What happens when an architect’s client wants a house that looks like it was designed by “a group of super-sized drag queens”? This is the plot to one of seven short stories featured in UT architecture professor David Heymann’s first book, “My Beautiful City Austin.”
According to Eddie Chambers, art and art history associate professor, black artists from Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean faced exclusion from British art galleries and museums because of their race and ethnic backgrounds.
With a sketchbook tucked under his arm and both hands chock-full of pens, Lakeem Wilson, a recent UT graduate and artist, meanders through Austin streets, stopping only to sketch what he sees: empty park benches, quiet streets and smoking strangers. He fills entire pages before finishing his walk through the city.