Celia Muñoz, "Sweet Nothings," lithograph, at Flatbed Press

The list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of July 15, 2018.

“For Her Eyes Only” 
Artists Jacqueline McGilvray and Laura Larson both address female adolescence. Larson’s video, “Electric Girls and the Invisible World,” follows a group of five teenage girlfriends and their mysterious connection to the 19th-century medium Eusapia Palladino. McGilvray photographs reflect her own relationship with her younger sisters, though reenacted as adult women.
Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Exhibit continues through Aug. 10. Texas State Galleries, Joann Cole Mitte Building, Texas State University, txstgalleries.org/about/

New Music Mixer: Henna Chou
Composer and cellist Henna Chou is this month’s featured musician for the New Music Mixer, an informal gathering sponsored by Sightlines and KMFA, 89.5. At 6 p.m. Chou will share her current work.
5 – 7 p.m. July 17, Friends & Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Road. Free, $1 off pints

Read: Henna Chou — Sound as That is Supposed to Be

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Vincent Valdez & Maria Hinojosa
Journalist Maria Hinojosa (NPR’s “Latino USA”) will be in discussion artist Vincent Valdez about his virtuosic large-scale painting “The City” that tackles America’s racist past.
6:30 p.m. July 17. The talk is FREE admission with tickets will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. on a first come/first serve basis. blantonmuseum.org

Read: A Haunting Call to Action, and to History: Vincent Valdez’s “The City”

Reading: Rachel Heng
Rachel Heng’s debut novel “The Suicide Club,” images a near future time New York where people live to 300 years old and immortality is societal obsession — except for those in secret Suicide Club who chose to live, and die, on their own terms. Heng is currently a fellow at UT’s Michener Center for Writers pursuing an MFA in fiction.
7 p.m. July 19, BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com/event/

Meet Her Hands: Deborah Valcin
Austin-based Haitian-American photographer and videographer Deborah Valcin is the featured artist of this exhibition program, a collaboration #bossbabesatx and the Elisabeth Ney Museum.
6:30 p.m. July 19, Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St. Free. bossbabes.org/events

“The Legend of Big Bend”
Composer Justin Sherburn’s latest celebration of Texas’s natural wonders, “The Legend of Big Bend” draws on recollections 
8 p.m. July 20, Stateside Theater, 713 Congress Ave. $21.

Read: Montopolis Pays Musical Homage to Big Bend and its Legends

Schumann Chamber Players
Violinist Sandy Yamamoto, cellist Amy Levine-Tsang, and Austin Chamber Music’s own artistic director and pianist Michelle Schumann play enigmatic works by Dvorak and Smetana.
7:30 p.m. July 20, Bass Concert Hall, $25-$55, austinchambermusic.org/2018-festival/

Digging Deep: From the Flatbed Flat File
A salon-style exhibition culled from Flatbed Press’ 29 years as a leading fine arts press, “Digging Deep” is presented with Flatbed’s big move in mind. At the end of the year Flatbed will leave its East Austin home of 20 years and almost 100 prints are on view priced from $20 to $1000.
Opening: 5 to 8 p.m. July 21. Exhibit continues through Aug. 25, Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. flatbedpress.com

Read: After 20 years, Flatbed Press loses its lease — and so do a dozen galleries & studios


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