SouthPop’s 10th Anniversary Exhibit
South Austin Popular Culture Center Presents
10th Anniversary Exhibit
Through generous funding from the Phogg Phoundation for the Pursuit of Happiness, the South Austin Popular Culture Center (SouthPop) opened its doors March 2014 and almost immediately an important and sentimental acquisition was made: Ken Featherston’s mural, Peyote Dream. Charitable donors came forward with the necessary funding and so began SouthPop’s permanent collection documenting Austin’s music culture.
Now, ten years later and after mounting over 100 exhibits, SouthPop will hold a showing of items from its permanent collection that reflects the evolution of Austin’s music culture from 1965 to present day. Yes, the Ken Featherston mural will be on display. Original drawings by Tony Bell, Jack Jaxon, Gilbert Shelton, Micael Priest and Guy Juke will be included along with posters, photographs, books and clothing. And. Yes. Even a strand of Elvis Presley’s hair.
SouthPop continues its mission documenting and interpreting Austin art and culture of the past 50 years and works to make that history accessible to local, national and international audiences. The Center’s programs trace the evolution and the social context of Austin’s cultural production from the early 1960s through the present and interpret the local, state and national impact of the artists, art forms and recurrent themes that have profoundly shaped the City’s self-conception over the past fifty years.
This anniversary exhibit will be on display May 3 through 31, 2014 and will start with a reception on May 3rd beginning at 7:09pm. There will be live music and refreshments. This event is free to members and $5 to the general public.
Please remember there is no parking at SouthPop; park on Collier Street and walk on over. Please also consider taking public transportation or riding your bike. For more information, contact the Center.