Potter Doug Brown started the Edom arts community when he moved to East Texas in 1971. The very next year he and other artists started the Edom Art Festival which marks 45 years with this year’s event October 14 and 15.
A while back on National Public Radio, music icon Billy Bragg claimed that “cynicism is the enemy of us all.” Coincidentally that same day, I was listening to Simpatico, a 24-song album by Adler & Hearne — Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne — that celebrates their 15 years together.
A plethora of new movies release this summer so there should be something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Two are rooted in very different Civil War themes than movies of old with Free State of Jones based on a true story of deserters that opposed slavery, and Captain America: Civil War that follows Marvel’s comic books storyline.
Celebrating 45 years of serving the greater East Texas community, the Tyler Museum of Art casts the spotlight on our nation’s diversity for its first major exhibition of 2016: Embracing Diverse Voices: 90 Years of African-American Art.