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"Melissa Brown: Future Past" at Big Medium
Layered images and layered narrative add something extra to PrintAustin
Arts Review  February 4, 2016, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...The process involves printing off of a carved slab of linoleum, then carving further into the form, rerolling with a separate color or gradient of ink, printing again on the same paper, and repeating to the desired number of layers or depth of image. At Big Medium, Brown implements the process to make curious, loose works that act on the viewer as the first layer to an unsaid narrative..."

“Island Oasis Mirage” at Big Medium
The exhibit by Michael Krueger, Kathleen McShane, and Barbara Weissberger seems a planned mess, but one that echoes a greater scheme
Arts Review  June 29, 2017, by Sam Anderson-Ramos
"..."Island Oasis Mirage" is a clockwork universe. A perpetual motion machine. “Island Oasis Mirage”Big Medium at Canopy, 916 Springdale, Bldg..."

Big Medium Announces Artists for East Austin Studio Tour 2017
Oh, only like about … 500 of them, y’know?
DAILY Arts  September 1, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Those creative worthies and what they’ve lately wrought via various artistic practices will be what you can witness during the Saturday-and-Sunday of November 11-12 and 18-19 this fall. And of course the whole sprawling enterprise will kick off with that legendary Due EAST soiree-and-exhibition thing Big Medium hosts – on Thursday, Nov..."

Big Medium: East Austin Studio Tour
Our list of Due East's most intriguing artistic talent
DAILY Chrontourage  November 4, 2015, by Allen Martinez & Patricia May


EAST: Do Big Spaces Rule?
Artists and viewers can make the most of EAST by hitting the large studio complexes
Arts Story  November 22, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"...A not-so-secret secret about EAST: You have to wade through an abundance of bad to get to the good. Which is why EAST-ers tend to hedge their bets and begin (or only stop) at the big studio complexes: Pump Project, Canopy, Big Medium, Up Collective, et al..."

The Big Show
Comic-Con has gone Hollywood, but Austin's comics pros say it's still the place to be
Arts Story  August 15, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...From Sturges' perspective, the heavy Hollywood presence is a plus not only for the convention but ultimately for the medium it was founded to celebrate. "There's still a hefty comics presence at the show, and they're getting more exposure than ever," he argues..."

Texas Radio and the Really Big Beat
Capstar's Austin-based Empire
Music Story  May 22, 1998, by Bill Crawford
"..."What the Telecom bill essentially did was allow for unregulated purchase of a regulated medium, which is unheard of," says Balon...."

The Medium Is the Music
Music Story  March 4, 1999, by Margaret Moser
"...A message must have a messenger, though, or a medium, and for Courtney Audain, music is the medium. To that end, he's played in a panoply of bands as colorful as the island of Trinidad, where he was born and raised..."

Pickling Peaches with the Big Bad Chef
Award-winning Southern chef shares pickling expertise
DAILY Food  August 14, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Place a medium soup pot on the stove over high heat. With a sharp paring knife, cut an “X” through the skin on the non–stem end of each peach..."

Flight 1: Light- to Medium-Bodied Whites
Food Column  July 22, 1999
"...The lowest score given by an individual was a 72 by Cubberley. The Belvedere Chardonnay, he says, "lacks desirable fruit," and follows by asking, "Isn't that what wine is about anyways?" Lowe, on the other hand, gave the Belvedere a rating of 88, commenting that it is "lacking at the end but quite nice for the money." The Estancia, Belvedere, and Martini were all rated as "Best Buys" by Wine Spectator, receiving scores of 88, 85, and 86, respectively. Flight 3: Light- to Medium-Bodied Reds..."

Reining in the Mother of All Big Boxes
Local activists seek community-wide benefits analyses of big-box proposals
News Story  May 27, 2005, by Daniel Mottola
"...While it's important to have name-brand products at affordable prices, she says, "I don't think most people understand the global, national, or even local implication of how Wal-Mart gets to its low, low prices. It shouldn't mean that someone in China gets 10 cents per day or that an American should be working for slave labor with no benefits." The proposed code changes would provide a medium through which people could start asking tough questions about big boxes' costs to communities, Rather said...."

