Who: New East Gallery
What: Call for Entries: Photo/Film capturing life in East Austin
Where: New East Arts Gallery
1601 East 5th Street; Suite 106
Austin, Texas 78702
Saturday, August 28th at 7:00 pm
Screening at 8:30 New East Arts Gallery
In 1989, Harold McMillan founded the Austin Blues Family Tree Project as a vehicle for recording oral histories and performances of Austin musicians and their connection to the culture of pre-integration-era East Austin. Although the apparent focus of the Project is the music community, the underlying effort addresses the large-scale sparsity of collected, archival materials that document the personal lives, neighborhoods, and institutions found east of IH35. To date, the Blues Family Tree Archive contains over 100 hours of oral history and performance audio/video tapes and hundreds of still images on film.
The mission of Facing East is to continue our work
documenting this culture-rich community with new images
reflecting diverse views of rapidly changing—or unchanged— aspects of Central East Austin, seen through the eyes of various artists, all captured on August 6-8, 2010.