Austin is an art captial. The creativity and quirkiness is just in the air. Here are some interesting events to enjoy art without spending much more than your time.
- ‘these are the days’ at the Arthouse at Jones Centre from January 24-March 22, 2009 : This is a collection of film, audio and visual ephemera inspired by Austin punk rock sub-cultures from the past and present by an award-winning British artist Matt Stokes. Open and free to the public.
- Booth is a 55-minute adaptation of Political Theatre by a Boston playwright Sorcha Blaine playing at the Bastrop Opera House from March 12-15. It is directed by Chester Eitze and will be the Bastrop’s entry in the American Association of Community Theatre Fest ’09. If not for the histrionics, go for free food. A catered reception with appetizers, beer and wine will be held on Sunday, Mar 15 after the show.
- Milt Kobayashi at the Gallery Shoal Creek from February 20-March 21, 2009 : Kobayashi is a New York based painter of Japanese-American descent who creates impressions, drawing aesthetics from both Eastern and Western influences. Stroll over to see some of his paintings at the Gallery for free.
- 5D: Scapes is a photography and painting exhibit at the DiverseArts’ New East Gallery from February 28-March 26, 2009. From collages made from recycled waste to surreal photographs, the exhibition has a many ideas to offer for an aspirational photographer or just someone who enjoys looking at interesting photos. Go support local artists at this free event!
- The Austin Ventures Studio Theatre project is in the spotlight at Ballet Austin till April 5. If you want to enjoy
contemporary dance choreography and performances by talented local and international artists, visit the website for tickets, priced at only $5. They feature music by James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles and Nina Simone.