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Best of the week: Austin arts, Sept. 5-11

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin


Umlauf Prize 2014. Rebooted after a hiatus, the Umlauf Prize was established in 2004 to honor sculptor and longtime University of Texas art professor Charles Umlauf by awarding a cash prize and solo exhibit to a UT sculpting student. This year’s winner is Adam Crosson, whose mixed media conceptual work “Intermodal” will be installed on the grounds of the sculpture garden built in Umlauf’s honor. Opening reception with remarks by Umlauf Prize juror Suzanne Deal Booth: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Oct. 19. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Free. 512-445-5582.


“The Orchid Flotilla.” Glass Half Full Theatre remounts its acclaimed original production, a 70-minute wordless visual spectacle combining puppetry, physical theater and an original score. In a post-environmental apocalypse world, a woman lives alone on an island of rubbish that’s adrift on a sea of blue plastic. Created by Caroline Reck. Music by Adam Sultan. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. $12-$25.