Trail Foundation seeking artists for floating wetland project on Lady Bird Lake

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DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Artists sought for floating lake project

The Trail Foundation is seeking artists, designers and creatives interested in the floating wetland project on Lady Bird Lake.

The project is an art collaboration as part of the Part of the Arts + Culture Plan for the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Three creatives will be paid to collaborate on the design and installation of floating wetlands on Lady Bird Lake in the spring. The project, titled “Common Waters,” will merge artistic components with ecological function.

The foundation is prioritizing the selection of people who identify as traditionally nonwhite. This call is for (but not limited to) visual, literary, spoken word, music, sound design, performance, dance, textile and environmental arts backgrounds; designers in the fields of environmental, fashion, graphic, industrial and similar design fields; and people who practice creative cultural traditions.

Applications are due Feb. 4.

For more information: thetrailfoundation.org/portfolio/arts-culture-on-the-trail.

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DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Library to present art exhibit

The Austin Public Library will present a new exhibit by artist Kel Brown and celebrate with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.

The two month exhibition — “Ataraxia” — presents a series of paintings and drawings inspired by hip-hop and jazz, improvising rhythm, movement and play through artist’s marks. Initially identifying as a graffiti and street artist, Brown continued to follow in the footsteps of other self-taught African American artists from the global South, finding inspirations from his upbringing.

The exhibit will be on display through April 16.

For more information: library.austintexas.gov.

Courtesy of Austin Public Library

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

Gardening classes offered next month

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer the Green Thumbs Up gardening program in February.

The program will be offered at three separate times and locations, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Meeting Room A; from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd.; and from 12 to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Brushy Creek Community Center, Oak Room, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock.

The topic of the program is “Preparing Garden Tools for Spring,” presented by master gardener Tommy King. The program will cover lawn mowers, handle repair, blade sharpening and maintenance tips.

For more information: williamson.agrilife.org.

Courtesy of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Trail Foundation seeking artists for floating wetland project on Lady Bird Lake

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