Texas Music and Beyond : Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart
Sep
9
to Nov 4

Texas Music and Beyond : Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart

Houston based photographer, Tracy Anne Hart is perhaps best known for her famous images of Texas Music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. Several of these amazing shots of Stevie Ray Vaughan were featured in the highly successful Bullock Texas State History Museum exhibition “Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan,” which was curated by Jimmie Vaughan. The gallery will be showcasing Hart’s previously unreleased large format contact sheet prints, made from the original negatives, and a special limited edition box set of Texas Musicians, all of which have been produced exclusively for Modern Rocks Gallery. Cocktails will be provided by our friends at Provision Spirits with their "Double Gold" winning Ben Milam Bourbon and Ben Milam Rye. The show will be on display until the beginning of November with a percentage of print sales going to Houston and Austin Area Food Banks.

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Emily Peacock: Home Remedies for Cabin Fever
Sep
9
to Oct 7

Emily Peacock: Home Remedies for Cabin Fever

Big Medium is proud to welcome artist Emily Peacock to our gallery for her latest show, opening Saturday, Sept. 9.  The vernacular aspects of life, domestic surroundings, collections, and middle-class minutiae are all of interest to me. An ordinary object can hold a lot of meaning for one person but not the next, and the same is true of a photograph. How does one take an ordinary object and give it meaning? For Peacock, this has become a guiding principle of her creative output.

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The Birds @ Art.Science.Gallery.
Sep
9
to Oct 29

The Birds @ Art.Science.Gallery.

Art.Science.Gallery. announces the opening of The Birds, an art exhibition about ornithology. Works in the exhibition explore topics such as bird migration, communication, taxonomy, feeding behavior, natural history, flight behavior, bird diversity and conservation.

Featured artists include: Carol Cunningham (San Antonio), Carrie Carlson (Orland Park, IL), Emily Coleman (Austin), Kim Heise (Parkland, FL), Lauren Rochell (Austin), Lisa Rawlinson (Austin), Pat Falconer (Austin), Pen Brady (Bunceton, MO), Rachel Ramirez (Olhão, Portugal), and Sarah St Laurent (Austin).

This exhibition is dedicated to ornithologist James “Sandy” Beach (1947-2015), who was a mentor and friend to gallery founder/director Dr. Hayley Gillespie. Together, they ventured into nature with a sense of fun and discovery. The gallery asks students and friends of Sandy to send in photographs and stories for a memorial wall to Sandy’s contributions to our study of nature, which will grow throughout the exhibit.

Proceeds from this exhibit will help establish a new scholarship fund managed by the gallery in Sandy’s honor: The Sandy Beach Award for Natural History to help support the education and development of future generations of natural historians who are current students at Austin Community College.

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Canopy GO! Celebrating 5 years of creativity
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Canopy GO! Celebrating 5 years of creativity

  • 916 Springdale Road Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Join us for Canopy GO, a celebration of 5 years of creative community in East Austin. Studios, galleries, and creative spaces throughout the complex will open their doors to the public and invite the community to see their current work and exhibitions.

OPEN STUDIOS
Melissa Borrell, Jess & Jamie Wade, Karen Woodward , Kiah Denson, Susan Scafati, Rebecca Bennett, Eliana Bernard , Keva Richardson, Lynne Brotman, Maura Schaffer, Kat Hartley, Jennifer Hassin, Cari Washburn, Emily Galusha, Flip Soloman, Terri McGee, Luis Abreux, Elizabeth Chiles, Neena Buxani, Kristy Battani, Lucy MacQueen, Cathy Savage, Joel Ganucheau, Omni Modern, Invenio, Lisa Crowder Jewelry, Son of a Sailor

OPENING RECEPTIONS
Big MediumArt.Science.Gallery.Bale Creek Allen GalleryModern Rocks GalleryThe Museum of Human Achievement

Van rides every hour to and from Co-Lab Projects for Timekeeper: A Claude van Lingen Retrospective, Opening Reception.

Complimentary beverages provided by Tito's Handmade VodkaAustin BeerworksNine Banded Austin Whiskey, and The Austin Shaker. Food specials from our resident cafe, Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats.

 

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Ellen Siebers: Sunbathers @ Big Medium
Jul
28
to Aug 19

Ellen Siebers: Sunbathers @ Big Medium

Sunbathers is a series of paintings inspired by the confined space found in both interior and exterior environments. The use of the square as object-like reference without spatial hierarchy acts as both a container and a window to present a flattened and abstracted view into the figurative subjects, domestic objects, and the circumstances in which they exist. These gestures and concepts are filtered through an observational experience that is individually and specifically human; an experience also used as a pragmatic approach to painting.

Ellen Siebers is a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and received her MFA from the University of Iowa and her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was a lecturer at the University of Iowa from 2009–12; a visiting faculty member at University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 2012–13; and currently works at the Brooklyn Museum. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, including Frosch & Portmann, Proto Gallery, Field Projects, Fjord and The Provincial.

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Creative Meditation @ Austin Art For Wellness
Jul
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Creative Meditation @ Austin Art For Wellness

Austin Art For Wellness invites you to a two-day painting playshop the weekend of July 22 and 23. Embrace new possibilities of expression and inner freedom!

We will begin with a guest Ayurvedic practitioner who will offer a brief presentation on what Ayurveda says about the mind, meditation, intuition and creativity.  Then we’ll launch into a two day journey of meditation and intuitive process painting!

