The setting is room 306 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The date is April 3, 1968, and the room’s occupant is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has just given his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech and is alone in his room, having sent his friends out to get some cigarettes. He … Continue reading BCP’s ‘The Mountaintop’ MLK’s dreams
‘Revolting Children’ singing and dancing
Port Arthur Little Theater’s “Matilda the Musical” is a rollicking story of finding one’s true family.
Watkins reflects on clay memories
“Reflection Made of Memories,” on display at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas through March 19, is a sumptuous exploration of James C. Watkins’ career in ceramics.
Stark Museum hunts down European pastime
Visitors to the Stark Museum of Art’s latest exhibition on hunting expecting to see Western art will be surprised to see genteel European gentlemen rather than the usual rugged cowboys.
Local arts writer wins national award
The following is a story that ran in the Jan. 3, 2023 edition of the Beaumont Enterprise. Linnis Blanton created the artwork pictured during the interview for Andy Coughlan's story that won the National Arts & Entertainment contest for arts feature more than 1,000 words. Artist and writer Andy Coughlan got an early Christmas present … Continue reading Local arts writer wins national award
Coloring in a life
“Leon Schulman Gaspard: The Real Story” (is) a biography that is as much detective story as art history.
These are our favorite Southeast Texas art exhibitions from 2022
Southeast Texas has a fine visual arts scene, which is my particular beat, so I thought I’d revisit my favorite exhibitions from the year.
‘Toward the Ultimate Figure’
Southeast Texas artist reviews Houston sculpture show “The Forest” by Alberto Giacometti, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through Feb, 12. Photo by Andy Coughlan When one thinks of a sculpted figure, they immediately imagine a muscular form carved from stone, something with weight both literally and figuratively. Many of Alberto Giacometti’s … Continue reading ‘Toward the Ultimate Figure’