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


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Doc Ed on the Go

My alter ego. Doc Ed, was at Coronado Elementary School to edu-tain the kids on the basics of the Edwards Aquifer. I had an audience of kinder to second graders, which is not unusual for summer camps but thanks to my heightened aquifer senses (and over two decades of performing for kids) I was able to keep them all engaged while educating them through my special blend of science, comedy and magic. Now in the midst of my fifth year as Doc Edwards:Aquifer Explorer, I think I've got it down!  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Past Week

Clown Camp show at the Connally's Dance Workshop.
Here are some photos showing some of the things we've been up to recently.

                                              S.A.L.T.A. "platica" at the Guadalupe Theater.

Artslam at The White Rabbit.

Pammy co-teaching a clown camp with the Astonishing Mr. Pitts!

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Monday and We Don't Mind

We've been so busy and I mean that in a great way. It all started back in January with our Arriba Arte studio space at Tres Rebecas (which we no longer have but that's okay) and it's continued into the summer months. we anticipate a very productive fall as well. Gotta look ahead! Plan for the future today we say! Anyway, this past week alone has been very satisfying.

  Last Saturday the kids of our Clown Camp at the Connally's Dance Workshop performed for family and friends. The kids did beautifully! We hope to do some more classes in the fall and keep the momentum going.

Over the weekend I did some paint slinging at Artslam which went well for me. It's been a few months since I've been a part of that event and I was glad to be back! I'm looking forward to the next one.

At the moment, we're in the process of writing another educational show for the Edwards Aquifer Authority which will feature Doc Ed with Karston the Texas Blind Salamander in a much larger role. In the current show Karston doesn't appear until near the end. With the new show he'll have most of the show to be out in front of the kids educating and entertaining on all things Edwards Aquifer.

Pammy is also working alongside local children's entertainer The Astonishing Mr. Pitts teaching clown classes to elementary school age kids. That will go on for a couple of weeks. It's a good month for clowning.

Plenty of other things on the front and back burner. I don't mean to brag. It just feels good to be involved in so many creative endeavors! We haven't had this much fun in a long time. I have to confess that making a living as a freelance artist in this town isn't the easiest thing to do...but, I think we've got it figured out. Better late than never.

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