Top Five: April 19, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  4.19.18

Performance

Fusebox Festival

Thursday,  4.19.18   |   10 am – 10 pm
Fusebox returns for another year of performances, talks, art shows, and more! For more details, go here.

Friday,  4.20.18

Performance

Fusebox Festival

Friday,  4.20.18   |   10 am – 11 pm
Fusebox returns for another year of performances, talks, art shows, and more! For more details, go here.
Workshop

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

Friday,  4.20.18   |   2–4 pm
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery
Opening

Catalyst: 2018 Senior Design Exhibition

Friday,  4.20.18   |   6–8 pm
"Catalyst is the culmination of deep research, critical thinking and design implementation combined with topics that have personally inspired us. A catalyst is something that stimulates change between two forces. Likewise, as designers, we aim to impact the world in a constructive way, starting with conversation."The UT senior design students are: Stephanie Collins, Kathleen De La Llata, Guneez Ibrahim, Alexander Kim, Emily Lamontagne, Jessica Lin, Sonia Margolin, Victoria Ranieri, Gabriela Sanders, Yunuen Sigler, Luis Vazquez, and Saniya Walawalkar.
Opening

If This Then That: 2018 Design MFA Exhibition

Friday,  4.20.18   |   6–8 pm
If This Then That presents seven thesis projects that explore potential solutions to complex problems and use design as a catalyst for social interactions, human wellbeing and intellectual discoveries.Designers include: Ajinkya Barve, Juliana Castro, Ekin Levent, Kira Street, Subodh Trivedi, Jean Yang, and Eric Zimmerman.

Saturday,  4.21.18

Performance

Fusebox Festival

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   10 am – 11 pm
Fusebox returns for another year of performances, talks, art shows, and more! For more details, go here.
Performance

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   2–3 pm
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery
Performance

Christie Blizard: TRUE SPERM From the Brave Human World Tour

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   2–3 pm
As a continuation of a project began during her 2017 Artpace residency in San Antonio, Christie Blizard will perform during her exhibition at Dirty Dark Place. From the artist: "I have been studying electronic noise through analog modular synths to try to understand a larger electronic body and the libidinal power and textures of the sounds as an ulterior to systems of control."
Opening

Mike Combs

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Mike Combs.
Austin  |  RECSPEC
Opening

Outside the Indoors

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Sandra Langston.
Austin  |  Davis Gallery

Sunday,  4.22.18

Performance

Fusebox Festival

Sunday,  4.22.18   |   10 am – 11 pm
Fusebox returns for another year of performances, talks, art shows, and more! For more details, go here.
Performance

Christie Blizard: TRUE SPERM From the Brave Human World Tour

Sunday,  4.22.18   |   2–3 pm
As a continuation of a project began during her 2017 Artpace residency in San Antonio, Christie Blizard will perform during her exhibition at Dirty Dark Place. From the artist: "I have been studying electronic noise through analog modular synths to try to understand a larger electronic body and the libidinal power and textures of the sounds as an ulterior to systems of control."

Monday,  4.23.18

Thursday,  4.26.18

Closing

Jeff Dell: Selected Works

Thursday,  4.26.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring screenprints by San Marcos-based artist Jeff Dell. The artist's pieces combine bright colors with trompe l'oeil effects that are inspired by space, Pop Art, and candy-like colors.
San Marcos  |  AquaBrew
Performance

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

Thursday,  4.26.18   |   7–8 pm
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery

Friday,  4.27.18

Opening

SculptFest

Friday,  4.27.18   |   5–9 pm
An exhibition organized by the Texas Society of Sculptors. The show features works by approximately fifty artists.
Round Rock  |  221 East Main Street
Performance

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

Friday,  4.27.18   |   7–8 pm
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery
Opening

The Art Of The Contact Sheet

Friday,  4.27.18   |   7–10 pm
"The Art Of The Contact Sheet is s curated collection of large format contact sheet prints of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more, taken by leading rock photographers both past and present." The show includes works by Don Hunstein, Brian Duffy, Tracy Anne Hart, Alan Messer, Allan Ballard, Matt Anker and more.
Austin  |  Modern Rocks Gallery
Opening

