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Saturday Six XLII

 

Art + Ann
8 + Third
Tropical + Hills =
Saturday Six Vol. XLII

 


ATTEND: STUDIOS EAST EVENTS FOR ADREON HENRY AND JACOB VILLANUEVA


Stop #345RUNS ON TIME

Recent Work by Adreon Henry - Vinyl, acrylic, canvas, leather, ceramic, concrete.

There's an equilibrium here – a needle in the groove of a record that has no end. It plays in the dark and it plays in the light; when we stop to dream or pause to contemplate pigmented inks. The balance is real, from the first day to the last. Unshaken. Spinning a web which… runs on time.

Please join us for an opening celebration on Friday, November 9th from 6-9pm.

HELM Design Studio 5305 Bolm Rd, Bay 6


 

Stop #158

Jacob Villanueva Photographic prints

Jacob Villanueva has been creating art in Austin for over 20 years with a focus on technology based mixed media installations. He is currently displaying some experimental photography as a part of the HELM artist series for this year's tour.

HELM Boots Store 1200 E 11th St, Ste 101

 

 

ADMIRE: ANN EDGERTON

Ann Edgerton is an interior decorator and stylist based out of Austin, TX. She strives to bring beauty to each space and project. Between her residential, commercial and styling projects, you’ll find an elegant aesthetic brought together by specific shapes, peaceful colors, and considerate form. From homes, restaurants and stylings, you’re bound to be familiar with her work. You can scroll through them here on her site.

 

 

DRINK: FIGURE 8 COFFEE PURVEYORS

F8 is one of our favorite haunts in East Austin, and you’ll often see one of us there. The staff is intelligent and well versed in their product (including but not limited to chosen boutique roasters), the space is well lit and inviting, and the tunes are always most excellent. This dude, Lord High Pockets, usually sets up shop there on Sundays and spins some sweet subterranean vinyl that’s always worth a visit. Thanks for being great, Figure 8!



 

PONDER: THE THRONE OF THIRD HEAVEN BY JAMES HAMPTON

Dang, this is a good one. James Hampton was a short-order cook before he became a janitor. In 1950 (while he worked as a janitor) he secretly rented a garage in northwest Washington. Over the next 14 years, Hampton built a complex work of religious art inside the garage with various scavenged materials such as aluminum and gold foil, old furniture, pieces of cardboard, light bulbs, jelly jars, shards of mirror and desk blotters held together with tacks, glue, pins and tape. The work known as the Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. As if that’s not all crazy enough, get this - art critic Robert Hughes of Time magazine wrote that the Throne "may well be the finest work of visionary religious art produced by an American."

 

 

EAT: KINDA TROPICAL

Another one of our favorites is Kinda Tropical. It’s one of those places you want everyone to try, but you don’t really want to tell too many people about it. We decided it’s too good not to share. It’s an all-day cafe housed in an unexpected old gas station on East 7th Street in Austin. There’s a chill, fenced in, dog friendly back patio perfect for gobblin’, beerin’ and hangin’. Inside is an open kitchen with a small bar and a quaint little grocery selling beer & wine. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, one of our favorites being the Rainbow bowl. If you wanna get wild, then be sure to add the avocado and soft boiled egg. Deeeeee-lish!  

 

 

LICK: AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY

While night-walking in Silver Lake, we stumbled across this darling little charmer of a home that was all lit up and had a grassy (astroturf) knoll in front where people were seated noshing on big ‘ol scoops of ice cream. We of course had to stop and “test it out” (aka - double scoops on huge waffle cones after sampling a majority of the flavors on those cute tiny spoons.) We gratefully discovered that they have multiple locations AND that they ship nationwide. Time to order some Ample ya’ll!

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