"..."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..."
"...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..."
"...Landmarks, the public art arts program at the University of Texas, maintains a collection of more than three dozen works spread across the UT campus. In January 2017, it added the project O N E E V E R Y O N E to the Dell Medical School..."
"...Hospitals can be scary places, especially for ill or injured children and their families, and, as I understand it, many people find art museums almost as intimidating. But fear gives way to wonder when patients and families enter the new Dell Children's Medical Center and stop to turn the knobs of the loopy, multisensory, hands-on contraption that greets them..."
"...The 40 Acres is about to get a lot more … artful, thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The New York institution is lending the University of Texas 28 mid- to late-20th century sculptures that will be installed across campus as part of a new public art program at UT...."
"...Don Argott's endlessly engrossing documentary makes no bones about where its allegiances lie. The Art of the Steal bills itself, after all, as "the true story of a multi-billion dollar heist and how they got away with it." It tracks the decades-long pursuit of the most impressive and coveted private art collection in the world, that of Philadelphia resident Albert Barnes, who caught on to Post-Impressionism long before the general public, or even the art establishment, did..."
"...That's not a concept exclusive to magic. It's increasingly part of our public art scene..."
"...Hosting the 2011 Art Week Austin, Art Alliance Austin is taking advantage of the exceptional convergence of special arts events this month, including the annual Fusebox Festival and Umlauf Garden Party, the Texas Biennial, and the Austin Museum of Art's triennial "New Art in Austin" exhibition. The events span April 27-May 1, with a special arts summit co-sponsored by Art Alliance Austin, AMOA, Fusebox, and Texas Biennial on April 30..."
"...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..."
"...The girl in the photograph looks to be enveloped in fog – there are no edges to the sandy hair crowning her head or to her cherubic cheeks or to the floral-patterned PJs covering her slight frame, just blurs of color caught in the obscuring embrace of a great grayish void. Curiously, though, there are two areas where the haziness gives way to sharp resolution: part of her face and her hands, held gingerly across her midsection..."
"...Art Week Austin runs April 21-25, with the fair Art City Austin taking place April 24-25 along Cesar Chavez at City Hall. See www.artallianceaustin.org for more info. Thursday, April 22..."
"...ALTERNATE CURRENT ART SPACE, 2209 S. First, 443-9674..."
"...Michelle and I always knew we'd have children, but like many new parents, we weren't fully apprised of all that having children entails. Before the girls came along, we'd both been working artists, eking out a coexistence supplemented by jobs outside or indirectly related to the arts..."
"...setting the precedent for fun!), the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) (née Downtown Management Organization) has the right idea when it comes to getting the general public out in the grid -- entertain them, they will come. Promoters of the Tuesday Noontime Concerts at Regents' Plaza, Sixth & Colorado (uuuh, that would be Tuesdays, at noon...), the DAA heads into the nighttime for their Election Day special First Tuesday Downtown, Tue, Nov 5, 5-9pm, which will feature musicians and dancers, sidewalk sales, art shows, and performance art, among other forms of merriment and mirth all over Congress Avenue from the Capitol Building to Town Lake. 469-1766. PowWower of the Drum Last year's AISD American Indian Powwow was an amazing flurry of color and fanfare celebrating American indigenous culture..."
"...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..."
"...1. Artwork/Installation: Regina Vater's installation "Ita./Ota" (The Austin Museum of Art exhibition, Ceremony of the Spirit). While I didn't write about the show, I did make a point of going to the museum to hear Vater talk about her work..."
"...A city of murals and outdoor sculptures and inspired graffiti, art is all around you in Austin – including, more traditionally, hanging on the walls of our very fine art museums and galleries...."
"...Art City Austin 2009 is on its way this weekend, and the annual outdoor visual-arts fair is seriously spreading the love this year: to architects, to performance artists, to bicyclists, and to, well, everyone in town. See, not only has sponsoring organization Art Alliance Austin expanded its Art City partners to include Pecha Kucha Austin, the Fusebox Festival, and Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, it's also commissioned performance-art visionary Jaclyn Pryor (floodlines) to create a new iteration of her love-note courier service, pink, so anyone who visits Art City this Saturday and Sunday will be able to send a love note to anyone else in the city via a messenger on a pink bike...."
