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07/22/2014 08:35 AM Posted By: TWC News Staff
TWC News: East Austin's grayDUCK Gallery Makes Things 'More Accessible'
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Jill Schroeder runs East Austin's grayDUCK Gallery. Recently relocated from South Austin, the gallery features contemporary art while also trying to create a welcoming environment for all to enjoy.

"I show contemporary arts," Schroeder said. "Local, national, emerging, established artists, so it's a broad range of artists in the contemporary field."

Schroeder said it's not important for everyone who comes into the gallery to know everything about contemporary art.

"I define contemporary art as kind of newer, edgier art," Schroeder said. "But I like to make things a little more accessible at grayDUCK, so I don't expect everyone to have an encyclopedia knowledge of art."

She added that a great gallery isn't just about showing good art, though that is important.

"A great gallery ... also is inviting. I think people need to feel comfortable looking at art and so they can just think about the art, instead of how uncomfortable they are in the space."

The grayDUCK Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of nine local artists in a show called Goodly Wicked. For more information, check out their website at grayDUCKGallery.com.


07/15/2014 10:48 AM Posted By: TWC News Staff
TWC News: New Exhibit Showcases 'When Austin Got Weird’
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The Armadillo World Headquarters, City Coliseum, Soap Creek Saloon—the venues were the heart and soul of the Austin music scene long before the term "Keep Austin Weird" was trademarked.

"When Austin Got Weird" is the name of a new exhibition at The Bullock State History Museum that showcases some of the old gig posters from the historic venues.

The psychedelic, colorful exhibit runs through Sept. 14. Get a peek of what to expect in this “Local Wonders” in the video above.


06/24/2014 09:31 AM Posted By: TWC News Staff
TWC News: Sneed House
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The Sneed House is a plantation home built in Southeast Austin in the 1850s.

It cost $13,000 to build, took five years to complete and was made of limestone that was quarried on site. Now, only a few of the house's walls remain standing.

"It burned in 1989, which, of course, caused extensive damage," Mike Miller with the Austin History Center said. "There's still question about what's going to happen to the house."

Miller added that it's a part of Austin's history that many people don't want to recognize because it does acknowledge the fact that Texas was a slave-holding state.

"[It's a] sad part of our history," Miller said. "But it's one that we need to remember and need to understand."


06/10/2014 09:59 AM Posted By: TWC News Staff
TWC News: San Anto Cultural Arts Brings Positive Change
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In the mid-1990s, Manny Castillo wanted to put together a mural program. The result was San Anto Cultural Arts.

"It was basically in response to what was going on in the neighborhood at the time," said John Medina, the public art program manager for San Anto Cultural Arts. "And it was such a successful project that they decided to continue doing it."

Medina said he always refers to the program as a community mural program.

"The reason for that is because we involve the community in every aspect of the mural creation, so it's a major collaboration between the artists and the people that live within these neighborhoods," Medina said.

He added that art is really just the byproduct of something much bigger that the program does.

"It's more about the experience of bringing people together and having them work together and conceive of these ideas together and really live together in creating these works of art," he said.

San Anto Cultural Arts hosts a monthly bicycle tour of the West Side murals on the second Saturday of each month. They cost $10.

For more information, check out their website at SanAnto.org.

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05/20/2014 09:29 AM Posted By: TWC News Staff
TWC News: Austin Ukulele Society celebrates ‘aggressively uncool’ pastime
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What do Eddie Vedder, Jason Mraz and Zooey Deschanel all have in common? They're all famous, and they all play the ukulele.

Locally, the Austin Ukulele Society is doing their part to keep the instrument alive. Co-founder of the society, Bob Guz, says he loves the judgment-free vibe that comes with the instrument, calling it “aggressively uncool.”

The Austin Ukulele Society meets every second Thursday of the month. To get a peek at one of their gatherings, check out this “Local Wonders” in the video above.




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