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February 2019

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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January 23-March 3
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25 – $165

(Adult Humor and Content) Lift up your hands for the most groundbreaking, heart-stomping, gut-busting character ever to grace the stage! Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever” says Time Magazine. Winner of two Obie Awards and four Tony Awards®, Hedwig tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of…

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Don’t Mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until April 22
Keep Texas Beautiful, 8850 Business Park Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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Free

The 2019 Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest is open and will close on April 22, 2019. Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Click here for more information.

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Liliana Porter Exhibition

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until Feb. 24
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

In the video Drum Solo  (2000; 19 min) Liliana Porter brings to life a cast of recurrent toy-like characters that have appeared in her artworks over the years. Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a music score by Sylvia Meyer, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and sometimes moving vignettes. Porter’s installation Labor forzada  (2005) will also be on view, featuring a tiny worker shoveling an impossibly large pile of mulch, a light-hearted but incisive comment about labor and social injustice.

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The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Until July 14
Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Free

  Extraordinary drawings, sketches, photographs, art objects, and handcrafted furniture offer a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. Discover how this innovative design movement transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design. Open daily with tours every day at noon. Free admission. Dates: February 9 through July 14, 2019 Time: Gallery hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.…

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SoundSpace: word/play

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with admission

The next iteration of SoundSpace is inspired by the new exhibition Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton.  SoundSpace: word/play will explore the various ways artists employ connections between sound, language, and text. The program will feature performances that utilize contact microphones to amplify the sound of drawing; hand-made rubber water hoses with audio clips describing childhood memories; a dance and spoken word piece that explores the onomatopoeia through the physical embodiment of vocalized text; and performances by Octopus Project, Grageriart, and Yuliya Lanina.

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Free Admission: Third Thursday

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Free

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" in Austin during eleven hours of free admission! And don't forget to treat yo' self at our café with a slice of pizza & glass of wine for only $5 (available after 5pm). 🍕🍷 Our full line-up: 12:30pm-1:30pm ~ PUBLIC TOUR: Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton Learn more about our newest exhibition on view → http://bit.ly/wordsmatteratx 5:30pm-8:30pm ~ POP-UP PRINT SHOW: Kelly at the Blanton Celebrate one year…

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Turk Pipkin & Darden Smith Pop Up Art Show

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wexel Art Displays, 11715 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 300
Austin, 78738
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Free

Featuring original art for purchase by Turk Pipkin and Darden Smith.   Come for the art, stay for readings from both artists' new books. Enjoy music, drinks, and framed art courtesy of Wexel Art.   Limited availability, must RSVP to attend!

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Atelier Dojo announces upcoming artist lecture with Nicolás Uribe on Feb. 22

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Canopy Arts Complex, 916 Springdale Rd, Building 2, Suite #106B
Austin, 78702
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Free

Austin-based art studio Atelier Dojo is thrilled to announce their upcoming artist lecture with critically acclaimed painter Nicolás Uribe on Friday, Feb. 22 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at the studio’s East Austin location at the Canopy Arts Complex (916 Springdale Rd, Building 2, Suite #106B, Austin, Texas 78702). Uribe will be doing a painting demo and speaking about his work to attendees. This event is free and open to the public; to RSVP, see here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-painter-nicolas-uribe-tickets-55717699138?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Atelier Dojo is…

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Midday Music: Sounds from Latin America

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Enjoy the sound of guitar strings over your lunch break with members of the Butler School of Music Guitar Program performing the music of Cuba (Leo Brouwer), Brazil (Heitor Villa Lobos), Mexico (Eduardo Angulo), Argentina (Astor Piazzolla) and others. This event is included in the price of admission. Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos…

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March 2019

Austin Forging Competition 2019

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road
Austin, TX 78724 United States
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$5 – $7

Austin Metal Authority and Mobile Loaves & Fishes are honored to welcome you to the fourth annual Austin Forging Competition! This truly unique event celebrating the art of blacksmithing includes a solid contestant lineup—a top-tier selection of the country’s highest level of contemporary metalworkers. AFC 2019 will offer you a rare, up-close experience of the dynamic processes these accomplished artists use to manipulate their raw materials into works of art. Our panel of judges will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd…

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Waller Creek Conservancy Presents “New Monuments for New Cities” Exhibit

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Symphony Square, 1111 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Austin, Texas, 78701
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Free

On Saturday, March 2, Waller Creek Conservancy invites the public to Symphony Square to celebrate the grand opening of New Monuments for New Cities, a three-month public art exhibition. The exhibition is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a collaboration between five industrial reuse projects in North America including Waller Creek Conservancy. Each project invited five local artists to create posters to be displayed in “New Monuments for New Cities,” which will travel throughout the…

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The Wright Gallery Presents “She Matters” Exhibit

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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The exhibit is open 8:00am to 5:00pm weekly and by appointment only on weekends (979) 458-0539
Wright Gallery, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, Langford Architecture Building A
College Station, 77843
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Free

The Wright Gallery in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University announces its second show of 2019, “She Matters,” a multidisciplinary exhibition that depicts the perspectives from women of color. The exhibition opens on March 6 through April 26, 2019.   Curated by Assistant Professor of Practice at Prairie View A&M University, Ann Johnson, the exhibition chronicles eight female artists as they creatively respond to the violence, discrimination, prejudice and misrepresentation often seen in the news and experienced on…

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The Propeller Group: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

March 8 - May 26
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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This film by The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Vietnam and California, combines actual footage and staged portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals that shift dramatically from documentary to poetic. Music plays a significant role in the narrative trajectory, beginning with Vietnamese instrumentation and concluding with a New Orleans-style brass band, establishing unexpected continuities between South Vietnam and Louisiana Gulf Coast traditions. Despite the somber context, the film captivates with the inclusion of mysterious symbols and performers, including an…

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Austin Troubadours Present – “Let’s Dance…Like in the renaissance”

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd.
Austin, TX, 78750
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$20

The Austin Troubadours will take you on the musical journey through 15th- and 16th-century Europe. The group will perform Renaissance songs and dances from Italy, England, Spain and France on authentic period instruments, accompanied by historical dance choreography by Austin's beloved Toni Bravo. In this historically informed performance, seven musicians in period costumes set the stage for a high-energy, nonconventional show. The Austin Troubadours is an international group of instrumentalists and singers whose mission is to revive the beauty of…

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Art of H2O, a World Water Day Art Event

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
J-Squared Studios, 1023 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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Free

Well Aware is excited to partner with the Artist Couple for a unique World Water Day celebration!   This one-of-a-kind Village event will showcase a variety of works by Austin-area artists, each donating a percentage of proceeds to our clean water projects. You'll get to see the unveiling of a brand new Well Aware impact story campaign, connect with our loyal, incredible community, and meet new people who love impact + art! Clear your schedules on Friday, March 22nd and mark your…

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Blanton Block Party 2019

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Free

The Blanton Block Party is BACK! Join us for a free day-to-night community festival to kick off Spring and celebrate the big changes on our block. Explore our epic exhibition Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton and be inspired by the creative ways artists have merged visual art and language. The Blanton Block Party is the perfect fusion of live music and world-class art, providing outdoor family art activities, local food, and tours throughout the day. LIVE MUSIC: Austin…

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