Artist to Artist Talk with Meena Matocha and Vy Ngo

The Asian American Resource Center hosts both Meena Matochas’ And the Distance Dissolves into Love and Vy Ngos’ Stranger from Home. Both artists have rediscovered art after years of working and found their artistic process as a cathartic and necessary way of living. The artists shared many similarities in their …

Stories To Tell: A Peak into Harry Ransom Centers Private Collection

Stories To Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center coincidentally marks the museums 60th anniversary as well as their 60th exhibition since opening in 2003. The Harry Ransom Center home to The University of Texas at Austin campus offers a preview into their extensive archives in order to shed light …

#txlege 101 with Stephanie Chairello Noppenberg

Stephanie Chairello Noppenberg, policy analyst by day, comedian by night. At the Jones Center Community Room in the Contemporary Austin Downtown where Noppenberg released insight to the artist community on how the Texas Legislature functions. Director of “Over the Lege” a political satire variety show, brought comedic relief to important …

Austin Curator Talk with Katie Robinson Edwards: Mentoring A Muse

Charles Umlauf a mentor for Farrah Fawcett and a muse for his traditional style sculpture, found each other in the Art Building of the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 1965. Before Farrah Fawcett Farrah embraced a hidden talent in the arts through Umlaufs’ guidance. Studying life-drawing …

Austin Curator Talk with Heather Pesanti: Habitat

The alliance between artist and curator began as a byproduct of Heather Pesantis’ quest to better understand her mothers family history originating in Poland. Where her grandparents lived before they escaped Nazi regime on S.S. Orduña, traveling to Cuba to eventually reach the United States. As a first generation American, …

Austin Art Breaks: In the Studio with Dan Sutherland

Art Alliance Austin’s Art Breaks give members an insight to artists’ studios in Austin. In the studio of Dan Sutherland is a collection of works which comment on art history alongside present theories of geometric abstraction, mid-century advertisement, graffiti, letter formation, and pictographs.   “Incremental not Executed” The process of …

Austin Artist Talk with Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories

Your work is very detailed and site-specific, do you work from photographs? Valerie Fowler: No, but that’s the best part!   On a tightrope between real and surreal, Valerie Fowler balances the inherent energy found in nature and her own experiences within its time in space. A University of Texas …