"...For this second year of OUTsider Festival, sex will be very public. Kicking off tonight and stretching over the next five days, this LGBTQIA art and film festival is about to knock some boots and inspire some desire...."
"...Mayor Steve Adler is pushing hard for his Thumbs-Up solution to the standoff with Uber and Lyft. And I must say, the most compelling part of his long and excellently argued press release on the matter is when he takes the broad view: "A hundred years ago, government responded to the Industrial Revolution by creating new kinds of regulations to protect people and the environment in ways that were not previously necessary..."
"...Thirty-five years ago this summer, on what may have been July 9, The Austin Chronicle moved into our first office, sharing space with the sorta-famous art collective known as Sheauxnough Studios...."
"...See, physically, I'm still in 2017, standing at the Margaret Moser Plaza on West Third, where the only trees are, curiously enough, palms. But I've been led here – and back to the 18th century and that troublesome live oak – by Time Machine Freak Out!, one of four stories bound up in Wander, an interactive public artwork that propels users through Austin streets by linking chunks of their narratives to specific sites around Downtown..."
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, the members of the Austin Critics Table have agreed on the most outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for the 2015 Critics Table Awards...."
"..."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..."
"...Starring: Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey, Stanley Tucci, Jerry Adler and Jared Harris. As inspired an idea as it was casting Joe Pesci as the great freelance photographer Weegee, whose brutally realistic tabloid photos of New York City nightlife defined an era, the rest of this film isn't nearly so smart..."
"..."No, I've got nothing." I stare at a vertical rectangle of rich midnight blue colored over in parts by equally even, cloudy gradients of rusty umber. "I can feel there's something there, I can sense the space, but ...."..."
"...Give Bob Rauschenberg his due. With his groundbreaking modernist combines, the Port Arthur native got a lot of people to stop thinking of Texas art as an oxymoron..."
"...We know you're hot to gorge on turkey this month, but there's something else you should feast on first: art. While we have no shortage of the stuff to savor in other months, November is the one when it's the most bounteous, what with the East Austin Studio Tour, Creek Show, and POP Austin..."
"...Every time Stefanie Distefano breaks a mirror, somebody's in for years of good art...."
"...A press release from the Austin Police Department Public Information Office announces new APD Chief Art Acevedo has announced his "executive team;" their duties include "oversight responsibilities of day-to-day operations at APD, as well as carry out the policies set by the Chief." Without further adieu, they are Asst. Chief David Carter, Asst..."
"...Chances are you'll notice at least one of the four modified "Exit" signs by Austin artist Kurt Dominick Mueller, installed in various places high up on the walls at Arthouse at the Jones Center. The sentiment expressed by the whole group, "Stay Here For a While," is a polite request that you might want to take Mueller up on..."
"...I stopped blogging about Work of Art because it was starting to irritate me, but now that the show is down to the final three, I’m intrigued again. Left are Abdi, Miles, and Peregrine—two hipsters in desperate need of a brush and Abdi, dear Abdi; bright, funny, and genuine, Abdi...."
"...Directed by: Ondi Timoner. In the early 1980s, Josh Harris, a young, smart, tech-savvy Nerd Yorker, developed an intense – and as it turns out, prophetic – interest in the emerging shadow-space that was the newborn Internet..."
"...The gift was a hand-carved prayer bench with cloth upholstery on which was embroidered in red: "Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life. Lucky Numbers 12, 19, 30, 34, 44, 46." It had been left by its creator near a picnic area in Seider Springs Park, off 34th Street around Seton Medical Center, to be found by anyone who might be in the area a small artistic treasure hidden in the urban landscape...."
"...The secret to success in the restaurant business is based on many factors; location, menu, design, atmosphere, service. With the local restaurant industry expanding at breakneck speed, restaurateurs always have an eye out for some distinctive new twist that will set their eatery apart in the minds of the public..."
