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"...When I spoke with Austin Green Art's Randy Jewart last week, he was at a Keep Austin Beautiful party in Waterloo Park, where he'd been helping kids fashion plastic bags into works of art. The activity, he explained, gave kids the chance to learn about the environmental impact of the bags while also "taking the material and cutting it and manipulating it and ironing it – getting that sort of visceral connection to it." Jewart observed the scene as moms took pictures and kids ran around in plastic hats with words like "Toilet Tissue" emblazoned across the front..."
"...Last spring, I met Austin Green Art founder Randy Jewart for a one-on-one conversation about a man, his work, his mission in Austin, and the people ready to help and build with him. (See "Green on the Go," May 25, 2007.) Eleven months later, as Austin Green Art is applying two major foundation grants toward organizational planning to account for growth and growth potential, I was met by Jewart plus Matt Presley and Elizabeth Moliter, chief executive officer and sales manager, respectively, of Agave's development corporation, Austin Urban Digs; three-year Austin Green Art project manager Robby Lee; and new member and Austin entrepreneur Ryan Battle..."
"...Every time I am lucky enough to talk with Randy Jewart, Austin Green Art's founder, I can't..."
"...The Gates made a big impression on Austin artist Randy Jewart, a work that was simple, elegant, and powerful. "And I thought, 'We should have our own Gates project..."
"...The Web-based initiative will be unveiled at Saturday's second annual Green Fourth of July event, at the Downtown Austin Farmers' Market. "This is a local way to tie into Bill's international effort," said Austin Green Art Director Randy Jewart, "but the only real connection is through the number 350."..."
"...Austin artist Randy Jewart, who has been immersed in the creation of large-scale public works through his organization Austin Green Art (see sidebar), recalls the effect that The Gates had on New York City: "The vibe in the city was just amazing. We were down in TriBeCa having breakfast at some little diner, and you could hear people: 'Yeah, let's go up to Central Park and see that thing.' And it was not the art crowd..."
"...DON'T MISS THE 350 Flying for the holidays? Be sure to get a window seat so you can check out the giant, abstract "350" landscaped into a field north of the airport. The project – from farmer Brenton Johnson and Austin Green Art's Randy Jewart – is part of the 350.org project, a global campaign with a worthy goal of lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million to fight climate change (right now, we're at 390)..."
"...This is good-looking art with heavy recycling mojo, but the primacy of the craftsmanship is what's paramount. Thanks to Randy Jewart of Austin Green Art for bringing Lawrence's show here..."
"...The city gave them the green light, as it were, to "rock the block" April 15-22 as part of Austin Green Art's plan to make Earth Day a major city celebration. So last Thursday, April 13, mastermind Randy Jewart convened a Green Art brain trust, including Chris Fennell, creator of Cedar Moth, to determine how they could transform 40,000 square feet of urban vacant lot into an art park..."
"...As a result, the city is buying the sculpture and will make it the first work in the City Hall permanent collection. Runner-ups, according to the city's Cultural Arts Division, were Toro Obscuro, by Joel Salcido; Tears, by Randy Jewart; Hillerova's Faces, by Young-Min Kang; and Heart String, by Waddell..."
"...To my utter shock and joy, artist, UT professor, and Arts Commission Chair Mel Ziegler said that the city's slogan, "keep Austin weird," was depressing, a comment reiterated later by Randy Jewart of Austin Green Art on the final topic, New Synergies: Looking Toward the Future (a panel from which Vincent Kitch, cultural arts program manager for the city of Austin, was noticeably absent)...."
"...Among the mountain juniper, live oaks, and native grasses, the artwork turns the hills into a canvas. The sculptures range from large geometric designs by Rosso to smooth limestone and granite carvings by Randy Jewart...."
"...The Wooldridge Park homage is sponsored by AMOA in partnership with the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, the Austin Parks Foundation, the Downtown Austin Alliance, Austin Green Art, and the Rhizome Collective. Local artists Randy Jewart, Beverly Penn, Margo Sawyer, and architect Chris Taylor are leading the creative enterprise, but they truly want the community's involvement..."
"...And his fellow artists suffered equally serious losses. Randy Jewart lost numerous expensive tools..."
"...In late 2008, they got the project bug again, the result being the Fonda garden – which is now adjacent to the east side of the restaurant. Originally designed and installed by Randy Jewart of Resolution Gardens, the lovely space is now tended by Jeremy Walther of BioGardener, who shifted the focus from intensive food growing to a mixed-use garden featuring ornamentals and herbs..."
"...Whatever the city may do (or not do), creative energy for climate action is also rising from the community. Austinites Jon Lebkowsky and Randy Jewart (of Austin Green Art) caught the fever from Bill McKibben at South by Southwest 07, then got involved with McKibben's nonprofit, 350.org..."
"...GREEN DRINKS A happy hour for the eco-minded. Today's special guest: Austin Green Art's Randy Jewart (pictured) will discuss one of his latest ventures, Resolution Gardens..."
"..."I know the right person to do it," she said. So in October 2008, she put Gilliland in contact with Randy Jewart, founder of Austin Green Art project...."
"...It's about artists talking about empowering communities and what they can do together. The idea is to listen to the artists who have a point of view, whether it's Randy Jewart [of Austin Green Art] or [First Night artist] Johnny Walker or any of these other artists..."