Art http://kut.org en Austin's Turning the 10-1 Districts and a Notorious Tank Farm Into Art http://kut.org/post/austins-turning-10-1-districts-and-notorious-tank-farm-art <p>Flanked by poster board renderings and city officials, urban planners and arts nonprofits gathered in City Hall Wednesday to announce that two Austin community art projects will receive federal and private funding from the organization <a href="http://www.artplaceamerica.org/">ArtPlace America</a> totaling $656,500.</p><p>Austin Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole said that Austin, whose population has increased by nearly 70 percent since 1990, is being looked at by the rest of the nation as a hub for artists and art-making.</p><p>“All eyes are on Austin for a lot of reasons, but one of the reasons that we have to be very proud of is our creative class,” said Cole. “The work that the artists are doing to bring such vibrancy and diversity to our city – the nation is watching and we are receiving funds for that.”</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:00:44 +0000 Audrey McGlinchy 10680 at http://kut.org Austin's Turning the 10-1 Districts and a Notorious Tank Farm Into Art See 'Memory Tag(s)' at Test Tube Artspace http://kut.org/post/see-memory-tags-test-tube-artspace <p>Test Tube is an interesting new art space on the East Side. It's tucked away in Tillery&nbsp;Park, which one finds by going through East Austin Succulents, a nursery on Tillery Street. Once in the park, you'll find a handful of trailers that house boutiques and cafés, along with Test Tube itself.</p><p>Memory Tag(s), a new exhibition of multi-dimensional artwork, will open at Test Tube this weekend. It features new works by Andy St. Martin, designed to fit the space and inspired by personal losses he's suffered this year. Reflecting on the recent passing of both his mother and his brother, and on his status as an identical twin, St. Martin was inspired to create works that deal with dichotomies and mirror images.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153594440&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:31:30 +0000 Mike Lee 10596 at http://kut.org See 'Memory Tag(s)' at Test Tube Artspace Umlauf's 'Three Muses' Moved to Make Way for Medical School http://kut.org/post/umlaufs-three-muses-moved-make-way-medical-school <p>A crew of contractors from Vault Fine Art Services dismantled and transported Charles Umlauf’s “Three Muses” from Centennial Park to the <a href="http://umlaufsculpture.org/">Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum</a>&nbsp;on Monday.</p><p>The bronze sculptures relocated as part of a temporary loan while the <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/dell-medical-school">Dell Medical School</a> is under construction.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:58:17 +0000 Andrew Huygen 9703 at http://kut.org Umlauf's 'Three Muses' Moved to Make Way for Medical School Photos: The Three & a Half-Ton Stained Glass 'Austin Wall' http://kut.org/post/photos-three-half-ton-stained-glass-austin-wall <p></p><p>Clifford Ross’ passion for art has led him down an unusual path. Painting, sculpting, photography and camera-design have all led him to today, the day that his latest piece is displayed to the community.</p><p>His three and a half ton stained glass mural adorns the lobby of the new United States Federal Courthouse in Downtown Austin. Ross was approached to execute the project six years ago. His original vision of it did not include a mural, let alone one of such stature. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Hector Perez 8149 at http://kut.org Photos: The Three & a Half-Ton Stained Glass 'Austin Wall' Report Asks: Why Aren’t Hispanics Sharing in Austin's Boom? http://kut.org/post/report-asks-why-aren-t-hispanics-sharing-austins-boom <p></p><p>A five-year effort from a group of Hispanic community leaders is about to wrap up. In 2008, the&nbsp;Austin City Council&nbsp;asked the group to <a href="http://austintexas.gov/department/hispanic-quality-life">evaluate the quality of life</a> for Hispanics in the city. They found big disparities between Hispanics and their peers in areas including education, health care, even access to cultural institutions.</p><p>Last night, about fifty people came together at City Hall to share ideas on how Hispanics in Austin could bridge those gaps.