"...ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS offers "A Painter's Path," featuring work by Robert Jessup, through November 24; "An Artist and His Place," featuring photorealist paintings by Jesse Treviño, through December 1; "Pieces, Parts, and Passion," featuring quiltwork, through December 29. 1902 N..."
"...Seventy years after philanthropist Clara Driscoll donated her Lake Austin estate to the Texas Fine Arts Association to be used as a civic art museum, a multimillion grant to The Contemporary Austin will transform the grounds of Laguna Gloria into a garden for site-specific sculpture by prominent artists from around the world...."
"...The spring festival season draws to a close as summer temps make "celebrating outside" a contradiction in terms. Before that happens the PROTOS Digital Art & Prototyping Festival introduces itself to Austin courtesy of the Austin Museum of Digital Art..."
"...Dear Editor, On repeated occasions, visiting friends have asked me what the blue signs on South Lamar signify. Each time I give a sly smile and answered, “Oh, it's art.” Needless to say, I was dismayed to find that knitting enthusiasts had covered Carl Trominski's blue signs on Lamar as part of Art Week Austin, stripping the work of its subtlety and humor..."
"...3. Buy a Dodge Dart (optional, but Darts and VWs seem to have some sort of deep art car-ma.)..."
"...This week, Austin artist Baylor Estes gets to put his creative stamp on another part of the world – and maybe change lives in the process. The 23-year-old illustrator and muralist, whose work can be seen in the zine Raw Paw, the comics anthology Rough House, and on posters and promotional items for Mother Falcon, Hello Wheels, Marmalakes, and the Frontier Brothers, has won the Nobelity Project's Art of Moving Books competition to design the colorful exterior for a new bookmobile for the island of Roatán..."
"...Third Ward TX – documentary about Project Row Houses in Houston, the unlikely home of cutting-edge art and visionary thinking about inner-city renewal. Meet the unforgettable residents and extraordinary artists breathing new life into their historic but struggling community..."
"...The big money would come from new underground parking on a nearby to-be-redeveloped site: Green Water Treatment Plant. Other structured parking opportunities named in the resolution: Downtown, South Congress, Transit-Oriented Development zones, the North Burnet Gateway “second downtown,” and along rail lines. Council authorized the adaptive reuse of Seaholm in 1996 to create "a unique and exceptional cultural facility in downtown Austin.” Many cool cultural proposals were floated in a public conversation about Seaholm; meanwhile, once-discussed tenants like the Austin Children’s Museum and the Austin Museum of Art still need permanent homes..."
"...True face-punching connoisseurs got a taste of the old mixed martial-arts combat in January when Chuck Norris brought his inaugural World Combat League championship into town. But while the schedule for the next WCL season, with the newly relocated (Austin) Texas Dragons, is still TBA, fight fans can get their kicks (ha) at the Art of War 2..."
"...Blue Genie Art Industries is moving...."
"...Friday’s news that Council Member Don Zimmerman plans to nominate controversial cop-watching activist Antonio Buehler to the city’s Public Safety Commission doesn’t mean yet that Buehler’s actually on the commission, but it does mean that associated parties have had to establish their positions...."
"...It's the championship playoff bout tonight for the Texas Rollergirls (read our full preview here). Continuing this season's new tradition of having a celebrity start the first bout, the flat-track Roller Derby league invited someone who'll definitely have his own whistle: Chief of Police Art Acevedo..."
"...And the fact that I really believe what they’re saying to the core. The sonic marriage was a big part of it with me and Gary [G-Whiz of Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad], just like El-P and Killer Mike [in Run the Jewels]..."
"...Directed by: Arnold Glassman, Todd Mccarthy and Stuart Samuels. If you can get past that RTF 301 title, what you'll find here is an extremely engrossing meditation on an aspect of most films that few people consciously think of: that is, the directors of photography who create a film's “look.” Genuinely engaging, this is 90 minutes of pure, unadulterated fun, loaded with clips from everything from Lawrence of Arabia to Jaws, and from Do the Right Thing to The Night of the Hunter..."