"...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..."
"...In his 2016 Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, Mayor Steve Adler called the lack of affordable space for artists a priority concern. Working out how to address that took the city some time, but this week the Cultural Arts Division is rolling out its Art Space Assistance Program and telling artists how they can tap its $200,000 in aid...."
"...Art Acevedo is apparently out at APD. The tenured police chief, who came to Austin in 2007 after running the California Highway Patrol unit, is headed to Houston, reports the Statesman’s Tony Plohetski..."
"...Through June 12, Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, noon-5pm. Austin Museum of Art -- Downtown, 823 Congress..."
"...The annual excursion into the native habitat of Eastside visual artists has been growing steadily since its debut in 2003 – from 70 artists showing in 45 sites then to four times that number in more than 150 venues now. It's too much to see in two days, the standard length for the tour for several seasons now, so for 2009, EAST has exploded to 10 days, spanning two weekends and all the days between..."
"...• Many of the issues related to process are in the purview of the Development Services Department, not Planning and Zoning. And while Council has greatly boosted that department's funding and manpower in the last couple of cycles, there's still never been anything like an accounting of progress made since the scathing performance review known as the Zucker Report, that's now going on three years old (see "Public Notice: Where Does Money Come From?," April 3, 2015)...."
"...No, sorry, can't say as we can attest to the size of Matthew's "bongos."Our Slackers, Ourselves For those of you just tuning in, Public Notice is The Austin Chronicle's sassy yet totally sincere public service column. As far as we know we are the only news weekly that addresses this part of community as a "beat." Additional events for the week (for profit and not) are listed in our calendar sections in the back half of the paper...."
"...If last week was kind of slow on the event front, this week you can't miss that the holiday season has begun. Here are four seasonal parties in five nights, celebrating a range of great local service and advocacy groups...."
"...That is to say: The Austin-based artist, best known for the fantastic graphics celebrating his love of movies and comics and all things geekified and true, has lately been drawing realistic illustrations – issued as full-color, limited-edition screenprints – based on the environments in which pop-culture fantasies occur...."
"...We're going to hear the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's senior curator of film and media arts, John G..."
"...photograph by Jana Birchum Great cities have great arts districts. Great big cities (such as New York) often have several (Soho, Tribeca, Chelsea, the Village)..."
"...And at the time he made them – that would be 1986 – the building wound up not being made. But the idea of the building didn't leave Kelly when that happened, and for three decades, while this eminence of the art world continued to make the abstract paintings, sculptures, and prints that had earned him worldwide recognition, models of the building sat in his studio..."
"...It’s an old philosophical notion that life imitates art – and according to Danielle Nieciag, the Contemporary’s director of institutional advancement, the adult camp is meant to be a physical representation of the museum’s day-to-day educational mission, which teaches kids about art through tour groups and art classes. Funds raised from the one-weekend event will support the Contemporary’s art education programs, which benefit thousands of kids annually..."
"...You may recall the wildly popular "Play Me, I'm Yours" project in April 2011, in which 15 pianos were installed in public locations around the central city, and anyone was free to play them. Well, Art Alliance Austin, which sponsored the project for its annual Art City Austin festival, was so pleased with the response that it's bringing more merriment to our mundane municipal environs, and this time, it's doubling the fun...."
"...For some time, West Austin News publisher Bart Stephens had been trying to come up with a unique event his paper could sponsor, but the ideas just weren't flowing. Then he happened to catch a television program featuring a Houston high school art teacher whose class was creating an art car that would be entered into the city's Orange Show Center for Visionary Art's annual art car parade..."
"...presidency. Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated..."
"...You've no doubt heard Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Maybe you've read the words as well..."
"...When Ricardo Hernandez started working with the Texas Commission on the Arts, Dolph Briscoe was in the governor's office, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, and Elvis was still in Graceland. At that time, the agency approached him to serve as an artist in residence for a juvenile lockup in the Gatesville State School for Boys "They'd heard about me because I had worked in this federal prison in El Paso, so they came looking for me" and he accepted, thinking it would be a one-time gig..."