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:55:09 +0000 Joy Diaz 7776 at http://kut.org Report Asks: Why Aren’t Hispanics Sharing in Austin's Boom? Artists, Sculptors Raise Canopy Studios in East Austin http://kut.org/post/artists-sculptors-raise-canopy-studios-east-austin <p></p><p>East Austin’s newest creative community, <a href="http://canopystudios.wordpress.com/">Canopy</a>, has scheduled its first open studio tour this Saturday and Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p>A little background: <a href="http://www.hsuoffice.com/">Michael&nbsp;Hsu&nbsp;Office of Architecture</a>&nbsp;reconfigured a former East Austin warehouse into artist studios, creative office spaces, art galleries and a&nbsp;café,&nbsp;connected by communal courtyards and breezeways. The space opened in early 2013.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 20:05:12 +0000 Cathy Byrd 7700 at http://kut.org Artists, Sculptors Raise Canopy Studios in East Austin AMOA's Louis Grachos Brings New Art Vision to Austin http://kut.org/post/amoas-louis-grachos-brings-new-art-vision-austin <p><a href="http://amoa-arthouse.org/">Austin Museum of Art-ArtHouse</a> (known as AMOA-ArtHouse), a hybrid art institution situated at the edge of Lake Austin and in Downtown Austin, has a new leader. <a href="http://amoa-arthouse.org/2013/museum-without-walls/">Louis Grachos</a> was selected to direct AMOA-ArtHouse after a 7-month international search. Grachos, who directed the <a href="http://www.albrightknox.org">Albright-Knox Art Gallery</a> in Buffalo, New York, for the past decade, talks about his ideas for contemporary art programming and his aim to raise the national profile of Austin’s art scene. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:09:16 +0000 Cathy Byrd 7257 at http://kut.org AMOA's Louis Grachos Brings New Art Vision to Austin Austin's 'Lamar Street Art Gallery' Says Goodbye – For Now http://kut.org/post/austins-lamar-street-art-gallery-says-goodbye-now <p>The “Lamar Street Art Gallery” – a collection of street art painted and pasted up on a wall by the Lamar Boulevard underpass just north of Town Lake – is no more.</p><p>For now, at least.</p><p>This morning, a poster on the Austin page of social sharing website Reddit posted a photo of <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comments/1asr08/goodbye_lamar_art_wall/">the wall being painted over</a>.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:55:21 +0000 Wells Dunbar 7055 at http://kut.org Austin's 'Lamar Street Art Gallery' Says Goodbye – For Now Take a Multimedia Tour of the Blanton Museum's 'Masterworks' http://kut.org/post/take-multimedia-tour-blanton-museums-masterworks <p>The<a href="http://blantonmuseum.org/" target="_blank"> Blanton Museum of Art </a>at the University of Texas at Austin is celebrating its 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary with a new exhibit — "<a href="http://blantonmuseum.org/exhibitions/details/through_the_eyes_of_texas" target="_blank">Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections".</a> The exhibit features almost 200 pieces of art from the private collections of UT alumni.</p><p>The exhibit features work that spans the globe and human history.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Filipa Rodrigues 6863 at http://kut.org Take a Multimedia Tour of the Blanton Museum's 'Masterworks' It’s In the Mail: An Austin Student and the Lost Art of Letter Writing http://kut.org/post/it-s-mail-austin-student-and-lost-art-letter-writing <p>It’s that time of year when our mailboxes fill up not just with bills and credit card applications, but holiday greetings.</p><p>While most of us enjoy getting cards and notes on holidays and birthdays for the most part, the tradition of sending and receiving personal snail mail seems to be fading. Just ask the <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/more-post-office" target="_blank">U.S. Postal Service</a>.</p><p>One local man isn’t out to save the post office, but he does want more of us to get back to putting pens to paper.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:18:43 +0000 Laura Rice 5918 at http://kut.org It’s In the Mail: An Austin Student and the Lost Art of Letter Writing This Should Be a Hit in Texas: Oil Turns Into a Christmas Tree http://kut.org/post/should-be-hit-texas-oil-turns-christmas-tree <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5Zzm2TXh4</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:16:33 +0000 Robert Krulwich 5935 at http://kut.org This Should Be a Hit in Texas: Oil Turns Into a Christmas Tree Eastward Bound: Art Tour Takes Over Austin's East Side http://kut.org/post/eastward-bound-art-tour-takes-over-austins-east-side <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/">East Austin Studio Tour</a> (EAST) returns this weekend.