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Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Reporter/Arts Critic

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman where she has worked since 1999. She covers visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.


Among other commendations, Jeanne Claire has won first place awards for arts criticism from the American Association of Sunday & Features Editors; the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and fellowships at the USC/Getty Arts Journalism Institute and Columbia Univ. Arts Journalism Program.

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Do Ho Suh, "348 West 22nd Street, Apt. A, New York, NY 10011, USA." Polyester fabric and stainless steel tube. (Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery.)

Upcoming: Do Ho Suh's large-scale solo show opens at the Contemporary Sept. 20

Ideas of home, displacement, personal space versus public spaces ricochet through the work of artist Do Ho Suh. Suh, who creates poetic installations with undeniable visual appeal -- such as a full-scale fully furnished bungalow perched at a precarious angle atop a UC-San Diego building -- gets his first major ...

The Zilker Summer Musical “Oklahoma!” is on stage at the Beverly Sheffield Theater through Aug. 16.

Arts picks, July 27-Aug. 2

“Okalahoma!” 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park. Free ($5 parking). 512-479-9491. www.zilker.orgZilker Theatre Productions stages its annual free show in the park with a classic staging of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma.” Blankets are allowed to be put down starting at 6 p.m.THEATER“Bright Now Beyond.” A new music ...

Jennifer Chenoweth, “Four Gates,” on the second floor terrace of Austin City Hall. The sculpture is part of the People’s Gallery display of local artists.

Van Ryzin: Local artists’ work fills People’s Gallery at City Hall

The soaring three-story lobby of Austin’s City Hall is relatively quiet on a recent Friday afternoon. No gatherings of citizens waiting to enter city council chambers. No officials presiding over public presentations or press conferences.Still, passers-by glance at the tall sculpture that hugs a wall in the lobby — pieces ...

Arts picks, July 25-31

FridayEmerson String Quartet. Simply one of the most outstanding string quartets performing in the world today, the Emerson plays Mozart’s String Quartet in E Flat Major, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Sharp Minor. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, Music Building, ...

“The Who’s ‘Tommy’” is at Zach Theatre through Aug. 23.

Arts scene, July 20-26: Music, art and theater this week

“The Who’s ‘Tommy.’ ” 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Through Aug. 24. Topfer Theatre, Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. $25-$75. 512-476-0541. zachtheatre.org.The classic rock opera with hit songs like “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me” and “I’m Free” gets an extravagant new production, with outrageous costumes and a dynamic stage ...

“Mattress,” archival inkjet print, by Anna Krachey. From her solo exhibit “Lovelady” at Courtyard Gallery, AT&T Conference Center through Sept 26.

With her lens, Anna Krachey transforms familiar into unfamiliar

The Courtyard Gallery at the University of Texas’ AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is one of those odd spaces, a long hallway dubbed a gallery by facility managers and operated by UT’s art department as a showcase for its faculty and alumni.Anna Krachey considered carefully how people might view ...

The Calder Quartet plays the Austin Chamber Music Festival on Friday.

Austin360 arts picks: July 18-24

Friday Calder Quartet. Known for its broad repertoire and its distinctly curious approach, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet will play Thomas Adès’ Arcadiana, Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” and Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden.” 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, University ...

Free music: Sixth Annual Pride Chamber Music Concert

Austin pianist and  composer Russell Reed is once again presenting a free annual concert that gay and lesbian composers and musicians as part of the Austin Chamber Music Festival. This year’s concert -- on July 17 -- features music by Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Ruth Anderson, Julius Eastman, Ben Weber ...

Joshua Piper in his office at Ballet Austin, where he is the pianist coordinator and where he also plays for many dance classes.

Van Ryzin: For Joshua Piper, playing for ballet class is main gig

Joshua Piper is having a hard time finding a place to sit down with a visitor.It may be the off-season for Ballet Austin’s professional company, but dozens of young dancers stretch out in the halls of the company’s downtown headquarters, students from around the country for Ballet Austin’s pre-professional intensive ...

The Calder Quartet plays the Austin Chamber Music Festival on Friday.

Arts picks, July 13-19

Calder Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas campus, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. $15-$50 512-454-0026, austinchambermusic.org.Known for its broad repertoire and its distincly curious approach, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet will play Thomas Adès’ Arcadiana, Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” and Schubert’s String Quartet in ...

 
 

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