A blog about Austin’s arts scene with news, reviews and recommended happenings.

1932-2017: Austin artist and teacher Ishmael Soto dies

4:00 pm Mar. 1, 2017

Ishmael Soto, longtime Austin ceramicist and teacher, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 84.

“Ishmael’s passing is a loss for us all in the community,” said Sylvia Orozco, director of Mexic-Arte Museum. “He

The art stars came out for the Blanton Gala

11:11 am Feb. 12, 2017

Not many galas come with two big stars. Make that three.

One obvious star attraction at the opulent Blanton Gala was the rehung permanent collection. In a mixture of formal and gallery attire, guests promenaded up the