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Top Five: November 12, 2015

Some Houston, some Dallas, and of course plenty of AUSTIN this week. Join the Glasstire editors this Saturday morning in Austin for the EAST Community Breakfast!


EAST studio tour

Various Venues (Austin)
November 14 – 22
Join the Glasstire Editors at the Community Breakfast on Saturday the 14th!

The yearly East Austin Studio Tour Event. For a full list of events, go here.


white cube symposium UT

2. Symposium: Experience In and Beyond the White Cube
UT Visual Arts Center (VAC) (Austin)
November 14, 9:45AM – 6PM

“The Visual Arts Center hosts a symposium that brings together scholars and critics, as well as The University of Texas at Austin faculty and students, to discuss a variety of themes connected to the multi-venue exhibition Strange Pilgrims.” For the full schedule, go here.


frank reaugh ransom center

3. Twenty-Four Hours with the Herd: Graham Reynolds and Redd Volkaert
Bullock Texas State History Museum (Austin)
November 13, Performances at 7:15 and 9:30
Read Gene Fowler’s review of Frank Reaugh at the Harry Ransom Center here.

“Composer Graham Reynolds re-imagines Frank Reaugh’s groundbreaking 1933 performance, Twenty-four Hours with the Herd, with special guest Redd Volkaert. Original text narration by Gene Fowler. Projections, live music, and 4D effects bring to life the seven panoramic pastel landscapes that constitute this landmark work.” A multimedia Frank Reaugh extravaganza!


tom and andy neighborhood

4. Tom Sale and Andy Don Emmons: The Illusive Goose Man of Bardwell and His Chicken Miracles
{neighborhood} (Dallas)
November 13, 7–10PM

Tom Sale Artist Statement:
Outsider, Odd Fellow, Parson, Professor and Artist
Tom is a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of The Amon Carter Museum. He has exhibited in group shows at Carl’s Jr and Neighborhood, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my studio and Berlin.

Andy Don Emmons:
Outsider, Odd Fellow, Cattle Man, Musician and Artist
This Farfield farmer curates his canvases from fallen barns and Canton Flea Market finds. His art style is a celebration of Folk Art that can only be created from his impressive knowledge of history in American Folk culture. So hide your scrap metal piles and vintage paints as Andy is known to be spotted rummaging through roadside left-behinds for his next great work of art.

Need we say more?



5. Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Various Venues (Houston)
November 12 – 19
See Peter Lucas’ picks here.

“The Houston Cinema Arts Festival is an eight-day, multi-venue festival focused on visual, performing, and literary arts that includes over 50 narrative and documentary films, an interactive video installation gallery, live multimedia performances, panel discussions, Meet the Makers workshops, and free outdoor and student field trip screenings.” Go see it! Full schedule here.

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