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Dr. Seuss show in Austin

If you had been invited to dinner at Dr. Seuss’s house, chances are good that you would’ve been presented with an elaborate hat to wear. “Believe me, when you get a dozen people seated at a fairly formal dinner party,” his widow, Audrey, said in an interview for an 1999 educational video, “and they’ve all got on perfectly ridiculous chapeaus, the evening takes care of itself.”

Dr. Seuss loved hats and collected hundreds of them and used them in his books and art. The collection began as research for his second book. And in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, hats from Seuss’s legendary hat closet are on tour. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss will be on view in Austin at the Art on 5th Gallery (which is now located at 3005 South Lamar in the Corners shopping center near Kirby Lane and Torchy Tacos) from April 6th through April 20th. This is the only stop in Texas. So come take a look and see how many hats you recognize!

For more information:

Art on Fifth Gallery website

“The Author Himself was the Cat in the Hat” from the New York Times

The North Face Speaker Series presents Mark Synnott, Big Wall Climber

In 1993, Mark Synnott found himself asking the same question that faces many college graduates: “Now what?”  All he really wanted to do was climb.  Working as a carpenter for the next few years, Synnott took advantage of the job’s flexible schedule to take extended climbing trips.  By 1996 Mark had made it to the remote Baffin Island. Spending 36 days living in a portaledge on the side of Polar Sun Spire, a 4,700-foot rock tower, began Synnott’s journey of tackling some of the tallest walls on our planet known as “Big Wall” climbing.

Mark’s penchant for climbing expeditions becomes apparent reading through his list of adventures in big wall and alpine style climbing.  With two other climbers, Jared Ogden and Alex Lowe, Mark help established Parallel Worlds on Great Trango Tower, one of the longest rock climbs in the world a 6,000 ft climb, topping out at 20,000 feet.  Since his days in Baffin Island he has climbed in some of the world’s most remote and beautiful places like Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Patagonia, Tibet, China, India, Pakistan and Borneo. Recently, he explored the Ennedi desert in North Africa, where he and his team scaled surreal-looking rock spires and arches. Mark mixes tales of high adrenaline with droll humor, and his images are breathtaking.

General admission tickets are free and reserved seating is $8.  VIP tickets are $20 and include reserved seats at the presentation as well as an exclusive pre-show reception with Mark Synnott.  All VIP ticket sales benefit The Woods Project.

For tickets and more information, visit

Painters in the Park at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

April is Texas State Parks Month at Whole Earth Provision Co.

Brazo State Park and Historical Site

Pack up your palettes, paints, colored pencils, canvases, watercolor blocks and sketchbooks and head for Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, near College Station, on Saturday. Painters at the Park is a great opportunity for artists to gather together to paint and draw and enjoy the natural beauty and fellowship with other creative types.

Event Information

Painters in the Park

April 21, 2012

10 am to 4 pm

In 1836, Washington-on-the-Brazos witnessed the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and was even the capital of the Republic of Texas from 1842 to 1845. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Living History Museum testify to the site’s importance and make it live for us today.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is currently working to raise $4.6 million dollars to help keep parks open and maintained in the wake of extreme drought, wildfires and a decline in park revenues. You can make a donation to Texas State Parks during the month of April at any Whole Earth Provision Co. store. A donation in any amount is gratefully appreciated. However, for every $20 donation, you’ll receive a $5 Texas State Parks Gift Card good toward entrance fees or purchases at any Texas State Park.