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Art

Storytelling, news, and reviews about works of art and the artists behind them

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September 30, 2012

Portrait of the Artist as a Postman

The only American ever to design scarves for the exclusive French fashion house Hermès is Kermit Oliver, a 69-year-old postal worker from Waco who lives in a strange and beautiful world all his own.

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July 31, 2012

All the Pretty Horses

Wayne Baize, one of America’s most admired cowboy artists, lives amid the soaring mountains and wide-open plains. But his eye is drawn to something else entirely.

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July 31, 2012

Willie Nelson Statue, Austin

Washington, D.C., has Abraham Lincoln, Salt Lake City has Brigham Young, Philadelphia has Rocky Balboa. And now Austin has Willie. The massive bronze sculpture, which was commissioned by a local group called Capital Area Statues, rests downtown at the corner of Willie Nelson Boulevard (formerly Second Street) and Lavaca outside the new studios of Austin City

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June 30, 2012

Guernica Tapestry, San Antonio

The most famous of three tapestry versions of Guernica, Pablo Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece, has found a new home at the San Antonio Museum of Art after being displayed for nearly 25 years at the United Nations headquarters in New York. There, in 2003, officials controversially covered it with a blue curtain during Secretary

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April 30, 2012

Tejano Monument, Austin

The figures in the Tejano Monument, a 275-ton granite-and-bronze statue unveiled on the Capitol grounds in late March, depict the forging of modern Texas. A Spanish explorer gazes over a new world, his clothing and sword placing him in the early 1500’s, when Alonso Álvarez de Pineda became the first

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March 1, 2012

The Tree of Strife

For a quarter of a century, the Art Guys, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing, have been Houston’s master provocateurs, stirring up discussion with their wacky, thoughtful, and tenaciously marketed “social sculptures.” But have they finally gone too far?

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February 1, 2012

Galveston Makes Lemonade

After the island lost more than 35,000 trees to Hurricane Ike, a group of artists carved 35 stumps into beautiful and intricate sculptures.

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January 1, 2012

One Family, Two Very Different Artists

Gary Panter, famous for designing the bizarre and far-out Pee-wee's Playhouse set, went home to Sulphur Springs for the holidays and showed his mind-bending art in a local gallery alongside his father's traditional oil paintings.

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August 31, 2011

Marathon

The Gateway to Big Bend offers enough tasty food and worthy art to attract event the hiking-averse.  

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August 31, 2011

Common Threads

Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes have finally completed their life’s work, a massive three-volume history of the quilts of Texas, from 1836 to the present. Here are ten that tell the story of quilting—and our state.

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August 31, 2010

Alpine

In this high-desert hub just north of Big Bend National Park, you’ll find Western artwork, Mexican handicrafts, and the unexpected snow cone.

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February 1, 2010

The Illusionist

For more than thirty years, artist Damian Priour has crafted beautiful sculptures made of limestone, metal, wood, bronze, and glass.

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June 30, 2009

A Life’s Work

Self-proclaimed artist Jim Huntington spends his days in Coupland toiling away with clay models and giving shape to large pieces of granite.

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May 31, 2009

Art of the Weekend

Location: Dallas and Fort WorthWhat You’ll Need: Sketch pad, beretThe body of downtown Dallas has been prayed over more times than I can count. And while it may take an act of God to finally bring the Trinity River Project to life, there’s no question that when

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February 1, 2008

Dario Robleto

He did not grow up planning to become an artist: Robleto was captain of the football team at San Antonio’s Robert E. Lee High School and initially chose biology as his major at UT-San Antonio. But in 1993 he quite literally had an epiphany and turned to making art.

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June 30, 2007

East Meets West

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curator of contemporary art talks about this month’s new exhibit, Red Hot: Asian Art From the Chaney Family Collection.

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December 1, 2006

Pasó por Aquí

José Cisneros, the legendary illustrator of the Spanish Southwest, is 96, almost blind, and nearly deaf. And, of course, he has no plans to put down his pen.

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March 1, 2005

Drawing Conclusions

Illustrator Jody Hewgill on where she finds inspiration and deciding how to portray Whole Foods’ co-founder and CEO John Mackey.

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January 1, 2005

Tour Of Duty

Political junkies who have felt adrift since the end of the presidential campaign should make their way to Dallas this month, where three exhibits will help fill the void. At Southern Methodist University’s Bridwell Library until January 20, “From George to George: Presidential Elections in the United States From 1789

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September 30, 2004

The Natural

Artist Brad Holland, who illustrated this month's cover story, "A Texas Survival Kit," talks about inspiration and tornados.

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August 31, 2004

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Watercolor landscapes, pre-Columbian objects— and a painting by Modigliani.

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August 31, 2004

“The Buzz About Marfa Is Just Crazy”

A century after the cowboys and ranchers moved in on the local Apaches, Comanches, and Tejanos, the West Texas town is adjusting to a new breed of excitable invaders: Hollywood fashion arbiters, New York art- world youngsters, Houston superlawyers, and the like. Cappuccino, anyone?

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July 31, 2004

Bombshells Away

In this summer of D-day nostalgia, we pause to remember the unsung heroines of World War II: the pinup girls painted on the noses of B-24's and other planes for luck and inspiration. Some of the most colorful artwork is on permanent display in Midland. Permission to view it granted.

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March 1, 2004

Dancin’ Days

The Houston Ballet's new artistic director, Stanton Welch, talks about growing up in Australia; creating the evening-length work, Tales of Texas; and replacing Ben Stevenson.

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February 1, 2004

Image Maker

Associate photography editor Leslie Baldwin discusses assigning photographers, editing pictures, and researching George W. Bush

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September 30, 2003

Picture Perfect

Photographer Peter Yang talks about hanging out at the Texas Union and the key to taking a great portrait.

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June 30, 2002

Image Builder

Gary Tanhauser, who illustrated "Two Barmaids, Five Alligators, and the Butcher of Elmendorf," talks about how he approaches his work.

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May 31, 2002

Prehistory Lesson

Three sites near Del Rio with outstanding examples of rock art makes learning about ancient history fun for moms and dads. Kids too.