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April 2015
 

 

Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, April 1, noon
READING
Poetry on the Plaza: Singers and Songwriters

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Wally Workman Gallery

Ian Shults | Sex, Drugs and Leave Me Alone
Thursday, April 2, 5-8 pm
Preview Happy Hour

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Women & Their Work

Hollis Hammonds: Blanket of Fog
Thursday, April 2, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception
The artist will speak at the opening.

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West End 1st Thursday

1st Thursday
Gallery Night
April 2
Open until 8 pm

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Big Medium

Open Canopy
April 4, 12-6 pm
Every first Saturday of the month, studios and galleries at Canopy welcome the public to view current exhibitions and studio work. Join us Saturday, April 4, for this free event from 12-6 pm.
Special events for the April Open Canopy include free Google Fiber t-shirts featuring Judy Paul's design and a Pop Up exhibition with Susannah Blanton and Kathi Herrin.

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Blanton Museum - UT

Okay Mountain : Roadside Attractions
Saturday, April 4, 2 pm
Blanton Museum of Art
Lecture with Okay Mountain
Join all nine current members of Okay Mountain for a discussion of Roadside Attractions and the role that the collective played in the Austin art scene of the 2000s.
Free with museum admission.

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Wally Workman Gallery

Ian Shults | Sex, Drugs and Leave Me Alone
Saturday, April 4, 6-8 pm
Opening reception

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Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, April 8, 4 pm
LECTURE
Hermione Lee, biographer of Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Penelope Fitzgerald, and Tom Stoppard (currently underway), talks about her experiences pursuing her subjects through their archives. She describes the accidents and surprises of a biographer's quest, from embargoed letters in a Nebraskan bank to water-stained books rescued from a sunken barge in the Thames, from the spell cast by Woolf's diaries to a Wharton deathbed discovery in an Italian villa.

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Blanton Museum - UT

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
April 8, 6 pm
Civil Rights Panel Discussion
LBJ Library Auditorium
The Blanton will co-host a panel discussion on the Civil Rights Movement with the University of Texas' LBJ Library and Museum and Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. LBJ Director Mark Updegrove, Blanton curator Evan Garza, and Briscoe Center Director Don Carleton discuss the Civil Rights Movement and artists' responses to it.

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Women & Their Work

ARTIST TALK: MICHELLE ELLSWORTH
Thursday, April 9, 1 pm (60 mins)
Presented by Women & Their Work and Fusebox
This event is part of the 2015 Chewing the Fat series.
This is a free event. Reservations not required.

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The Contemporary Austin

Moon Medicin, An Artist Talk by Sanford Biggers
Thursday, April 9, 4 pm
University of Texas at Austin
Art Building, Room 1.102
FREE and open to the public
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The Contemporary Austin

Sanford Biggers with Moon Medicin Performance
Friday, April 10, 8:30 pm
Jones Center Roof Deck
$20 General Admission/$15 Members
Purchase tickets
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The Contemporary Austin

Second Saturdays are for Families
April 11, 11am-3pm
Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Join us between 11am–3pm to see family-friendly performances, meet local artists, and make art to take home.
Recommended for ages 2–11.
$5 member families // $10 non-member families.

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Pump Project

Blood and White: Caitlin G. McCollom
Saturday, April 11, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Landmarks

Landmarks Hello Lamp Post Guided Tour
Sunday, April 12, 11 am
Main Building, Southern Entrance, 2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712
Join Landmarks for a guided-tour of the original 40 acres and talk to some of UT's oldest residents. The tour is in conjunction with Hello Lamp Post Austin, an exciting new city-wide art project that allows people to interact with objects around town via text message. Hello Lamp Post was coordinated by Austin Art in Public Places in partnership with Art Alliance Austin. Free and open to the public. Sunday walking tours commence rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

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Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, April 15, 7 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Enjoy a night of special access to the Ransom Center at this Director's reception for new members. Invitation only; RSVP required. Become a member today at www.hrc.utexas.edu/membership.

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The Contemporary Austin

If You Build It
Jones Center Roof Deck
Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16
Shop class is redefined as radically innovative education in this film that follows two designer-activists to rural North Carolina, where local high school students participate in a yearlong, full-scale design and build project that helps transform both their community and their sense of what is possible.
(2013, 85 min.)
Roof opens at 7 pm, Film at 8 pm
$10/FREE for Members

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The Contemporary Austin
Laguna Gloria

Teens Create: Get Lost
April 18, noon-3 pm
Museum opens its 14-acre art-in-nature site at Laguna Gloria for art, live music, lawn games," a picnic area, poetry, and more -- all created for teens by the museum's completely teen-led Teen Council.
Free for teens 13-19 with a school ID. Families of teens welcome.
RSVP at www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/teenscreate.
Drop-ins also welcome.
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Art.Science.Gallery.

The Buzz Stops Here
Saturday April 18, 12-4 pm
Encaustic Art Demonstrations with artists from Austin Wax
Demonstrations of encaustic basics and techniques such as painting with wax and adding collage materials, mixed media and transfers, combining wax with pan pastels and pigment sticks, building texture and working smooth.
Austin Wax artist: Ginny Maserang

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Modern Rocks Gallery

The Smiths and Friends - Iconic musicians
by Stephen Wright
Saturday, April 18, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Art.Science.Gallery.