The Big Bang
The Fragmentation of Austin's Underground
Music Story  July 11, 1997, by Greg Beets
"...The Hamicks' Brandon Crowe also questions whether the confluence of art, punk, and intimacy might be diluting the medium of its essential irreverence. "Everything's more artsy-fartsy now," Crowe asserts..."

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 3
Ladies love the grillmaster
DAILY Sports  September 25, 2009, by John Razook
"...It was my mastery of medium rare that took me and a couple of sidekicks to the laid back college town of Stillwater, Okla., over the weekend to help my beloved parents throw a dinner party for the ages. Upon our arrival, Kevin Hennessy (no stranger to these assignments; see "Ain't Nothing But a Good Time," for reference) was immediately put to work behind the bar, mixing drinks for the guests, who all seemed to have raging thirsts..."

Big Drag
Only Boy
Music Story  August 18, 1995
"...Big Drag has a knack for writing tunes which seem like familiar AM radio classics from the medium's golden era, but destroyed beyond recognition. in actuality, they're not: every Big Drag song (save for obvious covers, a la "Tallahassee Lassie" here) is self-originated..."

Big Time
Gigantic director Matt Aselton's indie Cinderella story
Screens Story  April 24, 2009, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...We were there with Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler. And there were so many movies there that didn't get bought, but we were fortunate and got picked up by First Independent, which is a small place that does medium distribution..."

WebFest Brings the Really Small Screen to the Big Screen
Local, national, and international web series vie for top prize
DAILY Screens  June 21, 2016, by Rivers Wright
"...The mission of the festival is to celebrate and promote the artistic elements of the medium, and to nurture and promote the art of filmmaking. The festival considers itself a cultural alternative to the commercial film experience...."

Big, Beautiful Books
Adorn your coffeetables with these hardbound masterpieces
Books Story  December 13, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...We love a good Wes Anderson film as much as the next guy – possibly even a little more, what with that University of Texas alum/hometown hero thing he's got going. So we understand how you might be concerned about how to translate all that color, those larger-than-life characters, and his astonishingly complicated set pieces, into the necessarily flat medium of books, and we're here to reassure you: Fear not..."

Big Books: Part 3
Gift guide
Books Story  December 17, 2004, by Nora Ankrum
"...For anyone vacillating between the uninspired but sure-to-please gift certificate and the thoughtful book that may never get read, there is now a happy medium to be found at Audible.com, a Web site that allows you to buy audio books for downloading to a computer, burning onto a CD, or transferring to an iPod or similar device. Audible has liberated the audio book from its dusty truck-stop-rack origins, where it was limited to Grisham novels and self-help books on cassette, and has brought it to our homes in the form of Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, the latest political nonfiction, your favorite NPR show, or even that Wall Street Journal subscription that otherwise piles up on the front porch..."

Big Books
Books Story  December 10, 2004, by Taylor Holland
"...Escher, whose Belvedere (featuring the "Impossible Cube") and Waterfall paved the way for many of the artists featured here. Most impressive among them is the Japanese graphic designer and shadow sculptor Shigeo Fukuda, whose Lunch With Helmut On – a bulbous mass of 848 pieces of welded silverware that casts the shadow of a motorcycle – brings the medium into the third dimension..."

Big Books: Part One
From Zora Neale Hurston to the National Football League
Books Story  December 3, 2004, by Kate X Messer
"...As cat-butt magnets and Jesus action figures threaten our once-sacred temples of the written word, display space for Items Ex Libris is tight. Novelty and coffeetable books filled yesterday's gift gap, but a new trend in books offers a happy medium between the "sublime" of intellectual stimulation and the "ridiculous" of random consumer addiction..."

