I’m going to be experimenting with a new semi-regular post on my website that will feature various art links, but I haven’t quit figured out the format just yet. This format is partially inspired by my Dad’s habit of bringing home old Kiplinger Newsletters from work when I was a very young boy and I would spend a good hour reading every entry about economic trends, unemployment rates, and future predictions that would make my head spin. I always appreciated the short, business like staccato style of writing, bulleted for high level executives to skim in their free moments while keeping the world’s economy moving. Of course, nobody should ever believe in the virtues of men in suits or the world economy as whole, but when I was a young it all had a certain sheen to it all. So, without further ado, here are some of the art links that I’ve stumbled across over the past few days that I found interesting. I have no idea how often I’ll compile and post links, but for now, spend a little bit of time delving into the arts:
- Kate Borcherding has this tremendous print as part of the Print Austin show that runs at Big Medium Gallery at Canopy through February 15.
- Also a part of Print Austin 2014 is a series of prints from German Expressionist painters at Flatbed Press running through April 5. The entire list of degenerate art is going to be published online by the Victoria and Albert Museum in early February.
- Ian Shults had a show recently in Hawaii.
- Rhode Island steps up to rebuild through the arts. Reminds me of what Buddy Cianci did in Providence – perhaps minus the corruption this time?
- The dark side of government funding of the arts: artists and writers on food stamps?
- Speaking of funding, the fight to save the Texas Memorial Museum limps on.
- Interesting mix of writing and art at David Hockney’s new print retrospective in London.
- Austin’s theaters are feeling the crunch of rising rents.
- Gallery 1522 Saint Louis in Kansas City’s West Bottoms has an interesting show of Johnny Naugahyde opening on February 7th!
- Texas’ venerable arts website Glasstire posted a four part video of retired art critic David Hickey speaking at Rice University. If you never had the chance to see him speak, this is your chance!
- Texas needs artists. Badly.
If you found anything interesting pertaining to the arts world, drop me a line at schliefke(at)gmail.com, I’d love to see it.