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ALTERNATE CURRENT ART SPACE, 2209 S. First, 443-9674. "The Sacred and Profane," a multi-media event featuring works by over 50 local artists, will be on view through April 10. Opening: Fri, March 14, 8pm-midnight. Visual art, video, music, performance, and more will be highlighted during the opening.

AUSTIN GALLERIES, 1219 W. Sixth, 495-9363. "Hillustrations," cleverly-executed mixed media work by San Marcos illustrator Ros Hill, is featured through March.

ARTPLEX GALLERY, 1705 Guadalupe, 474-7799. Multimedia artist Beeaje Quick exhibits his works for the first time in Austin, in conjunction with his premiere as the writer/director of Real Stories of the Donut Men, a film in the narrative competition of the 1997 SXSW Film Festival. The works are only on view through March 14.

ARTWORKS, 1214 W. Sixth, 472-1550. "Painted Horizons" and other landscapes by Austinite Anne Nelson Sweat are on view through March. Also on view are serigraphs by Nivia Gonzales, as well as finely crafted, neoclassical furniture designs by New York artisan Anthony Buzak.

AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART, DOWNTOWN, 823 Congress, 495-9224. "Fresh Ink: Austin Print Workshops," an exhibition recognizing the variety and volume of limited-edition, original prints that are being created in the collaborative print-making workshops of Austin, through Apr 13.

AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART @ LAGUNA GLORIA, 3809 W. 35th, 458-8191. "Art Patterns," the 16th annual family exhibition at Laguna Gloria, is on view through May 4. This year's show explores American art and culture through contemporary art patterns, focusing on artists who use patterns and repeated decorative designs. An educational brochure and special participatory gallery for children - designed by artists and museum staff - accompany the exhibit.

AUSTIN PRESENCE, 3736 Bee Caves Rd., 306-9636. Paintings by Barbara Clubb, as well as a collection of other original artworks in glass, wood, and metal, are on view through March 27.

AVENUE GALLERY, 1510 S. Congress, 442-3600. The gallery features works by local and national artists. Currently on view is a show of works by Liz Conces Alen, Hugh Daly, and James Fitzgerald.

RUTH BORINSTEIN GALLERY, 3300 Bee Caves, Suite 700, 306-8848. Currently on view are early posters of Miró, Chagall, Picasso, Gorman, Vasarely, and Léger, both framed and unframed.

CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE POTTERY, 3303 E. Fourth, 218-1156. The studio features functional and decorative stoneware, porcelain, and earthenware works. The public is invited to visit and observe clay and fire in action each Saturday, 10am-12:30pm; free clay is given to the kids to play with while they watch pots being made.

STEPHEN L. CLARK PHOTOGRAPHS, 1101 W. Sixth, 477-0828. "The Dog Show," images of our canine friends by a variety of acclaimed photographers, is on view through May 3. Artists include Ave Bonar, Dan Burkholder, Keith Carter, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, James Evans, and many more. Opening: Sat, March 22, 6-9pm.

CLAYWAYS POTTERY STUDIO, 5442 Burnet Rd., 459-6445. The gallery features Texas potters, including Ishmael and Bud Soto, Fletcher Starbuck, Kit Adams, Diana Seidel, Catherine Sherwood, Don Bebout, Paul Uhl, Cap Brooks, and Kay York.

CORONADO STUDIOS, 1707 E. Sixth, 322-0109. "Leyendas," work by Austin artist Tita Griesbach, is on view through March. Griesbach has been exhibited in numerous galleries in Austin, and will present works in etching, acrylic, and oil.

DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER GALLERY, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, 397-1472. "Bestiary," an exhibition of recent works by the members of Women Printmakers of Austin, is on view through Mar 25. The collection explores animal subject matter, from the mythical to the actual.

EEKA BEEKA, 504 W. 24th, 448-9744. "From the Obsessive to the Sublime," a group show of drawings and mixed media works by nine local artists, is on view through March 29.

FIRE ISLAND HOT GLASS STUDIO, 3401 E. Fourth, 389-1100. The gallery features hand-blown perfume bottles, paperweights, glassware, ornaments, oil lamps, vases, and more. Visitors are welcome to observe the alchemy in progress on Saturdays, 9am-noon.

FLATBED PRESS GALLERY, 912 W. Third, 477-9328. "Gleanings from the Winter Garden Studio," recent prints by artist Arleen Polite, is on view through April 9. Polite's work involves the people, places, animals, and architecture that surround her. This exhibition features fragments and views of Austin - schools, gardens, and interiors.

