East Austin Studio Tour 2010, Part One

The Drishti Dancers performing at The Vortex, East Austin Studio Tour 2010

The Drishti Dancers performing at The Vortex, East Austin Studio Tour 2010

Participating as an Artist at The Vortex

This year’s East Austin Studio Tour was great, as always!  I had my paintings up at The Vortex, and hung out there for 3 of the 4 days of the tour.  Sold some work, met some people, visited with friends, and had a good time enjoying the other events at The Vortex (belly dancing, hula-hooping, musical performances, aerial dancing, trapeze).  Oh, I didn’t participate in any of those; I merely enjoyed watching them.

The Nematoads play at The Vortex, E.A.S.T. 2010

The Nematoads play at The Vortex, E.A.S.T. 2010

One of the several musical highlights for me was a 60’s style surf band called the Nematoads.  Think The Ventures, only really fast!  They are a 5-piece band with a fabulous drummer, bass, guitar and a horn section.  They played a very high-energy rock-n-roll set, and were pretty awesome.  The crowd loved them; they had hula-hoopers out there hooping it up through their whole set.

To find out more about the Nematoads, read their blurb from the Austin Chronicle’s Musicians’ Register.

View a gallery of images from EAST at The Vortex here:

See also part two: EAST Artists Tour
and part three: Full Day of Visiting Artist Studios, Last Day of E.A.S.T.

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