Whitney Turetzky: Feminine Grandeur Opening
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Whitney Turetzky takes antique, usually anonymous photographs, and alters them, using historic iconography, photo transfers, bold acrylic paint, embroidery thread, digital modification, and vintage collaged ephemera to layer a visual story of “feminine grandeur,” in which women are glorified and magnified into spiritual superstars. But far from flashy comic art, the result is a moving depiction of normal women, most nameless, celebrated in a rich, textured, contemporary but empathetic way. In short, she says of her work, “I am a visual artist telling stories of feminine grandeur”.
Turetzky’s show opens on Thursday September 13, with a reception from 7 to 9PM. There will be an artist’s talk on Saturday September 15 at 2PM. It will close Sunday November 25.
Fifth First Annual Polkapocalypse! With Brave Combo & Friends!
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
The FIFTH First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is once again upon us! Four awesome Polka bands will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Polish, Gypsy, and Norteno sounds!
Also A COSTUME CONTEST! Come as a MAD POLKA ZOMBIE, A Dia de los Muertos Catrina, a Furry, or your favorite museum employees!! Live the dream!
Yes: Admission is FREE!
Yes: There will be a dance floor.
Yes: Bring the family and a picnic and chairs if you wish. It's totally family friendly.
Yes, the weather looks terrific. If we need to change (which seems very unlikely) we will announce by Friday afternoon. There is a rain site so the show will go on!
Yes: There will be food, drinks and ices available and there are lots of restaurants and convenience stores within a couple of hundred yards of the museum if you don't find what you need here! Coolers are totally allowed, beer alas is not. Bring a shirt and get it printed on site!
Yes: Parking is available at the Hyde Park Christian Church about 1/8 of a mile east of us on 45th street. There's also the Fresh Plus parking lot at 43rd & Ave G. Please be kind to our residential neighbors. Better yet, BIKE OR BUS! There are SEVEN Capitol Metro bus lines that stop within a 1/4 mile of here! Opa!
POLKAPOCALYPSE! is produced by the Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife, with support from Texas Commission on the Arts. Texas Folklife receives support from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin. The Elisabet Ney Museum is a part of Austin Parks and Recreation Department!