Long Center for the Performing Arts
"..."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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"..."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...."
"...A mural in the downtown area has a simple request for people passing by: “Don’t be a dick.” But the business that occupies the space – the Native Hostel, a hotel company in town that describes its work, in part, as “curating a culture of fuck yes” – pulled kind of a dick move when they covered the mural with ads promoting online dating site OkCupid...."
"..."As an artist, you can never imagine the many different ways people will interpret or interact with your work ... there's freedom that comes from that thought," ponders painter José Parlá, who created the wall-spanning Amistad América (above), part of UT's Landmarks series at the new Robert B..."
"...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..."
"...Simply titled, "The 2005 Art Exhibition" made its debut in Austin's new City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 24..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."