Whoah-ho-ho! Either someone I know is clicking through MAN to get here or Tyler Green’s new layout has peeps peepin’ the Texas links with greater ease. Either way I’m connecting them to Austin, right? This ain’t SXSW, it’s ‘BWIS so please excuse the mess.
In the last post, I brought up the use of volunteers by both Art Alliance Austin and First Night Austin. I did so because of the Chronicle’s article on Austin’s art market. You know me, I likes the honesty. And along with another link to this, I believe the article dishes it out. The most important idea extracted from this is the lack of communication between the art community and the hi-tech community. Somehow the big boys in town haven’t reached out. At least its not evident that they have.
To bring it back, AAA and FNA are in the best positions to help mediate the two sectors. As very public events/organizations that deal intimately with visual artists, they form easy points for the tech industry to approach. Right now anyways. I know there was a group trying to enlighten the young money in town before the bubble burst. Where’s that line of thinking now? Not that we should be snarling after their wallets. No, I believe we should meet them half way. Find mutual grounds of interest. Let’s see, they make computer hardware and software. Well what do you know, we use that hardware and software!
AIPP is also an entity that can engage that audience. Artists should get on their registry. I’m seeing some more collaborations between theater and the visual arts thanks to SVT and Fusebox, now lets see some collaborations between visual arts and the private sector.
No sooner does ex-Austinite Cinque Hicks return to blogging, than he provides a graphic for us to use in this topic. I think I would add an arrow from ‘art display’ to ‘education’. It is a closed system after all. There isn’t one starting point for everyone, right?
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.