Fisterra Retrospective

Friday,  4.27.18   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition honoring Fisterra Studio, one of the first participating spaces in the inaugural East Austin Studio Tour. "This show invites the 64 guest artists to collaborate again to inspire artists and art lovers about the beauty, quality and diversity of visual art in Austin."
Austin  |  Big Medium
Opening

Alyssa Taylor Wendt & Erin Cunningham: these, our precious scars

Friday,  4.27.18   |   7–10 pm
these, our precious scars is "a collaborative exhibition of sculpture, photography and installation created by sculptor Erin Cunningham and multi-disciplinary artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt. Taking inspiration from the Japanese philosophies behind wabi-sabi and kintsugi, the pair has joined forces and mediums to investigate imperfection, longevity, hope and revealing seams."
Austin  |  ICOSA Collective
Reception

Art of Celebration

Friday,  4.27.18   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition featuring ceramics, encaustic, jewelry, mixed media, scratchboard, watercolor, and other works by over 45 Austin-based artists.
Austin  |  Art for the People

Saturday,  4.28.18

On View

SculptFest

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   11 am – 9 pm
An exhibition organized by the Texas Society of Sculptors. The show features works by approximately fifty artists.
Round Rock  |  221 East Main Street
Opening

Krista Steinke: Good Luck with the Sun

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   7–9 pm
"With the sun as her subject and collaborator, Krista Steinke explores the physical and psychological impact of our greatest energy source. Her exhibition incorporates video, personal narrative, and experimental photographic processes, that creates a multi-layered dialogue about our dual relationship with the sun - essential for life on this planet but also, a potential threat."
Austin  |  Women & Their Work

Sunday,  4.29.18

On View

SculptFest

Sunday,  4.29.18   |   11 am – 4 pm
An exhibition organized by the Texas Society of Sculptors. The show features works by approximately fifty artists.
Round Rock  |  221 East Main Street
Conversation

Unforeseen by Artists 916

Sunday,  4.29.18   |   1–2:30 pm
An exhibition featuring works by the Austin-based Artists 916 collective. The show will include works by:Carl Smith Chun Hui Pak Emily Galusha Flip Solomon Gert Johan Manschot Ines Batlo Karen Woodward Keva Richardson Kevin Wallace Lynne Brotman Maura Schaffer Stephen Paul Connor Terri McGee Vera Smiley Rebecca Bennett

Monday,  4.30.18

Tuesday,  5.1.18

Wednesday,  5.2.18

Saturday,  5.5.18

Performance

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

Saturday,  5.5.18   |   11 am – 12 pm
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery

Saturday,  5.12.18

Workshop

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

Saturday,  5.12.18   |   10 am – 3 pm
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery

Saturday,  7.14.18

On View

Vincent Valdez: The City

Saturday,  7.14.18   |   11 am – 5 pm
A show of Vincent Valdez's two The City paintings. The works were recently acquired by the Blanton. For more information, go here.
Austin  |  Blanton Museum of Art

Tuesday,  8.14.18

Lecture

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

Tuesday,  8.14.18   |   6–7 pm
Visionary Voices is a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. "The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City."

Tuesday,  10.9.18

Lecture

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

Tuesday,  10.9.18   |   6–7 pm
Visionary Voices is a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. "The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City."

Cage Match Project: Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez: were friends/foes now foes/friends

March 3 through April 21, 2018
"For her installation at Cage Match Project, Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez has carefully selected and employed materials to confront the inconsistency of narratives in our cultural history that uphold the suppression of knowledge relating to Central American conflicts. Stemming from the language of photography, Round VI: were friends/foes now foes/friends isolates color and light to materialize images that illustrate the fragility of history and how it is passed on or disseminated across time.

Andrea de Leon & Terra Goolsby: Chambers of Longing

March 30 through April 21, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Andrea de Leon and Terra Goolsby. The pieces in the show examine "the phenomena of fetishism and object relations. By transforming negative space and creating relationships between the interior and exterior, the work fluctuates between opposing lines of bondage and protection. Each sculpture catalyzes varying emotional responses that tap into the depths of psychological compulsion."
Austin |  ICOSA Collective

Annie Elkington: Tulip Dreams

April 17 through 22, 2018
"By converging her native Texan and Australian identity, Annie Elkington presents her exhibition, Tulip Dreams. Based on “the dreamtime,” a traditional Aboriginal belief system, this interactive installation surrounds the audience in childlike whimsy and naiveté. She intends for this experience to revive the viewer’s sense of innocence and wonder associated with childhood."