GALERIA SIN FRONTERAS, 1701 Guadalupe, 478-9448. "Hot Off the Press," a new exhibit of works produced in Austin print workshops (running concurrently with the Austin Museum of Art's "Fresh Ink" exhibition) is on view through mid-April.

GALERIE BLEUX, 213 W. Fourth, Suite 201, 469-1749. Recent paintings by Theresa Valera Muth are on display through March 16. Photographs by world-renowned photographer Alan Pappé are featured at the gallery through March. The show will highlight his "Rock-N-Roll Icons" series, shot in the 1960's and 70's. Pappé's work has been featured in Life, Time, Newsweek, and People magazines, to name a few.

GALLERY LOMBARDI, 920 W. Third, 481-1088. Figurative, expressionistic paintings by Don Snell are on view through April 5. Opening: Thu, March 13, 6-9pm.

GALLERY OF THE HILLS, 7739-H Northcross Dr., 452-2794. Watercolors of Texas scenes by Jan Wright, watermedia by Carol Light, and works in clay by Ginger Rhodes Hurst are currently on display.

GALLERY AT SHOAL CREEK, 1500 W. 34th, 454-6671. Currently on view are images in bronze by Bob Gulich, Richard Greeves, Dan Ostermiller, William Reese, Shirley Thomson Smith, Sandy Scott, and Rosie Sandifer. Also featured is "Horae," a hand-calligraphed and illuminated book of poetry and prose by Texas women writers, compiled by Dory Grace.

GRAPHIC CONCERN, 1202-B. W. Sixth, 472-7428. New works by Kerri Madden are featured through March. Also on view are works by gallery artists, including: Will Klemm, Cindy Streiff, Victoria Smith, Barbara Clubb, and more.

HOLY 8 BALL STUDIOS, 2206 E. Seventh, 474-2570. "Vandals?," an exhibition of graffiti art, is on view by appointment through March. The group exhibit is a sampling of the current graffiti scene in the Austin area, featuring large-scale works created by a talented group of "Piecers" (graffiti artists who transcend mere "tagging" and create large-scale murals). "Old school" O.G.'s are highlighted, as well as young up-and-comers. Sponsored by SKAM Productions.

HOUSE OF WACKS GALLERY, 701 E. 53rd., 302-3103. The gallery features works by local artists and musicians, including sculpture, painting, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, and more. Acrylic paintings by John Scott Momine will be up through March 29. Opening: Sat, March 15, 6-10pm. Live music and refreshments will be featured.

L'ANTILLAISE GALLERY, 1800 W. Koenig, 206-3101. The gallery celebrates Black History Month with daily tours that spotlight Caribbean and African-American artists. Included will be personal appearances by local artists.

LAUGHING AT THE SUN, 2209 S. First, 326-4410. "The Music Show," works by nationally and locally-recognized photographers, painters, and sculptors who capture the spirit of music, as well as pieces by musicians themselves, is on view through April 5. The Texas Society of Sculptors will sponsor "TSOS Show-N-Off," works by society members, on view through April 5. Over 30 sculptors will be featured, along with 25 artists of the "Music Show." Opening: Thu & Fri, March 13 & 14, 5-10pm.

LYONS MATRIX GALLERY, 1712 Lavaca, 479-0068. New work by gallery artists is on display through March 29.

MAYFAIR & SPICEWOOD GALLERIES, 1206 W. 38th, 458-6575. Currently on view at Mayfair are new paintings by artists Vicki McMurry, J.U. Salvant, Kathy Hinson, and Jay Rather, as well as photographs by Laura Calfee. Spicewood is currently featuring new paintings by Al Brouillette, Gary Thornton, Jerry Seagle, Herb Rather, Ann Templeton, and Carrie Ballard, as well as sculpture by Cindy Burleson and Charles Umlauf.

MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM, 419 Congress, 480-9373. "The End of Enver Hoxha (My Albania)," photographs by Austin artist Martha Grenon, is on view through March 29. The exhibit is the first in the "1996 Diversity and Emergence Series." Grenon has chosen to photograph the Albanian people, with whom she has forged a close connection through years of travel to Albania.

