Austin Events

Lakes Were Rivers Book Release Party and Slide Show

Domy Books
Saturday, February 19, 7-9pm

Mimicry, replica, a parrot call, a photograph. The images in Lakes Were Rivers all contend with the basic function of the camera: the recording of life. They represent things in the world that have been made strange and compelling through the perspective of the artist—a fake plant placed on a lush carpet, a fleshy pink flower pressed against a sheet of plastic, a horse dead on the ground. Each artist was asked to submit work that related to the term “syntax.” The arrangement of things.

Rooftop Architecture Film

Wednesday, February 23, 7 pm
Admission: Free for members / $10 for non-members

Arthouse at the Jones Center presents a rooftop screening of Koolhaas Houselife. Koolhaas Houselife is a documentary film about living in a house designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. The film is screened on the stunning new Arthouse roof deck as part of Arthouse’s weekly Rooftop Members’ Lounge.

Art Night Austin

Art Alliance Austin
February 26, 6:30-10pm

Culture enthusiasts venture through Austin's premier galleries, museums and temporary art spaces in Austin's urban core for a preview of the artists and partners collaborating in spring 2011.

San Antonio Events

Sala Diaz Fundraiser

Sala Diaz
Saturday, March 19, 7pm

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.

Houston Events

Blaffer Art Museum and the UH Mitchell Center Present Okay Mountain Contemporary Salon

Blaffer Art Museum
Wednesday, February 23, 6:30pm

Blaffer Art Museum and the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts have teamed up once again to present a Contemporary Salon, a roundtable discussion on Blaffer's current First Take: Okay Mountain exhibition.

Simon Critchley

The Menil
Tuesday, March 8, 7pm

English-born Simon Critchley works in continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, literature, contemporary art, ethics and politics. His books include The Dead Philosophers (2009) and On Humor (2002). Since 2008 he was been chair of philosophy at New York’s New School for Social Research. Critchley is series moderator of the New York Times Opinionator philosophy blog, “The Stone.”

The Empty BOX: A BOX 13 ArtSpace Fundraiser

Box 13
Saturday, March 12, 7-9:30pm

In order to sustain our dream and continue to fill the BOX with new and exciting works of art, we need your help! BOX 13 ArtSpace is a young artist-run nonprofit which provides an innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 cultivates this environment through affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists and the dedication of a significant portion of its building for exhibitions.

Dallas Events

Brent Brown

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
February 22, 7pm

Dallas-based architect Brent Brown has focused his efforts on bringing "design thinking to all communities. The founding director of the building community WORKSHOP (bcWORKSHOP), Brown has received a great deal of recognition for his socially conscious design concepts, including the 2007, 2008, and 2010 Awards for Excellence in Community Design and Sustainable Design by AIA/Dallas and most recently, the 2010 National AIA/HUD Secretary Award for Community-Informed Design by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with the American Institute for Architects for his Congo Street Green Initiative.

Sterling Allen

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
March 1, 7pm

Sterling Allen is an artist and cofounder of Okay Mountain gallery in Austin, Texas, whose own work is known for its humor and profundity. Allen has been recognized for his consumer conscious, found object-based drawings, sculptures, and installations.

Dallas Art Fair

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.

Marfa Events

The Reading

Ballroom Marfa
March 26

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.


Feminist Read-A-Thon

Anhoek School

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.

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