On November 8th, District 5 Artist, Sonya Cote, invited community members to join her and herbalist Nikki Telkes, on a Native Edible Plant Walk. Nikki guided participants through the area surrounding the Cherry Creek Community Garden, an area where 25 houses once stood before a devastating flood.
Jack Sanders' Construction Event in District Nine opens at the Elizabet Ney Museum this Wed, 10/7 at 7p, join us! The first of ten to publicly open, the Drawing Lines projects will continue to roll out through November. Join us at the opening parties, learn more about the projects and districts that inspired and informed them and talk with the artists to understand their approach.
Inspired by the technological advances being developed in District Six and the surrounding landscape and built environment, artist Josef Kristofoletti is developing a new system of painting murals that will take two-dimensional printing to an architectural scale by designing a mural painting robot. Testing the invention in the studio, the giant printer will paint any image in a color dot matrix.
The scaffolding sphere is installed at Elizabet Ney Museum! Each Wednesday through November 15, come talk, or even bring a ball and glove and throw for a while with artist Jack Sanders. The sculpture aims to engage an open dialog about the resident’s growing concerns (or lack thereof) regarding construction, temporary event closures and all-around life in District Nine.
The Asian American Resource Center is hosting artist Teruko Nimura for origami folding workshops! She’ll be back to teach and fold with the community at the Center on Oct. 3 to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the AARC as well as the grand opening of a new exhibit: “I Want the Wide American Earth,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution.
Artist Adrian Quesada had a blast recording with some of the kids from the Anthropos Arts music program for his piece. One more session coming up to get even more horn players from the Anthropos program will fill out his mini cumbia orchestra and there will be a few more surprises...stay tuned!
L-R: Jorge Gonzalez - trumpet, Leo Gauna - teacher, Andres Rios – trombone
Discovering District One through the dimensions of person, place and thing, Los Outsiders rode public transportation to the edges of the district. Follow their entire journey in and discoveries of the district on their tumbler and instagram: http://losoutsiders.tumblr.com and https://instagram.com/los_outsiders
On Sunday May 17th over 120 people gathered at Dove Springs Recreation Center in District 2 for a family portrait. It wasn't just any family portrait - it was the Morales Family Portrait – a portrait of four generations of people from the Dove Springs neighborhood - people that were born, married, and had their own children in this spot in Austin that others rarely hear about.
The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that two Austin, Texas projects have received grants totaling $656,500 from ArtPlace America (ArtPlace), a consortium of leading national and regional foundations, federal agencies, and banks, dedicated to accelerating the field of creative placemaking. The department’s Cultural Arts Division is a partner in both projects.