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East Austin Studio Tour 2015

DSC_0682Public art is an indulgence. It is the makeup of our cities; the mascara that makes our eyes or a neighborhood, pop. This past weekend in Austin, Texas we celebrated art with the annual East Austin Studio Tour, affectionately known as E.A.S.T. Among all the activities, public art made its statement with a strong underlying theme running through each piece. Undoubtedly all art has its individualistic qualities that make them unique, but what delineates public art from the others is that it hopes to interact with the civilian, not one but all. Continue reading

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Form and function in downtown Austin

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Lady Bird Lake, a man-made reservoir in downtown Austin, has had a rocky journey from a polluted, weed-choked eyesore to a popular fishing spot and the setting of one of Austin’s most popular hiking trails. Originally called Town Lake, it was renamed to honour Lady Bird Johnson, a¬†local institution and¬†former First Lady of the United States. Continue reading

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