In cooperation with the Consulate of Mexico in Austin, the museum will present "Mexican Traditional Toys and Miniatures," on view March 21-May 17. The exhibition will feature over four hundred toys, curated by Juan Coronel Rivera (grandson of Diego Rivera), and Cristina Kahlo (grand-niece of Frida Kahlo). Also included in the exhibition will be vintage and modern photographs of children playing, dated from 1870 to 1993. Opening: Fri, March 21, 6-9pm. Entertainment provided by Los Inocentes, Brooke Elementary Children's Choir.

J.R. MOONEY GALLERIES, 10000 Research, Arboretum, Suite 130, 343-2087. "Bluebonnet Bonanza," interpretations of the State flower by ten regional and local artists, is on view through Mar 29. Styles range from realistic to impressionistic; still lifes to landscapes; oils and watercolors; even limited-edition and open edition prints.

MOVEMENTS GALLERY, 211 E. Sixth, 469-1745. Works by over 15 established and up-and-coming artists are featured through April 11 at the new gallery. The gallery houses up to five works from each artists; free musical performances by the trio Red will be held during SXSW (Mar 12-16).

POSITIVE IMAGES, 1118 W. Sixth, 472-1831. A gallery of fine contemporary crafts, the shop features a wide selection of jewelry, art glass, exotic wood boxes, handmade books, lamps, clocks, and soft sculpture. Currently featured are hand crafted clocks by Winged Camel.

PRO-JEX GALLERY, 109 E. Fifth, 472-7707. "The World According to Joey Lin," an exhibit of recent photographs from the portfolio of Austin's own Joey Lin, is on view through March. A wide variety of black-and-white photographs will be presented, including images of Lin's family in China, fishing expeditions to Canada and Northwestern America, and other regions of the U.S.

ROADSIDE GALLERY, 1800 S. First, 443-7045. The gallery, home of the Big Blue Genie, is currently featuring works by Evan Voyles, Bill Brakhage, and Rory Skagen. Opening: Fri, March 14, 6-10pm.

SCANLAN ART GALLERY, St. Stephen's School, 2900 Bunny Run, 327-1213. "Searching Italy: Recent Photographs by Lawrence McFarland," selenium-toned silver-gelatin prints by McFarland, is on view through March 23.

SKYLIGHT GALLERY, 307 E. Fifth, 474-9005. Currently on view are original paintings by recording artist Stephanie Bradley, as well as prints and music poster art by Danny Garrett, Michael Priest, and Jim Franklin.

TARRYTOWN GALLERY, 2414 Exposition Blvd, 473-2552. "It Takes Two," an exhibition of collaborative works by Wanda Gamble and Glenn Whitehead, is on display through March 20. Whitehead and Gamble capture their landscapes - hidden creekbeds, cool limestone ledges, brightly lit cliffs - on a grand scale.


Center for American History, Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2, 495-4515. "New Handbook of Texas," an exhibit exploring the development of this new historical encyclopedia, is on view through March, 1997. "Crusade in Caricature: The Political Cartoons of Congressman Bob Eckhardt," political cartoons created by the former congressman throughout his career, is featured through March, 1997.

Huntington Art Gallery, 23rd & San Jacinto and 21st & Guadalupe, 471-7324. With over 12,500 works of art, the Huntington is one of the top 10 university art museums in the U.S. The permanent collection features Western European and American Art, with three collections being particularly distinguished: The Contemporary Latin American Art Collection, The Mari and James A. Michener Collection of Twentieth-Century American Painting and The Prints and Drawings Collection.

The Huntington has opened its 1997 exhibition calendar with the contemporary exhibition, "Out of Bounds: New Work by Eight Southeast Artists." The show features experimental work in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and multi-media installations. Artists include Luis Cruz Azaceta, Radciffe Bailey, Hoang van Bui, Dawn DeDeaux, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Eduardo Kac, Elizabeth King, and Terri Lindbloom. Over the course of the exhibit, six of the eight artists will visit Austin to install and discuss their works. Call for a schedule of events.

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 21st & Guadalupe, 471-8944. A portrait of composer George Gershwin by the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros is on display for the first time at the center, on view through June 1.

Leeds Gallery, Fourth Floor, Flawn Academic Center, 471-8944. "Sightings and Weather Prophets," West Texas landscapes by Frank Reaugh, is on view through August 15. Also on view through mid-August is "Confrontations: Portrait Drawings of Don Bachardy."

The New Gallery, 24th & Trinity. "Risk: Responsibility: Reality," paintings and drawings by graduate student Jennifer Chenoweth, is on view March 17-21. Call 440-0756 for details.

Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity, 471-1604. "Between Empires: Turks of Central Asia 1850-1925," a traveling exhibition featuring 75 archival and contemporary photographs focusing on Central Asia, is on view through Mar.

WILD ABOUT MUSIC, 710 W. Sixth, 708-1700. Through March, the shop will display a collection of original paintings and photographs commemorating some of Texas' finest musicians, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett, Janis Joplin, and Ian Moore. "Music: State of The Art.97," a collaborative display of music-related art and exhibits, opens March 13-14, 6-10pm. Live music and refreshments will be featured. The gallery always features 300-plus original artworks by over 40 artists - all with a musical motif.

WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY, 1710 Lavaca, 477-1064. "Conversation Pieces/Short Stories from Long-Term Memory," an installation by Kathy Lovas that confronts the issues of aging, memory, and photographic truth, is on view through March 29.

YARD DOG FOLK ART, 1510 S. Congress, 912-1613. "SXSW Outsiders," new works by Sainte-James Boudrôt, Suzie Millions, and Lamar Sorrento, will be on view through April 13. Opening: Thu, March 13, 5-8pm. Music by the Silos and the Gourds will be featured.


CENTRAL MARKET CAFE, 4001 N. Lamar. "Future Images," works by Jack Nichols, is on view through April 13.

THE COFFEEHOUSE @ BOOKPEOPLE, Sixth & Lamar, 472-4288. A collection of works by Austin artist and entertainer Kerry Awn is on view through April 10. Awn, best-known as a favorite local stand-up comedian, has produced literally hundreds of posters, album covers, and promo art. Closing: Thu, April 10, featuring a booksigning by Threadgills owner and cookbook author, Eddie Wilson.

GRANITE CAFE, 2905 San Gabriel, 472-8524. "The San Miguel de Allende Series," works by Cynthia Pierce, is on view through March.

HYDE PARK BAR & GRILL, 4206 Duval, 442-3308. "Hidden Places," recent paintings and prints by up-and-coming local artist Ann Ducote, is on view through March 23.

JEFFREY'S RESTAURANT, 1204 W. Lynn, 477-5584. "Incarnations," a series of new color photographs by Pat Brown, is on view through March.

LAS MANITAS CAFE, 211 Congress, 477-6007. La Peña is sponsoring an International Women's Day exhibit, featuring works by acclaimed local women artists, on view through April 4.

LITTLE CITY ESPRESSO BAR, 916 Congress, 476-2489. Figurative works in oil by Georgetown artist Don Snell are on view through March 23.

LITTLE CITY ESPRESSO BAR, 3401 Guadalupe, 467-2326. "Por una Ventana Clara," new monotypes by Sarah C. Beasley, are featured through March.

MANUEL'S DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT, 310 Congress, 472-7555. The restaurant will exhibit photographs by internationally-acclaimed photographer Alan Pappé through March. Pappé has been featured in prominent magazines across the U.S., and has shot [on the set of] over 40 full-length motion pictures, including Cabaret, Grease, The Blues Brothers, A Chorus Line, and more.

MARTIN BROS. CAFE, 2815 Guadalupe, 478-9025. New work by Sarah Higdon is featured, highlighting her "Mammalia" series.

MOJO'S DAILY GRIND, 2714 Guadalupe, 477-6656. "South X South Art," a group exhibition held in conjunction with the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW), is on view through March. Artists include Nathan Jensen, Stella Bernstien, Brian Richgruber, Grant Huang, Doug Prince, Michael G. Laster, and Matthew J. Feiner.

SHORELINE GRILL, 98 San Jacinto. Works on paper and drawings by Helmut Barnett are currently on view through March.

SPIDER HOUSE, 2908 Fruth St., 479-0074. The restaurant features new works by Sarah M. Hudgins, through March.

UPPER CRUST BAKERY, 4508 Burnet Rd. "Stories," paintings on paper by Austin artist Barbara Clubb, is featured through March 17.

WEST LYNN CAFE, 1110 West Lynn, 482-0950. Landscapes and abstracts on paper by native Austinite Sarah Searight are featured through April 10.


Mixed/retail/misc. areas.

AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, 801 Guadalupe, 499-7397. "BlackStage," an exhibition documenting African-American theatre in Austin (circa 1975 to 1995), is on view through April 27. The images were produced by Austin photographers Grace McEvoy, Dana Byrom, and Alan Pogue.

