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Blackshear Elementary Invites Community to Little East Austin Studio Tour

Alumni invited to share stories

Blackshear Elementary School Fine Arts Academy in East Austin will open its doors to students, families, former alumni and the community to ‘Little EAST’ during the East Austin Studio Tour.

The event includes the unveiling of a storytelling chair sculpture designed by a local artist.

When: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

  • 10:30 a.m.            SWAN—Scaling Walls a Note at a Time—drum circle in                                                  the garden
  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.     Shakespeare performance
  • 1:45–2 p.m.          Unveiling of Hatch Workshop’s chair sculpture
  • 2–2:30 p.m.          Story time with Carol Ramsey and Paul Normandin,                                                        local author/performers

What: As part of the E.A.S.T., Blackshear will have craft booths, student artwork displays, face painting, story time, performances and gardening. All alumni are invited to share stories about their experiences at Blackshear and to plan the unveiling of a time capsule from 1934.

Where: Blackshear Elementary School Fine Arts Academy, 1712 E. 11th St.

For more information, please visit blackshearyellowjackets.org or east.bigmedium.org.

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About EAST 2015

Big Medium presents the 14th East Austin Studio Tour. EAST is a free, annual, self-guided art event occurring over two weekends in November, providing the public with an opportunity to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who leave a lasting imprint on Austin’s vibrant, dynamic culture. Tour-goers are invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists' tools, techniques, and inspirations and explore unique exhibition spaces and local businesses.