Art Shows Beating the Heat around Austin 2: Grafficanos

Young Latino Artists 17: Grafficanos @ Mexic-Arte Museum, through Sept. 9

I think there's some debate somewhere about what it means to bring graffiti into the gallery/museum, but this show gets around that conundrum by stating these are graffiti-inspired works.  I know several of these artists continue to work as street artists, and I think it's cool that they can get both recognition of their achievements and more exposure to their work  through this show. While there are many interesting and amusing works, I particularly liked the work of both Miguel Donjuan and Niz.

In the back gallery you can also check out the Serie Project XIX featuring prints made by artists in Mexic-Arte's Serie Print Project.