CAPITOL CAMERA, 6113 Burnet, 454-5967. Through March, the shop will feature a photographic exhibition by the America Society of Media Photographers.

CAPITOL COMPLEX VISITOR'S CENTER, 112 E. Eleventh, 305-8400. "XIT: The Ranch That Built the Texas Capitol," featuring images of the XIT Ranch of Texas (the largest fenced ranch in the world), is on view through July 12.

CARVER BRANCH LIBRARY, 1161 Angelina, 499-7455. "Getting Things Done," an exhibition of 32 photographs from Americorps National Service, is on view through March.

CEDAR ST. BAR, 208 W. Fourth. Contemporary images by Jack Nichols are featured through Mar.

CITY MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 124 W. Eighth, 397-1455. An exhibition of artwork by members of the Waterloo Watercolor Group are on view through April 3.

ELECTRIC LOUNGE, 302 Bowie, 476-FUSE. "Pretty Eye Candy," visual art by Austin musicians, is on view through March. The show features photography, oil paintings, digital arts, 'zines, and much more by over forty (famous and not-so-famous) Austin musicians.

ENTREPRENEURS' ASSOCIATION, 7501 Hwy 290 E., 933-1983. Computer graphics by Rick Hartman are currently on view, sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Austin.

ESTILO VALDEZ SALON, 3700 Jefferson, 454-7500. The salon is currently showing artwork by local artist Joe Sosa, who recently exhibited at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT campus. On view through March.

HERITAGE HOUSE, 810 E. 13th, 477-9438. DiverseArts Production Group inaugurates this new location for its Little Gallery Series opening, featuring the works of Austin printmaker Anna Marie Pavlik. The artist will display pieces from two series - Personal Poems and Global Fables.

LOVEJOY'S, 604 Neches, 477-1268. Acrylic paintings with mixed media photographs by Kimberlee Hewitt are featured through Mar 15.

CHARLES W. MOORE FOUNDATION, 2102 Quarry Rd., 477-6660. Tours of the world-renowned architect Charles Moore's Austin house and the Moore/Anderson Compound are available by appointment.

PLANET THEATRE, 2307 Manor, 478-5282. Multi-media paintings by Nancy "Gooch" Pearsall are featured through April 15. The Gooch uses a variety of materials, including vibrant acrylics, steely guitar strings - even dead lizards!

SAN MARCOS FINE ARTS CENTER, 126 W. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX, 512/396-5009. "Opening - A Photographic Exhibit," works depicting doors and windows by The Austin Fine Art Photography Group, will be on view through Mar 19.

SUN HARVEST FOODS, 4006 S. Lamar. Recent, food-themed works by the Capital City Scribes, the Austin calligraphy guild of lettering artists, are on view through April. Call 374-9098.

This Haitian Voodoo banner is featured in "The Spirit of Haiti," a special exhibition of Haitian artwork at Tesoros Trading Co., on view through March 29

TESOROS TRADING CO., 209 Congress, 479-8377. "The Spirit of Haiti," a multi-faceted exhibit featuring Haitian artwork of various genres, is on view through Mar 29. The show includes photography, ornately sequined voodoo banners, and ironwork. A musical presentation will be held Fri, March 14, 5pm; drumming workshops will be held Sat, March 15, 3pm.

TEXAS COMMERCE BANK, 700 Lavaca, lower level, 454-6874. Recent work by contemporary figurative artist Larry Smitherman is featured through March 29.

TURQUOISE DOOR, 316 Colorado, 480-0168. "Heroes and Villains," works by West Texas wood burning artist Abby Levine, is on view through March 21. Also featured are works by Sharon Smith.


BAGELRY DELI & ESPRESSO CAFE is currently accepting submissions from artists who wish to exhibit their work in 1997. They have five locations located in the upper-income residential areas in Austin. They ask that you only respond if you are "committed to displaying Austin talents being second to none." 263-7280 to find out what that means.

CLAYWAYS POTTERY STUDIO & GALLERY is seeking submissions for an April show, "For the Birds." The exhibit will feature bird houses, bird baths, bird feeders, and similar items in clay, metal, glass, or wood. 459-6445.

LAUGHING AT THE SUN GALLERY is currently seeking entries to "The Dream Show" and the "Straight White Male" exhibits. They are setting up appointments for Fridays (2209 S. First). Call for details. 326-4410.

