visual art http://kut.org en Blue Genie Art Bazaar Marks its 13th Year http://kut.org/post/blue-genie-art-bazaar-marks-its-13th-year <p>At this point, the yearly Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an Austin holiday shopping tradition. But it hasn't always been this way. The first bazaar was held thirteen years ago, when an employee remarked that they should try a Christmas show. The folks at Blue Genie decided to give it a try, sold some stuff, and a tradition was born.</p><p>Now, the bazaar features works by well over 100 artists and lasts for nearly a month.&nbsp;Open from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm every day&nbsp;through Christmas Eve, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar aims to create an Austin-style holiday&nbsp;shopping&nbsp;experience. All merchandise is handmade by local artists, and in addition to the handmade arts and crafts for sale, there's a bar, occasional live music, and artist talks.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125158396&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:20:53 +0000 Mike Lee 9381 at http://kut.org Blue Genie Art Bazaar Marks its 13th Year Local Artists Sell Their Wares at Gibson Street Artisan Market http://kut.org/post/local-artists-sell-their-wares-gibson-street-artisan-market <p>For the past several years, a rotating collection of local artists have been gathering together every weekend to sell their wares at the Gibson Street Artisan Market. Located at a South Congress lot just north of Gibson Street, the market features a wide variety of arts and crafts, all handmade locally and usually sold directly by the artists.</p><p>You'll find paintings, jewelry, functional art such as pottery and plenty more. Dogs are welcome and there are a couple of food carts on the premises as well, so it's a great place to do a little weekend holiday shopping.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124162177&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:42:25 +0000 Mike Lee 9339 at http://kut.org Local Artists Sell Their Wares at Gibson Street Artisan Market Texas Musician Joe Ely & Daughter Showcase 'Lostbound' Travels in Art http://kut.org/post/texas-musician-joe-ely-daughter-showcase-lostbound-travels-art <p><em>This story was originally&nbsp;published on Nov. 29.</em></p><p>Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis: They’re all famous musicians who also moonlighted as visual artists. &nbsp;</p><p>Now, Joe Ely – the Flatlander known by many as the Springsteen of the Southwest – joins their ranks. Ely has been keeping sketches, drawings and photographs since he began life on the road in his teens traveling the U.S. and Europe.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123247255&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:57:02 +0000 Tyler Pratt 9283 at http://kut.org Texas Musician Joe Ely & Daughter Showcase 'Lostbound' Travels in Art Geek Out at Wizard World Austin Comic Con http://kut.org/post/geek-out-wizard-world-austin-comic-con <p>This weekend's Wizard World Austin Comic Con will be a three-day celebration of comic books, science fiction, and pop culture in general. There will be panel discussions, Q&amp;As with artists, actors, and writers, and special appearances by myriad celebrities, including Stan Lee, William Shatner, cast members of <em>Firefly</em> and <em>The Walking Dead</em>, and many, many more.</p><p>The con will also feature several local artists, who will display and sell their artworks. Cartoonist Will Rodriguez, of the online and self-published comic <a href="http://www.mangledstare.com" target="_blank">Mangled Stare</a>, will be there, pen in hand, sketching convention goers and displaying his wares.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120749752" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:28:11 +0000 Mike Lee 9207 at http://kut.org Geek Out at Wizard World Austin Comic Con The Serie Project Turns Twenty http://kut.org/post/serie-project-turns-twenty <p></p><p>In 1993, artist Sam Coronado founded the non-profit Serie&nbsp;Project to teach and promote fine art serigraphy (or screenprinting) and to bring more attention to Latino artists in Central Texas. In the two decades since, Serie has fostered hundreds of artists, some of them veterans of serigraphy and many of them new to the art form.</p><p>For their twentieth anniversary this year, the Serie Project is presenting Serie XX, an exhibition of work by this year&#39;s group of artists along with material by project founder Sam Coronado.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:21:49 +0000 Mike Lee 8956 at http://kut.org The Serie Project Turns Twenty Local Artists Raising Money To Teach Art To Ugandan Orphans http://kut.org/post/local-artists-raising-money-teach-art-ugandan-orphans <p>Two visual artists from Austin are trying to raise $3,200 to fund a trip to teach art to Ugandan orphans. Leticia Mireles and <a href="http://www.natalyakochak.com/">Natalya Kochak</a> are already more than two-thirds towards their goal, but they still need about $1,000 within the next ten days. (You can donate to their trip <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1896111162/the-temporal-slice-of-ugandan-community-art-projec">here</a>.)</p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:50:21 +0000 Nathan Bernier 458 at http://kut.org Local Artists Raising Money To Teach Art To Ugandan Orphans