Everything They Touch . . . Turns to Art!
Joy Thomas can hardly contain her excitement when she talks about Art in Uncommon Places and, in particular, the nonprofit’s recent overhaul of Paintbrush Alley in Downtown San Angelo. Sitting in the front room of Art in Uncommon Place’s (AIUP) building on South Irving Street, its gray cinderblock walls adorned with a plethora of brightly colored canvases, […]
Flatland Cavalry and The Texas Red Dirt Boom
The oilfields in West Texas are not the only thing booming in the Lone Star State. There is a deep well of talented red dirt and Texas country musicians pumping some liquid gold of their own, with new bands packing the barrooms and dance halls of West Texas oil boom towns like Big Lake and […]
The Alpine Artwalk
In 1994, when gallery owner Keri Blackman and John Davis started Gallery Night, a small collection of open houses designed to celebrate and spotlight local artists, they "didn't even know what we were doing," admitted Blackman, an Alpine gallery owner. In the years that followed, Gallery Night evolved, changed its name to Alpine Artwalk, garnered recognition across the state, and eventually exploded into an annual city staple that is now the city's largest event of the year.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Art for Everyone
If your taste in art is eclectic, then The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), is an ideal place for a visit! Located in the heart of the impressive downtown museum district, displays range from ancient Shang Dynasty artifacts to Western scenes by Frederick Remington to cubist paintings by Pablo Picasso.