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Austin Events

What's Past is Prologue: Inaugurating Landmarks with the Metropolitan Sculptures

The AT&T;Executive Education and Conference Center, Amphitheater 204
September 12, 2008, at 3pm

Valerie Fletcher, Senior Curator of Modern Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will introduce the Metropolitan sculptures recently loaned to The University of Texas at Austin and explain their art historical significance. Since these works on loan from the Met will form the foundation for the future of the Landmarks program's commissions and acquisitions, it will be worth it to come along and get a feel for the direction UT's public artworks program is going.

Night of the Boho Coco: An Evening of Words and Music

Domy Books
August 30, 2008, 8-9:30pm

Night of the Boho Coco will be an evening of words and music with Austin poets Christopher Savage, Jeff Daily, Erin Vaughan, musician Chris Daily and artist/poet Josh Rios. It's hard to say what this performative reading might entail, but to get an idea about what might occur, check out a recording of the chant poem  Ubiquitous Fire Water posted on Savage and Daily's blog.

Houston Events

Space in Early Twentieth-Century Cinema

Menil Park
August 23, 2008, 8pm

Aurora Picture Show and The Menil Collection team up to present a screening in the Menil Park in association with the Menil Collection's exhibition Imaginary Spaces: Selections from The Menil Collection. The screening, entitled "Space in Early Twentieth-Century Cinema," will consist of early 20th-century film shorts that experiment with the abstract depiction of space in cinema, including Fernand Leger's Ballet Mecanique, Rene Clair's Entr'acte, Hans Richter's Ghosts Before Breakfast and Viking Eggeling's Symphonie Diagonale. It's a rare opportunity.

Fort Worth Events

Tuesday Evening at the Modern: Robert Wilhite

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
September 2, 2008, at 7pm

For his recent exhibition The Bomb at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Robert Wilhite created a life-size, beautiful, and delicate but clearly ominous wooden replica of the atomic bomb known as “Fat Man.” He explained his approach to such content in an interview for the online publication The Daily Breeze: “I wanted it to look like it could blow away. Not heavy because the subject matter is so heavy.” Wilhite’s experiences, as well as the work he has produced through a patient and persistent practice, are the subjects of his Tuesday Evenings presentation, The art of the art.

Tuesday Evenings at The Modern: Paul Slocum

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
September 9, 2008, at 7pm

Paul Slocum is an independent artist, curator, and musician living in Dallas. Since 2006, he has been the director of And/Or Gallery in Dallas, an art space focused on new media work. His band, Tree Wave, makes music and video using reprogrammed obsolete computer and videogame gear. For Tuesday Evenings, Slocum presents the multifaceted art practice that has resulted in work that has brought him national and international critical acclaim as an artist, as well as local respect and appreciation for his promotion of and contribution to contemporary art and music in the Metroplex.

Austin Events

MASS Gallery Artist Talk and Screening: Jesse Butcher

Mass Gallery
Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 7pm

Jesse Butcher will give an artist talk about his current show, on view until August 27th. MASS will then screen Sleepaway Camp (1983).

San Antonio Events

 Southwest School of Art & Craft Public Talk and Workshop: Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

Southwest School of Art & Craft
Gallery opening August 28, Talk September 12

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña will exhibit mixed-media works containing photography and comment on social issues such as domestic violence and the effects of consumer culture.

During her time in San Antonio, Saldaña will present a free talk entitled Photographic Interventions on Friday, September 12 at the art school and teach a weekend-long, PC-based workshop at the school that will explore how the tools of digital imaging have irrevocably altered our relationship with “photographic truth.” To register or learn more call 210.224-1848.

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