Art in Practice Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:30pm–8pm
Art in Practice provides guidance and insight into the professional world to students preparing for careers in the arts. Varying topics of conversation range from a nuts-and-bolts approach to gaining valuable job skills, to broad issues relevant to creative culture as a whole. Led by committed art administrators, enterprising gallerists, and established artists, these panel talks engage audiences in constructive exchanges about the multifaceted field of contemporary art.
L. Nowlin Closing Reception
Closing Reception: Saturday, February 5, 6-8pm
L. Nowlin Gallery will be closing its doors this February after two years of operation in Austin, Tx.
San Antonio Events
Sala Diaz Fundraiser
Please save the date for a Sala Diaz fundraiser, Saturday March 19, 2011. This time we’ll do it at the compound with music provided by Buttercup and DJ John Mata. We’re calling it The Long Table of Love. With this title we embrace the still evolving social sculpture that is the compound, Sala’s fifteen year part in it and the spirit of our friend and co-conspirator Chuck Ramirez. Rick Frederick will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A number of artists will supply altered bicycle helmets to be auctioned that evening.
Thursday, January 27, 6:30pm
Please support the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's new initiative- contemporary@mfah. This special patron group is dedicated to promoting contemporary projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and raising awareness about how the MFAH mirrors the ongoing, vital commitment to contemporary art that makes Houston one of this nation's foremost incubators for new talent. The patron group also makes efforts to raise the profile of all our colleagues who have shaped this city's arts organizations.
Dallas Art Fair
April 8-10, 2011
Celebrating modern and contemporary art, the third annual 2011 Dallas Art Fair will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs by modern and contemporary artists represented from more than 60 prominent national and international art dealers. There are 15 Texas galleries participating.
February 8, 7pm
Uta Barth is a photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Unlike traditional photography where the camera is used as a pointing device for selecting significant moments and places, Barth's overriding interest is in perception-in vision itself. Her images share more with the work of Robert Irwin, John Cage, and Brian Eno than with the ideology of Walker Evans or Edward Weston. Barth's is a serious and concentrated practice that has been rewarded with a great deal of critical acclaim and recognition, including a 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship; the comprehensive survey Uta Barth, published by Phaidon Press as one of the publisher's prestigious Contemporary Art Series; and most recently, the 2010 monograph Uta Barth:The Long Now.
February 15, 7pm
Artist John Beech, born in England and living in Brooklyn, is recognized for his wry Duchampian twist on the everyday, producing minimalist sculptures and images that combine humor and beauty in perfect union. Beech's superbly crafted and appointed paintings, drawings, and sculptures have been described by Edward Albee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Beech's collaborator for the 2007 book Obscure/Reveal, as "pure beauty." Ken Johnson of the New York Times states that, "the absurdist conjunction of idealist abstraction and real-world function in Mr. Beech's work is amusing; it also affords the deeper satisfaction of seeing Minimalism's mandarin purity brought down to earth."
Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce the launch of The Reading, a professionally staged screenplay presentation that, in its inaugural year, spotlights a winning script from the prestigious 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, which is presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
This February Anhoek School is conducting a Feminist Read-A-Thon to help students take courses free of charge and pay teachers fairly for their labor. Anhoek is a nomadic and experimental school with small classes (a limit of seven students per class), and teachers who are invested in challenging the power structures inherent in how people are taught and what they are taught.