"...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...."
"...The space is unassuming for a venue that will host thousands of guests during the next two weekends, but Little seems unfazed by the looming event as he contentedly surveys the site that has served as his home, his studio, and an epicenter for Austin's artistic growth over the past 10 years. As we begin our conversation about the East Austin Studio Tour, Little discusses the unrelenting preparation for the 2012 event, touting almost 500 participating artists and boasting an extensive 193 tour stops..."
"...Longtime participants in the East Austin Studio Tour have rosy memories of a time when visitors would languidly bike or walk from backyard to backyard. "The first five or eight years of EAST, people would get on their bike, and they would go on this quest – really a pilgrimage..."
"...The East Austin Studio Tour is here again. In addition to giving us all a chance to experience art in the city's eastern neighborhoods, this annual art showcase offers a ripe opportunity to buy work from local artists..."
"...The set was such a hit that the trio's been invited back for another round this week. Chase it with Big Medium's group show, featuring great work by EAST founders Jana Swec, Shea Little, and Joseph Phillips, individually and collectively as Sodalitas...."
"...According to the McIntyres, the increase in both the quantity and the quality of the applications was "astounding," making the ultimate selection "extremely difficult," but "a great testament to our city that is fortunately full of talented artists." After an inaugural class that the McIntyres acknowledge was weighted toward men, the new fellows are mostly women, but what's really striking about these artists is the exciting variety of materials they're working with; beyond the expected metal and stone, they're employing fabric, porcelain, wood, cardboard, industrial felt, paper, blown glass, even VHS tapes. They promise a wealth of unexpected shapes and textures in the coming months, and if you're eager for a sample, then you should race down to Dimension to see "Seasons of Fruition" during the first weekend of EAST (#236 on the tour)..."
"...We posted an initial list of EAST picks earlier this week, and there are a brief five more from Sam Anderson-Ramos right here, too...."
"...2011’s breakout “It" girl, Brit Marling, reunites with her co-screenwriter and director of Sound of My Voice, Zal Batmanglij, for another crypto thriller in which she again stars. This time, however, Marling plays a character on the opposite end of the drama: In Sound of My Voice, she plays a spectral-like figure from the future who is the leader of a cult infiltrated by undercover filmmakers; in The East, however, the multi-hyphenate plays the infiltrator of a group of dangerous, anti-corporate activists called the East, who choreograph events they call “jams,” which are designed to give captains of industry a taste of their own medicine (and in the case of a pharmaceutical company, that fate is most literal)...."
"...Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Serguei Bodrov Jr., Oleg Menchikov and Sandrine Bonnaire. Eight years after his internationally lauded Indochine, French director Wargnier returns with this historical/romantic epic East-West..."
"...Whether you’re a veteran of Big Medium’s 15th East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) or brand new, it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of close proximity tour stops with some nearby eats and drinks that will help you get the most out of your tour...."
"...The old Goodwill distribution center on Springdale Road in East Austin stands gutted and open to a windy Sunday morning. Construction dust layers the grounds, the flat light and damp air giving the scene a sense of imminence..."
"...Here comes the second weekend of this year’s East Austin Studio Tour...."
"...A "gay guide" to the East Austin Studio Tour would rival the heft of their annual doorstopper of a catalog. Suffice to say, you will find la gay. On Our Gaydar..."
"...You might not think so if you draw on only what you yourself see, but unleash a handful of photographers and videographers across that real estate to record what all they encounter, and you'll discover just how much life is erupting out there in that brief period. Harold McMillan has been proving as much with his ongoing series "Facing East: 48 Hours in the Life of East Austin." Over the past decade, the DiverseArts Culture Works founder has been using the annual exhibit to document the community life, traditions, and transformations of the Eastside in much the same way he's used the Blues Family Tree Project to preserve the histories and artistry of local musicians..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...Difficult to think about anything other than EAST in the days leading up to it. And that’s not because of any hype-induced weariness..."
"...Ten storage pods, 17 film-industry set-making professionals, and a field too far north to be included even in the sprawling East Austin Studio Tour. Stacked Studios just bought a page in the EAST tour book, rented a crane, and built their own secret Marfa at 3506 Rogge (past 51st and Springdale)..."
"...The East Austin Studio Tour is back this Saturday, Nov. 20, and drum roll, please! Sunday, Nov..."
"...No, it isn't your imagination. The East Austin Studio Tour is bigger..."
"...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..."
"...Starring: Tim Russ, Magda Rivera, Greer Bohanon, Asanio Lara, Roxanne Coyne and Jade Herrera. East of Hope Street took a misguided turn somewhere back around Script Street and, as a result, wanders aimlessly down blind alleys in search of … well, that's a good question..."
"...East Austin is changing, and armed with video cameras and questions, Radio, Television, and Film students at the University of Texas are bearing witness to this change through the East Austin Stories program...."
"...On a recent date, I tried two Eastside businesses – a pork-focused food trailer saddled up to a wine shop, conjoined by a shared dining space with picnic tables and shady awnings. The trailer – Three Little Pigs – is from renowned chef Raymond Tatum, a 12-year veteran of Jeffrey's..."