Dawn in the EAST
Big Medium's Shea Little recalls the East Austin Studio Tour's beginning
Arts Story  November 16, 2012, by Caitlin Greenwood
"...Shea Little gazes over Big Medium's parking lot, which has been converted haphazardly into a courtyard. Artists casually walk in and out of the converted warehouse nestled off Bolm Road, chatting amongst themselves about their expectations for the weekends ahead..."

West Side Tour-y
Big Medium lets artists on the other side of I-35 in on the fun
Arts Story  May 18, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...Don't tell that to Big Medium. The local visual arts nonprofit that gave us the East Austin Studio Tour is finally making those compass points connect this weekend with a companion tour on the sunset side of the interstate..."

"Erin Curtis: Narrow Escape From History"
The brightly colored patterns in this show's paintings pull one into Big Medium for some pleasurable viewing
Arts Review  September 17, 2015, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...For the last three weeks, it's been hard to walk by Big Medium without being pulled in. The large window front of its Canopy-based gallery is completely overrun by brightly colored stripes and cut-out patterns of various textures and sizes..."

Art Review: 'Blog Reblog'
Randomly paired photos yield serendipitous imagery
DAILY Arts  May 28, 2014, by Rod Machen
"...What is "Blog Reblog"? A gallery show? An event? A comment on our modern forms of photographic dissemination? I suppose it’s all of those, but for lovers of contemporary photography, it’s worth a trip to the Big Medium galleries...."

EAST Austin Studio Tour Run-Down
Everything you need to know to navigate EAST
DAILY Chrontourage  October 31, 2017, by Savannah Opre
"...Austin’s favorite annual, self-guided art tour is back! The 2017 EAST Austin Studio Tour, hosted by Big Medium, will feature over 500 participants, including 241 artist studios, 66 galleries, 155 temporary exhibitions, 26 happenings, 10 libraries, and 7 schools...."

Frameworks EAST Fund
Using microloans to help Eastside artists get their studios up to code
Arts Story  June 24, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...Since most of the artists affected by the code crackdown are among the hundreds that take part in the annual East Austin Studio Tour, the Creative Alliance approached the folks at Big Medium, which sponsors the tour, with the microloan notion, and they're moving the program into high gear this week with a fundraiser for what they've dubbed the Frameworks EAST Fund. The event, to be held Wednesday, June 29, will feature live music – the Ron Titter Band opens at 8pm, followed by the Pons at 9:15pm – and refreshments..."

Setting the Stage
Austin's art scene spent 2012 prepping for the big things to come
Arts Story  January 4, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...The Paramount Theatre elbowed its way into SXSW/ACL/Fun Fun Fun territory with the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, loading more than 100 acts into 11 venues over four days, with enough marquee names – Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, Steven Wright, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman – to give the event A-list appeal. After almost a decade, the folks at Big Medium gave their highly successful East Austin Studio Tour a sibling: the West Austin Studio Tour, spotlighting studios and galleries on the sunset side of I-35..."

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
Arts Story  May 25, 2012, by Robert Faires
"..."Narratives," Martin Sztyk, Big Medium Group Gallery Exhibition..."

East Austin Studio Tour 2012
November 18, 2012. 28 Photos
PHOTO GALLERY  November 19, 2012
"...Big Medium Courtyard entrance..."

Collective Strength
The 2014 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
Arts Story  May 22, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...The Class of 2014 will be inducted during the Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony on Monday, June 2, 7pm, at Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research. Here is an introduction to the latest honorees and why we honor them. Big Medium..."

Making the Most of EAST
Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour
Arts Story  November 19, 2015, by Caitlin Greenwood and Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Though it's revealed year after year during the East Austin Studio Tour, the number of artists in this town is staggering. While the tour remains uniquely all-inclusive (any artist who can find a space in East Austin is welcome to participate, and most do), EAST, run by nonprofit Big Medium, has lately gone the way of internationally recognized commercial contemporary arts festivals like Art Basel or Frieze in at least one sense: You won't be able to see all of it – it's just too big...."

