- Armadillo Art SquadThe South Austin Popular Culture Center features the artwork of the infamous “Armadillo Art Squad” dating from the 1960s to today. These artists have garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. They continue to producer art in a variety of mediums, including the quintessential Austin art form, the poster. Old and new works by these celebrities will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays, including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Click on the images and names below to learn more about the artist. Danny Garrett Nels Jacobson Guy Juke G.L. McElhaney
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In February, 2011 Kerry Awn approached the South Austin Popular Culture Center about painting a mural on the premises. The mural would pay tribute to Austin cartoon icons. Characters created by the likes of Gilbert Shelton, Jim Franklin, Tony Bell, Sam Hurt, Mike Judge and Jack Jaxon would be painted on the back wall of the outdoor stage at the …
The Center recently experienced an attack by some taggers. They defaced the wall behind the stage where so many people had written messages over the last few years. Henry Gonzalez, the facilities manager, decided to start over and painted the wall white. However, he was concerned about what would appear next. What if someone considered it a large, public blank …