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November 2014

Wally Workman Gallery

Ellen Heck | Connections
Saturday, November 1, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Tuesday, November 4, 6 pm
CACTUS CAFE, TEXAS UNION
DISCUSSION
Join Ransom Center Curator of Film Steve Wilson, University of Texas faculty Daina Ramey Berry and Coleman Hutchison, and KUT Producer Rebecca McInroy for a “Views and Brews” discussion of Gone With The Wind and the film's legacy.

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Wally Workman Gallery

Ellen Heck | Connections
Thursday, November 6, 6-8 pm
Artist talk

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Big Medium

DUE EAST!
Thursday, November 6, 6-10 pm
Big Medium will launch the 2014 East Austin Studio Tour with the fall fundraiser, DUE EAST!, on Thursday, November 6. Big Medium is taking over 1501 E 6th St – the old Nuevo Leon restaurant – and transforming it into an arts destination. DUE EAST! will be your first opportunity to explore and purchase the work of over 250 EAST artists featured in the group exhibition. Dine on sumptuous bites from local top restaurants and enjoy Tito's Handmade Vodka mixed cocktails, Dos Equis beer, live music and special entertainment. All event proceeds help fund Big Medium's EAST programming, including the EAST Fellowship Program.
Tickets: $50 in advance and $65 at the door. Visit east.bigmedium.org to purchase tickets and support EAST.

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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Thursday, November 6, 7 pm
FILMS OF 1939
In Idiot's Delight, their third film together, Clark Gable and Norma Shearer are stranded at an Alpine hotel with war imminent. MGM hoped to reunite Gable and Shearer as Rhett and Scarlett, but the negative public response to rumors of Shearer's casting ensured that it would not happen. 107 minutes.

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West End 1st Thursday

1st Thursday
Gallery Night
November 6 Open until 8 pm

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Blanton Museum - UT

La línea continua
Friday, November 7, 6 pm
Colombian artist Doris Salcedo talks about her work and its connection to political history in conjunction with a special installation of her work at the Blanton.

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City of Austin

A Trio of Public Art Voices
Friday, November 7, 7-9 pm
Austin Film Society Screening Room (1901 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723)
Join the City of Austin's Art in Public Places Program for a lively panel discussion with three distinct public art voices from around the country: Norie Sato, Artist based in Seattle, WA; Janet Zweig, Artist based in Brooklyn, NY; and Shelly Willis, Executive Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission; moderated by Meghan Wells, Art in Public Places Administrator, City of Austin.
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Modern Rocks Gallery

UNSEEN HENDRIX
Friday, November 7, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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City of Austin

Public Art Workshop: Voices of Experience
Saturday, November 8, 10 am – 2 pm
Entrepreneur Center of Austin (4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78704)
If you are an artist interested in transitioning from your studio to public space, come participate in this workshop featuring three experienced voices from the public art world: Norie Sato, Artist based in Seattle, WA; Janet Zweig, Artist based in Brooklyn, NY; and Shelly Willis, Executive Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.
Register online; $10 registration fee
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The Contemporary Austin

Second Saturdays are for Families
Bodies: Frozen and In Motion
Laguna Gloria
November 8, 11am-3pm
Learn how to capture your self-portrait in 3-D by casting with plaster! Get messy with local artist Erin Cunningham, then watch the talented students of Sky Candy Austin perform acrobatic feats inspired by the art on view.
Recommended for ages 2–11.
$5 member families // $10 non-member families.

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Russell Collection Fine Art

Expressions: Two Artists. Two Visions
Brad Ellis and Cody Hooper
Saturday, November 8, 6-9 pm
Artists' reception
RSVP: 512-478-4440 or info@russell-collection.com

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Art.Science.Gallery.

X Marks the Spot
a group exhibit about scientific variables
Saturday, November 8, 6:30 pm
Artist talk
Laurie Frick will give an artist talk about her data art and experiments in self-tracking, as well as her new smartphone app FRICKbits (which enables users to turn their own data into art)
(RSVP at FrickTalk.eventbrite.com; $5 suggested donation)

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The Contemporary Austin

Lucky Dragons: 17,000 Observations
Laguna Gloria
November 9, 2 pm and ongoing
17,000 Observations is a new musical composition and temporary sculptural installation developed for Laguna Gloria's floodplain forest site by Los Angeles–based collaborative artist duo Lucky Dragons. The composition, based on the songs and calls of bird species observed over a twenty-four-hour period on the site, will be performed once.
Following this event on Nov. 9, visitors to Laguna Gloria will be able to access a field recording of the performance and view the sculptural installation.
Free

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Women & Their Work

Susi Brister: Fables
Thursday, November 13, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Austin Art Garage

Mix and Remix : New Works by Judy Paul
Thursday, November 13, 6-9 pm
Opening Reception
RSVP on Facebook

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Photo Méthode Gallery

Tami Bone: "This is where I'm going to be now..."
November 15, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Photo Méthode Gallery
Flatbed Building O2West Gallery

Peter Brown Leighton: "Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast"
November 15, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Flatbed Press and Gallery

Alice Leora Briggs: The Room
November 15, 6-8 pm
Opening reception

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Flatbed Press and Gallery
02 Gallery

Veronica Ceci: QR/PR
November 15, 6-8 pm
Artist's reception

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Big Medium

Barna Kantor: 40Hz
Saturday, November 15, 6-9 pm
Opening Reception

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Art.Science.Gallery.

X Marks the Spot
a group exhibit about scientific variables
Saturday, November 15, 7-10 pm
The Superlative Light ATX Launch Party and Book Signing
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Big Medium

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR
November 15-16 & 22-23

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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm
LECTURE
Molly Haskell, film critic and author of Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited, explores the popularity and influence of both the book and film, from their first appearance to the present. Haskell's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Esquire, and The Nation.

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The Contemporary Austin

Visiting Lecture: Sarah Schultz: Wide Open Public
Jones Center
November 20, 7 pm
Cultural and civic sectors are increasingly involved in ques-tions of how to animate and reimagine the public sphere. How can we create spaces of possibility and negotiation for interaction? How does this make our cities more vibrant, and what is the role of cultural institutions? Sarah Schultz, Curator of Public Practice and Director of Education at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, will talk about the Walker's Open Field and its model of what it means to be public.
Free

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Blanton Museum - UT

James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash)
Thursday, November 20
Perspectives at the Blanton features a conversation between James Drake and renowned physicist Dr. David Krakauer about the ways in which artists and scientists envision the future.

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Harry Ransom Center

Friday, November 21, 7 pm
LECTURE
Award-winning artist LaToya Ruby Frazier speaks about her ongoing documentation of the impact of deindustrialization on her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Best known for her black-and-white photographic series Notion of Family, Frazier's work explores identity, place, legacies of industrialization, complex familial relationships, and illness. Co-sponsored by the University's Visual Arts Center, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, CAAD: Center for Art of Africa and its Diasporas, and the Humanities Institute.

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