Studio Practice
Canopy tenants love the Eastside artist studio complex, even if they aren't from the Eastside ... or artists
Arts Story  May 3, 2013, by Matthew Irwin
"...For years, she had worked on her fabric designs ad hoc from the kitchen table, and she had endured the heat one summer in the garage of the Austin Screen Printing Cooperative. But the native Texan really began to see her work evolve when, back in February, she moved into Canopy, the new Eastside studio complex run by the ubiquitous arts organization Big Medium...."

Look Back in Wonder
The fifth Texas Biennial celebrates its past glories
Arts Story  September 6, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...But the Biennial is also using its fifth anniversary to acknowledge its own history – or rather the art and artists that have built its history. Curator-at-large Virginia Rutledge tapped Michael Duncan, curator of the 2009 Biennial, to help her create a pair of exhibits that focus on artists from past Biennials, one at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston that will show work by Christie Blizard (2009, 2011), Marcelyn McNeil (2011), Tom Orr (2007, 2011), and Brad Tucker (2007, 2011); and a group show at Big Medium's new space here in Austin that presents previously shown art, such as Mirror, Mirror, an installation by Linda Pace, who died in 2007, and recent work by 26 participants in the first four Biennials..."

PrintAustin: Inking Out Loud with Cathy Savage and Elvia Perrin
The third annual PrintAustin floods our artful river city with multiple originals
Arts Story  January 14, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...AC: And for that first one, the epicenter was Big Medium?..."

Kevin McNamee-Tweed: The Exit Interview
As he leaves Austin, curator and artist Kevin McNamee-Tweed reflects on the city's artists and art community
Arts Story  March 9, 2017, by Caitlin Greenwood
"...To be a part of Austin's nascent art scene is to know Kevin McNamee-Tweed. He arrived in Austin in 2009 and has been kicking around the city's galleries and studios since 2012, when he started curating Big Medium's Canopy gallery..."

Welcome to My Studio
The East Austin Studio Tour offers a rare chance to see where artists work and live
Arts Story  November 21, 2008, by Katherine Catmull
"...The East Austin Studio Tour is your best opportunity all year to get that inside look at the environment where art bubbles up. For two days, artists all over the Eastside open the doors of their studios (which sometimes means their homes) to the public, in order "to encourage creative dialogue among artists and their peers, as well as between artists and their city," Big Medium says, and, hey, "their city" – that means you...."

Here We Are: Christa Palazzolo and Brian Halloran
The painters' craft in service of art doesn't get much better than in this two-person show
Arts Review  September 11, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Big Medium..."

Open Edition
PrintAustin enters its second year with startling growth in scale and scope
Arts Story  January 15, 2015, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...15. Like last year, PrintAustin's anchor art show will be held at Big Medium, set at the festival's epicenter in Canopy..."

You See ... Thing Is ...
This found-object art melds Hirst's high concepts and Louis C.K.'s comedy
Arts Review  June 17, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Big Medium, 5305 Bolm #12, 385-1670..."

East Austin Studio Tour
The city's autumn marathon of art covers work by some 300 artists in 175 venues
Arts Story  November 12, 2010, by Robert Faires and Wayne Alan Brenner
"...EAST is still the best way to connect with the people who make art directly where they work (which occasionally happens to be where they live). What's your favorite medium? You have a hankering for ceramics? Try Clayworks Studio/Gallery or Old Cat Died Pottery..."

2017 Texas Biennial: Putting It Together
Leslie Moody Castro on reviving the show after four years
DAILY Arts  September 27, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...The exhibition had taken a number of forms in its first few years, sometimes with a single curator, sometimes with multiple curators, sometimes showing in one place, sometimes showing in several places. The organizers – largely centered at the Austin art organization Big Medium – opted to take some extra time to look at what had worked and what hadn't, what the Biennial was actually capturing about the work of artists throughout Texas and what it was missing..."

