There’s been a rise in female-owned businesses over the past couple of years–not only in Austin, but everywhere, it seems. Locally, annual events such as EAST (East Austin Studio Tour) and West Austin Studio Tour create space for female artists. But art gallery Women & Their Work has been around since 1978 with an explicit mission to cultivate recognition of female-created art in Austin. [Read more…]
Russell Collection Exposes Austin to Fine Art Masters
Picasso, Pissarro, Chagall, Cassatt, and this month, Dali! These highly regarded personalities in the art world have all graced the walls of Austin’s Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery.
This month’s event, Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection, will attract seasoned art lovers and introduce many curious Austinites to a wonderful collaboration between Lisa Russell, owner of Russell Collection, and Christine Argillet, owner of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection. [Read more…]
Austin’s Artists Open Doors for Annual East Austin Studio Tour
Sprouting signs for East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) are a sure sign that fall is here. The 14th annual EAST neighborhood event has artists of all mediums throughout east Austin sprucing up studios and putting finishing touches on art pieces for another wonderful community celebration of creativity. [Read more…]
Modern Rocks Gallery: Your Backstage Pass to Rock Stars
I knew this wasn’t your average ho-hum art gallery when I noticed it was nestled between Sa-Tén and Blue Genie. If you’re a lover of music, nirvana is waiting.
Gallery That Rocks
A collection of rock stars silently await your arrival: The Clash, the Ramones, the Talking Heads, The Cure, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, the Grateful Dead, Nina Simone, Miles Davis and Madonna, among others, are on display at Modern Rocks Gallery.
The list of musical legends on exhibit competes with Gene Simmons’ tongue–it’s lengthy! But what makes this sanctuary of rock truly unique are the stories behind the images as told by the photographers, beginning with the gallery’s owner. [Read more…]
Yard Dog Gallery: Folk and Outsider Art on South Congress
For almost 20 years, Yard Dog Gallery has resided at 1510 S Congress Ave. When I first moved to Austin and visited the South Congress shops, I was excited to find a gallery space full of intriguing art. Since my curiosity was piqued back then, I’ve always wanted to know more about this space and the artists whose work lines the walls. Last week, I spoke with owner Randy Franklin about what makes Yard Dog a uniquely Austin art gallery.
Defining an Art Gallery
Jan, Randy’s wife, had considered the idea of a Southern Folk Art gallery for a while. Once the perfect space opened on South Congress, they had to act fast to get started. They dove in without a business plan, consulted their folk art book collection and reviewed art shows done in museums in order to track down artists. From there, Yard Dog was born. [Read more…]
Guzu Gallery Reflects Growth of Austin Geek Culture
Over the past few years, Austin has developed a reputation for pop culture screen prints. It’s become part of Austin geek culture.
Austin Books is a time-tested expression of that culture. The store has been around for as long as I can remember, and just keeps getting bigger.
Recently, the business expanded with a couple of extra arms, through Outlaw Moon Games & Toys and Guzu Gallery.
Guzu Gallery is an art gallery and retail store that exists “to give fans an opportunity to view and purchase lowbrow artwork, including limited edition vinyl toys, art books, prints and original artwork showcased in the gallery,” explains Gallery Director Vince Torres. [Read more…]
Gallery Black Lagoon Is Home to Art and Yoga
Since at least the 1960s, Hyde Park has been considered Austin’s hip and cool neighborhood.
Lately, whenever I plan a Friday night, consider my options, and notice what’s going on in Hyde Park, I start to wonder why it’s not considered the Arts District. Being just north of “the Drag,” this neighborhood houses many wine bars and art galleries. Among one of those galleries is the really cool Gallery Black Lagoon.
For those who remember The Movie Store, that space has since been purchased by Gallery Black Lagoon owners Singer Mayberry and her husband, David Lujan. After almost four years of growth, the gallery offers yoga classes, monthly gallery opening shows, and even services for artists featured in shows. [Read more…]
Mondo Gallery Creates Limited Edition Posters for Cinephiles
This guest blog article is by Robert Luke.
Austin is notorious for being a movie town. Any given week, a TV or film production is happening somewhere in town. Additionally, between all of the film festivals, Austin Film Society, and Alamo Drafthouse, there is always a fun movie event to attend, whether you’re a hardcore cinephile or an average moviegoer.
Alamo Drafthouse has had such an impact on the film-watching community that there are multiple people who claim they moved to Austin just because of the Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest. Mondo Gallery is yet another local phenomenon that has spawned from Austin’s love of film.
Originally, back when Alamo Drafthouse was located on Colorado Street (where Haven currently resides), before the move to South Lamar, it had a small t-shirt stand called Mondo Tees. During that time, Mondo Tees began to sell creative, licensed posters to various film screenings, creating a rabid fan base among movie collectors and graphic design enthusiasts. [Read more…]
Art.Science.Gallery. Is Intriguingly Innovative
This guest blog article is by Madison Torres.
Art AND science? Though they’re typically viewed as unrelated subjects, Hayley Gillespie, founder of Art.Science.Gallery., understands the two disciplines actually merge together in a unique way.
Hayley first opened Art.Science.Gallery. as a mobile gallery in 2012. After more than a year and much anticipation, the gallery launched its first exhibition at its permanent location in the center of East Austin. It’s one of the nation’s first art galleries to feature exclusively science-related artwork. The gallery strives to make science more accessible through visual arts. As a result, the venue is building a community of artists and scientists who want to share their knowledge and experience with the public. [Read more…]
The People’s Gallery Promotes Local Artistry at Austin City Hall
If you’re an Austin artist, your work can be displayed at City Hall. All you need to do is apply…and be selected over nearly 400 of your peers.
Think you got the chops?
The People’s Gallery is in its 8th year at Austin City Hall and runs through January 10, 2013.
The exhibition exists to “showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts.”
It’s great to live in a city that values cultural depth and development, wouldn’t you agree? [Read more…]