Thursday, July 24, 2008


When: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9 pm – 2 am
Where: The Victory Grill, 1104 E 11 Street, Austin, TX 78702

Cost: $5 suggested donation at the door, $5 raffle tickets, $5 dance-off tickets

The Texas Biennial is excited to announce, ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime’, a dance party fundraiser event at the Victory Grill on SATURDAY, JULY 26TH from 9 pm to 2 am. As it is summertime and we know Austin loves a good dance party, we will be entertaining crowds with Austin bands, {{{SUNSET}}}, VC Chldkrft, and a long DJ set from MEN-R-G. In addition, the Texas Biennial has paired with the Austin Video Bee and will have the pleasure of showcasing their video work, as well as videos from artist, Ben Aqua. As the evening unfolds, a dance-off will commence encouraging participants to showcase their best dance moves in hopes that our guest judge, The Immortal Pansy, will award their talents with a prize.
In the past, the Texas Biennial has been fueled by the passion of its organizers and a small budget to construct a viable and valid commentary on the contemporary arts scene in Texas. Now in it’s third edition, we are gearing up for exponential growth and need all the funding we can raise. The purpose of our ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime’’ fundraiser is to both raise awareness and resources for our upcoming 2009 Biennial. These funds will contribute to fulfilling our educational responsibility to the community by providing a diversity of complementary programming to our exhibitions. We have thoughtfully put together prize packages from generous in-kind donations from both local businesses, as well as arts organizations, that will be raffled off throughout the evening helping to meet our goal of creating the best Texas Biennial to date.

The Texas Biennial would like to thank Bacardi, Sweet Leaf Tea, the Historic Victory Grill, the Austin Museum of Art, Arthouse at the Jones Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, Artlies!, the Rude Mechanicals, and Refraction Arts, as our major sponsors for the evening, as well as all the businesses that graciously donated gifts for our raffle and the artists that are donating their time.


Austin Video Bee (you know us!)

Ben Aqua is the founder of OK! FRESH, as well as a photographer and new media artist based in Austin, Texas. He earned a BFA in Design from UT Austin in 2005 and is a founding member of the Austin, Texas-based Totally Wreck art collective. Ben's work has been published in NYLON Magazine, ARKITIP, XLR8R, and Fecal Face. His work has been exhibited throughout the world, including Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin, Texas), The Future Gallery (Berlin, Germany), and Trece Lunas (Monterrey, Mexico). He has performed at the SXSW Music Festival in 2005, 2007, and 2008, Fusebox Media Festival 2007, and the Austin Museum of Digital Art in 2006.


{{{Sunset}}} Local psych rockers Sunset having been playing their brand of jingle jangle rock for more than a year now. Initially formed as the solo project of Bill Baird from Sound Team, Sunset has since become a main stay of the Austin music scene with spontaneous, unguarded folk pop.

VC Chldkrft Local Electronic Artist

Men-R-G DJ group made up of Ben Aqua and Dylan Reece

And a DJ set from Anthony Romero

1 comment:

Corkey Sinks said...

the dance off was awesome! bunnyphonic tore it up.