Saturday, November 29, 2008
Austin-based artist-actor Arthur Simone showing work at Biscotti's, Lewis Gifts, Youree Drive
Simone is an improvisational actor, abstract expressionist artist and advocate of the culture of spontaneity, says Shreveporter Lucienne Simon, his mother.
His artwork has been shown at galleries such as Chicago's Echo Gallery and art festivals such as Around the Coyote and the East Austin Studio Tour. Arthur's artwork has been twice a nominated finalist for the prestigious Hunting Art Prize.
A graduate of Oberlin College and a veteran of the Chicago stage with Suspicious Clowns and Moving Dock Theatre, he is currently a co-founder of Austin's improv powerhouse ColdTowne, where he teaches sketch, improv, and acting.
On the screen, Arthur has starred in Jigsaw, The Evil One, A&E's Faith of My Fathers, Big Momma's House 2, and has been featured on the series Friday Night Lights. In 2007, he won the O'Henry Pun-Off World Championships, Austin's regional Air Guitar Championship, and most recently the Alamo Drafthouse's Air Sex World Championship. He's also been featured in the May 2008 issue of Austin Monthly.
5807 Youree Dr
Shreveport, LA 71105