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Portrait of an old cowboy

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As my friend, an old cowboy, stands outside the doorway of a South Texas cafe at noon, I see in him a portrait of the life and landscape of Texas. He no longer wears western shirts with tiny imitation pearl-covered snap buttons or western-cut slacks. They have been replaced by the more traditional style of clothes most men now wear […]

For Falls City native Taylor Dziuk, ‘Dreams really do come true … ’

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Artist lands her dream job at Walt Disney Animation Studios


Taylor Dziuk has been bringing her dreams to “light” since landing a job at Walt Disney Animation Studios earlier this year. The artist and Falls City native has loved art all her life. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Visualization, she went on to gain a Masters of Science in Visualization in 2020, also […]

Jessica Copas: Capturing beauty with each photo

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Each photo she takes depicts how she sees the beauty of the world, and helps her share it with others. Jessica Copas, a student at San Antonio College, is a passionate photographer. “I started taking pictures when I was 10 years old, after I got my first camera for Christmas that year,” she said. Copas, now 19, started taking photos […]

Louise Underwood gets ‘in the zone’ with pottery

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The Wilson County News sat down recently with Wilson County potter Louise Underwood. This U.S. Army veteran and retired teacher picked up pottery as a time-passer and hobby, but she soon found the art form one worth honing and perfecting. She practices constantly to improve her skills and find new ways to use what she already knows. Are you interested […]

Mikki Senkarik creates ‘billboards of happiness’

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Meet Mikki Senkarik—traditional artist, wordsmith, gardener, and wearer of many hats! You may recognize her works from their breath-taking details and their gorgeous displays of bright, floral colors. However, she can paint a picture with either a brush or a keyboard to create an equally enthralling experience. In fact, this is how she tells her story on her blog: it […]

THE ‘RULES’ OF ART

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Emily Fielding on why there are none


“Just do what you want!” This is the advice that local artist Emily Fielding has for the artistically inclined. “Never limit yourself to what people say art has to be.” Fielding has certainly stuck to her own advice. Only 19 and originally from the Houston area, this young artist is pursuing an associate degree in art at San Antonio College […]

Tim Tingle keeps Choctaw Nation’s story alive

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“The Choctaw story is a story of miracles.” Acclaimed storyteller and author Tim Tingle has long had a passion for learning and sharing the story of the Choctaw people’s history and culture, past and present. Even through his true-to-life accounts of pain and tragedy, the faith and hope of the Choctaw spirit is evident. Tingle infuses humor, suspense, mystery, as […]

Norman Renglick’s unconventional approach to art

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In the heart of The Shops at La Cantera, nestled between two high-end jewelry stores, you’ll find something unique to San Antonio, and possibly to the world: the San Antonio Artists Collective (SAAC). The SAAC is a family-owned art gallery that features original works from artists who live in San Antonio, both in its large online gallery and inside of […]