Sofia Payne: Hidden Tails

April 17 through 22, 2018
"Sofia Payne’s exhibition Hidden Tails began as an exploration of her heritage as a Mexican American which has evolved into a personal mission to revisit rich and vivid mythologies that were told long before colonization of the Americas. Through the use of expressive ceramic animal sculptures these indigenous narratives are retold to delight, inspire, and reinforce their significance in humanity’s history."

Jill Wilkinson: Pine

March 3 through April 27, 2018
"The crux of Jill Wilkinson’s work is drawing: Drawing from trees, drawing from the memory of trees, drawing from the muscle memory, drawing the void, drawing from the drawing. Wilkinson finds delight in the painterly line and it shows in her drawings and recently created monoprints. Her recent works, many of which reference trees, are only the starting point for Wilkinson’s linear rapture of space. It is a space that begs you to see more."
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Elana Langer: Emotional Aid Kit / Soul Revival Tent

January 20 through April 28, 2018
Emotional Aid Kit / Soul Revival Tent is an installation by New York-based artist Elana Langer. The work "is an emotional intervention in the gallery space and provides tools for integrating empathy into our collective experience of the everyday."
Lockhart |  Spellerberg Projects

Art of Celebration

February 9 through April 28, 2018
An exhibition featuring ceramics, encaustic, jewelry, mixed media, scratchboard, watercolor, and other works by over 45 Austin-based artists.
Austin |  Art for the People

Spencer Fidler: Vasculum

March 17 through April 28, 2018
"Spencer Fidler’s practice is to collect volunteer plants from his property in Las Cruces, New Mexico and draw them daily at four times their scale. He is compelled to take only what the day offers. He quickly finds himself immersed in the complexities of the flowers and vines sorting out the veinlike leaves and blossoms. His large scale drawings present the world as a still life in a vasculum, a vessel used for collecting and studying botanical specimens."
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’

February 18 through April 29, 2018
An exhibition celebrating the opening of Austin, Ellsworth Kelly's artist-designed building/artwork on the UT campus. This exhibition will explore how Austin’s conceptual origins began in the seminal period Kelly spent in France (1948-54), when he immersed himself in the country’s artistic traditions and monuments.

MASS + 1

March 30 through April 29, 2018
"MASS + 1 is a group show of MASS members who have each invited a +1 to show alongside or collaborate with."
Austin |  Mass Gallery

Christie Blizard: TRUE SPERM From the Brave Human World Tour

April 7 through 29, 2018
As a continuation of a project began during her 2017 Artpace residency in San Antonio, Christie Blizard will perform during her exhibition at Dirty Dark Place. From the artist: "I have been studying electronic noise through analog modular synths to try to understand a larger electronic body and the libidinal power and textures of the sounds as an ulterior to systems of control."

Blanco Sculpture Trail

April 29, 2017 through April 30, 2018
A sculpture trail organized by the Blanco Visitors Bureau and juried by Lee Ann Whatley. The trail features works by Peter Mangan, Danville Chadbourne, Cat Quintanilla, and Jeffie Brewer.
Blanco |  Bindseil Park

Jeff Dell: Selected Works

March 1 through April 30, 2018
An exhibition featuring screenprints by San Marcos-based artist Jeff Dell. The artist's pieces combine bright colors with trompe l'oeil effects that are inspired by space, Pop Art, and candy-like colors.
San Marcos |  AquaBrew

Zina Saro-Wiwa: Table Manners

April 1 through 30, 2018
In her 2014-2016 video work Table Manners, Brooklyn-based Nigerian artist Zina Saro-Wiwa films people from the Niger Delta eating as the look directly into the camera. "The direct looks of the diners deny voyeurism and confront colonialist fascination with, or disparagement of, the ways African people eat, as the sitters reject so-called proper “table manners” and feast on their meals with their hands."

Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements

April 2 through May 2, 2018
"Organized by Daniel Tucker, Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements features new works by contemporary artists and poets responding to archival materials related to the history of white people organizing in white neighborhoods, in keeping with the mandate from the Black Power movement to “organize your own” community against racism."

