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The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

Blanton Brings New Art

Lasya Sangana, Staffer November 7, 2022

Within the midst of bumbling pedestrians and the car-cramped streets of downtown sits one of Austin’s art museums, the Blanton Art Museum (Blanton). The new contemporary art exhibit by Njideka Akunyili...

New Mural Splatters LASA With School Spirit

Fiona Kleeman, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

The mural club is a way to add a pop of color to the school as well as earning National Honors Society (NHS) hours along the way. The club’s first mural is on the wall outside of the newspaper classroom,...

The Writings on the Wall: Reflecting on the Old and Looking to the New HOPE Gallery

Katie Busby and LiLi Xiong March 28, 2022

A collage of Austinites’ artistic works. That is essentially what the HOPE Outdoor Gallery is. The plot that is home to HOPE Outdoor Gallery was originally a failed condo development abandoned in the...

Austin Studio Tour Continues to Honor Local Artists’ Work

Sarah Garrett, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

For two weekends a year, one can enter a West Austin room covered in paintings. Acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media of various sizes, colors, and textures are shown floor to ceiling. Walk further, and...

Drawing the Line: Art vs the Artist: The Ethics of Consuming Art by Corrupt Creators

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

On June 6, 2020, Harry Potter’s once beloved author, J.K Rowling, made a comment on gender identity that caused her audience and the media to question her character. Fans of her work wondered if they...

Art Curriculum Finds Workarounds: How LASA’s Creative Department has Adapted to Online Working

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Walking into LASA's library, one might stumble upon a set of pointe shoes decorated with colorful flowers or a pair of running shoes encrusted with shiny metals. Despite the struggles distance learning...

The Art City Austin Festival Moving Forward

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Austin is a city known for its vibrant art culture, and both residents and visitors alike can usually see a variety of art galleries and festivals. However, residents and visitors this year were denied...

The Art Thief

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Creating art takes real work: mustering creative energy, putting an excessive amount of time into projects until they feel right and usually working other jobs since, in reality, being an artist usually...

The magic of animation

Emma McBride, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

Animated films have a reputation for being something that is mostly associated with children’s media, but this standard should not have to continue any further. It’s time people recognized the artistic...

East Austin Studio Tour

Nia Orakwue, Entertainment Editor December 10, 2018

The quiet, contemporary rooms of the gallery illuminated as the artists presented their work to viewers. Hundreds of artists set up their booths and exhibitions in different locations around East Austin...

Students show diversity through art

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer December 10, 2018

On Oct. 20, one of the Austin Public Library’s art galleries was abuzz with the sounds of stand up poetry, short films and the chatter of excited viewers. Inside, people milled about, asking questions,...

Local comics artists find their niche with webcomics

Isabelle Amanuel, Staff Writer May 1, 2018

Posters, action figures, and keychains of the most well known superheroes and their symbols line the walls. Colorful pages bound by flimsy spines or hard covers fill the shelves. Every year, comics...

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