A short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Feb. 24, 2019.
“New Monuments for New Cities”
Austin is one of only five cities around the country to participate in a new public art initiative coming from the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new collaboration between infrastructure reuse projects in North America. The “New Monuments” commission called for artists to create poster-proportioned images that can be reproduced in any size and quantity, and displayed differently in each location. The posters represent proposals for monuments that could replace the Confederate statues and other objectionable symbols removed from public places around the country. Austin/Central Texas artists areDaniela Cavazos Madrigal; Nicole Awai; Teruko Nimura and Rachel Alex Crist; Denise Prince, and Vincent Valdez.
Opening: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 with remarks by High Line Art curator Cecilia Alemani at 12 noon. Waller Creek Conservancy, 1111 Red River St. Free. wallercreek.org/event/
“Where is Here”
Where is Here is an attempt to photograph at least one person of every age — newborn to elderly — of the people who live, work, grew up in, are from, or frequent the thereabouts of East Austin around East 12th Street. From February 28 to March 15, the Northern–Southern gallery at East 12th near Chicon will be a hub for the photo-documentary project.
Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. Northern-Southern Gallery, 1900 E. 12th St.facebook.com/events/
“Driving South in a Mostly Straight Line”
The first of an exchange between Austin’s ICOSA collective and Minneapolis collective Rosalux Gallery. The group show of 20 members of Rosalux, is selected by Andrea Mellard of the Contemporary Austin.
Opening: 7 to 1 p.m. March 1. ICOSA, Canopy, 916 Springdale. facebook.com/events/
“No Me Olvides (do not forget me)”
Curated by Fernando Muñoz, this group exhibit of eight local established Latino artists.examines issues of migration, displacement, family, memories, and the importance of belonging. Featuring artists Alejandra Almuelle, JC Amorrortu, Cecilia Colomé, Fidencio Durán, Carlos Lowry, Peter F. Ortiz, Elvira Sarmiento, and Liliana Wilson.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. March 1. Big Medium, Canopy 916 Springdale Road. facebook.com/events/
Appalachia Waltz, Bolling, and more
Violinist/fiddler James Anderson and a jazz trio will perform selections from Claude Bolling’s Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano, Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz and more.
7:30 p.m. March 1-2, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Dr. austinchamberensemble.org
“Transitional Spaces: Kay Whitney & Catherine Lee”
Two artists whose practices bear deep concerns with form, space and materiality join together in a thoughtful pairing.
Opening: 5 to 7 p.m. March 2. Exhibit continues through April 25. Texas Arthouse Gallery, 105 N. Nugent Ave., Johnson City texasarthouse.com/
Inversion Ensemble: Dream Keeper
Choral collective Inversion Ensemble performs new work by Austin composers Trevor Shaw, Robbie LaBanca, Adrienne Inglis, Stephanie K. Andrews, Trevor Villwock, and Marjorie Halloran,
7 p.m. March 2, 3 p.m. March 3. Free; donations accepted. eventbrite.com/e/inversion-ensemble-presents-dream-keeper
“Wires” is a choose-your-own-adventure sound installation, and exhibition of handmade books.
March 2-3, Museum of Human Achievement, 916 Springdale Road. Free; reservations encouraged. wires.lownote.net/tickets
Indie Orchestra Night: Roky Erickson, Mobley, Night Glitter, Sweet Spirit
Four years in, and this now-regular collaboration between Panoramic Voices’ singers, an adventurous chamber orchestra, and always wide-ranging set of music-makers proves that musicians from across genres shine when they get together. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM.
3 p.m. March 3, Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, panoramicvoices.org