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Beat the Heat: A Summer Art Walking Tour of Austin

Now that school’s out, there are some fantastic new art shows on view in Austin. If you can stand to walk outside in those soon to be 100 degree temps, there are some very cool stops along this short tour of museums and galleries.

New and noteworthy at the Jones Center are the three finalists in the illustrious Texas Prize, a juried exhibition in which one finalists receives the coveted $30,000 …more…

Last Chance! Take Your Dad “Golfing” this Weekend at Laguna Gloria

If you haven’t yet ventured over to Laguna Gloria during this breezy Spring in Austin to check out the Art on the Green installation, take advantage before it closes this Sunday. The nine hole course is unlike any you’ve ever seen, featuring elegant, minimalist metal constructions, post-apocalyptic scenes of destruction, and a grotesque rodent-like creature the size of ice cream truck that is sure to amuse both the high and …more…

Domy Books presents Beauty Is Embarrassing, The Art of Wayne White

For Wayne White, Pee-wee’s Playhouse was just the beginning.  As a designer and the voice of several characters on the show, White became practiced at the art the of the anthropomorphic and slightly subversive.  If you are of a certain age, you probably recall the slightly surreal slant of this Saturday morning classic that became a cult hit.  Two decades later, White is still creating vibrant and compelling works, albeit aimed at a slightly more mature audience. ...more...

Austin Art During SXSW: Graffiti Art and Mass Marketing Collide at a Drive-In

We are living in an age where Banksy may still be a mystery, but Austin-based graffiti artists like Nathan Nordstrom, or Sloke One, proudly promote their talent online and, as it turns out, at organized public promotional events. ...more...

Don’t Miss 31K Portraits for Peace at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Downtown Austin

Portrait by Diego Huerta for 31K Portraits for Peace exhibition.

31,000 is a lot of portraits, especially when you realize the significance of the number.

Diego Huerta and project partner Daniela Gutiérrez have compiled this number of portraits in order to represent the over 31,000 people killed throughout the ongoing drug wars in Mexico during the last four years. They have titled the project 31K Portraits for Peace (Retratos por la …more…

Looking Ahead for Spring –The Annual Five x Seven Fundraiser at AMOA-Art House

Benefiting the exhibitions and educational programs at the Austin Museum of Art and Art House at the Jones Center, the Five x Seven event has come to represent what’s best about springtime–a sense of fun, socializing, and reawakening after a mildly cool Texas Winter. ...more...

The Art of Self Tracking: An Artist Talk with Laurie Frick

“I’m convinced the way we unconsciously slice our time reflects the underlying structure of our mind,” Frick says in a statement. “I began self-tracking as a way to measure and then reverse engineer the unique pattern of ourselves. I believe there is something comforting and compelling about human metrics and realized I was not alone. Many, many people measure something about themselves every day.” ...more...

The Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas Celebrates the New Year with an Open Invitation to the Public

Diana Al-Hadid, Gradiva’s Fourth Wall, 2011, polymer gypsum, wood, fiberglass, paint

On Friday, January 27th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The University of Texas at Austin’s Visual Arts Center cordially invites the public to a free, spectacular reception honoring the first four exhibitions of the 2012 season. There will be plenty of refreshments, enticing art, and knowledgeable art folk there with which to mingle.

The first artist to be featured in the …more…