"They Might be Giants - then again, they might
be the work of Raoul Josset. The Franco-American sculptor who made larger-than-life
Trlica by Clay
John Trlica operated his Granger studio from 1924 until the mid-1950s.
He photographed people and places, but mostly people - regardless of race or religion.
This was a time when most rural businesses in Central Texas closed their doors
to black and Hispanic citizens.
photographer William Tauch, and his sculptor daughter Waldine TauchHenry
by Murray Montgomery
Hallettsville Photographer Left a Legacy of Memories
| || Alfonso
Casasola and The Casasola Photo Collection|
Casasola’s studio occupied a downtown building in the 500 block of S. El Paso
Street. Citizens of Juarez, El Pasoans, soldiers from Fort Bliss, visiting Mexican
entertainers and even Border Patrol agents dropped into Alfonso’s studio to have
“the moments of their lives” recorded for posterity. And so it went for decades...
sculptress and a paper mill by Bob Bowman
We recently learned that Texas historian Light Cummings is writing
a book about sculptress Allie Tennant of Dallas, who has an unusual link
with East Texas. When the first paper mill to make newsprint from southern pine
trees was built near Lufkin in the 1930s, Tennant was commissioned to develop
a plaque bearing the likenesses of Charles Holmes Herty and Francis Patrick Garvan,
who developed a method for separating the pine resin from the tree’s pulp...
Art - Special Subjects
Pottery by Clay
Coppedge 8-4-12 |
Examples of Wilson stoneware have been
exhibited at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, the Institute of Texas Cultures
in San Antonio, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The Wilson Pottery Foundation,
with its own museum, is dedicated to preserving the memory and works of Hiram
and the other Wilsons who, in bondage and as free men, created durable and practical
stoneware that today is worth more than what any of the Wilson potters made in
Famous Portrait of the Little Girl Named Judy by Bill Cherry 9-17-10|
the war years, Edolia (Ed) Rees and her daughter, Joyce Crainer, drove into downtown
Houston for Miss Joyce’s appointment with the doctor. His office was there on
Main Street above a very famous portrait photographer’s studio...
House by Byrone Brown|
Sculptor and architect Robert Bruno has bequeathed
to us his Steel House, sometimes referred to as “The Metal Mansion”, just outside
of Lubbock in Ransom Canyon.
Marfa by Luke Warm |
Photos courtesy Lizette Kapre, Ballroom Marfa, and
the Art Production Fund. West Texas gets a Long-Overdue Infusion of Whimsy by
paintings, made with varying degrees of talent have never been fully addressed
by critics. Don’t worry, there’s no lecture here – just a sampling of what now
passes for art in and around drinking establishments.
& Artists Beyond The State Line
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Old, Texas Cinemas|
I am an art teacher in the Dallas, Texas area. Last year I found your incredible
website and used it for researching a project I designed for my students on old,
Texas cinemas. The results of my 8th grade studio art project was recently featured
in the professional art educator magazine, "School Arts" (April 2012). I write
a blog about art and my post last week mentioned your fabulous website in conjunction
with the information about my art project. I thought you'd like to know that I
spoke so highly of your site. Please feel free to go to my blog (www.artteachtravel.com)
and read the entry posted on April 8 called "Memories as Catalyst". Most sincerely,
Anita Horton, April 13, 2012
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