Author: John Aasp

http://www.johnaasp.com

John Aäsp is currently Visual Arts Director at Rockport Center for the Arts and Managing Director of the Rockport Film Festival. Other than writing, making art and electro-beepy music, John can’t stop making excuses for his cats and his love for motorsports.

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A Thin Slice of SXSW Film

The first film screening I attended at this year’s SXSW happened in the living room where I was staying, not long after arriving in Austin. […]

A Thin Slice of SXSW Film

Sauter’s Doubt

I’m glad Jesus wasn’t white, even though it’s hard for me to picture him not as an effeminate white man with a desert tan, long […]

Sauter’s Doubt

David Johndrow, Bill Hicks and Jim Beam (An Interview)

As Instagram portfolios overflow with images taken with ever-improving iPhone cameras, Austin-based artist David Johndrow continues to make platinum-palladium, cyanotype and gum bichromate prints, observing […]

David Johndrow, Bill Hicks and Jim Beam (An Interview)

Scrapdaddy in Beeville

Art is often at its best when it’s out of the ordinary. That’s what makes  Marfa so alluring, or Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch. And while the […]

Scrapdaddy in Beeville

The Film Festival Summit

Austin hosted its second International Film Festival Summit December 3 – 5, bringing together film and music festival organizers and industry folks from coast to […]

A breakout room at the IFFS.

The Comedy

How can good people appreciate despicable behavior? What can it seriously tell us about the values we hold? These questions are repeatedly addressed and challenged […]

The Comedy

Watered Down at K Space Contemporary

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you know Texas has a bit of a water problem. If you’ve been out of the loop, start with […]

Paul Valadez, "The Mexican-American Riviera," acrylic on wood panel.

Fiesta Arts Fair @ SW School of Art

Let’s talk about Art Fairs for a second. When I say Art Fair, most Glasstire readers probably think of big-convention center events with gallery-booths representing […]

Fiesta Arts Fair @ SW School of Art

Thomas Kinkade, Disney, and NASCAR

The world lost Thomas Kinkade more than a week ago, an artist whose importance during his life was measured by product placement and marketing prowess. […]

Thomas Kinkade, A Quiet Eveningm