Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Milagro de Monterrey Art

I wanted to show you an unused illustration for the Milagro de Monterrey book. It measures 4"x6". I'm not sure why I made it so small. Given the tight deadline and the numerous illustrations that I was working on for the book I must have been delirious.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Frosty Little

Glenn "Frosty" Little passed away in his sleep yesterday. He was in the first graduating class of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College, performed on the show for many years, was director of the clowns on both units and the list goes on.

If it wasn't for Frosty and what he taught me I may never have made into Clown College. Below is a wiki link with more about Frosty. Thanks for everything Frosty. Hatorini!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

John Wayne at the Woodlawn Theatre 1960

I've mentioned the Woodlawn Theater on previous postings. It's where, in 1991 I met Pammy, my future wife. She was the artistic director for the San Antonio Fine Center. I think I even mentioned the fact that John Wayne's Alamo movie had it's worked premiere there. Well, fifty years ago this past Sunday that film had a star-studded premiere in lil' ol' San Antonio. Of course, back then it was a classic, single screen movie theater the likes of which are no longer made though a few still exist.

When we worked there I always liked the place because it always felt like it had been around forever which I found comforting. It was there long before we showed up and would remain long after we made our last curtain call there. You don't get that feeling from just any theater. That place was special. It had a magical quality, a little of which went with Pammy and I and continues along with us all these years later. The house I grew up in no longer exists so maybe, in a way, I guess I've adopted that old theater to be that lost home. I can visit it when I wish and it will always be there.

Next year it will have been a decade since I walked into the place where I began the next chapter of my life. I'm willing to bet that if I go back there a year from now something good will happen.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Barry Lubin


One of the nicest guys in circus and one of the Clown College gag directors my year, Barry Lubin, will be seen in a documentary of the Big Apple Circus that will air on PBS on November 3rd. Here's a link to an article about his daughter in the New York Daily News courtesy of Mike Weakley and a bio of Barry Lubin from Wikipedia.
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