Thursday, July 29, 2010
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION WEEKEND
Be the first to experience and enjoy a spectacular weekend of art, performances, discussions, tours, talks, festivities and libations as we premiere our inaugural exhibitions at the Visual Arts Center. Your participation and support will play a vital role in the growth of the VAC as a new center of our dynamic community.
Friday, September 24 COCKTAIL ATTIRE (TIES OPTIONAL)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. $150 PER PERSON (includes admission to Opening Party afterwards)
Celebration Dinner, catered with exquisite local fare and signature cocktails, accompanied by music from the Butler School of Music. Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, John Yancey, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, and Jade Walker, Director of the Visual Arts Center, will welcome you with a brief address to celebrate the opening of this vibrant new exhibition space.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting Andrea Keene at (512) 471-9270 email@example.com.
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. $30 PER PERSON
Opening Party, with live music from alumni DJs, previews of the inaugural exhibitions, and a special musical performance that will usher this celebratory evening to a close.
To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Xochi Solis at (512) 471-3398 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Saturday, September 25
Closed for private function
Sunday, September 26
Noon – 9:00 p.m. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Public Programs will consist of a multitude of tours, conversations and performances to stimulate your intellect. Our student organization, Center Space Project, will serve as docents and lead tours of the exhibitions throughout the day. The Los Angeles-based Lucky Dragons, an experimental artist collective and music group made up of Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Anderson, will begin the afternoon with a Sumi Ink Club meeting. Sumi Ink Club is a drawing collective that holds regular open meetings worldwide where collaborative, topsy-turvy, detailed drawings are executed using ink on paper. The project is non-hierarchical and we invite all ages and all styles to participate. Taking over The Arcade, a unique 1,980 square foot gallery that contains multiple large video projection spaces and an open window to the rest of campus, Lucky Dragons will use this permutation of the Sumi Ink Club as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Later in the afternoon, talks and tours will begin with an hour-long conversation in the East Gallery with artist Magali Lara, Dr. Andrea Giunta and Dr. Roberto Tejada, immediately followed by an intimate tour with artist Ry Rocklen of his site-specific installation in the Vaulted Gallery. The opening celebrations will come to a close with a performance by Lucky Dragons and a screening of videos compiled by the duo projected out onto the lawn.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sumi Ink Club meeting hosted by Lucky Dragons
Geography and Eyewitness: Andrea Giunta and Roberto Tejada in Conversation with Magali Lara
Tour of Vaulted Gallery installation with artist Ry Rocklen
Lucky Dragons performance
Fade In video program, curated by Lucky Dragons
For additional information about the opening weekend events, please contact:
Xochi Solis, Director of Events and Public Programming
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Andrea Keene, Development Officer
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
AMOA- Downtown Community Room
SAHELI for Asian Families is an Austin-based non-profit organization that provide services and assistant to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence. 1000 Cranes of Peace represent peaceful families and communities and raises awareness and funds for their services.
Come see the 1,000 paper origami cranes and make some of your own to add to travelling art installation.
Start Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
End Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
1312 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Suite B
Teruko Nimura + Susana Pinales
Tina Sparkles + Marissa Cantu
Christa Palazzolo + Veronica Romero
Ben Aqua + Jory Drew
Santiago Forero + Cesar Morales
Wura-Natasha Ogunji + Naima Kenny
Kristin Hogan + Ashely Love
Jules Buck Jones + Hector Romero
Annie Simpson + Jessica Tinoco
Arthouse presents a group exhibition of newly created student work, alongside the work of Austin-based Artist-mentors July 17-31, 2010, at Okay Mountain (1312 E. Cesar Chavez St, Ste B). Participants are responsible for all aspects of the exhibition, including installation and publicity, under the guidance of Arthosue staff and the Artist-mentors.
ABOUT ADVANCED YOUNG ARTISTS
Advanced Young Artists @ Arthouse partners exemplary high school art students with professional Austin area artists for a semester-long collaborative mentorship resulting in an exhibition of new work by both teens and their mentors. Advanced Young Artists @ Arthouse is supported by The Webber Family Foundation.
Location: 1312 E Cesar Chavez St. Ste B Austin, Texas 78702 [Google Map]
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sunday, July 25th
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Domy Books is pleased to present
THE CARTOON UTOPIA
new work by Ron Regé, Jr.
Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Domy Books, Austin
913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
7-9pm, FREE ADMISSION
Exhibition runs June 19–July 29, 2010
Bottle Signing and Beer Tasting at Whole Foods Market, Lamar - June 19, 3-5pm
Artist talk and slide show on June 20
|The Cartoon Utopia began in early 2008 as a series of 60 small drawings focused on ideas relating to a futuristic “utopian” world. After attending Alchemical lectures in Los Angeles, the project was expanded to include larger drawings, and longer comics pieces relating to aspects of the the present “consciousness” movement, as well as taking inspiration from older esoteric traditions.|
Ideas inspired by Theosophy, Gnosticism, andHermetic Alchemy presented in The Cartoon Utopia relate mainly to the basic Alchemical tenet “As Above So Below” and attempt to draw relation between a variety of schools of thought, from the idea of “grand unification” in physics, to the basic concepts of Ying & Yang in eastern religions. Although an ongoing project, work from The Cartoon Utopia will be edited and collected into book form, sometime in the next year.
Ron Regé, Jr. began drawing and self publishing his comics in the early 1990s in Cambridge, MA. His first book Skibber Bee~Bye was published by Highwater Books in 2000. His most recent book Against Paincollects short works from 1986-2006 and was published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2008. His work has been exhibited across the United States, including shows at The Phoenix Museum of Art, andThe Slought Foundation in Philadelphia. Illustration clients have included Nike, Sony, Tylenol, HP,McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and Canada’sNational Post. Ron currently lives in Los Angeles. This show is the third annual exhibit of drawings from his ongoing project, The Cartoon Utopia.