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Asexuality and Disability

By Paisley Hansen Hello! My name is Paisley, and I’m an intern with Art Spark Texas. Something that’s been on my mind recently has been the question of …

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Making Space for Humor

By Walter Greene Whether you’re reading John’s writing, listening to one of his stories (check out “Is There a Doctor in The House,” streaming now), or lucky enough …

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It’s Time to Disentangle Disability from Metaphor and Put Characters with Disabilities at the Center of the Narrative

By Sierra Armor  Especially within classical literature, it is difficult to find characters with disabilities who are not written-off as villains or confined to the periphery of the …

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RAMPD Brings Inclusion and Access to the Music Industry

This past fall, we learned from our friend, disabled musician and winner of the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn Lea, about an exciting advocacy group she helped to …

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Too Few Cooks in the Kitchen: A Call for Representation

By Walter  As a student, I spend a lot of my time hunched over a desk, screen to my face, reading, writing, and emailing about classes, exams, papers, …

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January Artist of the Month Nicole Cortichiato

By April Sullivan  We are very excited to have Nicole Cortichiato as our first Artist of the Month for 2022! I met Nicole in 2011 when she submitted …

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December Artist of the Month: Ruth Ahn

By Jerry Slayton This month, Art Spark Texas recognizes Artist Ruth Ahn as our December Artist of the Month. Ruth has led an incredibly interesting life as a …

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Art Spark Texas Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s Merry and Bright This Season  Bringing you the Art Spark Texas HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE:  Holiday Art and Gift Pop-Up Market  Saturday, Dec. 11 (12-5:00pm CST)  1152 San Bernard Street …

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Multicultural Holiday Crafts

By Jerry Slayton  ‘Tis the season for crafting! With the holiday season quickly approaching, we all finally have the excuse we’ve been waiting for to start a few …

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November Artist of the Month James Burnside – Author, Poet, Playwright

By Boye Nagle James Burnside and I met about five years ago. I was attracted to his calm, kind, generous spirit. It was clear our immediate connection was …

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