Posts Tagged ‘art’

6th Annual Art Across the Americas Art Exhibition,Featuring Peruvian & North American Artists

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Austin Lima Sister Cities Committee is presenting our 6th 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 6, 2012, from 6-9pm, with special guest, the Consul General of Peru, Sr. Carlos Polo, who will be traveling from Houston.  Money from the sale of the art work will go to the artists and to the Center for Adolescent Mothers, in Lima, Peru (  Funds raised for the Center will help them buy books in Spanish for their library and to implement improvements in their bakery, which helps the center be self-sustaining.

Peruvian artists in this year’s Austin exhibition include Nelly Mayhua Mendoza, Enma Alcarraz Guia, Myrgett Fortún Mayhua, Richard Diaz, Moises Escriba, Frank Araujo Ayala, and Del Nino Ladron. Local Austin artists include Angueser, Bill Oakey, Toni Chandler, John Bielss, John Holdridge, Jill Alo, Lloyd Cuninngham, Alonso Rey-Sanchez, Danica Lee, and Susan Randle.  Artistic techniques include photographs, prints, and paintings, in styles ranging from the abstract, to portraits, and landscapes.

Admission to the reception and exhibit is free and open to the public.  Music and Peruvian refreshments will be provided. Attendees at the reception will choose a People‚s Choice Award, with prizes provided by Jerry‚s Artarama.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Austinites to see beautiful work from artists in one of our 12 Sister Cities, as well as work by local artists, much of it with a Peruvian or native American theme.  This exhibition will be located at the Latin American Library at UT and will close October 31st.

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:

Children’s Day Art Park from the Austin Symphony – 50¢/child – June 23-July 28

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

From the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Web site:

For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults can experience the magic of the arts at Children’s Day Art Park. This exciting summer program features local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes and crafts people. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo (where they can see, touch and try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, see a Ballet Folklorico, hear a Latin jazz band, follow a real Pied Piper along the Lemonade Trail to the Magic Oak Tree and try their hands at different art projects under the Art Tent.

Full details on the Austin Symphony Orchestra Web site »

Save 30-45% off home furnishings at Design It with Consignment

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Design It with Consignment has just completed their semi-annual in-store markdowns and many items are priced to move! This is your chance to save an additional 30% to 45% off their already low prices. (All items priced as marked).


Design It with Consignment is having a Model Home Furniture Extravaganza with over 1200 items available. They are selling the entire contents of 4 model homes over 2 weekends!

Saturday, December 5th, 9am- 3pm @ 1210 & 1212 Snow Goose
Leander, TX

Saturday, December 12th, 9am-3pm @ 2307 & 2309 Mayfield
Cedar Park, TX

See store for details –