Nick Schnitzer: Inevitable Reckoning

April 5 through May 5, 2018
"Inevitable Reckoning offers viewers an a new way to consider climate change and its effects on our inner and outer landscapes. Through the exaggerated lens of artist and craftsman Nick Schnitzer, this new series of work at combines craft, science, and storytelling in a way appeals to our most basic sense of survival."
Austin |  Dimension Gallery

Ragnar Kjartansson: S.S. Hangover

April 7 through May 6, 2018
"Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's dreamy and fantastical kinetic sound sculpture, S.S. Hangover, consists of a hand-painted 1930s boat sailing on the lagoon, carrying a party of six brass musicians performing ethereal music by Kjartan Sveinsson for several hours."The piece will be on view Saturdays and Sundays throughout its run: April 7, 8, 14, 15, and 16 and May 5 and 6 from 11AM-3PM.

Cryptids

January 27 through May 10, 2018
Cryptids is a group exhibition curated by Catherine Lee and featuring works by Sarah Fox, Ken Little, Jared Theis, and James Tisdale.
Johnson City |  Texas Art House

If This Then That: 2018 Design MFA Exhibition

April 20 through May 11, 2018
If This Then That presents seven thesis projects that explore potential solutions to complex problems and use design as a catalyst for social interactions, human wellbeing and intellectual discoveries.Designers include: Ajinkya Barve, Juliana Castro, Ekin Levent, Kira Street, Subodh Trivedi, Jean Yang, and Eric Zimmerman.

Catalyst: 2018 Senior Design Exhibition

April 20 through May 11, 2018
"Catalyst is the culmination of deep research, critical thinking and design implementation combined with topics that have personally inspired us. A catalyst is something that stimulates change between two forces. Likewise, as designers, we aim to impact the world in a constructive way, starting with conversation."The UT senior design students are: Stephanie Collins, Kathleen De La Llata, Guneez Ibrahim, Alexander Kim, Emily Lamontagne, Jessica Lin, Sonia Margolin, Victoria Ranieri, Gabriela Sanders, Yunuen Sigler, Luis Vazquez, and Saniya Walawalkar.

Women by Women: Owning Our Stories

April 6 through May 13, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by ten female artists. Artists include: Ayla Erdener, Annie O'brien Gonzales, Mary Wendel, Allison Lunneen Geneser, Katie Ryan, Adrienne Hodge, Karina Figueroa, Corey Amanda Godfrey, and Rachel Long.
Georgetown |  Georgetown Art Center

Karen Hawkins: The Pink Bow Project

April 13 through May 15, 2018
"The Pink Bow Project is a large-scale multimedia work set to envelop its audience as they are surrounded by more than fifty 9-foot tall fabric panels, each covered in one thousand pink hair bows. These bows represent the number of substantiated female child sexual abuse cases reported annually according to Child Protection Services agencies."
Austin |  Gallery Shoal Creek

Out of La Romita

April 14 through May 19, 2018
Out of La Romita is an exhibition featuring works by participants of Flatbed Press’s “Italian Intensive” summer residency/workshop at La Romita School of Art located at Terni, Italy. The workshop, taught by Suzi Davidoff and Katherine Brimberry, has been offered biannually since 2011.
Austin |  Flatbed Press

James Drake: Tongue-Cut Sparrows

March 10 through May 20, 2018
A screening of James Drake's 2006-2007 video work Tongue Cut Sparrows (Inside Outside). In the video, "Drake worked with the female partners of men imprisoned in an El Paso jail who had invented their own sign language for communicating with their loved ones from the street outside. He offered the women texts by celebrated writers from William Shakespeare to Cormac McCarthy and asked them to incorporate the passages into their messages."

Unforeseen by Artists 916

April 14 through May 20, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by the Austin-based Artists 916 collective. The show will include works by:Carl Smith Chun Hui Pak Emily Galusha Flip Solomon Gert Johan Manschot Ines Batlo Karen Woodward Keva Richardson Kevin Wallace Lynne Brotman Maura Schaffer Stephen Paul Connor Terri McGee Vera Smiley Rebecca Bennett

Elizabeth Chiles: Weave

April 13 through May 20, 2018
"Weave is an exhibition that begins with a central question of how to express visually various points of intersection of our lives and the breath, light and time that holds them." The show includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created using combinations of images of an object.
Austin |  grayduck gallery

