
"... Melies' ancient in-camera edits and flickering semispecial effects seem exquisitely antediluvian when compared to even the most cash-and-talent-strapped of current cinematic special-effects-laden outings. But surprisingly, and somehow comfortingly, as well, even in this highest of high tech cinema savvy cities, where virtually every other person you pass on Congress Avenue works for either a video-gaming company or is shooting, writing, or editing a film, the old school has yet to adjourn, and the new school? It took the lessons of the past to heart in ways Hollywood never quite managed...."
"...A spreadsheet provided by the city lists some 196 “Major Events," with about a quarter of them being multiday. There's a total of over 400 days' worth of events in all, and there's at least one major event going on every weekend of the year – ranging from ACL Fest to the Zman Challenge, from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan..."
"...BBSs have been around for years, but really took off in the early to mid-1980s during the initial personal computer craze, when average Janes and Joes started running them out of their houses. It wasn't long before various BBS operators - known as sysops, for "system operators" - across the country banded together to form various networks, or nets, which allowed BBS users to communicate with their counterparts across the country - or the world..."
"...The idea that you get slower as you get older seemed in full force as the Austin Critics Table marked its 20th year of presenting annual awards for outstanding achievements in the arts on Monday, June 4. The ceremony at Cap City Comedy Club crept along like a senior citizen in the passing lane, taking more than three hours to hand out honors in 47 categories and welcome five new members into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame; all this despite the best efforts of the arts writers at the mic and house band the Invincible Czars to move things along – and even the introduction of a drinking game to keep spirits high...."
"..."More Than Architecture" opening reception, 5-8pm, University of Texas Fine Arts Library..."
"...Since its inception in 1998, the Green Corn Project has installed more than 160 organic vegetable gardens in backyards, schoolyards, and community centers. The project also runs popular workshops for those who wish to start their own gardens or simply volunteer...."
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big. The city was riding high on high tech, and so much money was flowing that even arts groups were seeing the green..."
"...Austin Studios at the old Mueller Airport is a unique collaboration between the city of Austin and the Austin Film Society. There are currently five hangars for film activities, an office building to headquarter productions, and two long T-hangars where film-support businesses are located..."
"...And at the time he made them – that would be 1986 – the building wound up not being made. But the idea of the building didn't leave Kelly when that happened, and for three decades, while this eminence of the art world continued to make the abstract paintings, sculptures, and prints that had earned him worldwide recognition, models of the building sat in his studio..."