Arthouse Texas Prize for Contemporary Art
Big news for Texas artists! Austin's own Arthouse at the Jones Center has announced the Arthouse Texas Prize for Contemporary Art, the first statewide prize of its kind that recognizes innovation, talent and marked contributions to a thriving Texas art scene. Awarded bi-annually, this juried $30,000 prize will distinguish and celebrate a promising Texas-based artist who has produced a significant body of contemporary work in the past two years. Only those artists who have been a resident of Texas for over three years are eligible to compete for the prize. Nominations will be provided by a select group of art-world professionals who are tuned into the Texas art scene. From these nominations, the jury will select three finalists whose work will be on view in an exhibition at Arthouse in Fall of 2005. Check out www.arthousetexas.org for more information.
Special Screening: Ulrike Ottinger's Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia
Thursday, July 29, 8pm
ArtTalk| Dj Spooky: Rhythm Science
Saturday, July 31, 3:30 - 4:30pm
1.) Don't let the summer slip away without seeing a good movie. Join Artpace for an outdoor screening of Ulrike Ottinger's unforgettable epic adventure. Seven western women traveling aboard a meticulously reconstructed Trans-Siberian Express are abducted by a band of Mongol women and taken across the countryside. Dubbed a female Lawrence of Arabia, LA Weekly calls it Ottinger's best film yet. Popcorn generously provided by Rick Liberto and Liberto Specialty Co.
2.) Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid presents a multi-media lecture about the technologies that spurred both the evolution of DJ culture and digital art. Miller's new book Rhythm Science (MIT Press. 2004) will be available for sale.
Act for Art in Texas
Omni Hotel, Longhorn Room 700
July 29, 5:30pm
The Board of Texans for the Arts invites you to Act for Art Rally in Austin During the Texas Arts Exchange. Enjoy refreshments and a cash bar, network with others of like mind and bring your energy and ideas to TFA's preparations for the upcoming legislative session. For more information on advocacy and membership visit www.texansforthearts.com
Act for Art in Texas!