Paradox Traveling Art
Paradox Traveling Art was founded and created by El Paso, Texas artist Laura Turón. The project is a traveling art installation project housed within a converted full-size school bus. The bus functions as a gallery and an art piece at the same time. With this project, Ms. Turón focuses on delivering art to areas that have limited or no access to art spaces; inspiring and encouraging artists; and providing art workshops, exhibitions at events, and lectures that promote creative expression and critical thinking. Available programs include interactive art installation exhibitions--visitors walk inside the gallery space within the bus, and interact with the current installation; workshops-- visitors are able to participate in workshops to create art installations displayed within the gallery space or in workshops related to the current exhibit; and art talks-- the current artist provides a talk about the current art installations and does a Q&A. Photo by Laura Turón.
2809 Sacramento Ave
El Paso, TX 79930
public performance/concert $1,200 - $8,000
school performance $1,200 - $8,000
workshop fees $1,200 - $8,000
travel/per diem/lodging $300 - $700
Steve Parker creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures modeled after obsolete surveillance tools; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Harrington Fellowship, and the Tito’s Prize. Parker has exhibited and performed at institutions, public spaces, and festivals internationally. Highlights include Art Basel Miami Beach, the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), MASS MoCA, the Lincoln Center Festival, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Fusebox Festival, Tanglewood, Los Angeles Philharmonic inSIGHT, SXSW, the Stone, Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), The Contemporary Austin, Bowerbird, and the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago). Parker has been awarded support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, the Copland Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. He is the Curator of SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art, Executive Director of Collide Arts, and a full-time faculty member at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He holds degrees in math and music from Oberlin, Rice, and the University of Texas-Austin. Photo by Blanton Museum of Art.
12026 Wycliff Ln
Austin, TX 78727
public performance/concert $1,000 - $50,000
school performance $500 - $10,000
workshop fees $500 - $6,500
travel/per diem/lodging $150 - $2,000
State Artist David M. Parsons
David M. Parsons, 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate, poems are straightforward, vivid writing bringing settings alive, shaping intimate portrayals of everyday life. His poetry speaks from the past and the present, balancing ordinary and extraordinary experiences. Audiences and readers will find in his most celebrated work: award-winning poems found in as diverse locales as a romantic, historic house in England to another favorite about the poet running into President Lyndon Johnson in an iconic Austin restaurant. His latest works are also included with new revelations that will bring what has become a Parsons Poem trademark, the rewarding discovery of a transforming moment.
414 Oakhill Dr.
Conroe, TX 77304
public performance/concert $500 - $1,000
school performance $300 - $500
workshop fees $300 - $500
State Artist Emmy Perez
Emmy Perez, 2020 Texas Poet Laureate, moved to the Texas borderlands because of her mother's stories about their family history in El Paso and Chihuahua. Pérez is the author of With the River on Our Face and Solstice and her work is anthologized in numerous collections. She is a former recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Southern California, Pérez has been a member, since 2008, of the Macondo Writers Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros for socially engaged writers. Currently, she serves on the organizing committee for CantoMundo, a national literary organization for Latinx poets and is a member of the Poets Against Walls collective. Pérez is Professor of Creative Writing and Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Photo by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
public performance/concert TBD
school performance TBD
travel/per diem/lodging $500 - $800
The Peterson Brothers
The Peterson Brothers combine infectious energy and modern grooves with soul, funk, blues & jazz to create their own unique sound. For a decade, the Texas natives have been building a fan base across America, playing both classic funk and soul, and their original music that includes jam-band style improvisation by Glenn Jr. on vocals and guitar, and Alex on bass, vocals and violin. The brothers’ love for classic funk, soul, and blues music was born when their mother and grandmother brought home a crate of assorted albums and a turntable from a garage sale. The Peterson Brothers learned to play by listening to artists like the Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Brothers Johnson, and B.B. King; from there, they created their own stage show. Some of their first consistent gigs included regular performances at Antone’s, the Saxon Pub, Gruene Hall and other renowned venues. Photo by Lu Jansen.
805 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Bastrop, TX 78602
public performance/concert $1,000 - $9,000
school performance $500 - $2,000
workshop fees $1,000 - $5,000
travel/per diem/lodging $500 - $2,000
Hailed as a 'Renaissance woman of Austin, Texas' by the New York Times, Patricia Vonne has claimed many titles in her illustrious career: singer, songwriter, actress, activist, and award-winning filmmaker. The three-time Austin Music Award winner is back with her seventh album, Top of the Mountain. Vonne continues her trailblazing ride along the borderland where Castillian & Mexican infusions of flamenco and fiery gypsy guitar meets all- American rock 'n' roll. Vonne has toured internationally including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland & World Expo in Japan. She has shared the stage with Chris Isaak, Los Lobos, Raul Malo & collaborated with Texas musical heavyweights such as Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, Doyle Bramhall & Flaco Jimenez. Vonne toured as a member of Tito and Tarantula, the band featured in the Tarantino/Rodriguez film From Dusk Till Dawn. Vonne has appeared on the big screen in Spykids, Desperado, Machete and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, in which she reprised her role as Dallas/Zorro Girl; Her song, Traeme Paz, was featured in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. 'Imagine a young Chrissie Hynde fronting the Mavericks with a little help from Calexico.' -WORD. Photo by Mark Guerra.
PO Box 42652
Austin, TX 78704
public performance/concert $2,000 - $10,000
school performance $500 - $2,000
workshop fees $500 - $2,000
travel/per diem/lodging $400 - $2,000