Kerry Awn 2014
|Birth name||Kerry Wallace Fitzgerald|
|Medium||Comedian, muralist, iconographer|
|Years active||1971 - Present|
Kerry Fitzgerald, better referred to as Kerry Awn, can be an American cartoonist, professional, muralist, comedian, musician, iconographer and poster musician. He is most widely known for his humor as well as the iconic ‘Austintatious’ mural close to the College or university of Tx campus, a landmark he made up of two other performers. Delivered in Houston as Kerry Fitzgerald, Awn became prominent for the Austin countercultural picture in the 1970s being a concert poster musician so that as a member from the Uranium Savages.
Comedian: Stand-Up and Comedy Rock
Kerry Awn visited the Houston Humor Workshop in 1981 and began his profession being a comedian. In 1982 he became a member of Esther's Follies where his outlandish individuals drew interest. Awn continuing with Esther's Follies as a normal for 30 years until 2011. He in addition has been a normal on the Velveeta Area, the Austin humor club called after among Awn's individuals, lounge lizard Ronnie Velveeta. He's the original champion from the Funniest Person in Austin competition in 1986. Kerry Awn provides performed extensively being a stand-up comic from Amarillo to Austin.
Produced in 1974, the mural dubbed 'Austintatious' is situated in the north-facing wall structure from the 23rd Road Renaissance Marketplace in Austin, Tx. Regarded as an important component of Austin background, the 40-year-old mural was broken by graffiti in 1994 and once again in January 2014. The multi-colored mural displays a bustling city beneath an obvious blue sky encircling Stephen F. Austin who's holding several armadillos. In June 2014, Kerry Awn became a member of the various other two original performers Tom Bauman and Rick Turner, who acquired returned to revive the mural. They crowd-sourced to improve $30,000 for items also to afford five weeks from function. The three performers also collaborated in 2003 to make the Tejas mural that addresses the contrary end of the marketplace.Various other murals by Kerry Awn are available on Globe K shops in the Austin region. One became the main topic of a legal charge, when the town of Bee Cave objected to it under its indication ordinance. In June 2012, after greater than a calendar year of fighting over murals and building allows, Bee Cave Town Council approved funds with who owns Planet K.
Cartoon and Poster Art
Kerry Awn's function appeared prominently in Austin's The Rag and Houston's Space Town, early underground documents. Frequently Kerry Awn's artwork was featured for the cover of Space Town. Through the heyday from the Armadillo Globe Headquarters, he developed concert posters and handbills, a lot of that are archived inside a collection in the Austin Background Middle. He was an among the band of artist referred to as the Armadillo Artwork Squad. The collection contains posters that advertised displays at Austin locations like the Roadhouse, Jovitas, The Ritz, Willies Steamboat, Armadillo Globe Head office, the Continental Membership, Cleaning soap Creek Saloon, La Zona Rosa, Liberty Lunchtime, as well as the Velveeta Room.
Kerry Awn was inducted in to the Austin Arts Hall of Popularity and continues to be recognized by the town of Austin as well as the Condition of Tx for his efforts towards the arts. He was voted Austins funniest person a decade running with the Austin Chronicle.