The Buzz Stops Here
Saturday April 18, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Women & Their Work

GNITE THE NIGHT 2015 Benefit Bash
April 18, 7-10 pm
Buy Tickets Here Today at womenandtheirwork.org
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Art.Science.Gallery.

The Buzz Stops Here
Wednesday April 22, 6-8 pm
Earth Day ATX Science Extravaganza
Dozens of science-savvy organizations from around central Texas will gather for an Earth Day celebration featuring science activities, information and a raffle benefitting the Sustainable Food Center's new Teaching Apiary.

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Russell Collection Fine Art

The Art of John Lennon
April 23 through 26
Scheduled events will feature programming led by Collection Curator, Lynne Clifford, a noted authority on the works of John Lennon.
HOURS: Thursday, Noon – 6 pm
Friday, Noon – 6 pm
Saturday, Noon – 8 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm
Admission is complimentary however a donation of $5 per person is welcomed, which will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

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Gallery Shoal Creek

Jill Lear + Katie Maratta
April 24, 6-8 pm
Opening reception

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Flatbed Press and Gallery

The Aviary: Birds of Flatbed
April 24, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Photo Méthode Gallery

Between the Aether: Shelley Wood and Amanda Smith
April 24, 6-8 pm
Closing reception

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City of Austin

Art After Six @ The People's Gallery
April 24, 6-8 pm
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
Stop by The People's Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and talks by artists from the 2015 exhibition!
Artist talks begin at 6:15 pm in Boards & Commissions room. The gallery will be open for self-guided tours 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Artworks are on display on the first three floors. Pick up a gallery guide on the first floor.
Featured artists: Valerie Fowler, Denise Fulton, Lawrence Jolly
The People's Gallery is a program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department.

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Harry Ransom Center

Saturday, April 25, 11 am - 5 pm
FAMILY DAY
Visit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and enjoy activities for the young and young at heart in the gallery and on the plaza.

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Art.Science.Gallery.

The Buzz Stops Here
Saturday April 25, 12-4 pm
Encaustic Art Demonstrations with artists from Austin Wax
Demonstrations of encaustic basics and techniques such as painting with wax and adding collage materials, mixed media and transfers, combining wax with pan pastels and pigment sticks, building texture and working smooth.
Austin Wax artist: Sarah St Laurent

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Yard Dog

WILL JOHNSON
Chalked Lines/Stolen Signs
Saturday, April 25, 7-9 pm
Opening Reception for Will

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Pump Project

Austin Art Pavilion
Saturday, April 25, 10am-8pm & Sunday April 26, 11am-6pm
At Cesar Chavez in between Guadalupe and Lamar, across from the Seaholm Power Plant
Join us this weekend at Art City Austin where we'll be presenting selected work by local artists at the Austin Art Pavilion. Featuring work by Michael Muelhaupt, Elizabeth McDonald, Sam Sanford, Kevin McNamee-Tweed, Bobby Scheidemann, Rolando Sepulveda, Emily Cayton and Andrea Hyland, and Dave Culpepper.
$10 general admission & $75 for Two Day Collectors Pass

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Wally Workman Gallery

Art City Austin
April 25 & 26
Meet & Greet in ACA Art Pavilion Sunday, April 26, 12 pm
We're excited to join local contemporary artists, curators, and galleries at Art City Austin in the Art Pavilion. The Pavilion is a curated Austin-focused contemporary art area within Art City Austin, an outdoor art fair of nationally recognized artists featuring work ranging in medium from paint and photography to fiber and wood. In the Pavilion, we will be exhibiting the work of Will Klemm, Patrick Puckett, Helmut Barnett, Elizabeth Chapin, Bill Geisler, Ian Shults, Nola Parker and Stephanie Strange. ACA is located along Cesar Chavez between Lamar and Guadalupe and in addition to the visual arts, will showcase many well know Austin bands on the Black Fret Music Stage. Join us!
Tickets: $10; children younger than 12 free

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Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, April 29, 7 pm
CURATOR TOUR
Join exhibition curator Danielle Brune Sigler for a tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. To ensure the best experience for attendees, the tour is limited to 60 people. Free tickets for the program can be picked up from the Center's visitor desk starting at 6 p.m.

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Wally Workman Gallery

America Martin | Solo Show
Thursday, April 30, 5-8 pm
Preview Happy Hour

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Women & Their Work

Turning Grief and Loss into Art, Words and Memorials
Mysteries of the Creative Process: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 30, 7-8:30 pm
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Big Medium

West Austin Studio Tour
April 30, 7-10 pm
DUE WEST
Join us for DUE WEST on April 30, 2015 from 7-10 pm at University Park
DUE WEST is the official spring fundraiser for the West Austin Studio Tour that premieres the WEST Group Exhibition, featuring the work of over 200 participating artists, and is the first opportunity to get a 2015 WEST catalog before they are available to the public.
Enjoy tastes from some of Austin's best restaurants, including La Condesa and Gelateria Gemelli, with cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka, JuiceLand and Chameleon Cold-Brew, beer from Austin Beerworks, and cider from Austin Eastciders. Also featuring special performances from Roseminna Watson and Church of the Friendly Ghost.
PURCHASE TICKETS
Advance tickets are $55/ Single, $100/ Couple
Individual tickets will be available at the door for $65

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