Books REBOUND

Karen Hawkins by Judith Taylor Visiting the bookmobile every week as a child—returning one stack, leaving with another—Austin artist Karen Hawkins has always loved books. “In my childhood they were my escape. I traveled the world through books. I still love to touch them and smell them.” Today Hawkins continues to surround herself with books—decommissioned … Continue reading Books REBOUND

NICE, LONG SPACES

S.C. Gwynne and Katie Maratta found the wellspring for their art on the edge of a vast land ocean. by Claiborne Smith Writer and journalist S.C. “Sam” Gwynne grew up in Connecticut; his wife, artist Katie Maratta, grew up in West Virginia. Those places must seem somewhat foreign to them now, so tied to Texas … Continue reading NICE, LONG SPACES

René Alvarado

by Laura Harrison My recent visit with René Alvarado in his home and studio in San Angelo, TX, gave me an opportunity to see what he is currently working on and to reflect on his path as an artist. His home and studio is an old Lutheran church that he renovated in 2005. He kept … Continue reading René Alvarado