"...478-8559. Holy Titclamps!! Batman! There's a message from the Commissioner! Bear needs our help! You know Bear, Batman... He's the fellow at the Forbidden Fruit cave who gave you that snappy Prince Albert! He's got a holy buttload of medical bills. His partners in crime, Glover Gill (81/2 Souvenirs), Dee McCandless, School Trauma Flashback, Fat Daddy & the Belaires, Prescott Curlywolf, Flametrick Subs with Satan's Cheerleaders, and Engine Run Angry will be playing a benefit at the Electric Lounge in Gotham, Sun, Mar 2 to help! Alfred, be a chum and fetch our studs! 476-4596. Pre-Spring Fling Thing It's a little early and sure doesn't feel like Spring as we tap this on our frosty keyboard with shivver-r-rrring fingers, but Sun, Mar 2 brings La Primavera: A Spring Market & Music Fest to La Zona Rosa..."
"...10, 10am-noon, Anderson Mill Road Regional Mobility Project Open House, Hope Presbyterian Church, 11559 Spicewood Pkwy. This is one of six projects being funded as part of the $101 million Regional Mobility Program; you can view the draft recommendations, and provide feedback..."
"...1) The Fire This Time It was a bad year for the Texas Department of Public Safety. On June 8, the night the Governor's Mansion burned, the sole officer on duty and his semifunctional video-surveillance cameras didn't see, and thus didn't stop, the cargo-pants arsonist who did the damage..."
"...If you didn't know, the Austin Museum of Art is not going to build its new downtown facility at Fourth and Guadalupe. The reasons are numerous, but the ultimate deal breaker was the fact that even if AMOA had succeeded in raising the $43 million it would've taken to build the 250,000-square-foot Richard Gluckman design, it would still need $9 million a year just to operate it..."
"...The experimental boys gave up and shot sullen looks at their oppressors -- so much for flaming youth. And although a contingent of Alliance agents arrived, yellow badges swinging from their necks, and the parties worked out a two-song alternation, the image remains: a downtown entertainment district alive and kicking, but often at odds with itself...."
"...But that's just a taste of what's waiting once you step over the threshold. Inside, art is everywhere you look – on walls, on tables, on the floor, behind doors, in the hall, the parlor, the bathroom..."
"...Dana Friis-Hansen, who's worked with the Austin Museum of Art since 1999 and served as its executive director for the past nine years, is leaving that institution. The news was made public by AMOA board of trustees President Lynn Sherman on Friday, Jan..."
"...With its "New Art in Austin: 22 To Watch" exhibition wrapping up this month, the Austin Museum of Art organized an epic symposium around this regional talent show. On Saturday, Oct..."
"...Occasionally, an art exhibition engages me in an intensely personal conversation. It happened recently with "Margo Sawyer: Presence and Absence" at the Austin Museum of Art – Laguna Gloria..."
"...928-2776. Toward No More World AIDS Days Art's power to communicate, express, and stimulate is sacrificed each World AIDS Day, December 1 for the Day Without Art to symbolize the significance of every life lost to AIDS..."
"...One minute I didn't know it existed, and now I visit as often as I can. The galleries and muse-ums, in particular, provide my incentive to return...."
"...Combined, they form our city's personality, its genius and fragility, its power and swerve. I consider any object wielding this kind of totemic force as worthy of the name "art." By art, I don't mean the things we look at in a gallery or public works commissioned by professionals..."
"...By that point the painting – titled Portrait of Wally, after Schiele's mistress and muse Valerie "Wally" Neuzil – had been locked in a crate for more than 10 years, the much-contested centerpiece of a federal forfeiture case that had been brought by the United States Customs Service against the work's owner, Austrian art collector and museum curator Rudolf Leopold. At the time the complaint was filed, Portrait of Wally had been hanging on a wall at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, part of a celebrated exhibit of Schiele's work on loan from the Leopold Museum in Vienna..."
"...Wish Once is not enough -- at least where the new exhibition "Art in Process" is concerned. The current show at the Austin Museum of Art's Laguna Gloria site is one which will grow and change during its eight-week run, and one way or another, you should visit often..."
