Artist Talk and Screening: Walead Beshty and Dawn of the Dead
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7pm
Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty gives a talk on George Romero’s cult classic Dawn of the Dead. Starting with his Dead Mall series, Beshty has been photographing abandoned locales like the deserted Iraqi mission in East Berlin and vacant shopping centers, places he calls “our modern ruins." The talk will be followed by a screening of the film.
Sound + Vision: Air Jordan (Hair Gorgon, Heir Gordon) and Magic Jewels
Friday, November 12, 7 – 9 pm
Complementing the Center Space exhibition Losing Faith, the Visual Arts Center invites you to re-examine the typical rock music experience. Join us as two bands comprised of musicians and visual artists conduct an electrical investigation into the creative unknown. Air Jordan (Hair Gorgon, Heir Gordon) is a one-man, two-piece rock and bowl outfit that rips and rolls through an endless visual sound-scape of strange, yet familiar brain terrain. Magic Jewels is a two-piece guitar and drums psychedelic punk rock kick flip dive into the alter verse.
Panel Talk: American DREAM
Wednesday, December 1, 7pm
Women and Their Work's new Panel Talks series of events, this one in conjunction with the work of Lupita Murillo Tinnen. Panelists include: Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Artist; Ramiro Luna, Dallas DREAM activist; Terri Givens, Associate Professor of Government, UT Austin: and Barbara Hines, Professor and Co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the School of Law, UT Austin. The panel will examine this contentious issue and the unique barriers faced by these young students.
Eye's Got It!
Friday, November 19, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Eyes Got It! is an open call art competition inspired by Bravo’s Work of
Art: The Next Great Artist and other arts based, reality-TV game shows.
In contrast to traditional juried call for entries, the panel of local
arts professionals will conduct their review process in front of a
public audience and after 3 rounds of elimination will award one artist a
solo exhibition at Pump Project Art Complex in early 2011.
Through this public critique and its subsequent exhibition, ‘Bout What I Sees seeks to demystify the juried show process, illuminate critical reviews and attract attention to artists within the Austin community. Panel of Judges include: Sterling Allen, Rachel Koper, Risa Puleo. Check out more info on this amazingly unique event.
Andy Rihn: The Tiger's Last Toothball
Wednesday, November 10 & 13, 8pm
Monofonus celebrates the long-awaited release of Andy Rihn's first book, The Tiger's Last Tooth, with two-day installation/party The Tiger's Last Toothball. At 8pm on November 10 and 13, Rihn will be transforming the Monofonus compound into a multilevel, multimedia environment, and we'll be throwing a party there. Admission is either $5 or a hammer and a promise (seriously) and includes a free book, CD, tattoos, breadsnakes, and libations. The Tiger's Last Tooth is available to read in its entirety, here.
Free School for the Arts & Potluck with PLAND
Saturday, November 13, 12:30-2:30pm
Bring your favorite fall dish to share, as well as plate, bowl, cup and utensils. Join PLAND for a shared meal and experimental dish-washing workshop focused on actively rethinking the power grid and living with limited resources. Learn about PLAND’s unique approach to residency programming, sustainability, and alternative community building.
Monday, November 15, 11-2pm
PLAND will collaborate with UH Mitchell Center "Art & Activism" IART Program students to create a tour of Houston “re-use” that includes repurposed buildings, reclaimed structures, re-imagined sites, recycled materials, and other forms of re-use. Students will act as tour guides as PLAND founders respond with a group discussion about environment and landscape, determined use value, capital/currency/exchange, social change, direct action, and rural vs urban agricultural practices.
Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Cinema Arts Festival Houston is the only U.S. festival devoted to films by and about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The 2010 Cinema Arts Festival Houston program involves a collaboration among many of Houston’s extraordinary film and arts institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Menil Collection; and many others. It is more than just a film festival; it is a vibrant multimedia arts event that breaks out of the confines of the movie theater through live music and film performances, outdoor projections, and more.
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas: CADD BUS TOUR #2
Saturday, November 13, 10am-3pm
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas announce CADD BUS TOUR #2 on Saturday, November 13th, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Your tour guide for the day is Patricia Meadows and boxed lunch is provided by Wendy Krispin Caterer. You will begin your day promptly at 10:00 a.m. at Craighead Green Gallery, 1011 Dragon Street in the Design District. Craighead Green Gallery will feature glass artist Pearl Dick, photographer, Kenda North and painter, Jeanie Gooden. Guests will park and begin the tour at Craighead Green Gallery. Your next stop will be at the art studio of Marla Ziegler in Oak Cliff; followed by a stop at 500X near Fair Park, featuring the work of Nate Glaspie and Tiffany Wolf in the main galleries, and Matt Clark and Thomas Feulmer in the project spaces, then downtown to stop #4 at the law firm of Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka (Collection tour given by John Reoch), and your last stop will be at Holly Johnson Gallery featuring the recent paintings and sculpture of Garland Fielder. The bus will deliver guests back to Craighead Green Gallery after the final stop to retrieve their cars.