Once the Naval and Marine Reserve
Center, this city-operated cultural facility
now educates budding artists instead of
sailors and hosts many cultural events.
Located on the periphery of the pending
arts complex development over and
around Palmer Auditorium, the DAC
features the Dougherty Arts Theater, a
150-seat auditorium that is available for
music, theatre, and dance productions, a
large sculpture/pottery studio, and dozens
of classrooms. City staff at the DAC also
books the Sheffield Hillside Theatre in
Zilker Park, across from the main
entrance of the Barton Springs pool.
uses vibrant colors and precisely painted marks to tell stories of our lived environments and their impact on our bodies and minds. Mimicking the complexities of nature through fluttering lines of reflective acrylic paints, Philley alludes to motion, evanescent light, root and fungal networks, and the passage of time. Also showing: "Elements of Nature," sculptures, mobiles, and wall art by Mars Woodhill
. Through July 22.
This large installation
from acclaimed artist Darcie Book
is an immersive experience, incorporating unexpected materials and offering opportunities for discovery at every turn. The multipartite show
functions as a single artwork
, an abstract narrative that unfolds as the viewer-participant moves through the vividly engaging space. Pro tip: Bring your flashlight! Through July 22. Artist talk: Wed., June 28, 7-9pm.