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Art Openings
News Story  March 4, 1999
"..."Dance Show," Skylight Gallery (Mar 4); "Definientia II," Gallery Lombardi (Mar 4); "New Work by Virginia Fleck," Women and Their Work (Mar 4); "Standing, Sitting, Sleeping, Sinking," Lyons Matrix Gallery (Mar 4); "N-O-N," Terra Children's Gallery (Mar 5); "Texas Film Art," Pro-Jex (Mar 5); "C-21 Expo -- Metamorfosis," Austin Visual Arts Association (Mar 6); "David Douglas Duncan: One Life, a Photographic Odyssey," LBJ Library (Mar 6); "A Quiet Song," Tarrytown Gallery (Mar 6); "Models and Artists," Laughing at the Sun Gallery (Mar 11-12) Rebekah Baines Johnson Health Center Mural..."

Austintatious Mural
Forty years after first painting it, the artists are giving their mural a brush-up – and need your help
Arts Story  March 14, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Awn and his compadres in paint, Tommy Bauman and Rick Turner, felt a responsibility to restore the Austintatious mural they created on the University Co-op's 23rd Street wall back in 1974 and the companion Tejas mural they added on the opposite side of the Renaissance Market 29 years later. "These murals have been a part of the fabric of Austin for 40 years and have come to represent the link between the olde Austin and the new Austin of today," the artists wrote..."

Art for Days
Can you handle two weeks' worth of the East Austin Studio Tour?
Arts Story  November 13, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Public Art
Two artists are arrested while painting a mural on a wall in East Austin
Arts Story  November 13, 2009, by Abe Louise Young
"...Mural artists Angel Quesada and Lannea Brooks were arrested and jailed on Oct. 24 for painting a botanical mural on a low wall over a bridge in East Austin..."

Where Does Art Fit Into The Goodnight?
It's a matter of what can be done with available space
DAILY Arts  June 3, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"..."What kind of a place do you think we're running here?" says bartender Derron Rogers, frowning at his boss who's just set his drink on the polished granite bar without first setting down a cocktail napkin...."

At Camp Contemporary, Life Imitates Art
Contemporary Austin’s adult camp merges music and nature
DAILY Arts  July 29, 2016, by Emily Gibson
"...It’s an old philosophical notion that life imitates art – and according to Danielle Nieciag, the Contemporary’s director of institutional advancement, the adult camp is meant to be a physical representation of the museum’s day-to-day educational mission, which teaches kids about art through tour groups and art classes. Funds raised from the one-weekend event will support the Contemporary’s art education programs, which benefit thousands of kids annually..."

A First for Austin Art
New City Hall filled with locals' visual artistry
Arts Story  March 4, 2005, by Rachel Koper
"...Simply titled, "The 2005 Art Exhibition" made its debut in Austin's new City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 24..."

Third Coast Invasion! Austin At San Diego Comic-Con
Mondo, 'Darksiders,' and 'Ultimate Spider-Man' at SDCC
DAILY Screens  July 10, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Aspiring comic creators and fans of local artist David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man, Fantastic Four: Season One) will want to be up early on Thursday for Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way. That's the start of a busy weekend for Marquez: He's also got the two-part Digital Art panel with Brian Haberlin (Spawn) and Andy Schmidt (X-Men, G.I..."

The Music Lover's Guide to Austin
The essential sounds, sights, and settings of Austin music
DAILY Chronolog  March 3, 2017
"...PHOTO OPS [image-1]

No Instagram-worthy Austin music experience is complete without a picture in front of Daniel Johnston’s “Hi, How Are You” mural (Guadalupe & 21st). Austin’s most iconic piece of street art – also known as Jeremiah the Innocent – was painted in 1993 on the side of erstwhile record store Sound Exchange by the cult songwriter..."

Austin Photo Ops
Visiting Austin? You're going to want to take some pictures.
DAILY Chronolog  December 26, 2016, by Kimberley Jones, David Lemon and Will McCarthy
"...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..."

