June Featured Artist: Julie Ahmad

I am currently in love with alcohol ink and fluid paintings. Not only are the colors vibrantly exquisite, they seem to have a life all their own.  I’m blissfully immersed in the process as I experiment with different unconventional tools and techniques; eye droppers, spritzer bottles, straws, q-tips and blow dryers have all been repurposed. … ... Read more...

May Featured Artist: Jennifer Good

Jennifer Good, 19, is a native Austin, TX based artist. Mirroring her personality, her artwork exhibits a bright, highly colorful expression with an extreme attention to detail. Her work appears almost photographic, with a bold focus on bright colors. Her media preference is colored pencil drawings or acrylic paintings. The inspiration for her works have… ... Read more...

April Artist of the Month: Dwain Kelley

Dwain Kelley’s sculptural assemblages are about discovery. Using a palette of old wood, metal, gold leaf, cloth, glass, rocks, and other materials these works are grounded in the unearthing of another time—attempting to re-create the excitement of a kid reading about the discovery of Machu Picchu in Peru by Hiram Bingham in 1911; King Tut’s… ... Read more...

The Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas

Please join us for a look at The Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. This 520,000 SF teaching hospital, together with the Dell Medical School, will transform the way healthcare is delivered in Central Texas.  Community Invitation: Help celebrate the opening of Dell Seton Medical Center, a teaching hospital built by Seton Healthcare Family. Preview the… ... Read more...

CodeNEXT is Here – Where Can I Learn More?

CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to rewrite our complicated Land Development Code. The Land Development Code sets requirements for what, where, and how much can be built in Austin. It’s Austin’s first major zoning overhaul and it has many people asking questions. CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) and SMPS (Society of Marketing Professionals) have… ... Read more...

March Featured Artist: March Mattingly

March’s paintings and pastels are colorful and expressionistic, reflecting our perception of and interaction with favorite places and subject matter; in the context of physical places, emotional states of mind, or a point in time that we cherish from our own, unique, individual journey that we all make on this earth. Her paintings express self-awareness,… ... Read more...

Featured February Artist: Christy Stallop

Christy started her career in art as a children’s book illustrator and was the illustrator chair for the Austin chapter of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators) for 10 years. She has several published titles and was chosen to illustrate the 2011 Texas Teens Read! program funded by the Texas State Library and Archives… ... Read more...

Texas Cake House Features Our Very Own Natalie Sideserf

Congrats to our former Miller IDS employee Natalie Sideserf and her husband Dave for landing their own Food Network show, called Texas Cake House!! Natalie makes truly unique, amazing cakes that you have to see to believe. After launching Sideserf Cake Studio in 2013, they have gotten lots of attention. And when you combine their… ... Read more...

Featured Artist: Tom Shefelman, In Memoriam by Luci Miller

Paintings pictured to the left are: “Our Courtyard,” the fountain at Westminster, home to Tom and Janice; and the Central Presbyterian Church chancel, completed in November and Tom’s final painting. As our featured artist, a print of “Our Courtyard” is on display through January at both Miller IDS locations. Our featured artist this month is… ... Read more...

Historic Austin Home Featured on Miller IDS 40th Annual Calendar.

We appreciate that our neighbor, Emily Little, allowed us to feature her historic home on the cover of the Miller IDS 2017 Calendar. Built in 1893, the Rogers-Lyons House is an excellent example of a Victorian-style brick residence. The home was constructed by Martin E. Rogers, bridge foreman for the A&NW railroad, who lived in the house with his… ... Read more...