Intuitive process painting is meditation in action!  It is a process oriented exploration to creativity for greater access to awareness, presence, inner freedom, creativity, passion, depth and authentic self expression! No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided.

Location: Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd, Building 1, Studio 201

Dates: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23

Cost: $125. Register by July 19 at: AustinArtForWellness.com

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Omni Modern presents WHO IS SHE?
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Omni Modern presents WHO IS SHE?

  • Canopy Studio 226, Building 1 (map)
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Omni Modern is proud to present WHO IS SHE, a collection of recent photographic work by artist Whitley Stratton. These works, created over the last couple years, introduce a multitude of visual aesthetics from a singular individual vantage. The experience spans from the private language of objects to the pure energy of a lustful and public, begging the question: Who is she?

On display Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 in Studio 226, Building 1 at Canopy. Opening 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; weekend hours 12 to 5 p.m.

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Art.Science.Gallery. 5th Anniversary Party!
Jul
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Art.Science.Gallery. 5th Anniversary Party!

Art.Science.Gallery. invites you to our 5th birthday party celebration benefitting Girlstart, a non-profit dedicated to increasing girls’ interest and engagement in science and technology. Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Events include a silent auction benefitting Girlstart, featuring gifts and art by Art.Science.Gallery., Texas Coffee Traders, Texas Museum of Science & Technology, Juiceland, and more! Meet Tamara Hudgins, executive director of Girlstart, and see our current exhibit, Far Out, inspired by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope!

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SixChel Fashion Pop-Up @ Studio 201
Jun
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

SixChel Fashion Pop-Up @ Studio 201

Canopy artist Jennifer Cunningham welcomes fashion designer SixChel to her studio to preview SixChel's Capsule Collection. This pop-up event is an effort to promote the current fundraising campaign and connect with the community. There will be refreshments, Perky Perky coffee, and ethical/eco-friendly makeovers!

During the event, guests can meet with founder and designer Dina Chavez, pre-order pieces from the Capsule Collection with a $15-$60 discount and hang out with some of Austin’s biggest sustainable fashion fans and supporters while we celebrate the progress in SixChel’s Kickstarter campaign.

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June Artist Pop-Up: Eileen McKeon Butt @ Art.Science.Gallery
Jun
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

June Artist Pop-Up: Eileen McKeon Butt @ Art.Science.Gallery

Art.Science.Gallery’s monthly artist trunk show & art sale features Austin-based painter and member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Eileen McKeon Butt. She will have wearable space art tees and accessories along with her paintings inspired by astronomy and nature.

Artist reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery also open Saturday 12 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 4 to 8 p.m.

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Island Oasis Mirage opening @ Big Medium
Jun
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Island Oasis Mirage opening @ Big Medium

An island represents a detached form surrounded by space, an oasis is a pleasant area in the midst of a difficult space, and a mirage is an optical illusion; the work of Michael Krueger, Kathleen McShane and Barbara Weissberger occupies a place that is simultaneously all three.

Krueger, McShane and Weissberger explore images and objects in ways that challenge notions of representation, often employing the languages of sculpture, drawing, painting and photography at once.

The three artists live and work in the very different environments of western Pennsylvania, southeast Texas and Kansas, yet continue to cross paths. McShane and Weissberger met while at MacDowell Colony residencies in New Hampshire and Krueger and McShane got to know one another at the Frans Masereel Residency in Belgium.All three artists have exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York City. Krueger is represented by the Steven Zevitas Gallery in Massachusetts, McShane by Paul Kotula Projects in Detroit and Weissberger is a Guggenheim recipient.

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Tony Fitzpatrick @ Bale Creek Allen Gallery
Jun
9
to Jul 8

Tony Fitzpatrick @ Bale Creek Allen Gallery

Tony Fitzpatrick is a Chicago-based artist best known for his multimedia collages, printmaking, paintings and drawings. Fitzpatrick's works are inspired by Chicago street culture, cities he has traveled to, children's books, tattoo designs and folk art. He has authored or illustrated eight books of art and poetry and written a column for Newcity for the past two years.

Fitzpatrick's art appears in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. His work also is featured on the Neville Brothers' album "Yellow Moon," and Steve Earle's "El Corazon" and "The Revolution Starts Now." In 1992, Fitzpatrick opened a Chicago print studio, Big Cat Press, which exists today as the artistic exhibition space Firecat Projects. Before making a living as an artist, he worked as a radio host, bartender, boxer, construction worker and actor. 

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Island Oasis Mirage @ Big Medium
Jun
9
to Jul 8

Island Oasis Mirage @ Big Medium

An island represents a detached form surrounded by space, an oasis is a pleasant area in the midst of a difficult space, and a mirage is an optical illusion; the work of Michael KruegerKathleen McShane, and Barbara Weissberger. occupies a place that is simultaneously all three.

The three explore images and objects in ways that challenge notions of representation, often employing the languages of sculpture, drawing, painting, photography at once.

The three artists live and work in the very different environments of western Pennsylvania, southeast Texas and central Kansas, yet continue to cross paths. McShane and Weissberger met while at MacDowell Colony residencies in New Hampshire; Krueger and McShane got to know one another at the Frans Masereel Residency in Belgium.

Among many exhibitions, all three artists have exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York City. Krueger is represented by the Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, McShane by Paul Kotula Projects in Detroit, and Weissberger is a Guggenheim recipient.

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