Monday, March 10, 2014
Fusebox Festival 2012
Arts in Context highlights contemporary and performance art from Austin's Fusebox Festival. Fusebox is a space where artists and audiences can take risks, ask questions and explore ideas together, break rules, and blur boundaries. The 2012 festival features an amazing mix of local and international artists performing theater, dance and music.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Through music and community, the band Los Pinkys is keeping the Conjunto musical tradition alive. Los Pinkys are a traditional-style conjunto formed in 1993 and have been performing around the United States ever since. The band is one of the few who continues the long tradition of the Sunday afternoon performance (Tardeadas). Elderly Mexican-American couples share the dance floor with a new crowd of revelers often experiencing their first sounds of conjunto music.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Go behind-the-scenes at an innovative DJ collective. Established in 2007, Peligrosa is a collective of DJs, producers, and visual artists at the forefront of a electronic movement re-energizing the sights and sounds of Latin America. Often excluded from the mainstream arts scene, DJing is a complex art form which combines music, dance, and visual art. Peligrosa takes these experiences and blends influences from the member's backgrounds. Their work isn't just about "being Latin", it's about celebrating diverse influences, wherever they may be found. Peligrosa is forging a contemporary identify for Latin American culture.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Every year, the late artist, writer, cowboy sage, and visionary A Kelly Pruitt is honored in Presidio County, Texas. Pruitt was a highly acclaimed West Texas artist, listed as one of Texas Monthly's "People We'll Miss--2009," second only to Walter Cronkite. SInce Pruitt's death, influential artists, architects and entrepreneurs has traveled to the City of Presidio in the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas to honor Pruitt's vision of La Junta Heritage Center through conservation, agriculture and cultural preservation.