Kicking It ATX
“Running a business, particularly a small business takes creativity that is shown in the product, the story, and the people behind it. The first KBDB is a tribute to the art of the entrepreneur. A retail as art exhibit that showcases Austin-based businesses and highlights black culture. It blends the lines of art and consumerism and begs the question of art and how we define it for ourselves.
“In the midst of SXSW, one of the most popular times of the year for the city, we want to pay homage to that creative business owner and allow them a space to share their art with those in town.”
— Keyheira Keys
Katherine Vaughn & Ryan McKerley
Woo Nerk is a scored duet performance for dance and ceramics.
Katherine Vaughn & Ryan McKerley make new work before the audience at the moment of exhibition. They collide and integrate.
Woo Nerk brings shape from earth and body. It is a celebration of creation at its instance.
Saturday Performance, March 4
complimentary cocktails by Phillip Niemeyer
limited seating PURCHASE TICKETS
Saturday Rehearsal Matinee, March 4
Sunday Matinee, March 5
Katherine Vaughn is a dancer and performance artist. Ryan McKerley is a potter. They are friends and former roommates.
For the last three years, Josh Ronsen invited Mail Artists to send him art works as postcards, and in exchange he would send unique handmade postcards back. 182 artists submitted 327 postcards, many of them stunningly beautiful and creative. Works came from 29 countries, including Brazil, Mexico, France, South Africa, Ukraine, Serbia, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Japan.
All of the postcards, with Ronsen’s responses, and his personal collection of Mail Art will be on display at Northern-Southern gallery for only one day: Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 2-6pm.
As the work is as tactile as well as visual, visitors are welcome to handle and touch the postcards.
Drop into Northern-Southern Sunday 3-5pm with an extra copy of a book you love. Leave it on a table with a note in it or on it, and take a book somebody else leaves. You can bring more than one book, if you wish.
There will be coffee, tea, and cool drinks, too. You can stay and chat, and check out the show fitting, a perfect one for stillness and book flipping.
J. Johari Palacio
In our complicated times, I have frequently asked myself why do we do such embroideries at all when there are so many more practical and especially more necessary things to do. I believe the urge to make things more beautiful is a deep and primeval one. Only when we go into ourselves and attempt to be entirely true to ourselves will we succeed in making things of value, living things, and in this way, help to develop a new style that’s fitting for us.
–Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1922
Art Praxis Reading Group is organized by Charles Heppner with Naomi Schlinke, Jeffrey Primeaux, Tom Athey, Stella Alesi, Tyler Hobbs, Sydney Yeager and others.
FESTO FEST was a festival of manifestos. Public and personal ‘festos from 52 artists and others were displayed on the walls of Northern-Southern gallery, January 7–8, 2022.
Alyssa Taylor Wendt Ann Armstrong Annette D Carlozzi Audrey Molloy Barbara Purcell Barry Stone
Charles Heppner Christina Moser Christopher Lee Kennedy Christos Pathiakis
Emma C Schmidt
Emma Hadzi Antich
Given McClure de Sanchez Goodluckhavefun
Hallie Rae Ward
Jerome Pelitera Josh Rosen Jules Buck Jones Juliet Whitsett Liz Rodda
Lydia Garcia Madeline Irvine Marcie Walker Meredith Miller Michael Hambouz Naomi Schlinke Nicole Sara Simpkins Oliva Iris
Owòlabi Aboyade & Bridget Frances Quinn Patrick Wyss
Sonya Gonzales Spencer Cook Stella Alesi Suzanne Wyss
Vanessa Gelvin Wayne Alan Brenner
The word “manifesto” formally came into the English language in the early 1600’s, via Italy, with its roots in the Latin word “manifestus,” meaning: clearly visible, public, conspicuous. Artist manifestos weren’t formally documented until the mid 1800’s. Festo Fest had its beginnings more recently. It grew out of a chance conversation between Phillip Niemeyer, Suzanne Wyss, and Ann Armstrong at a Co-Lab opening this past fall. The dialogue began around the topic of a land ethic and then veered into how intention setting often leads to manifestation.
Manifestos can reflect who you are and what you believe historically, and/or foreshadow what you want to become/embody/see in the world. Writing one is a way to get into your head and clarify your own musings. And then—it’s also nice to get out of your head and read other’s manifestations.
We like to think the further you put your manifesto out there (i.e. on a wall at Festo Fest) the more likely you are to embody, act on, or realize your festo.
celebrate permanent installations of art and design by
Michael Krumenacker (Blue Sky Design)
4th Edition Design
Northern–Southern curated a collection of art and design by Austin makers for Cielo Property Group’s new building: the Foundry at East 4th and Comal, East Austin. The sustainable, mixed use building features new permanent installations by Stella Alesi, Blue Sky Design, Rachel Freeman & 4th Edition Design, Phillip Niemeyer, Transmountain Design, Simon Walker, and Jamie Zuverza.
Cielo is throwing a party for E.A.S.T. 2019 to celebrate:
Friday, November 15
1501 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX, 78702
Drinks, DJs, and Conversation
Ample Parking Onsite
Where is Here is a project to photograph at least one person of every age—newborn to the most senior—of the people who live, work, grew up in, are from, or frequent the thereabouts of East Austin around East 12th Street.
Where is Here is curated by Keyheira Keys with Phillip Niemeyer.
Photographers (a growing team): Tyeschea West, Arius Holifield, Hector Hernandez, Beartie Pearson, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Ryan Junell
Special thanks to Miriam Conner.
Saturday Nov 17
Gretchen Phillips & Pico Farad
Saturday, November 17
Pico Farad will perform in front of ‘SCAPES by artist Joseph Phillips.
The whole shebang is presented by Phillip Niemeyer, director of Northern–Southern and huge fan of Joseph and Gretchen. Don’t miss! It may be Gretchen Phillips’s last show before moving Canada!
Mikki Gibson (not Phillips) will open with a short, acoustic set of thoughtful new songs at 3pm.
Only valid for Travis County, Texas. You can get these postcards, free, at any Pubic Library or at Northern-Southern gallery. The postcards can be mailed postage free.If you can’t get to a library or N-S, print this out, sign and mail.