Nov 16 2019

EAST: Drawing the Moon + Where Architecture Meets the Sea

November 16-17, Noon to 5pm
500 Chicon, 78702

Preservation Austin and the Texas Society of Architects partner to host two stunning photographic series exploring historic architecture set against the shifting urban landscapes of Austin and Galveston. Read about the artist talk with Lily Brooks and Leonid Furmansky here.

Lily Brooks - Drawing the Moon:
The city of Austin TX erected 31 so-called “moonlight towers” in 1895. Today, 17 of them are still standing, the only remaining moonlight towers in America. These photographs show the city as illuminated by this anomalous light source, as Brooks contemplates light as subject, medium, and witness to change.


Leonid Furmansky -  Where Architecture Meets the Sea:
Furmansky spent several months documenting the architecture of Galveston Island. Captivated by the repetitive style of multi-family buildings off Seawall Boulevard juxtaposed with Victorian homes, Furmansky describes the experience of documenting these structures as discovering his “make believe Coney Island.”


Preservation Austin is excited to continue our partnership with Big Medium during EAST! The East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces. The event spans two weekends with programming in between, from November 16-17 to November 23-24.