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SUNDAY October 23, 2022

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose.”

Mary Shelley

Never underestimate the lasting influence of literature on today’s culture. This week’s Magic and Mayhem gala at Longview Museum of Fine Art taps inspiration from Agatha Christie’s novel Murder on the Orient Express. Mary Shelley’s legend of Frankenstein — which grew after the release of the film co-starring actor John Boles of Greenville — also endures in today’s culture.

A similar inspiration developed in the exhibit titled Vigil at the Michelson Museum. Vigil pairs poems by Jim Blackburn and art by Isabell Scurry Chapman created during the pandemic. The pictures lend more meaning to the words, and vice versa.

Learn more cultural influences from the Upper East Side of Texas in the County Line eMagazine. Check out the September/October eEdition for information about more great events around and visit our calendar and Live Music sections. — Lisa Tang

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“Moonrise, Jemez, New Mexico” by Robert Langham is archival pigment print and part of the exhibit Framing the Narrative: Photographs from the Permanent Collection at the Tyler Museum of Art. READ MORE.
FEATURE

Treasure Hunting Cypress Creek Square

Big Cypress Creek in the Upper East Side of Texas was dammed in two places in the 1940s, creating a series of beautiful recreational lakes: Lake Cypress Springs, Lake Monticello, and Lake Bob Sandlin. These water wonderlands forever connected the four surrounding towns of Mount Vernon, Winnsboro, Pittsburg, and Mount Pleasant.

 

Besides having the lakes in common, the towns share a love for offering shoppers unique treasures in quaint small town vendor malls and thrift stores. Fans of antiques, vintage, boho, retro, kitsch, and funky finds enjoy shopping adventures in Cypress Creek Square. READ MORE.

THIS TIME OF YEAR
Frankenstein’s John Boles Hailed From Greenville

John Boles, a matinee idol who spanned silent film and “talkies,” was born October 28, 1895, in Greenville, Texas, to parents John Monroe and Mary Jane Boles. READ MORE.

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Magic & Mayhem Adds ‘Murder’ to October Gala

Prepare for a fun evening of mystery and adventure at the annual Magic & Mayhem gala from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, October 29. The gala takes place at The Summit Club in Longview and is based on the classic novel Murder on the Orient Express originally by British author Agatha Christie in 1934. READ MORE.

ART & CULTURE

See ‘Vigil’ At Michelson Museum of Art

Vigil is a collaboration between artist Isabell Scurry Chapman and environmental lawyer and poet Jim Blackburn. Chapman and Blackburn have been mixing art and poetry for more than two decades. READ MORE.

NEW THIS WEEK
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• Tyler Old Rose Dress Display Open At Goodman Museum

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