🌱 ENTROPY At Sam Z. Coronado Gallery + Kendra Scott UT Endowment

Good day, neighbors! It’s me again, Gabriela Couvillion, your host of the Austin Daily.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Quite sunny. High: 84 Low: 51.


Here are today’s top stories in Austin:

  1. From April 9 to June 22, the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery will display the most recent works of art by Venezuelan artist Mery Godigna Collet in an exhibition called “ENTROPY”. In addition, they will present a printed catalog “with texts by artist and writer Rachel Koper, anthropologist and curator Patricia Morales, architect, curator and art teacher Veronica Liprandi, award-winning poet Lucia Boni , by cultural researcher and lecturer Surpik Angelini and art historian Rebecca Gomez.” Consult the online catalog about the Smithsonian Museum Learning Lab and see more details at: (Office of Press Releases)
  2. Kendra Scott, Founder and Executive Chairman of Kendra Scott, LLC“committed a corporate and personal philanthropic investment to the University of Texas at Austin” to support future women entrepreneurs. The investments, totaling $13.25 million, will be used to create an endowment fund that “will ensure the perpetual expansion and support of the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI)an interdisciplinary program between the College of Fine Arts, the McCombs School of Business, the College of Natural Sciences and The LaunchPad in Undergraduate Studies. UT Austin President Jay Hartzell said, “Kendra’s investment will transform the lives of thousands of future leaders, and all of society will reap the benefits.” He added, “I am thrilled that she is expanding her partnership with UT to attract top talent and leverage the strength of our city and our university as a powerhouse of entrepreneurship. » For more details, visit: (University of Texas)
  3. According to data from Austin Public Health (APH), as of Monday, March 28, COVID-19 cases have increased by 47%, but hospitalizations have remained low. To obtain this information, “public health officials use community transmission rates as a key indicator to develop risk-based guidelines. These numbers track new cases per 100,000 population, which, according to officials from the APH, was more accurate than hospitalization figures for assessing risk during the delta variant outbreak.” For more detailed information, including chart and video, please visit: (KVUE.com)

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  • “Thanks to the Legacy Collective grant, The Settlement Home for Children was able to repair the damage around their campus that was caused by last year’s winter storm, including their closet! Restoring the clothes closet and other special spaces was imperative as they create a safe and calming environment for their children. The Settlement Home for Children is extremely grateful to the generous donor community of the Legacy Collective.” (Facebook)
  • According to KUT Austin, IIn recent weeks, all states except Hawaii have lifted their indoor mask mandates for schools, but implementation across the country varies. For example, if you are a student in Minnesota, you must always wear a mask on a school bus.” (Facebook)
  • “According to Austin PBS, Monday, March 28; a federal judge said it’s ‘more likely than not’ that former President Donald Trump committed crimes in his attempt to prevent certification of 2020 election, deciding to order the release of more than 100 emails from Trump adviser John Eastman to the United States Capitol Insurrection Investigating Committee.” (Facebook)
  • “Have you heard of our upcoming Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Friends program? We look forward to welcoming New York Times Opinion Columnist and PBS NewsHour analyst David Brooks to the LBJ Library on Monday, April 4.. That day he will talk about his new book “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life”, including what it means to live a purposeful life. The event will be in person and streamed live. Learn more and RSVP at https://bit.ly/BrooksatLBJ.” (Facebook)

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Alright, so good for today! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

Gabriela Couvillion

About me: I am a working mother of two adult sons and a lifelong resident of San Antonio. I received a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in my free time I immerse myself in creative writing. Thanks for reading Patch, and please let us know if you have any news and events that our readers might enjoy!

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