A very short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new to do the week of Sept. 29, 2019.
Catalogue release: “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi”
A book release and signing reception for artist Deborah Roberts’ “The Evolution of Mimi,” a catalogue published by the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Georgia Museum of Art in conjunction with Roberts’ solo exhibition last year. The catalogue features a collection of essays alongside full-page, full-color illustrations of the 80-plus works featured in the exhibition. A limited number of copies of the catalogue will be available for purchase and will include a free limited edition tote. Guests may also bring previously purchased copies to be signed. Hosted by Deborah Roberts Studio, Spelman College, Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas, and the Austin African-American Book Festival.
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina.
“The Films of Cameron Jamie”
Backyard teenage wrestling and a pagan visitation by Krampus beasts are some of the rituals Cameron Jamie explores in his films. Immersing himself in the punk underbelly of myth in contemporary subcultures, Jamie has been called a “backyard anthropologist.” How appropriate that his films screen in the lakeside amphitheatre at Laguna Gloria.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, thecontemporaryaustin.org
“The Method Gun”
The Rude Mechs offer a rare re-mount of one of their singularly best shows. Sstensibly “The Method Gun” explores the life and techniques of Stella Burden, actor-training guru of the 1960s and 70s, whose sudden emigration to South America still haunts her most fervent followers. Really, “The Method Gun” is about theater-making, friends, collaboration, trust, love, truthfulness, and art.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 & 5, 2 p.m. Oct. 5. B. Iden Payne Theatre, Univ. of Texas, theatredance.utexas.edu/event/method-gun
“The sky is blue and we’re still tender”
This thoughtfully curated group exhibition features work that suggests forms of connection between, through and within each other. Presented by Pump Project Art.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 4. Exhibit continues through Oct. 26. Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E. Fifth St.
“Sara Madandar: A Land with No Name”
Sara Madandar series of paintings take takes its inspiration from Persian history, in particular, how complex notions of gender and national identity changed in Iran between the 19th and 20th centuries.
Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5. Exhibit continues through Oct. 26. Co-lab Projects Gallery, 1023 Springdale Road. co-labprojects.org