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Austin360 arts picks: April 11-17

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Friday-Sunday

“Time: A Journey Toward Present Grace.” Choreographer Acia Gray and the dancers of repertory tap dance company Tapestry present the premiere of a new full-length work that probes the meaning of time and control. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $17.50-$35. 474-5664, www.thelongcenter.org

Saturday

“Artifact.” New sculptural works by Beili Liu, Scott Proctor and Jonathan Dankenbring. The artists share a use of simple, familiar materials: salt, panes of glass, wood, steel. And each transforms those materials into objects that appear simultaneously ancient and futuristic with textures that suggest organic growth and decay yet also sleek technological surfaces. Abstraction and minimalism merges with objects that are also very human in scale and evocative of the natural world. Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit continues through May 11. Tiny Park Gallery, 1101 Navasota St. Free. www.tinyparkgallery.com

Saturday and Sunday

Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble ‘Passion’ Concert. The 40-voice chamber ensemble will present the rarely performed St. John Passion of Heinrich Schütz with noted tenor Scot Cameron as the Evangelist. Also on the program is “Ave Verum Corpus” by William Byrd, “When Mary thro’ the Garden Went” by C.V. Stanford, Ola Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas, Aaron Pike’s Peace, At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners by Williametta Spencer and Hymn to the Eternal Flame by Stephen Paulus. 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River St., and 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. $15-$20. 719-3300. www.chorusaustin.org