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Getting Back to Nature in a Pandemic World

By Celia Hughes. Welcome to my pandemic world. I thought I was on top of things, even though I wasn’t going outside very much—to the mailbox and back …

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Reflections on Service for Veterans Day 2020

by April Sullivan. I am writing this blog as Veterans Day 2020 approaches. This nationally recognized holiday on November 11th honors all the military Veterans who have served …

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Let’s Go to the Park

Are you thinking about planning a trip to one of our 88 Texas state parks? We asked the ADA Resources team at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to …

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Artist of the Month: Hannah Lee

by Jerry Slayton Our November artist of the month is Hannah Lee. Hannah is a prolific artist and educator with an undeniable talent. Her art practice and pedagogy …

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Songwriting with Gaelynn Lea

For our second songwriting session, we welcomed the talented Minnesota violinist and lyrical mastermind Gaelynn Lea. After winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, she began touring and …

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LET’S PLAN A TRIP TO THE PARK

(socially distanced) When you plan a trip to the park, whether it’s a small neighborhood “pocket park” or a large state park, what are some amenities you like …

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Making Pieces About Peace

by Silva Laukkanen The late Jean Kennedy Smith, former ambassador to Ireland, was also the founder of Very Special Arts (VSA), an internationally recognized non-profit dedicated to creating …

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Artist of the Month: Daniel García Ordaz

Daniel García Ordaz is better known as The Poet Mariachi by his friends and peers. He is a poet, songwriter, letter writer, teacher, and veteran Navy Hospital Corpsman. …

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Finding Joy in 2020

by April Sullivan Well, it is almost October and 2020 is still as surreal as it was in the Spring. Those of us at Art Spark Texas have …

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Songwriting Tools (not Rules) with Dustin Welch

By Eric Clow As part of our Community Conversations, we added a new track with songwriters, joining us to share some of their strategies and writing prompts. The …

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