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Arts & Culture

  • Austin Art Boards 2016
    Billboards are everywhere, obscuring natural or fabricated skylines, bright with images or texts or a combination of both. Obscuring, yes, but maybe also just becoming a part of them. Article by Wayne Alan Brenner This is no revelation to a modern human: This is the sort of statement where you can happily smirk “No duh, […]
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    Walk the streets of Austin, and sooner or later you’ll encounter Willie Nelson. Visions of our city’s greatest living icon pop up all over town, from SoCo to the Drag to the Red River District to, well, of course, the stretch of Second Street now known as Willie Nelson Boulevard. Recent new murals that have […]
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    The city of Austin is looking for artists. (Article by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin) Specifically, the call for entries for Austin City Hall’s 2017 People’s Gallery has just gone out. Each year, City Hall is filled top to bottom, inside and out, with creations by artists in the greater Austin area. Read the official press […]
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    Calling all creatives: Austin Design Week is seeking participants for its inaugural event, taking place November 7-11 at various venues around town. (Article by Nicole Raney) The new endeavor is the brainchild of founders Danielle Barnes (General Assembly), Candice Digby (General Assembly), and Amber Atkins (IBM Design), who see a need to bring together local designers […]
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    Theater & dance “The Addams Family.” Summer Stock Austin brings the Broadway musical version of America’s creepiest, silliest family to the stage. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 13. Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $26. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org. (Article by Staff) “Buyer and Cellar.” Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes a job working […]
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    Children gathered their art supplies at a table, stirred together different colors of paint and started painting their portraits at the Austin ArtWorks Center Tuesday afternoon to recreate famous art by Andy Warhol. (Article by Jora Bothun) About 20 children took part in the first day of the Kids Art History Camp at the Austin […]
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    Theater “Spunk.” Noted playwright George C. Wolfe adapted a trio of stories by Zora Neale Hurston, legendary writer of the Harlem Renaissance, into a music-infused theatrical piece. Produced by Austin’s Spectrum Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through July 31. Austin Playhouse at ACC’s Highland Campus, 3001 Airport Blvd. $25. 512-412-0120,spectrumatx.com. (Article by […]
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    Last week we caught up with David “Shek” Vega, the San Antonio artist and owner of buzzed about Gravelmouth Gallery who serves as curator’s for this year’s Young Latino Artists exhibit at Mexic-Arte Museum. (Article by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin) Vega titled the exhibt “[email protected]” — that @ symbol a key to defining the 11 […]
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    Austin now has a major international art prize that elevates the city to a new status in the global art world. (Article by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin) The Contemporary Austin announced Thursday that it will be host to the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, a $100,000 unrestricted biennial award given to an artist of any […]
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    Theater & dance “Buyer and Cellar.” Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu Barbra dream house, located in an underground mall that houses her showbiz collections. Unexpectedly, the star herself comes downstairs to “shop” — but will this desperate actor she encounters ever be invited upstairs to Babs’ palatial […]