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Art Party for Artist Janna Sammon at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Duval

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The work of Austin artist Janna Sammon is now on display at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Duval! Come out and meet the artist and see her work at an Art Party on Monday, November 20.

Ms. Sammon states on her website that she is “trying [her] hardest to laugh. play. listen. trust and let go every step of the way.” Her adventurous spirit clearly shines through in her artwork, which comprises images of animals, people, and buildings packed with multitudes of colors and patterns. She uses acrylic, oil pastel, and pencil on wooden panels, wooden cradle board, and canvas.

Inside Looking Back by Janna Sammon

Wallis by Janna Sammon

Make Sure It’s a Good One by Janna Sammon

Join us for Janna Sammon’s Art Party on November 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the original Hyde Park Bar & Grill location. Meet this whimsical artist, and also enjoy a complimentary buffet of appetizers and drinks at Happy Hour prices!

You can see more of Ms. Sammon’s work at https://jannasammon.com/.

Sharon Zeugin’s Art on Display at Hyde Park Bar & Grill Westgate

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Works by local artist Sharon Zeugin are now on display at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate. Ms. Zeugin describes her own art on her website as “intuitive, improvisational,” and “drawing the viewer in for a closer look.” She works in a wide variety of styles and media, the former including paintings, collages, and sketchbooks, and the latter including graphite, gouache, pastel, and ink. She also makes custom maps and does graphic recording and calligraphy.

Ms. Zeugin is on the faculty of the Austin Contemporary Art School, and her work has appeared in numerous publications. She teaches workshops in Austin and around the United States as well as in Canada and Italy.

Sharon Zeugin’s art will be on display through December 17. You can see more of her work at http://sharonzeugin.com/.

Now Showing on the Island at HPBG Westgate: Pastel Paintings by Janet Weaver

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The artwork of Austin artist Janet Weaver is now on display on the “island” at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate. Ms. Weaver paints in pastels and loves to work with subjects from nature, such as animals, landscapes, and still lifes. She also paints portraits of people. She works in bold strokes of gorgeous colors, and the joy she finds in her subject matter shines through her work.

Ms. Weaver is a graduate of the University of Texas with a major in Studio Art, and she is a member of numerous art societies and associations. She has taught at the Art School of Austin Museum of Art.

Come out to Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate before December 16 to view Janet Weaver’s beautiful collection! You can see more of her art at http://sharonzeugin.com/.

10 Things You Must Do in The Hyde Park Neighborhood

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Welcome to the Hyde Park Neighborhood!

 

Whether you’re a longtime resident or a brand-new addition to our community, the Hyde Park neighborhood has a lot to do and discover! Here are 10 things to do to be a true Hyde Park resident:

 

 

Visit the Elisabet Ney Museum

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This Hyde Park art museum which hosts over 25,000 guests per year served as the former home and studio of German sculptor Elizabet Ney who moves from Germany to Austin in 1882. Admission is free, and the museum hosts an array of events and activities from educational exhibits, workshops, and other special events.

 

See a show at Hyde Park Theatre

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The Hyde Park Theatre is an iconic, alternative theatre nestled in the Hyde Park Neighborhood. When they aren’t producing Frontera Fest (an unjuried fringe festival spanning five-weeks and the entire city) they are putting on performances and helping develop writers, designers, directors, and actors within the Austin, Texas community.

 

 

Go to The Firehouse Festival 

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Photo by Hyde Park Neighborhood Association

The Firehouse Festival celebrates the “saving of Firehouse #9” and donnes a festival, parade, decorated cars, and other festivities on a selected Sunday in October.

 

Work out at Hyde Park Gym

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If you’ve seen the gym with the giant scuplted arm  curling a bicep bursting out of the front, you’ve seen the Hyde Park Gym! A self-proclaimed “complete-minimalist” gym, with no blaring music or TVs, there is ample space for weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, bodybuilding and more.

 

Sample cheese at Antonelli’s

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Visit your local cheesemongers at Antonelli’s for a taste-before-you-buy, all-cheese-all-the-time experience! If you’re a lover of cheese, a date-night at the best little cheese shop in Austin is right up your alley.

 

Have a pastry from Quacks

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Quacks 43rd Street Bakerys is the current incarnation of Captain Quackenbushes Intergalactic Dessert Company. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, Quack’s was the very first coffee shop in Austin, and has come a long way from serving only espresso drinks. With a full coffee bar and a wide array of delicious, house-made pastries, tell everyone you know to “Meet at Quacks.”

 

Visit Mondo Gallery

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A creative space offering pop-culture inspired limited-edition tees and screenprinted posters along with vinyl movie soundtracks, VHS-reissues, toys, and other quirky, comic-inspired odds and ends.

 

Have world famous fries at Hyde Park Bar & Grill

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Since 1982, Hyde Park Bar & Grill has trying to figure out what makes their fries so good. In the top 20 fries in the us, as named by Food & Wine Magazine, Hyde Park Fries are dipped in buttermilk and rolled in spiced flour before cooking, and served with delectable Hyde Park Sauce.

