Issue #178
Any Port In A Storm November 11, 2011


Austin Events

East Austin Studio Tour 2011

Big Medium
November 12-20

For nine days in November, artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces all over east Austin will open up their doors to the public for the 10th East Austin Studio Tour. E.A.S.T. is a celebration of east Austin’s creative community and a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes. Visitors can purchase art, see where artists work, and visit with artists about their art process. Additionally, a number of spaces will be presenting various art and performance events on all ends of the artistic spectrum.

AMOA-Arthouse and The Paramount Theater Present

Sunday, November 13, 3:30pm
Admission: $10 general admission, $5 for members

With his ground-breaking short film La Jetee and documentary feature/travelogue Sans Soleil, French filmmaker Chris Marker explores the power of the photographic image in a fascinating way. Presented on 35mm film and in conjunction with Arthouse/AMOA's current exhibit "The Anxiety of Photography," these rare screenings are cinematic magic. Fun fact: La Jetee was later adapted into the hit scifi thriller 12 Monkeys.

The Art of El Anatsui

Blanton Museum of Art
Thursday, November 17, 6pm

Filmed over three years in Italy, Nigeria, and the United States by art historian, curator, and African art expert Susan Vogel, Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui gives an insider's view of artist El Anatsui's practice. (2011, dir. Susan Vogel, 53 min.). This special screening takes place during The Blanton's Third Thursday on November 17, 5 - 9pm.

Houston Events

Mark Rothko's Actors: Shape and Edge in the Evolution of His Art

Monday, November 14, 7pm

To honor the Rothko Chapel on its fortieth anniversary, the Menil Collection presents Thomas E. Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Professor Crow, who will speak about the American painter Mark Rothko, is a contributing editor of Artforum, co-editor of the book Seeing Rothko, and author of the forthcoming Long History of Pop: Art Scenes in New York and London.

Joel Shapiro

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Thursday, 17 November 2011, 6:30 pm

Internationally renowned sculptor Joel Shapiro will speak about his upcoming Rice Gallery installation, opening 2 February 2012, and his ongoing project to liberate forms from gravity.

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