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"One / Sixth" at de stijl
This group show of work by six black graduates of UT's M.F.A. art program shouldn't have to exist, but thankfully it does
"...Sixth" gathers work from six of the seven black artists known to have graduated from the University of Texas..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"En Bola" at de stijl
The pairings of artists in this Los Outsiders exhibition yield works that are at once chaotic and harmonious, loud and quiet
"...Though "En Bola" is the work of six artists, it functions as the work of three. Each pairing..."

July 7, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"Larry Graeber: Place to Place" at de stijl
In this collection of jazzy geometric mixed-media works and sculptures, the artist conjures wild characters in a self-contained universe
"...surreal figure jouncing and sliding across a landscape of forms and lines where nothing, not the ground or the..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Crestview Wall of Welcome: Art bringing neighbors together
Neighbors cheered the dedication of the Wall of Welcome, a community mosaic five years in the making
"...glance, the dedication ceremony seemed more like a block party or a 7-year-old's birthday celebration. Jugglers tossed neon bowling..."

April 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Kendle Wade

Sam Anderson-Ramos' Top 10 Takeaways From Austin's Gallery Scene in 2016
From making work to showing it, the visual art scene displayed commitments to risk, innovation, and community
"...UN-AIR-CONDITIONED SPACES Spaces like Not Gallery and Pump Project forgo comfort even in the hottest months. As an art..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...A lot of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions were mounted around town between May 1, 2016,..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
Clybourne Park, Manchurian Candidate big winners
"...25th year of recognizing outstanding achievements on the local arts scene with a squadron of new critics presenting awards,..."

June 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Christina Coleman at WEST 2017
The artist gives voice to the blackness in creation stories and personal histories
"...Local artist Christina Coleman has imagined her staffs of braided black..."

May 12, 2017 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"Tammie Rubin: Before I Knew You, I Missed You"
Rubin's porcelain figures are both sympathetic and menacing, referencing the African-American experience through cones resembling KKK hoods
"...“Tammie Rubin: Before I Knew You, I Missed You”De Stijl | Podium..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

West Austin Studio Tour Recommendations
Where to go, what to see, who’s your caddy
", journeying will-ye nill-ye among all the wonderments awaiting art-lovers in this annual exploratory event helmed by those Big..."

May 10, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance" at the Ransom Center
This evocative excavation into the artist's process of creating art and making books reveals the work of art is the completed book itself
"...first solo show and the publication of the groundbreaking art book Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Ed Ruscha chose the Harry..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

The 11th Hour
Tim McCanlies eyes the finish line
"...Bobs is playing. A man is standing at a podium before a small audience conducting either a self-help seminar..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Playback: Charlie Pierce Burns It Down
Charlie Pierce, the Gibby Haynes of piano, speaks out; Sweet Spirit serenades Spoon in a tour diary excerpt; and Phil Anselmo says maybe next year for a Housecore Horror ATX return
"...across, but with music I'm given an even bigger platform where I can express my absolute distaste for the..."

May 29, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Holiday Wish Lists 2006
Give 'til it helps: Part 1
"...Before we get too wrapped up in all the holiday..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: Wright in Wisconsin
Wisconsin driving trail showcases architect’s diverse styles
"...continues to resonate in the world of architecture and art nearly 60 years after his death in 1959. As..."

July 27, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

UT Crowd Welcomes Junot Diaz
Pulitzer Prize winner spoke about doubt, masculinity, and more
"...The Junot Diaz event Monday night started before it ever began. Well before show time, the..."

Sept. 24, 2013 Books Post by Rod Machen

Mug Life
Austin isn't a world-class beer destination, but it's close
"...posterity in order to sustain the craft beer industry for over two decades. When first-rate, Austin-area legacy acts like..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Born to be Reviled
Interstate 35's worst stretch is also its most politically organized -- and that's a problem for TxDOT.
" a tiny space that resembles a high school art classroom...."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Peat Duggins: The Moment That Changed My Life Forever
Peat Duggins' Art Palace show, 'The Moment That Changed My Life Forever,' contrasts the reactions of those in power and those immediately involved in the act of living
"...Peat Duggins: The Moment That Changed My Life Forever..."

May 5, 2006 Arts Review by Nikki Moore

Putting It Together
The Austin Symphony's Peter Bay on Leading an Orchestra, Interpreting a Score, and Seeing Music
"...Austin Symphony maestro Peter Bay at work on the podium is to see a conductor leading musicians as if..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Austin Visual Arts Awards
A new setting but similar sentiments at the second round of the art honors
"...For the sophomore presentation of the Austin Visual Arts Awards,..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fear & Loathing on the Inaugural Trail
One man's journey to the Bush inauguration confirms more than it denies.
" easier than ripping on a new, sitting, or departing president, and supporters and impugners alike should feel relieved..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Features Feature by Michael Bolduc

Meet the New Bosses
Long Center director Cliff Redd and ALO director Richard Buckley compare notes on leading an arts institution, the challenges they face, and being new to Austin
"...Leading an arts institution is challenging under the best circumstances. You can..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Making It Happen
The 2007 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...For any scene to progress, it needs individuals who aren't..."

June 1, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Readers' Picks
Arts & Entertainment
" felt like he could stay in that place forever. Thank God some things never change...."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Painting With Sound
"...Walter Thompson (r) leads Joshua Taylor and Jason Phelps..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Playback: Red River
Hit-and-run leaves two dead
"...I was watching a Brazilian psych band perform in a backyard on Rainey Street when a succession..."

March 14, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Oklahoma!, A Macbeth, and Art were the big winners at the 27th Annual B. Iden Payne Awards.
"...was not without its stumbles. The evening was notable for the presence of actor Howard Hesseman, best known for..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

"...Remember the fundraising efforts you and your cohorts took on to get shekels..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Orchestrating Partnerships
Maestro Peter Bay likes to play with others – especially when they're outside the orchestra
"...the music, or at my desk. It's extremely stimulating for me, but once in a while, I like to..."

May 4, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

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