Gabrielas Downtown, 900 E. Seventh
"...Matt "the Electrician" Sever agrees...."
"...Meet Matt Sever, born in California, raised in Oregon, and no longer an electrician in Austin. At 39, he's married, a father of two, and a full-time singer-songwriter releasing his seventh CD, Accidental Thief, which follows up the local success of his previous disc, 2009's Animal Boy...."
"...The beautiful and the strange evoked here are stitched into many different materials, with two works by Kathie Sever – Strongman and Sharpshooter – even yoking a pair of stylish shirts. Kate Bingaman Burt's Purchase Dress and Debt Dress have the relevant money amounts sewn right into their fabric, decimaled numbers brightening the brown clothing in lieu of daisies, say, or hollyhocks...."
"...The postscreening Q&A panel was composed of Faythe Levine, Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club, Whitney Lee Made With Sweet Love, Magda Sayeg from Knitta, and Kathie Sever from Ramonster. They fielded audience questions ranging from how the film was funded (credit cards and an Etsy shop selling crafters' donated goods), whether it was OK to borrow the Knitta style of tagging, when craftmaking can replace a day job, and if the dearth of minority representation was a deliberate editorial choice...."
"...Ironically, this is a great day party to take your kid. Other shops in the strip include Moxie and the Compound, where you can purchase locally made goods like hip, urban-cowboy duds à la Ramonster, by designer Kathie Sever..."
"...The man's professional bibliomongering is why, when I was scoping out the works on display at Northern-Southern Gallery's current "Letters" exhibition, I thought of him. Especially because, among the several glyphic wonderments complicating Northern-Southern's walls and shelves, is a book by Jiwon Park...."
"...She once told me I could throw a brick at her and she'd learn how to play it. She learned to sew from Kathie Sever of Ramonster, Matt the Electrician's wife, whom she describes as "awesomeness oozing." A freshman at McCallum, Ramona has an impressive fashion blog called Ratticus Finch, cleverly written and designed with Augusta Dexheimer, a freshman at Ann Richards...."
"...Unlike its bigger sibling to the east, this tour is just for four hours on a Saturday, but that should still give you plenty of time to cover the seven studios in this South Austin neighborhood just south of the river and west of South First. Enjoy paintings, drawings, and photography from Brian and Stella Alesi; limited-edition handmade jewelry from Stephanie Lindsey of Baby Jane, Leslie Bonnell of Glitzkrieg Studio, Rachel Lavin of Pio, and Andrea Sher-Leff of the Redheaded Goddess; custom Western and Americana-themed clothing from Kathie Sever of Ramonster; and mixed-media assemblages of paper, ink, wood, and wax called "cakes" from illustrator Shannon Lowry of Round Robin Press..."
"...AGENDA Saturday, Dec. 2, 10am-2pm, Bouldin Creek neighborhood, home to a multitude of diverse studios, is having the Bouldin Creek Studio Tour featuring artists such as Brian Bowers, Stella and Brian Alesi, Stephanie Lindsey, Leslie Bonnell, Andrea Sher-Leff, Kathie Sever, and Shannon Lowery..."
"...My assistant Ashley Heathcock showed a triad of ensembles that I never could have dreamed up hot pants, leggings, tiny cropped jackets scandalous things that my elderly mind can't think about. We also showed men's shirts by Kathie Sever's Ramonster collection (www.ramonsterwear.com), sold at Blackmail..."
"...STITCH IN TIME After several years of press releases and invitations, I never received a specific invitation to attend the Stitch Fashion Show this year. But, with my schedule permitting, this was the year I could attend so I did so anonymously..."
"...Led by a band of five insurgent fashionistas who passionately believe that Austin fashion is not an oxymoron, IDoL is the only establishment devoted entirely to promoting local designers. Featuring clothing by Judy Masliyan, Carol Mizelle for Cosmic Valet, Angela James for Colorwheels, Ninfa DeLeon for Evangeline Galvani, Corie Nguyen for Sebastian, accessories by Kathie Sever of 1000 Stitches, Kathleen McTee Textiles, jewelry by Karen Vargas for Full Moon Designs, Leslie Weeren for Bellatrix Bijoux, and Shayna Weeden Jewelry Designs, to name a few, IDoL begins a wave of retail openings that we will explore in more depth very soon...."
"...It's been a long time since I caught up with Kathie Lebeck Sever. For the decade that I've known her, she has been creating beautiful, limited edition, hand-embroidered Western shirts under the name Ramonster, a loving nod to her daughter..."
"...Today's resolution (Item 52) is officially only "exploratory" – if approved, it directs interim City Manager Elaine Hart to "explore funding options such as public improvement districts, tax increment financing, public-private partnerships, and increases in hotel occupancy taxes to fund improvements to downtown Austin, to address homelessness in downtown Austin, to support the local music industry, and to fund park, civic, and historic facilities and districts including expansion of the Convention Center." The mayor's proposal arrives with four co-sponsors: Council Members Pio Renteria, Greg Casar, Ann Kitchen, and Jimmy Flannigan. In theory, it shouldn't be tough for the mayor to pick up a sixth vote for an exploration – but it's also clear that several other members would like to slow things down, if not stop the Puzzle in its tracks altogether. [inset-1-right]..."
"...Matt the Electrician “All I Know” The local pop tunesmith has a new album, Accidental Thief, due June 14. For the summery lead single, Matt Sever and his Kathie created this stop-motion video with cut-out animation, a timely ode to family summer vacations...."