Gently Fried: ACT III, The Symposium


Thank you again to everyone who came out to the symposium last Saturday. We had a really amazing conversation and generated a lot of great ideas. If you were unable to attend, you lucked out! Below is documentation of our discourse that afternoon. Also, please take time to check out the related links below that.

Saturday, May 23 @ 12-4pmA gathering in the ESB-MACC’s Black Box Theater for:- Various Austin cultural producers, as well as voices from other cities with similar changes to raise questions about; cost of living and work spaces, the academic community within the art scene, limited representation of mediums, and the decline in racial diversity’s concurrent with a booming population.

– A conversation around the changing skyline of Austin, specifically, how the developing of the Rainey district relates to the architectural splendor of the ESB-MACC itself.
– An investigation into the division of labor across the city and take a closer look at the split between artist and artisan.
– A rapid-fire presentation of emerging artists working in the Austin area.


PART TWO (Audio Only)



Act I

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We’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped make Act I of #GentlyFried happen! From the artists, the amazing staff at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Ron and the FUSEBOX Festival crew, the dance volunteers, to our friends and family who came out support us. The afternoon was a great success and we couldn’t have done it without you all!

Now get ready for the Act II, the gallery opening also at the ESB-MACC.

While we wait for the video to be edited, here are some gifs to keep your appetite satiated. More still photos here.


The Color Condition


Sarah Hill


Sarah Hill


Autumn Knight


The Color Condition


Katelena Hernandez


Katelena Hernandez


Autumn Knight


Autumn Knight

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Gently Fried: An Exhibition in Three Parts


Los Outsiders curatorial collective (Jaime Salvador Castillo, Michael Anthony García, Robert Jackson Harrington, Hector Hernandez) announce their forthcoming curatorial undertaking, “Gently Fried: An Exhibition in Three Parts.” The work is being hosted in the beautiful Sam Z. Coronado Gallery at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Arts Center (ESB-MACC) in Austin, Texas. Programing for the exhibition begins on April 11, 2015.

At it’s heart,“Gently Fried” is about the rapidly changing face of Austin and the voices that are transformed by its growth. Los Outsiders aim to foster a dialogue within the city and its art scene, to both activate voices that are part of an essential conversation and start a creative cross pollination in the scene in Austin.The main themes explored in the exhibition are change, relationships, house/home and community.

1) The first component of the exhibition is comprised of all performance based works. It is a genre that garners little exploration in the city, but lends itself well to Austin’s reputation as a festival town. The performative works in the exhibition will be shown, in conjunction with the Fusebox Festival, at the ESB-MACC on April 11, 2015 at 12:00pm. Works will be presented in the facility’s Plaza and South Lawn areas. Artists performing are: Claire Ashley (Chicago), Autumn Knight (Houston), Jimmy James Canales (San Antonio), Katelena Hernandez Cowles (Austin), The Color Condition (Dallas), Sarah Hill (Austin).

2) The second part of the exhibition consists of works that will be installed in the Sam Coronado Gallery at the ESB-MACC for the duration of the exhibition, featuring the work of: Claire Ashley (Chicago), Jill Bedgood (Austin), Candace Briceño (Austin), Susi Brister (Austin), Jimmy Canales (San Antonio), Puro Chingón Collective (Austin), The Color Condition (Dallas), Katelena Hernandez Cowles (Austin), Sarah Hill (Austin), Jenny Kendler (Chicago), Irvin Morazan (NYC), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Winter Park, Florida), Deborah Roberts (Austin), Gil Rocha (Laredo, TX), Megan Stroech (Chicago).

3) The final portion of the exhibition is a symposium including various Austin cultural producers, as well as voices from other cities having similar changes transpiring across their creative landscape. This will allow us to raise questions about; cost of living and work spaces, the prominence of the academic community within the art scene, limited representation of visual art mediums, and the decline in racial diversity’s (concurrent with the booming population of the city as a whole.) Also, a conversation around the changing landscape and skyline of Austin and in particular how the developing of the Rainey district affects the architectural splendor of the ESB-MACC itself. Finally, we will investigate the division of labor across the city in general and take a closer look at the split between artist and artisan.

My Little Pony, 2013 sculpture/ performance by Claire Ashley

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is located at 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701 with access and parking via Holly Street. The performance component of the exhibition is on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm in the ESB-MACC Plaza and South Lawn areas. The exhibition opening reception is in the ESB-MACC’s Sam Z. Coronado Gallery, Saturday April 18, 2015 and the exhibition runs through June 13, 2015. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10am- 6pm, Fridays 10am-5:30pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. The symposium will take place in the ESB-MACC’s Black Box Theater on May 23, 2015 from 12:00pm -2pm.

Contact Information:

PDF VERSION:Gently Fried Press Release



#ATXLOTERIA is Los Outsiders upcoming FUNdraiser featuring a newly designed deck of Loteria cards (a popular “Mexican Bingo” game) tailor made for our great city, starring Austin’s art movers and shakers, and other Austin-centric bits and bobs.
The official unveiling of all the images will take place as we play for prizes!

Come have fun with us at Blackbaud
(see map and address above)
on Sunday February 15, from 3-5pm.


Purchase cards to play on for on $2.
Prizes available. 
Decks of cards and posters of the cards for sale!
30 Limited edition decks of cards at $20 a pop.
5 Limited edition posters at $15 a pop.

Our talented Robert painstakingly drew these amazing portraits keeping to the style of the original deck design! You have to come and see them in person!

Come play!
Come drink!
Come WIN!!!!

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Dance Your Pants Off: Fundraiser/Art Community Event


Thanks again to all our dancers and supporters who came out to cheer and laugh! This was by far the most fun fundraiser I’ve ever been a part of because you all BROUGHT IT!


Event Info: Dance Your Pants Off (#DYPO), is Los Outsiders’ dance competition amongst the various art institutions, collectives and venues in the city competing for the coveted Golden Chancla Trophy.

Utilizing a generously provided space at the Canopy Art Complex (Thank you Big Medium!), the competition takes place on October 18, 2014 at 8 p.m.

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Each organization will be represented by a team of two dancers. Teams then face off, get evaluated, judged, and eliminated, until a team emerges victorious and anointed with the title of Austin Arts Scene’s lightest feet.

Entry and access to donated beverages and snacks is only $10 per person with special “Outsider Bucks” available for purchase at the door. Use Outsider Bucks as “mordidas” to sway the Los Outsider Judges and influence the contest’s outcome in support of your favorite team. Upon conclusion of the competition, the dance floor opens up for spectators to join in on the fun. Your generous donations will help us put together our next curatorial project at the MACC in April of next year!

Album of event photos can be found by clicking on the image below: