Artbeat: Betsy Dudley

Artbeat: Betsy Dudley

Artist Betsy Dudley works out of what is probably the most inviting studio that I have ever seen, and I have seen many art studios. Though there is inevitably some clutter, there is also a sense of space and peace, with abundant natural light pouring in over...

Artbeat: Embroidering

Artbeat: Embroidering

HISTORY AND CULTURE Show will pay tribute to Old Spanish Trail highway By JASMINA WELLINGHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Years ago, artist Laurel Gibson stopped to look at some merchandise sold from a roadside stand along Highway 16. Large perforated paper rolls...

Artbeat: Music for the Soul

Artbeat: Music for the Soul

Deborah Marshall MUSIC THANATOLOGIST PLAYS HARP FOR THE DYING The Abode Home is a unique place where terminally ill patients are embraced and taken care of. It’s not a hospice, says the brochure, “but rather a home with a simple, welcoming, peaceful ambience for...

Art Beat: Art is What Makes Us Human

Art Beat: Art is What Makes Us Human

Katie Luber guides the San Antonio Museum of Art in the right direction The roof was damaged by hail and the Cowden Gallery Pop Art exhibit had to be closed earlier than planned, but on this sunny day in May when I arrive to interview director Katherine “Katie” Luber,...

Dancing On Air

Dancing On Air

Visitors to SeaWorld San Antonio may remember Julia Langenberg as the girl who danced on and around a hoop suspended above a whale pool. Or maybe they saw her with parrots flying around her while she engaged in an aerial ballet, supported only by silk panels hanging...

A Musical & Resplendent Voice

A Musical & Resplendent Voice

Poet Carol Coffee Reposa Has a Way with Words Carol Coffee Reposa wrote her first poem when she was only 8 years old. Her mom entered it in a radio contest in Houston, and to young Carol’s surprise, it won a prize and a $5 award. “I felt I had hit the big time,” says...

Artbeat: Abbi Walker

Artbeat: Abbi Walker

Abbi Walker: A Rising Country Star BY JASMINA WELLINGHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Abbi Walker grew up singing in church choirs, but when she decided to make singing her career, she chose a very different music genre — her own brand of country tinged with Southern...

A Joy and a Responsibility

A Joy and a Responsibility

Ruiz-Healy Art Helps San Antonio Connect to the International Art Scene Patricia Ruiz-Healy did not develop an interest in art until she traveled to England at 18 to spend a year studying English. “My first significant aesthetic experience happened in London,” says...

Art Beat: Art speaks to the human experience

Art Beat: Art speaks to the human experience

Joey Fauerso's work is part of hemisfair's new garden Children visiting HemisFair Park this summer will have a whole new playground to explore and enjoy. Created by six San Antonio artists and appropriately named PLAY, this playground will consist of six separate...

A Woman of Many Talents: Christie Beckham loves the theater

A Woman of Many Talents: Christie Beckham loves the theater

Actress/director Christie Beckham believes in the power of the Tsar Bell. That 20-foot-high bronze bell sits on a pedestal inside the Kremlin for tourists to admire and touch if they want to return to Russia. “I touched the bell,” says Beckham, who first visited...

Art Beat: San Antonio Style Bookfest

Art Beat: San Antonio Style Bookfest

Director Katy Flato takes the reins Back in 2013, during the first San Antonio Book Festival (SABF), Katy Flato served as moderator for a panel discussion between authors Stephen Harrigan and Bob Thompson, who had both written books about hunting elusive legends. It...

Art that heals

Art that heals

Art consultant Allison Hays Lane helps transform medical facilities Hospitals are rarely inviting places to visit let alone to see original art. But the new Sky Tower of the University Hospital in the Medical Center is definitely an exception. As you step into the...

All the right moves

All the right moves

  Ballet San Antonio comes into its own Ballet San Antonio’s president and executive director Courtney Barker has long wanted her company to play a part in the revitalization of downtown, and this fall a big part of that plan is becoming reality. Together with the San...

Art Executive Sans Pareil

Art Executive Sans Pareil

Southwest School of Art’s Paula Owen makes her mark On the morning I arrive at the Southwest School of Art (SSA) to interview its president, Paula Owen, there are tables set in the front yard, with adults and children milling around, busy signing up for the children’s...

An Artist & a Leader: Sylvia Benitez

An Artist & a Leader: Sylvia Benitez

Sylvia benitez Founds GAGA for Women Artists Medical school is not a likely place for an art exhibit, but many employees and visitors to the UTHSC’s flagship institution have had the opportunity to view some gorgeous original art for almost a year. Housed on the...

A  Passion for  New  Music

A Passion for New Music

Soli Chamber Ensemble embraces contemporary composers Last November, clarinetist Stephanie Key threw an early surprise party for the 50th birthday of her cellist husband, David Mollenauer. Months before, she had contacted one of the best-known contemporary music...

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