A Living in Art
Nathan Jensen Creates New Frontiers
Arts Story  October 13, 1995
"...The man, made from wood and metal hinges, was one of many pieces of art in the room. Judging from his missing legs and slumping position, he wasn't going anywhere soon..."

12th and Chicon Mural to Be Repainted
New owner responds to community uproar
News Story  May 18, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...An Eastside mural was painted over Friday, May 12, kicking up another round of gentrification debates. The mural, painted by now-local artist Chris Rogers in 2014, adorned the Chicon side of the shuttered Romani Art Gallery and depicted multiple black musicians including Michael Jackson, Tupac, and Prince..."

Greyhound Mural
With the unveiling of a new mural at Austin's Greyhound bus terminal, three Martin Middle School students have helped make a valuable addition to both the celebration of their culture and the rich legacy of art in Austin.
Arts Story  August 22, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...This is the third such work that Greyhound Lines Inc. has sponsored in Texas through its Greyhound Community Reflections Mural Program, which promotes the contributions of Latinos in their communities through permanent pieces of art featuring work by young artists..."

Downtown Mural Awaits a New Home
Rescue mission in works for Seymour Fogel mural filling wall on second story of former tax office
News Story  January 25, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...On the corner of Sixth and Guadalupe, the Starr Building has sat empty of business since the state comptroller moved out in 2005. But remaining inside is a unique piece of Texas art history that the state and federal governments are working to save from the threat of the wrecking ball...."

Austintatious Art
Music Story  November 22, 2002, by Margaret Moser
"...Kerry Awn is elated. The noted artist-comedian got the word from the University Co-op that the Renaissance Market block of 23rd Street will eventually be covered with art..."

Mural Should Be Off Limits
Postmarks  September 6, 2013
"...The mural on the pillar of the bridge just south of Fifth Street had been painted over. Am I the only one who thinks that some things are off-limits? With the growing street art culture here in Austin, of which I am a fan, where are the boundaries? That mural was from a family who lost one of their own, to keep their son in memory for many..."

More on the Chicon Mural
A new plan is in the works
News Story  June 15, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...Six Square, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and cultivating East Austin's Black culture, announced on June 12, that it will assume conservatorship over the wall at the corner of 12th and Chicon streets, which until recently was home to a mural of iconic black artists. Six Square Executive Director Nefertitti Jackmon told the Chronicle that Chris Rogers, the artist of the original mural, will play a part in "developing a long-term solution" for the wall, but that the community as a whole will be instrumental in shaping the future mural..."

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
Arts Story  March 30, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner, Ashley Moreno, Sean L. Malin and Robert Faires
"...The original Funniest Person in Austin (as in the contest's first winner in 1986), this Houston native moved to River City in 1970 and is in his fifth decade of blessing it with his music (he's a founding member of absurdist band Uranium Savages), art (he co-created the Austintatious mural on the Drag, served in the Armadillo World Headquarters' Armadillo Art Squad, and painted the massive mural at the Westgate Central Market), and wit. Wit? Years and years with Esther's Follies, holding court at the Velveeta Room (named for Awn's Ronnie Velveeta character) and brightening comedy mics all over town..."

Austin Murals
Two new murals that made their debuts in February reveal the pride of the Southside
Arts Story  February 24, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...Careen Vaughn and Rebeka Rich thought the big blank wall on the side of the Time Warner Cable building at South First and Stassney was an eyesore, so when they had a chance to do something about it, they jumped at the chance. Time Warner – which apparently thought the wall was no great shakes, either – took the suggestion of Tracy Wolczanski and had local artists submit bids for a mural..."

Mural Misuse?
Postmarks  September 26, 2005
"...Dear Editor, I just wanted to start out saying we have some awesome murals in this town. This is a bitch session about one that is at best a poor compromise. (Please excuse some of the sarcasm here.) As I was walking back from Anonymous Burrito Shop, I noticed that the owners of the Exxon gas station/car wash across the street had removed their cover from the mural that they had been working on for a couple of weeks..."

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