There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops!
Salvage Vanguard Theatre Presents Antigonick, by Anne Carson
Thursdays through Saturdays March 21 through April 6, 2019 Performances begin at 7:30pm
ASL Interpretation by Jen Borland and Dany Casey will be available at the March 30 performance. There will be an Audio Described performance by VSA Texas, date TBA.
A contemporary translation of the classic Greek drama that asks, "How do we care for the dead and how we do grieve amidst crisis?" Antigonick is translated and strangely reimagined by the inimitable Classics scholar and award-winning poet, Anne Carson.Directed by Salvage Vanguard’s co-producing Artistic Director Diana Lynn Small, Antigonick stretches the boundaries of story in poetry and theater. Antigonick asks, “What can one woman do in the face of unjust laws?” What is she willing to sacrifice? In this time worn story, Carson points to the lessons we’re meant to learn from our past, yet somehow fail to remember. For Ticket information visit www.salvagevanguard.org
Salvage Vanguard Theatre's production of Antigonick is produced in coordination with the Dougherty Arts Center's Artist Access Program.
Open Mic Night
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7pm
Bring your voice, poetry, jokes, ribbon dancing and skating poodles! Show off what you are made of, or sit back and enjoy the entertainment as fellow Austinites take the stage. Coffee bar included. Sign up for performances will begin at 6:45pm, show begins at 7pm and run until there are no more participants. For more information email DACTheater@austintexas.gov
Artist Reception: Mayuko Ono Gray & Katy Schmader
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7-9pm
Explore two new exhibits, each beautifully serene,
by artists Mayuko Ono Gray and Katy Schmader. Enjoy light refreshments and speak with each artist about their inspiration.
Anything That Takes a Form Will Break Sooner or Later -
Mayuko Ono Gray’s graphite drawings hybridize influences from traditional Japanese calligraphy and are combined with Western drawing practices and aesthetic.
Terra Chartam -
Katy Schmader’s abstract landscape collages explore the connection between the tactile traces of a physical environment, and the art-historic system of landscape semiotics.
Reception: Austin Community College
43rd Annual Student Exhibit Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6 - 8pm FREE
Students of ACC are hand selected by their Professors to participate in this annual exhibit based on their exemplary work from the past year.
Photographing Your Work
Wednesday. April 10, 2019 (note this has been rescheduled from 4/3)
Artists need all kinds of photography to show off their talent and craftsmanship – from Jury Photos to Headshots to Product Images for an online store or portfolio. In this workshop brought to you by the Artist Resource Center and Crafting Exposure, we will discuss what makes for quality photography for your art, 2D or 3D, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional. With these best practices, you will be armed to pursue more art opportunities with a greater chance at success.
We are excited to welcome guest speaker Annie Winsett of for this workshop.
Annie Winsett is the owner and head photographer of Crafting Exposure. Her business was born out of a passion for the local art community and a desire to support their ongoing development. Her offerings range from photography to consulting to marketing. She’s worked with a wide array of Austin artists in furthering their creative careers.