Who: DiverseArts and various artists
What: “Facing East: 48 Hours in the Life of East Austin”
Where: New East Arts Gallery, 1601 East 5th Street, Suite 106 (Open from 12PM to 6 PM, Tuesday through Friday, by appointment on Saturday)
When: August 2nd, 7 PM to 10 PM
DiverseArts is pleased to announce the opening exhibition of its annual photo-documentary project, “Facing East: 48 Hours in the Life of East Austin.” Various artists, working in both photography and film, took to the streets of East Austin over the recent Independence Day weekend to document this historic and culture-rich area. Taken as a whole, the works selected for public viewing form a snapshot of East Austin, filtered through the diverse viewpoints of the artists themselves. The “Facing East” project captures slices of time, enabling reflection upon the changes taking place in East Austin as well as how its past continues into the future. Ultimately, the entries will become a permanent part of the Blues Family Tree Archive, created by DiverseArts founder Harold McMillan to remedy the lack of archival materials documenting East Austin history and culture.
Please join us on August 2nd, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for the opening reception and exhibition of “Facing East” as well as a screening of the selected film pieces.
Congratulations to Jessy Price, winner of Best in Show for Photography!