Archive for August, 2011

AmazonLocal daily deals now available in Austin

Monday, August 29th, 2011 announced the arrival in Austin of AmazonLocal, a new local deals marketplace offering customers an average savings of 50 percent off everything from restaurants to spas and events.

The AmazonLocal Austin site went live on Aug. 25 at, and customers in greater Austin received the first deal “$10 for $20 of delicious coffee at Elixer Coffee in Downtown Austin.”

In addition to Austin, the service is available in 30 regions representing 10 states, including Boise, Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Birmingham, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando and Palm Beach, Fla. and Northern Virginia. Anyone can go to and sign-up to be notified when AmazonLocal is available in their area.

Coming in October – Art Across the Americas 2011

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Art Across the Americas ˆ art exhibition

Fundraiser for El Centro Para Madres Adolescentes, Lima, Peru
Oct. 1 – 30, 2010
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection Library,
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Artists’  Reception  6-9pm, Saturday, October 1

The Austin Lima Sister Cities Committee is presenting our 5th annual art exhibition, Art Across the Americas, featuring Peruvian and North American artists at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection Library, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.  An artists‚ reception will be Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 6-9pm, with special guest, the Consul General of Peru, Sr. Carlos Polo, who will be traveling from Houston.  Art work sales from the exhibition will go to the artists and to the Center for Adolescent Mothers, in Lima, Peru. (  In June 2011, the Lima chapter of the Austin Lima Sister Cities, organized an art exhibition of Austin and Limeno artists, at the Terrazas Club, in Lima. Austin artists featured in that exhibition were Jill Alo, Barbara Timko, Tita Griesbach, and Brandon White.

Some of the Peruvian artists in this year‚s Austin exhibition will include Nelly Mayhua Mendoza, Doris Guiterrez, Emma Alcarraz Guia, Yolanda Velásquez Reinoso, Joe Marquez, Elsa Pulgar-Vidal, Cristina Duenas Pachas, and Del Nino Ladron.  Nelly Mayhua Mendoza will be traveling from Peru to attend the reception.  Felix Sampaio, a sculptor from Brazil will also be exhibiting and visiting Austin.  Some of the local Austin artists include Catherine Small, Bill Oakey, Leslie Kell, Patricia Lyle, Paul McGuire, Dixie Rhoades, Connie Schaertl, Barbara Timko, Beverly Adams, John Bielss, Karen Burges, Beverly Cobb, Jill Alo, Lloyd Cuninngham, Tita Griesbach, Betty Jameson, Alonso Rey-Sanchez, and Marla Ripperda.  Work by Marisa Boullosa, from Mexico, will also be exhibited.

Admission to the reception and exhibit is free and open to the public.  Music and refreshments will be provided. Attendees at the reception will choose a People‚s Choice Award.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Austinites to see work from artists in one of our sister cities. Please note the location of our exhibition this year is at the Latin American Library at UT.  It will close October 30th.

For more information please contact the President of the Austin Lima Sister Cities Committee, Carol Hayman, at 477-3099 or visit the committee websites at:

Austin Lima Sister Cities Committee
Exhibition: Oct. 1 – 30, 2011
Artists Reception: 6-9 pm, Sat. Oct.1

Nettie Lee Benson
Latin American Collection Library, UT