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

January 26 through May 27, 2018
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints and lithographs by artists based primarily in El Paso, Albuquerque and Tucson. This exhibition is part of PrintAustin and includes works by:Pavel Acevedo Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado Chris Bardey Christina Cardenas Nanibah Chacon Mark Christian Michael Contreras Francisco Delgado Gonzalo Espinosa Rudy Flores Manuel Guerra Jellyfish Collectivo Krrrl Los Dos Joe Marshall Raul Monarrez Henry Morales Lauren Moran Ruben Urrea Moreno Victor Muheddine Tino Ortega Zeke Peña Matthew Poe Martin Quintanilla Tim Razo Tanya Rich Rogo Federico Villalba Mykl Wells Yorch
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection

January 26 through May 27, 2018
"Amassed over the last 35 years, Mexic-Arte Museum’s upcoming exhibition explores the plurality of resistance, highlighting varied lineages of Latinx and Latin American resistance. Selected works will reflect upon a range of issues including race, gender, identity, community, civil rights, and cultural praxis. Through different mediums and approaches, these works shift beyond binary paradigms, speaking to the fluidity of life." The show includes works by Jamie Alvarez, Lucero Archuleta, Chuy Benitez, Ave Bonar, Essentials, Faustinus Deraet, Santiago Forero, Jesse Herrera, Diego Huerta, Itzel Alejandra Martinez, Paloma Mayorga, Delilah Montoya, Marcela Morán, Christina Noriega, Joel Salcido, Paul Valadez, Regina Vater and more.
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Kelly O'Connor: Modern Future

March 2 through May 28, 2018
"Kelly O’Connor addresses central themes that include gender, feminism and family. Her work combines memory, fantasy and fiction, often drawing from Western folklore and the use of iconic characters."
Fredericksburg |  Vaudeville

Tom Molloy: Black and White

April 7 through June 9, 2018
In his newest body of work, Irish artist Tom Molloy "explores race--the social construct central to much of the injustice and inequality in America. In Black and White, Molloy's trademark cross-hatched drawings raise questions about problems so deeply ingrained in American life, culture, and history they seem to have no solutions."

Mariah Robertson: Fun Packed Holiday

April 7 through June 9, 2018
An exhibition of photographs by Mariah Robertson. Robertson creates camera-less photograms and prints made by manipulating light-sensitive paper with darkroom chemistry. The show will also include her new lithograph drawings depicting nude men.

Caroline Ryan: Recollecting Memories

April 13 through June 29, 2018
"Artist Caroline Ryan explores family dynamics using old candid family photographs as references for her paintings. The artist reveals the astounding differences between her parents and her family’s struggle to communicate with each other as a means of accepting and understanding the past and present."

Clarissa Tossin: Meeting of Waters

January 13 through July 1, 2018
An exhibition featuring new works by Brazilian artist Clarissa Tossin. The sculptures in the show explore the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers, where the two rivers converge but remain separate.

Ashley Thomas: House and Universe

March 31 through July 31, 2018
"In House and Universe, Ashley Thomas collects and expands on a personal archive to commemorate everyday objects with both personal and cultural nostalgia."
Austin |  Las Cruxes

Entangled

April 12 through August 12, 2018
Entangled is a site-specific installation by Sherry Owens and Art Shirer. The installation "involves giant spiral “vortexes” wound together from wire, natural, and manmade objects."

Rodney McMillian

February 1 through August 26, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Rodney McMillian, the winner of The Contemporary Austin's inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. McMillian's works deal with themes of social and political history, the body, abstractions and architecture. Along with McMillian's other pieces, the show will feature a new video work by the artist, commissioned by The Contemporary Austin.

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

January 30 through October 9, 2018
Visionary Voices is a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. "The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City."

Carol Bove

November 18, 2017 through November 24, 2018
A show of works by New York-based artist Carol Bove. "Bove's new and recent large-scale sculptures reinterpret the classical sculpture garden in the meadow of Laguna Gloria. A multitude of abstract forms of varying shapes, colors, and scales plays with ideas of language, landscape, and display."

14th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition

February 23, 2018 through January 1, 2019
An exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, and other works by 102 Austin-area artists. This year's show was juried by arts educator and artist Teruko Nimura; artist and Preparator (Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward's University Tammie Rubin.
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