THE SAN MARCOS FINE ARTS CENTER is seeking submissions for their 2nd Annual Photography Competition, "Ephemeral Truths, Concept/Reality." The show will be jurored by Jean Caslin, director and curator for the Houston Center for Photography. Slide deadline is April 7. For a prospectus, send SASE to: San Marcos Fine Arts Center, P.O. Box 201, 126 W. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666.

THE TEXAS FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION is currently taking submissions for "New American Talent: The Thirteenth Exhibition," a national all-media competition that surveys contemporary two- and three-dimensional art by emerging and mid-career artists living in the U.S. Sponsored by Philip Morris Companies, Inc. The juror is Robert Storr, artist, critic, and curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Slide deadline is April 11. For a prospectus, send SASE to: "NAT-13," Texas Fine Arts Association, 3809-B W. 35th St., Austin, TX 78703. 453-5312.

THE ARTISTS' COALITION OF AUSTIN has issued a call-for-entry for their upcoming exhibition, "aberrations - unconventional beauty, unconventional art in central Texas." Acclaimed Austin artist Steve Brudniak will curate the show. Artists residing within a 100-mile radius of Austin are eligible to submit art in all media. Entry deadline is April 28. Entry forms may be obtained at the new ACA gallery, 1705 Guadalupe. 474-7799.


ART-CORE! presents "The Rock-n-Roll Garage Sale," an art oddities exhibit and sale, at AC's open studio, 4510 Red River. The event will feature collectible art, records, posters, books, toys, and more. Local and visiting artists and musicians are welcome to drop by to peddle and trade their wares. Also on view will by Patty Pukke's photographic works, inspired by Sid Vicious and G.G. Allin. Sat, March 15. 323-0774.

"SOUNDS LIKE TEXAS," an exhibition on Texas music, will be presented at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Trade Show, sponsored by the Center for American History and the University of Texas. The show, held at the Austin Convention Center, will feature rare photographs, recordings, posters, sheet music, correspondence, and other materials from the CFAH's extensive music research collections. (A special emphasis is placed on bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan.) The hours of exhibition will run from 11am-6pm during the conference, March 13-15. This exhibition is running as a part of "The First Annual South-1st-By-West-6th Music Art Show," an event/exhibit featuring music-related artworks shown at Laughing at the Sun Gallery and Wild About Music (see gallery listings above). 708-1700 or 326-4410.

AUSTIN PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOPS will begin this weekend at Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress. The workshops will focus on woodcuts, linocuts, and monoprints, and master printmakers will be invited to give workshops on other techniques. Cost is only $3 per session (a great deal!). Saturdays, 10am-1pm, March 15-July 26. 480-9373.

WHISTLE STOP! is a sale of a unique assortment of handmade whistles by six local ceramic artists, to be held at Four Corners Tiles, 916-A W. Third. Sat, March 15, beginning at 10am. 320-0705.

A SPRING GARDEN TOUR will be sponsored by the Austin Museum of Art, with all proceeds benefiting the Art School Scholarship Fund. Participants will visit three beautiful gardens designed by Austin's foremost landscape architects and garden designers. Cost is $50 per person, and space is limited to 35. 458-8191, ext. 233 or 371-1895.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY at the University of Texas will present "Viewpoint '97," a program of distinguished curators, scholars, and critics. Linda Cathcart and Dennis Adrian, this year's invitees, will present various programs consisting of public lectures, seminars, and studio critiques. A variety of seminars, public lectures, and critiques will continue through April 12. Call for a schedule. 471-3379.

VIEWTOPIA ONLINE ART GALLERY is currently featuring the Texas Society of Sculptors annual member exhibit, "Show 'N Off," along with paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and more from a diverse group of artists. Available 24 hours a day on the World Wide Web: 451-4572.

NEW AND ONGOING CLASSES are offered weekly at Laughing at the Sun Gallery, 2209 S. First. Courses include: oil painting, life drawing, non-ferrous metal sculpture, watercolor and collage techniques, children's multi-media, and more. Call for a schedule. 326-4410.

EDGE CITY CAFE is currently scheduling artists to display artwork for 1997. They are located at 10000 Research Blvd. Contact John to schedule a meeting to show your portfolio and/or samples of your artwork. 342-2239.

A LIFE DRAWING OPEN STUDIO is offered by the Artists' Coalition of Austin at ArtSpace Gallery, 1705 Guadalupe. Cost is $4/session. Tuesdays, 7-10pm; Thursdays, 9am-noon. All levels welcome. A new class has recently been added; Tuesdays, 9am-noon. 443-6331.

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