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Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...illustration by Robert Faries..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Miles and Miles of Canvas
For 2011, the Texas Biennial lives up to its name by spreading across the state
"...the contrary. "I love Austin," insists the New York-based art historian and attorney. "I identify with Austin as being..."

April 8, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Outstanding!
Nominations for the 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...the honors to include the rest of the performing arts – i.e., dance and classical music – and the..."

May 18, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Myth Steps
Trenton Doyle Hancock's mythic creatures rise from the canvas, with help from Stephen Mills and Graham Reynolds
"...you. These are the capital-"V" Vegans who inhabit the artwork of Trenton Doyle Hancock – the bony, white mutants..."

April 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...you're recognizing excellence. One minute, you and a half-dozen arts writers are handing out honors to local theatre artists..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For the 17th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Words on the Wall
The Mexic-Arte Museum exhibition "Brazilian Visual Poetry" is an ambitious attempt to trace a history of visual poetry among Brazilian artists since the Fifties, but the show feels fragmentary, defining poetry in the broadest of terms and presenting the work in an inconsistent manner.
"...So, what is visual poetry? To tell the truth, after seeing the exhibition..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Arts Feature by Merchant Adams

The Supper Club Gives Artists of Color Important Space to Be Seen and Heard
Elia Alba’s multifaceted project at the UT Visual Arts Center
"...words? And why not draw those words from contemporary artists of color in conversation with one another about matters..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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.
"...& Their Work for a secretarial service; now, a quarter-century after its inception, people mistake Women & Their Work..."

March 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

What Dreams May Come
"...indeed. What Dreams May Come is a stunningly original visual journey to heaven, hell, and beyond. But like most..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Articulations
IRS OKs G&S @ CCP
"...pretty much sealed the deal. Mellin says that Playhouse Artistic Director Richard Brown and his staff struck the old..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Arts Column

TFAA Director Sandra Greagor Igniting a Fire for the Arts
"...by Rebecca Levy "I think you make art be- cause you can't not make it," says Sandra..."

July 28, 1995 Arts Feature

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Cap City Comedy Club...."

June 11, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. On Saturday, May 1, nominations for the 2003-2004..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Believing in Beauty
Fabric, home altars, and the influence of her mother all figure heavily in the art of Connie Arismendi, and writer Mary Jane Garza opens up the heart from which her remarkable images spring.
"...Artist Connie Arismendi remembers as a little girl watching her..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Silent Days and Nights
Discovering Live Cinema... Again
"...copying and canned music. It is not a primitive art at all, but a marvelously vivid style of cinema..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Screens Feature

Search and Destroy
"...John Turturro, Illeana Douglas, Ethan Hawke, Rosanna Arquette and Martin Scorsese. These days, the newest rage seems to be..."

June 9, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kelly Fearing
Remembering the pioneering and influential visual artist and teacher
"...One of Austin's greatest artistic explorers has gone on to explore the undiscovered country...."

March 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Engagement
UT's new Visual Arts Center connects its art department with the world
"...one saw much of inside the University of Texas Art Building for most of its 47-year history. As with..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. The nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...each receiving four prizes from the informal affiliation of arts writers...."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Father Time
Claude van Lingen's conceptual artwork counts down from 1,000
"...– entrapment was the dominant affective mode. Amidst the visual and sonic cacophony, septuagenarian artist Claude van Lingen calmly..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Andy Campbell

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...the 26th time to honor outstanding work in the arts – and prove, perhaps, that its members are still..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Terry Allen Revisits His Definitive Albums
Lubbock musician on Juarez and Lubbock (On Everything)
"...Bottom of the World, Terry Allen told the Chronicle, "Visual art, theatre, and music are all pretty much one..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Visitors
The Koyaanisqatsi director is back with his latest stream-of-vision meditation.
"...director Reggio segues from the “life out of balance” visual premise of his stunning debut to a calmer –..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Renaissance (and Baroque) Man
As a curator for UT's Blanton Museum of Art, Jonathan Bober played a pivotal role in securing the Suida-Manning and Steinberg art collections, thereby giving some of the world's great art a home in Austin.
"...tall, slender man in the upstairs gallery of the Art Building on the UT-Austin campus. The remark sounds a..."

April 4, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues
Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?
"...This Saturday night, when Pump Project Art Complex closes its exhibition "The Door by the Garden,"..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Leon and Stella Alesi: Love Conjures All
Leon and Stella Alesi provide ocular proof of a life in the arts
"...haven't – and heaven knows the numbers of the thwarted are legion. Maybe the predicament is the same for..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...honors at their annual presentation of awards for outstanding artistic achievements, but this year the Critics Tables were turned,..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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