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Winter's Tale
Neither Colin Farrell's charms nor Will Smith as the Devil can rescue this soggy valentine.

Film Review  February 14, 2014, by Marc Savlov
"...The next we see him, it’s 1916 and he’s being pursued by a mob of black-suited bullyboys who are led by crime lord Pearly Soames (Crowe, hamming it up with suitable gusto). Lake escapes by divine destiny – a brilliant white steed, with ethereal wings no less, comes to his aid – and he’s off to burglarize the home of consumptive beauty Beverly Penn (Findlay)..."

Beverly Penn: Weeds
Beverly Penn's sculptures of weeds in bronze, brass, steel, and nickel are not only stunningly beautiful, they also help us redefine the nature vs. technology dichotomy
Arts Review  December 15, 2006, by Nikki Moore
"..."Beverly Penn: Weeds"..."

Town Lake Park Update
Artists want some credit
News Story  July 7, 2006, by Kimberly Reeves
"...Town Lake Park may be the jewel of the city, but artist Beverly Penn fears that, in the city's current construction plans, it's no more than another Intel building. That's how Penn views the city's revised plans on the city's well-beloved park, Lady Bird Johnson's own personal valentine to the city of Austin..."

Transforming a Neighborhood Near You
Since 1985, Austin's Art in Public Places program has placed more than 100 works in 57 facilities, transforming not only the look of the city but neighborhoods and the lives of people in them.
Arts Story  December 20, 2002, by Sarah Hepola
"..."She's brilliant," says artist Beverly Penn, who has worked with Peters on the St. Johns Community Center/J.J..."

Le Muse Giocose (The Playful Muses)
Le Muse Giocose took Italian Baroque love songs as its heart, and the quality – and approachability – of the enchanting soprano Jenifer Thyssen and her musical collaborators was of the highest magnitude
Arts Review  February 20, 2004, by Robi Polgar
"...Desire was the name of the evening's game: Le Muse Giocose – in English, The Playful Muses – took Italian Baroque love songs as its heart, and the muses for this evening of heart, art, and architecture were the enchanting soprano Jenifer Thyssen and two visual artists, Jill Bedgood and Beverly Penn. The muses coupled Thyssen's repertoire of love songs with Bedgood and Penn's art installations; Thyssen was backed by a trio of gifted early-music performers: Scott Horton, Barrett Sills, and Laurie Young Stevens (who seems to be everywhere this classical season)...."

Culture Flash!
Whole Foods is about to get more arts-friendly, Austin moves closer to Puerto Rico, Shear Madness has a new detective running the show, and art at the new fire station really rocks.
Arts Column  November 18, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...Schlosser Development and Whole Foods Market have selected Austin artists Virginia Fleck, Beverly Penn, and Margo Sawyer to create site-specific artwork on the site of the Whole Foods flagship store as part of a Market District Art, Culture and Community Plan. Sawyer and Penn will both create works for the Sixth Street Plaza: a series of cast and fused glass elements resting within a field of stone, specifically textured, and flowering plants in a planter from Sawyer and two site-specific bronze sculptures from Penn..."

D Berman Gallery
After 10 years in Austin, David Berman's art gallery is moving to Wimberley
Arts Story  December 24, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...The announcement promises the new location will offer the same high-quality contemporary art and service, just 30 miles to the west. Local fans may still enjoy two shows before the gallery pulls up stakes: a group show celebrating D Berman's 10th anniversary, including work by pretty much every artist who's shown there since 2000, including Ellen Berman, Malcolm Bucknall, Faith Gay, Jimmy Jalapeeno, George Krause, Catherine Lee, Lauren Levy, Marjorie Moore, Naomi Schlinke, and Steve Wiman; and a two-person show of new work by Beverly Penn and Sydney Yeager..."

