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Groundwork: Artists Taking Risks
7:30 PM19:30

Groundwork: Artists Taking Risks

A space for diverse artists to experiment, take chances in a safe space, and support each other. Come join our community of diverse artists in this bimonthly works-in-progress event. Contact us to sign up for a slot for you or your group; artists of color are especially welcome!

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AKIRA: Live Scored by the Switched On Ensemble
7:00 PM19:00

AKIRA: Live Scored by the Switched On Ensemble

The Switched On Ensemble, a new supergroup of employees from Austin’s synthesizer headquarters featuring Joey Postiglione, Patrick Edwards and JU4N Cisneros, will perform a once-in-a-lifetime, concrete-shaking, brain-searing original score in accompaniment of the film at 8pm.

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EXHIBITION: "Flash Forward" by Carlos Mats (Xchematic)
6:00 PM18:00

EXHIBITION: "Flash Forward" by Carlos Mats (Xchematic)

Join Motion Media Arts Center for an evening with Carlos Mats of Xchematic. In his debut exhibit titled FLASH FORWARD, Mats' will display a carefully curated exhibition and celebration of Xchematic’s 14 years of professional foray into the creative, technological and artistic fields for the first time as a single, career-spanning body of work.

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East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 1
to Nov 12

East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 1

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It's that special time of year in East Austin where we all gather for conversation, empowerment and inspiration of the hundreds of artists contributing to our city's creative culture.

....It's East Austin Studio Tour.

Join us for a unique curated pop-up gallery at our creative East Austin hub featuring 20+ artists and their work spanning the entire spectrum of visual arts. We hope to inspire people of all ages with new meaningful work.


Abby Ruston
Adrienne Cullins
Anna Swanson
Avery Orendorf
Carlos Canales
Carmen Izurieta
Chery Henderson
Drea Peters
Dustin Pilkington
Eli Halpin
Erin Wendel
Faiza Kracheni
Heidi Lowell
Karli Isiyel
Kelsey Kilcrease
Keri Anderson
Laura Lee Romaine
Lakeem Wilson
Lorelei Linklater
Martha Wells
Mary Wendel
Meena Matai
Sarah Luna
Sasha Knight
Taylor Pilkington
Valentina Dorsa
Art Obscura: a special exhibition curated by MMAC featuring 16mm & Super 8 experimental projection.

*All artists & exhibitions are official E.A.S.T participants/events.


Cool Beans

CB was established in '14 by owners & Brownsville, Texas natives Rolando and Priscilla. They wanted to take everything that they loved about their culture and celebrate the abundance through a plant based menu. From tacos, tamales and tortas, we'll have one of each!

About the EAST:
Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

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Caroline Eck & Bryan Lee Taylor: VARIOUS WORKS
to May 26

Caroline Eck & Bryan Lee Taylor: VARIOUS WORKS

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Caroline Eck is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her work takes the viewer to a cold, personal, and paradoxical world laced with uncertainty and the subconscious. The subjects and drawings are a development of the experiences in the artist's life and the emotional effects they have had on the artist in addition to dreams and imagination. She's currently completing a BFA in studio art and marketing at St. Edward's University.

Bryan Lee Taylor is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His primary focus is on 35mm film photography and drawing inspiration from day to day experiences of human interaction and emotions.

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Ben Livingston, Paintings + Neon
to Mar 6

Ben Livingston, Paintings + Neon

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About the Artist:National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellow, Ben Livingston was Born 1958 in Victoria, Texas into a creative family. His mother, Polly Lou Livingston, known for her voice and personality of Tree Trunks, on "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake".

Livingston spent much of his childhood creating allegorical scenes that were playing in his mind. He also liked making other things, like stories and songs, which blossomed with international critical acclaim at age 50.

In 1992, Ivan Karp of the OK Harris Gallery in the SOHO district of New York City saw Ben's paintings and offered him a place in his stable of artists with the agreement that he move there from Texas.

Harris was involved in launching the careers of artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and John Chamberlain.

Livingston's signing off from aspirations as a "highfalutin" artist in New York City is defined by his solution oriented painting: "How I Decided NOT to Move to New York".

The paintings exhibited for this series are from that body of work.

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