Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Arts Featured Visitors andy coolquitt blaffer

For his debut at Blaffer Art Museum, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, Coolquitt will recombine 60 discrete sculptures and tableaux made between 2006 and 2011 into a site-specific installation which, in its singularity and temporariness, reflects on the condition of the gallery space as a codified place of encounter for people and works of art. The exhibition will also include pieces that occupy a hybrid position between autonomous artworks by Coolquitt and what the artist calls somebody-mades and in-betweens. Somebody-mades are assemblages of objects that are presented just as the artist found them in the streets, while in-betweens combine such found assemblages with interventions of his own. Presented alongside and interspersed with his own work, these elements serve to further complicate the relationship between the contexts of creation and reception, artist and audience, and blur the boundaries between art and life. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated monograph co-published by Blaffer Art Museum and University of Texas Press with contributions by Rachel Hooper, Dan Fox, Matthew Higgs, and Jan Tumlir.

Arts Featured Visitors music entertainment texas music festival orchestra

A group of evocative musical portraits and a lush piano quartet by Gabriel Fauré round out the season’s chamber music series featuring the faculty artists of the Texas Music Festival. Repertoire: Eduardo Toldrà: Oratio al Maig Joan Trimble: County Mayo for Baritone and Two Pianos Valerie Coleman: Portrait of Langston for Flute and Clarinet Gabriel Fauré: Quartet No. 1 in C Minor for Piano and Strings Performers include: Timothy Jones, baritone Kirsten Yon, violin Wayne Brooks, viola Kevin Dvorak, cello Leone Buyse, flute Michael Webster, clarinet Richard Beene, bassoon Timothy Hester, Tali Morgulis, Geraldine Ong, piano