The Royal Tenenbaums
“Being a Tenenbaum isn't as easy as it used to be,” observes a member of the brood in this grand family saga whose literary aspirations and resonant title seem to...
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Film Review  December 21, 2001, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...“Being a Tenenbaum isn't as easy as it used to be,” observes a member of the brood in this grand family saga whose literary aspirations and resonant title seem to purposely thrust viewers into the mindset of The Magnificent Ambersons. Wes Anderson's third directorial outing (following the unlikely breakthrough success of Bottle Rocket and the much-heralded comic stylings of Rushmore) shows this maverick filmmaker to be expanding his emotional palette and dramatic range while at the same time continuing to use the medium of film as a tool in his individual growth process..."

Night Owl & Early Bird
Big Medium's fundraiser has artists make art at night, sell it the next morning
Arts Story  March 12, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...Ladies and gentlemen, from the folks who gave you the East Austin Studio Tour, Night Owl & Early Bird, an event that raises funds (for EAST, the Texas Biennial, and host Big Medium) by having artists come together and work together. Night Owl will happen Friday, March 12, 6pm-midnight, with all local artists invited to participate..."

The Signal
The Signal is an audacious horror film that nonetheless veers on occasion into surreal black comedy.
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Film Review  February 22, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Bowen, Cheri Christian and Scott Poythress. An outright horror film that nonetheless veers on occasion into surreal black comedy, The Signal (a favorite at last year's Sundance and SXSW Film festivals) takes Marshall McLuhan's famous statement "the medium is the message" to extremes not explored since David Cronenberg's seminal, frighteningly prescient Videodrome in 1983..."

East Austin Studio Tour 2017
Where to find the 411 on the 505 stops on this year’s EAST
Arts Story  November 9, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...As sure as the sun rises in the east, the East Austin Studio Tour will draw thousands of locals (and doubtless some out-of-towners) into the studios and galleries of ATX artists over the next two weekends. The 2017 edition of the annual art marathon hosted by Big Medium, Nov..."

line upon line: first
In the percussion trio's concert of new works, four pieces took very different forms, but all resolved in a comparable calm
Arts Review  February 9, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Unusual. I mean, musicians Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk, and Matthew Teodori have previously engaged in such offbeat exercises as performing in a creekbed under a bridge, using bicycle parts as instruments, making music with water, but here the three had clipped themselves to ropes that rose to the top of a concrete column in the Big Medium Gallery..."

West Austin Studio Tour 2016
Arts Story  May 12, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...The spring sibling to Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour turns 5 this year with more than 300 artists, exhibitions, and happenings spread across the sunset side of I-35 May 14 & 15 and 21 & 22, 11am-6pm each day. As with EAST, the best guide to all the West Austin Studio Tour has to offer is the extensive catalog published by presenting organization Big Medium, complete with map..."

Art and Motherhood on the West Austin Studio Tour
Four WEST exhibitors reveal how their work is informed by being a mom
Arts Story  May 7, 2015, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Jana Swec is a founding member of Big Medium, East Austin Studio Tour, and West Austin Studio Tour. As Big Medium and the wider Austin arts family has grown, so too has Swec's immediate family..."

PrintAustin: Big Medium, Art.Science.Gallery, and Immediatag
Three galleries at Canopy offer such resonant and vital prints that they're hard to tear your vision from
Arts Review  January 24, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Now we're in the midst of PrintAustin, the citywide celebration of printmaking, with so many different venues, demonstrations, artist talks, and tours taking place over January and February, it's all we can do to include as many as our listings will hold. I went over to Big Medium's Canopy compound, because "The Contemporary Print" (juried by Francesca Consagra, Katherine Brimberry, and Jeffrey Dell) is there, as is Art.Science.Gallery.'s "Impressi" and Immediatag's "Outlaw Printmakers." And, O holy Gutenberg, the level of diverse professional work evidenced in those venues bodes well for the many prints, contemporary and historical, concurrently on display elsewhere...."

Studio Visits: Rebecca Rothfus
This skilled painter and wizard at cutouts feels at home in her newly built studio at Canopy
Arts Column  December 27, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"...Rarely, then, does an artist get the opportunity to move into a newly built space. Yet this is precisely the situation for painter Rebecca Rothfus, who is among the first occupants of Big Medium's studio complex, Canopy..."

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