Community Altars: A Celebration of Life



Saturday, August 27

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Wednesday, August 31

Thursday, September 1

Friday, September 2

Saturday, September 3

Thursday, September 8

Saturday, September 10


    Boyd Elder: 4 x 4

    Bale Creek Allen Gallery

    Last Chance - July 15 through August 31, 2016

    An exhibition of works by legendary Texas artist Boyd Elder. The works in the show, hand painted animal skulls, are from Elder's American Fetish series.


    Mass Gallery

    August 4 through September 8, 2016

    MASS' fourth annual Hotbox residency program featuring Kayle Karbowski (Milwaukee, WI) and Leah Shirley (New York, NY). For a month, each artist will use the gallery as a studio, resulting in an ever-changing exhibition.

    Lynné Bowman Cravens: Lamella

    St. Edward's University

    August 11 through September 8, 2016

    An exhibition of works by fine art photographer Lynné Bowman Cravens. The works in the show draw from Cravens' personal life, "revealing a glimpse into her desires through contemporary self-portraiture."

    Sum You Some Me

    Dougherty Arts Center

    August 13 through September 10, 2016

    An exhibition of works by husband and wife duo Dana Younger and Felice House. House, an assistant professor in the Visualization Department at Texas A&M University, creates paintings that communicate the power of women, while Younger creates sculptures that "deconstruct the male body."

    Yuliya Lanina: Tales We Tell & Matthew Gantt: Visual Schema


    August 19 through September 10, 2016

    Tales We Tell is an exhibition of work by Russian-born artist Yuliya Lanina. The show will feature paintings and small-scale music box sculptures.Visual Schema is an exhibition of recent work by Houston-based artist Matthew Gantt. The show will feature ink drawings created through the process of folding paper coated in wet ink, creating inkblot-style images.


    Davis Gallery

    August 6 through September 17, 2016

    An exhibition of new works by Austin-based abstract artists Joseph Hammer and David Hefner. Hammer's work is inspired by his personal experiences, while Hefner's work comes from examination and research of art history and science.

    Cameron Coffman: In Open Tabs

    Not Gallery

    August 5 through September 17, 2016

    An exhibition of works by Cameron Coffman. In the show, Coffman "questions how the mundane may represent the feeling of loss or longing around the disorder of the day-to-day."

    Landry McMeans: A River Runs Through It


    August 12 through September 17, 2016

    An exhibition of works by Tucson-based artist Landry McMeans. The works in the show are cardboard reliefs that are inspired by landscape features of the American West, including mountains, cacti, and rivers.

    Goya: Mad Reason

    Blanton Museum of Art

    June 19 through September 18, 2016

    An exhibition of prints by Francisco Goya. The show features works from his many series, including Los desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War), La tauromaquia, (The Art of Bullfighting), and Los disparates (The Follies or Absurdities) from the collection of Yale University Art Gallery.


    ICOSA Collective

    August 27 through September 24, 2016

    An exhibition featuring works by ICOSA Collective members David Bae and Erin Cunningham. In the show, "the two artists present their own distinct interpretations of the physical/psychological aspects of the figure."

    Austin's District Culture Mapping Sessions

    Various Venues

    August 20 through September 24, 2016

    "The Cultural Asset Mapping Project is a City of Austin Economic Development Department initiative to create a crowdsourced map of what Austinites value as their important cultural assets and creative resources." Each event will feature a short discussion and mapping exercise. The upcoming sessions include:Culture Mapping Session: District Five Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Manchaca Road Branch Library 5500 Manchaca Road, Austin 78745Culture Mapping Session: District Three Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Montopolis Rec Center 1200 Montopolis Dr., Austin 78741Culture Mapping Session: District Eight Monday, August 29, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hampton Branch Library 5125 Convict Hill Road, Austin 78749Culture Mapping Session: District Seven Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Northwest Recreation Center 2913 Northland Drive, Austin 78757Culture Mapping Session: District Four Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Grant A.M.E. Church 1701 Kramer Lane, Austin 78758Culture Mapping Session: District Two Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dove Springs Rec Center 5801 Ainez Dr., Austin 78744Culture Mapping Session: District Ten Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Old Quarry Branch Library 7051 Village Center Drive, Austin 78731Culture Mapping Session: District Six Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Spicewood Springs Library 8637 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin 78759Culture Mapping Session: District One Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Carver Branch Library 1161 Angelina St., Austin 78702Culture Mapping Session: District Nine Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Division Offices / Training Room 201 E. 2nd Street, Austin 78701

    The Honesty of Rocks

    grayduck gallery

    August 26 through September 25, 2016

    An exhibition featuring works by members of "The Contemporary Austin's Crit Group, an eight-month program that combines group critique with professional development to support the complete artistic practice of established and emerging artists in the Austin area."Participating artists include: Emma Hadzi Antich, Amy Bench, Ted Carey, Christina Coleman, Lauren Klotzman, Josef Kristofoletti, Betelhem Makonnen, Rebecca Marino, and Amber Shields.Crit Group is facilitated by Andrea Mellard, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement at The Contemporary Austin, with Sarah C. Bancroft and Andy Campbell.

    Femme National(e)

    Pump Project Art Complex

    August 27 through September 25, 2016

    An exhibition of works by artists "brought together for their vivid and reminiscent imagery, intricate processes and feminine sensibilities." The show is curated by Amarie Gipson and features works by Audrey Brown, Christina Coleman, Kasumi Chow + Desiree Michelle Espada, Emmy Laursen, and Juliana Isabel Ramirez.

    Doc List: The Austin Bodies Project

    Art for the People

    August 12 through October 8, 2016

    An exhibition of works by Austin-based photographer Doc List. The photographs in the show examine the different physical attributes held by body builders, baseball platers, runners, and others.

    Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World

    Harry Ransom Center

    August 15, 2016 through January 1, 2017

    An exhibition of more than 200 photographs by Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt is known for his images of dogs, cultural figures, and daily life. The show is organized by Jessica S. McDonald, the Ransom Center’s Curator of Photography, and draws from the Elliott Erwitt Photography Collection, acquired by the Ransom Center in 2015.

    People's Gallery 2016 Exhibition

    The People's Gallery

    February 26, 2016 through January 14, 2017

    The 2016 People's Gallery exhibition features over 100 works from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout the first three floors of City Hall.

    Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

    Blanton Museum of Art

    June 19, 2016 through January 22, 2017

    An exhibition of the installation Book from the Sky by Chinese artist Xu Bing. "The installation will transform 1,500 square feet of the museum’s galleries into an immersive temple-like space filled with printed text. Displayed in the form of books, hanging scrolls, and wall panels, the enveloping words invite reading and appear to promise meaning, yet these texts cannot be read—not even by Xu himself—as they are composed of some 4,000 pseudo-Chinese characters invented by the artist. Each character appears plausible, when in fact it carries no meaning, rendering all readers illiterate."

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