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

Exhibit shows ‘Another Side’ of Austin graffiti artist

12:28 pm Feb. 11, 2017

His graffiti has breathed life into Austin streets for more than 20 years. It’s been featured throughout Europe, in documentaries and group exhibits.

But after helping shape the local graffiti scene, native Austinite Nathan “Sloke One”