Great news! Revolutionary Austin has been accepted as an official exhibit in the East Austin Studio Tour! We'll be showing at Springdale Farm in the market house November 15-16 and 22-23. We're planning an exhibit opening on Thursday November 13 - stay tuned for details. Never been to E.A.S.T.? You can find out more info here.
We also just released the behind the scenes video for our shoot with Debbie Russell, political activist and rabble-rouser, as Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the Revolutionary War, was honorably discharged after her discovery, and received a military pension for her service. You can see what Debbie has to say about activism in Austin in our video below.
If you like what you see, please consider contributing to our exhibit. We've raised over $4000 so far, and we're doing very well stretching what we've got. But we've got more work to do in a short amount of time and we still need to raise about another $4000 to get it done. Just click on the Square link below to show your support.
This weekend we are photographing:
- local actor David Hess as John Durang, considered the first American born actor at a time when theatre was outlawed in our country, at Coldtowne Theatre ;
- rock star guitarist Johnny Moeller of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Moeller Bros., and Barfield, as Francis Hopkinson, considered the first American born composer, as well as being a signer of the Declaration of Independence, at the Continental Club;
- HausBar farmers and local food leaders Dorsey Barger and Susan Hausmann as Miss Mary Ann Willson and Miss Brundage, a colonial lesbian couple who owned a local farm in upstate New York and worked in the local arts community.
Thanks so much for your support and don't forget - check us out, give a little and pass it on!