"...We know: You have that East Austin Studio Tour itch. You're all antsy with anticipation for the annual monster showcase of homegrown art on the Eastside and just don't know if you can wait another entire week to see all the artsy goodness that'll be on display..."
"...The two final South by Southwest films to show at the Paramount – At Any Price from director Ramin Bahrani and director Zal Batmanglij's The East – had more in common than their booking times...."
"...Catching a briefing on the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan at Planning Commission tonight, or planner Tony Nelessen presenting it at council Feb. 11, at 10:30 am..."
"...On Dec. 22 in a small town east of Bucharest, the anniversary of the 1989 Romanian revolution has arrived..."
"...The second annual Far East Fest is a new anomaly in the way Texas does cultural festivals. “There are festivals that celebrate Korean food or Chinese culture, but there’s nothing that brings everything in together,” says Far East Fest co-founder Gavin Booth..."
"...The best way to navigate the EAST beast is to pick a few destination stops and let your itinerary develop organically from there. Below are five stops that promise immersive, interactive, and intriguing experiences..."
"...A group of East Austin community advocates led by Austin ISD District 1 Trustee Ted Gordon presented a 15-point "manifesto" last week of issues they say have gone unaddressed by the school district. Chief among the demands is a call for district administration to "do all in its power" to raise academic achievement among minority students; improve the compensation of and benefits offered to teachers, especially to those working in schools with high concentrations of low-income students; and "restructure school boundaries, or permit East Austin to form its own school district" to end segregation and inequity within AISD schools...."
"...East Austin Studio Tour (aka EAST, happening Nov. 12-20) gets a little more queer this year at stop 22..."
"...Eventually they started going directly to the farms, arranging for delectable organics and pastured meats to be delivered to their kitchens. Chef Sonya Coté has taken said pursuit to its logical conclusion and opened her restaurant Eden East at the source: on a farm, set right beside a plowed field and under the giant canopies of ancient pecan trees...."
"...Now in its third year, the East Austin Studio Tour (or just EAST) is bigger than ever: More than 75 stops, up from 51 a year ago. Of course, quantity is not the same as quality..."
"...After being sold to developers and projected to close, East Austin’s beloved Springdale Farm seemed all but over. Local restaurants, urban farms, and supporters all grieved the end of a vibrant era and the loss of more green space..."
"...On our initial visit to the new Eastside outlet, I was very impressed with the venue – a large, very efficient cooking line sits open in a dining room defined by high ceilings, plenty of sunshine, and comfortable seating. It's snug, but not claustrophobic..."
"...The East Austin Studio Tour springs up again for another dizzying pair of weekends, Nov. 15-16 and 22-23..."
"...East Side King may have long ago disregarded the "East Side" part of their name, but when it comes to empire-building, they take their kingly duties very seriously. Luckily, they do not rule with an iron fist..."
"...Billy Hankey is glad to be back on the Eastside. The mixologist helmed the Good Knight bar on East Sixth from 2008 to 2011..."
"...Fresh off a CMJ showcase in New York City, politically-dissenting hard folk ensemble East Cameron Folkcore has returned to the big red state in the thick of election season...."
"...East Side King partners Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya announced the opening of their long-awaited South Austin brick-and-mortar location today...."
"...Welcome to the tale of how East Cameron Folkcore – the sideline bums, the bad news bears, the cursers of disgust – began an amazing journey that’s landed us on another continent, and me in a German town called Wiesbaden, leaned up against a graffiti mural depicting Jews being cattled onto trains during World War II, while staring at the smokestack of an insane asylum where Nazis experimented on people. We enter this story on the wings of Fortune, put into motion by our departed comrade and brother-in-arms we miss dearly, Mr..."
"...Hot on the heels of being named one of America's hippest hipster neighborhoods in part because of its configuration of bars, music venues, and food trucks, East Austin is now home to two new mobile food emporiums...."
"...East Cameron Folkcore packs a powerful punch. Thursday night, it packed the White Horse despite the rain..."
"...It is a dramatic film, not a documentary, by the independent filmmaker, Zhang Yuan, whose films regularly give voice to marginalized characters. “East palace” and “west palace” are the nicknames for the public toilets on either side of the Forbidden City, where police swoop down on the gay men cruising for sex..."
"...Of course, it's possible that director Markle still had the really funny scenes with Candy left to shoot when the actor died unexpectedly during production. But given the lackluster quality of the humor in the rest of Wagons East, that seems unlikely..."
"...To kick off the East Austin Studio Tour's first day in a big way, Erica Nix led a lycra-clad troupe in an inspired routine in Pump Project’s gallery space. Following her instructions, belted through a speaker system that drew curious passersby to peek in, the crew flitted around the gallery area...."
"...Once again, East Cameron Folkcore holds up a mirror to society. Melting ice caps, Middle Eastern children covered in debris and blood, police at war with protesters, the gray clouds of pollution, and media misinformation; it’s a blooper reel of man’s relationship with the Earth and, in effect, our ties to one another...."
"...Finding the cafe tucked into a corner of the Canopy's gallery space was like being let in on a secret. With the East Austin Studio Tour heading into the second weekend, it's one we expect won't be kept long...."