“I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper. Red, white, black, brown, or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues.”
Color is laden with symbolism and “the blues” are no exception. The music of artists like B.B. King and Floyd Dixon of Marshall serve as a reminder of how much we have in common. Our best creative achievements are borne from universal hardships and heartaches.
In this issue we celebrate Dixon’s birthday and get a glimpse of others’ talented endeavors. They include the art of Adrienne Stine, works featured in the Plain And Simple exhibit at 211 Gallery in Athens, and a unique living experience at One Boot Ranch near Emory.
“Rhapsody” 32 x 50 inches by artist Nancy Alexander of McKinney. See more of Alexander’s work on her website.
Stine’s Art Creates Space For Escape
Adrienne Stine’s peaceful and dreamlike art invites viewers to enter other worlds through surreal forms and landscapes. She paints in oils and on large scale canvases, creating ethereal realms that beckon spectators to escape. READ MORE.
THIS TIME OF YEAR
Blues Legend Floyd Dixon Hailed From Marshall
Blues legend Floyd Dixon was born in Marshall, Texas, on February 8, 1929. He taught himself to play the piano while growing up. He became known as a rhythm and blues pianist, often playing with big bands. His songs include “Hey Bartender,” “Please Don’t Go,” and “Hole in the Wall.” All are included on the album Marshall, Texas, Is My Home. READ MORE.
LIFESTYLE + ENTERTAINMENT
Experience Tiny House Living At One Boot Ranch
Visit the One Boot Ranch for a rustic adventure on a real working ranch in Point, Texas, six miles east of Emory. A tiny house rental offers guests the chance to enjoy country life on almost 60 acres of secluded land yet is located near lakes and shopping. READ MORE.
ART + CULTURE
211 Gallery Shows Plain And Simple Art
Plain and Simple is the broad theme of 211 Gallery’s current exhibit that runs through March 10. The works range from single subjects on plain or neutral backgrounds to studies in limited color schemes. READ MORE.