Temporary Public Art Projects to Pop-up Around Austin

Branch libraries, other city-owned places to be public art sites

Ganador, Christy Stallop
A rendering of Christy Stallop's temporary public installation "Ganador," a six foot luchador grackle made of recycled bicycle tires. It will be installed at the Manchaca Branch Library. Image courtesy Art In Public Places.

Seven Austin Public Library branches will get temporary public art installations this fall thanks to the city’s Art in Public Places Program. Now in its seventh year featuring the TEMPO project will also add 10 temporary murals citywide.

Angel Alcala — Southeast Branch Library
Darcie Book — Ruiz Library
Ender Martos — Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library
Michael Mendoza, Jeff Grauzer, & Courtney Bee Peterson — Little Walnut Creek Branch Library
Brandon Mike — Central Library
Jamie Spinello — Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Library
Christy Stallop — Manchaca Branch Library

After being displayed at the library branches, the seven sculptures will be re-installed for a group exhibition at Edward Rendon Sr. Park Metro Park at Festival Beach. The exhibition “TEMPO Convergence” is an official part of the East Austin Studio Tour, Nov. 16-17, 23-24. The artists’ reception is at 12 noon Nov. 16.

The murals, known as the TEMPO 2D project, will be on public sites or on urban infrastructure at 10 locations around the city. The artists are:

Olaniyi Akindiya — Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Lucas Aoki — Northwest District Park
Steffany Bankenbusch — Austin Nature and Science Center
Samson Barboza — South Lamar and Treadwell
Samara Barks — Mabel Davis District Park
Essentials Creative — 4801 Bolm Road
Alonso Estrada — Eiland Moss Skate Park
Brian Joseph — Springswood Park
Larissa Stephens — Gustavo “Gus” Garcia Recreation Center
Bill Tavis — 7600 Wood Hollow Drive

Rendering of Ander Martos' installation "Graceful Celebration of Diversity,"
Rendering of Ander Martos’ installation “Graceful Celebration of Diversity,” which will be place at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.