 

Take a walk through Shipe Park

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Photo by The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association

A 2 acre park featuring sports courts & fields, pool, picnic tables, and a playground as well as giant shade trees and a creek running through the park. Perfect for a morning run, afternoon picnic, or romantic evening walk down the trail.

Play pinball at The Parlor

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Located on Guadalupe, The Parlor offers  local craft brews,  as well as mixed drinks and great wine, daily happy hours, and an incredibly eclectic Juke box, outdoor patio and a pinball machine! You can’t truly call yourself a resident of Hyde Park until you’ve played pinball at The Parlor, ya’ll.

 

How many of these Hyde Park activities have you done? Are there any we missed? Let Us Know!

Linda Kimble’s Paintings on Display at Westgate

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Austin artist Linda Kimble’s paintings are on display at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate, now through November 5.

It Became by Linda Kimble

Born and raised on an Iowa family farm, Linda Kimble gained an appreciation for landscapes, animals, and nature. When most saw cattle and grain fields, she saw colors and textures. Her unique vision and entrepreneurial spirit propelled her toward studies in art and business. She worked for and started several business ventures, some of which she continues to operate with her husband. Art, however, has been a consistent, life-long passion.

Sky by Linda Kimble

As an avid runner, including eight marathons, Linda continues to draw inspiration from landscape and scenery. A recent series, Austin Asphalt, incorporates pavement markings she discovered on the streets of her neighborhood. Compositions in nature often inspire her colorful and organic abstracts.

Sweet Like Candy and Sweet Like Candy Too by Linda Kimble

In addition to numerous private collections, Ms. Kimble is featured in several San Antonio office buildings including Bank of America Plaza, Union Square I & II, McCombs Plaza, Airport Center, and the recently opened RidgeWood Plaza.

Nourish your body and feed your soul with delicious comfort food and fun cocktails surrounded by original art! You can view more of Linda Kimble’s paintings at http://lindakimble.com.

Art Party and Showing for Robbin Robertson Polver at Duval

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Local artist Robbin Robertson Polter will be showing her work at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Duval starting October 8! An Art Party will be held October 10 for Austinites to meet the artist and enjoy some great food.

Ms. Polter grew up in Texas and attended Texas A&M University. She is a fourth generation folk artist. Her artwork is inspired by the city of Austin and her travels around the world. She works in photography, acrylic on board and paper, and multimedia collages on canvas, metal, and wood. Her pieces feature a plethora of vibrant colors and unique shapes, depicting animals, people, cityscapes, and more.

Come check out Robbin Robertson Polter’s artwork between October 8 and November 18, and join us for her Art Party on at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Duval October 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Enjoy a complimentary buffet of appetizers and drinks at Happy Hour prices as well!

You can see more of Ms. Polter’s work at http://www.robbinrobertsonstudios.com/robbinrobertsonstudios.com/Home.html.

Artwork by Charlotte Clark & Jane Fier Now Showing at Westgate

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The work of Austin artists Charlotte Clark and Jane Fier is now showing at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate.

Ms. Clark has always been interested in art and began studying it seriously when she was in high school, continuing in college with a minor in the subject. Her bright, bold images seem to leap off the canvas in celebration, whether they depict abstract images of landscapes, animals, emotions, and concepts or are more realistic but still stylized pictures of everyday objects, such as pitchers and musical instruments.

Ms. Fier’s work comprises acrylic paintings on canvas and monotypes painted on plexiglass and then hand-printed on dampened printing paper. She creates abstractions of landscapes and other subject matter as well as more realistic-looking landscapes. The artist states on her website, “Currently my work is about conveying a mood from my impressions of nature.  I do this by using elements of color, light and shadow and at times by abstracting the shapes I see in a particular place that has inspired me…As I begin each painting I try to paint what I’m feeling toward my subject matter knowing that intuitively my foundation (experiences, techniques, materials) will all coalesce into my final work.”

Charlotte Clark and Jane Fier’s artwork will be displayed at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate through September 24. You can see their online galleries at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClarkImages/posts/?ref=page_internal and http://www.janefier.com/home.

Art Party for Darryl Freeman at Hyde Park Bar & Grill Duval

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You’re invited to an Art Party at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Duval to celebrate the work of Austin artist Darryl Freeman! The event will take place Monday, August 21, 2017, from 5 to 7 PM. Come out to meet the artist and enjoy a complimentary appetizer buffet and drinks at Happy Hour prices! What better way to brighten up a Monday?

Mr. Freeman’s paintings range from sunny, colorful landscapes full of brilliant details to introspective, somewhat-stylized images of women going about their daily lives, each captured in a beautiful, fleeting moment. “I try to create some positive energy about my paintings,” the artist says on his website. His paintings will be on display at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Duval through September 2.

You can see more of Darryl Freeman’s work at http://www.darrylsart.com/Darrylsart/Home.html.