Women's Work Is Never Done
Started in 1978 as a grassroots feminist arts collaborative, Women & Their Work has evolved into an Austin institution, which has survived collapsing economies and shifts in location and mission to become one of the city's premier visual arts spaces.
Arts Story  March 7, 2003, by Sarah Hepola
"...Beverly Penn: Women & Their Work is well-known as a pretty wonderful opportunity for people who want to show work at an alternative gallery. And they are open to all kinds of work -- installation work, performance art..."

Clueless
Heckerling updates Jane Austen's Emma to Beverly Hills.
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Film Review  July 21, 1995, by Marc Savlov
"...Silverstone and the ensemble cast of generic high-schoolers (including a phenomenally ill-used Wallace Shawn replacing the Ray Walston character from Fast Times) tweak their way through a Fox sitcom-quality string of cheap gags and ham-handed teen angst that isn't so much humorous as it is boring. Perhaps it's unfair to keep returning to the comparison with Fast Times, but those characters -- Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Sean Penn, et al..."

Culture Flash!
October is Art in Public Places Month, and the Austin Shakespeare Festival invites you onstage
Arts Story  October 15, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...The following Friday, Oct. 22, 4-7pm, Beverly Penn and Steve Wiman discuss the Community Core Sample Project and the Threshold Project that they incorporated into the interior and exterior of the St..."

Culture Flash
Calling all Eastside artists, here come the Russians, visual artists talk residency programs, and Steven Dietz comes to UT
Arts Column  November 11, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...15, 6:30-8:30pm, at Women & Their Work Gallery, 1710 Lavaca. Panelists include: Jill Bedgood, Jesús Pantel, Beverly Penn, and Sydney Yeager..."

Top 9 Group Exhibitions of 2004
Jacqueline May lists her favorite individual artists and group exhibitions of 2004
Arts Story  January 7, 2005, by Jacqueline May
"...1) "Hillevi Baar and Beverly Penn" (D Berman Gallery)..."

Culture Flash!
The new Whole Foods will be getting some tasty new art, the Blanton just needs another $12 million, and where in the world is the Cultural Arts office
Arts Column  December 24, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...A list of finalists for the first two projects – all Austin artists – has been announced, and an impressive list it is. For the sculpture garden, they are: Steve Wiman, El Ray, Beverly Penn, Claudia Reese, Margo Sawyer, and Kate Catterall..."

Art as Big as the Great Outdoors
Austin Museum of Art has artists transform nature in a huge way – and wants you to help
Arts Story  December 10, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art, as presented during its annual ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
Arts Story  June 6, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...Beverly Penn..."

Mona Remix
Leonardo's lady gets a modern makeover in Rino Pizzi's Mona Lisa Project
Arts Story  July 1, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...And the images have been drawn on, painted over, punctured, cut up, wreathed in metal, and shot through with light. Each is distinctive, not only in the treatment of the photographic image but also in the treatment of ideas and themes suggested by this portrait specifically and portraiture in general: womanhood, aging, the openness or opacity of the sitter, distance from the viewer, closeness to nature, solitude, serenity, mystery, grace..."

Gentle Disturbances
Creating ripples in public space with large-scale public art
Arts Story  March 24, 2006, by Robert Faires


Austin Green Art
Arts Story  March 24, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...In 2004, he and Raul Garza founded Austin Green Art, a nonprofit that seeks to "create and install public artworks that reflect Austin's love of the natural environment." That might seem a narrow niche, but the brief history of Austin Green Art reveals the opposite to be true, as well as how much one small nonprofit can accomplish in less than two years. When the Austin Museum of Art hosted its Andy Goldsworthy show, Jewart collaborated with artists Beverly Penn and Margo Sawyer to transform Wooldridge Square into a giant Goldsworthy-esque sculpture, with bumps, lines, and circles made by volunteers using straw, leaves, and 200 bales of hay..."

Top 10 Individual Artists of 2004
Arts Story  January 7, 2005, by Jacqueline May
"...1) Beverly Penn..."

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
Arts Story  May 9, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...Beverly Penn..."

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