&nbsp; So grab a bicycle, some friends and (maybe) some cash, then head over to the east side to see work showcased by hundreds of Austin artists.</p><p>The tour runs Nov. 8-18, but is free and open to the public this weekend (Nov.&nbsp;10-11) and next (Nov.&nbsp;17-18), from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Since the tour will be taking place over <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/safety-first-city-unveils-public-safety-plans-f1-weekend">the crowded Formula 1 weekend</a>, it is possible the EAST tour may be a great recreation alternative for locals looking to avoid to the congestion and traffic the festival will bring in downtown.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:04:47 +0000 Tyler Pratt 5596 at http://kut.org Eastward Bound: Art Tour Takes Over Austin's East Side How A Texas Postman Became An Hermès Designer http://kut.org/post/how-texas-postman-became-herm-s-designer About a year ago, writer Jason Sheeler was working on a story about Hermès scarves — the elaborately decorated silk squares that can cost as much as $400. He traveled to Lyon, in southern France, to visit the factory, and on his first day there he found an even more interesting story: A French woman threw out a big scarf with a turkey on it and asked Sheeler if he knew Kermit. He didn't.<p>Kermit, as it turns out, is Kermit Oliver. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:17:35 +0000 5407 at http://kut.org How A Texas Postman Became An Hermès Designer Magnificent: Local Sculpture Skates to National Acclaim http://kut.org/post/magnificent-local-sculpture-skates-national-acclaim <p>Two Austin public art projects were named among the nation&#39;s 50 best in <a href="http://www.artsusa.org/">Americans for the Arts</a>&rsquo; <a href="http://www.artsusa.org/networks/public_art_network/year_in_review/default_001.asp">2012 Public Art Year in Review</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.talbotworld.com/">James Edward Talbot&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;&ldquo;Your Essential Magnificence&rdquo; on South Congress, and&nbsp;<a href="http://texassculpture.com/">Chris&nbsp;Levack&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;&ldquo;Trilobite Shade&rdquo; and &ldquo;Iron Wave&rdquo; for the&nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=austin+BMX+skate+park&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=BMX+skate+park&amp;hnear=0x8644b599a0cc032f:0x5d9b464bd469d57a,Austin,+TX&amp;cid=0,0,10399803321731908211&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=HKzkT4OLFoeU2wWD9LTaCQ&amp;ved=0CGoQrwswAw" target="_blank">Austin BMX&nbsp;and Skate Park</a>&nbsp;at House Park were selected from hundreds of entries across the country.</p><p>Americans for the Arts announced its selected projects at their annual convention in San Antonio earlier this month.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:07:48 +0000 Olivia Gordon 4536 at http://kut.org Magnificent: Local Sculpture Skates to National Acclaim Art Online: Browse 17,000 Works on the New Blanton Database http://kut.org/post/art-online-browse-17000-works-new-blanton-database <p>Here&rsquo;s a way to make your Friday workday more enjoyable: the Blanton Museum of Art has unveiled <a href="http://collection.blantonmuseum.org/">a new online database</a> of the museum&rsquo;s vast collection, containing records for over 17,000 works in the museum&#39;s collection. Almost all of the museum&rsquo;s pieces have images on the database, and many feature historical information about the piece and the artist. &nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s a dramatic upgrade from the previous Blanton database featured on the site, which only included images for some 150 pieces of art.&nbsp;<br /><br /> New aspects of the database include an easy to use<a href="http://collection.blantonmuseum.org/QS_5?sid=1103&amp;x=167820"> search feature</a>, which allows users to search for works by keyword, artist name or nationality, period, or specific exhibition. It also features a <a href="http://collection.blantonmuseum.org/POR1?sid=1103&amp;x=167841">portfolio of past exhibitions</a> held by the museum, and more.&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 18 May 2012 19:31:49 +0000 Emery Reifsnyder 4274 at http://kut.org Art Online: Browse 17,000 Works on the New Blanton Database