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THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR

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Welcome to RAVE | Focus Austin with Eric Smith. Make yourselves a cocktail with Pommery Champagne and join us!

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ART TALK: The Austin Scene

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Meet Curse Mackey and Andi Scull, two of Austin's art & culture movers and shakers, as they take us on a journey into today's vibrant Austin scene. Find out why Austin is one of 2021's Top Cities in the U.S. to visit. You won't want to miss this one!

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: Samir Sammoun

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Samir Sammoun's unique post-impressionist style and technique, along with his endearing stories, will create an engaging visit that you won't forget. Join us as we hear how he came to be the successful artist he is today.

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ART TALK: Go Big — A Focus on Oversize Works

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It seems large works of art have become more popular over the past decade. We've gathered four artists — RISK, Alexis Silk, Kathleen Werner, and Julia Hacker— to share their experience in creating large works of art and the places they are placed.

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: Ana Leal

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Learn how Brazilian photographer Ana Leal captures themes of natural environment and contemplation in her artworks. Joining us from San Paolo, Brazil, she takes us into her studio to explore her minimalism inspirations.

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ART TALK: Mixed Media Insights

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Say "mixed media" and it means different things to different artists, as well as to different collectors. Artists Angela Gonzalez, Chlan Grant, and Linnea Pergola, plus Craig Kausen with Chuck Jones Gallery will share what mixed media means to each of them as it's incorporated into the works of art.

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AFTER PARTY TALK: Brushes With Cancer Interview

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Get acquainted with our charity partner Twist Out Cancer and their Brushes with Cancer program that brings artists and those touched with cancer together to create unique works of art that tell the story of the journey with cancer. Inspiring, impressive, and informative — Brushes with Cancer reaches into communities across the country to create connection and awareness through art.

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ARTFUL TGIF

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Welcome to RAVE | Focus Austin with Eric Smith. Make yourselves a cocktail with Pommery Champagne and join us!

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ART TALK: It's Summer! Time for Southwest Inspirations

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Join the conversation with Julie Schumer, James Koskinas, David Disko, Stephen Robeck, and Julia Ross as they discuss their Southwest inspirations. More than Kachina Dolls, Pottery, and Blankets, it's the place that gives them space to explore their creativity. Be there to see what each of these Southwest-based artists have to say about their Southwest inspirations.

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: Rita Hisar

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Meet color artist Rita Hisar as we visit her in her studio and learn about what influences her creative and colorful works of art.

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ART TALK: Austin Gallery Walk

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Let's take a stroll to some of Austin's best contemporary galleries. Meet Todd Gresley (Ao5 Gallery), Sam Davidson (Say My name PR), Mateo Gutierrez and Clayton Lillard (Mesmerize). Whether it's a landscape, an abstract, a sculpture, or an immersive art experience, you can count on being engaged by these gallery directors' expertise and art-filled stories.

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: Marcela Levinska Borecka

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Charming us all the way from Prague, Marcela's work incorporates influences from all of her travels. With an art career that spans more than 30 years, her expertise shines through every piece.

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: Aghassi

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Aghassi is an Armenian painter and sculptor, best known for his romantic oil paintings. We step inside his studio in California to hear his international story of study and influence that helped him create his success today.

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: TJ Silverlake

With a fascinating career ranging from landscape design to art curation to teaching art at two universities, TJ Silverlake has a passion for delving into technique and use of the newest tools of the time. His digital art masterpieces will captivate you.

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ART TALK: Inspired by Nature

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Inspiration is so important to artists — and it comes to each artist in different ways. Join us with Kate Taylor, Lonell Nellessen, Linda Roberts, and Philip Gagnon as we explore how nature has inspired each of them.


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