"...Cap Metro CEO Randy Clarke chose an interesting setting to unveil the latest iteration of his agency's long-range plan on Monday presenting "the Project Connect vision" in a speech at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's annual Regional Mobility Summit, where he might rightly have expected a warm reception to a plan calling for a large and sustained public infrastructure investment, with little mention (yet) of how the bills are to be paid. The vision is built on a number of core assumptions: the need for "dedicated pathways that allow transit vehicles to operate free from other traffic"; the inevitability of "autonomous rapid transit (ART)," or self-driving, networked vehicles; the concurrent switch to all-electric power; and the use of large new park-and-ride facilities, presumably to bridge the gap with the Luddites who still own cars...."
"...The Art Car Parade in Houston will have you laughing, crying, and wondering why. Like a Shakespearean comedy, it's all in good fun, although there are more than a few head-scratching moments – but art doesn't need a reason why..."
"...Cue the wedding bells. They sealed the deal – "they" being the boards of Arthouse and the Austin Museum of Art, who, after months of exploratory talks about merging the two visual-arts institutions, voted on Nov..."
"...Since opening in 2006, the Blanton Museum of Art's Michener Gallery Building has been a major success for the University of Texas institution, drawing record crowds and national attention. Still, it's only half the home that has always been intended for the Blanton; another building was planned to house administrative offices, classrooms, and those crucial revenue streams for the modern museum, the gift shop and cafe..."
"...Simply titled, "The 2005 Art Exhibition" made its debut in Austin's new City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 24..."
"...There's big art, and there's big art. For an example of the latter, drop by Wooldridge Park this Saturday, where a team of local artists and citizens will be creating some really big art..."
"...As we have said many times in this column: If you're going to get stinky, get stinky for a good cause. Look right over there to your right, to the Benefits column, for two of the New Year's best bets benefiting Christopher House and KOOP Radio. Then get a Safe Ride Home, should the need arise! 434-7788. Ethereal Arti$t$ The debate over who owns what in the art realm has been raging since the first sabre-toothed human chiseled the first © next to his or her name..."
"...499-TIXS or 292-4200. An Artful Phoenix From ASH A journey through an art exhibit can be a warp-speed superthruster through the portal leading into the artist's mind..."
"...Fruition – it's a fitting term for this time of year, when crops are harvested from the field and brought to market and to table. To see it in connection with the current exhibition at Dimension Gallery is also fitting in one sense: The six artists being shown together have completed works and brought them to the gallery for the public to see and enjoy and be stimulated by..."
"...On Monday, June 6, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at Cap City Comedy Club. This year's event was the 19th presentation by this informal association of local arts writers and the 10th anniversary of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame..."
"..."When I first moved to town, I worked at Asel Art Supply on MLK, and they had a small Speedball silk-screening kit," says the man who created this issue's cover. "And only now do I realize how incredibly bad those products are." The man is Tim Doyle of Nakatomi Inc., one of the smallest and newest screen-printing studios in our ink-stained city..."
"...Last June, Jessie Otto Hite made the decision to retire as director of the Blanton Museum of Art, drawing a close to her 15-year run in the position and a full 28 years on the staff of the University of Texas art museum. That leaves some sizable shoes to fill, but UT is confident that Associate Director Ann Wilson, who has been with the museum since May 2004, is up to the job..."
"...And what's better in Austin than its Public Service Community? Here is a list of local volunteer opportunities. Part Two of this list will run next week..."
"...You can see it most clearly around East Sixth Street past the interstate, between the tortilla factories and the produce distributors, between the two Hernandez Cafes and the two bars named La India Bonita. Interspersed between these hallmarks of Austin's Latino commercial center, you can find some of the most established artists this town can boast, along with galleries, photography studios, commercial art shops and, around the corner, the nexial point of much of Austin's audio-visual production...."
"...Behind them is a low brick wall (really low – it isn't even as tall as the flamingos). The leaves of one of the plants are interspersed with white, as though the artist couldn't quite get the background color completely filled in..."
"...Austin ISD budget discussions won't even begin for another month, but already interest groups are mobilizing to snag a bigger chunk of the district's scarce funds. Most vocal so far are the "special areas" teachers at AISD elementary schools the music, P.E., and art instructors who barely managed to keep their programs alive in last year's budgetary bloodbath...."