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Our Almost Real Things Artist Spotlight is composed of submissions from talented up-and-coming artists. Whether they’re students, after-hours-artists, or unemployed, these creative designers, poets, musicians and more are tirelessly pushing their art form forward. This zine is built on collaboration. If you have finished or unfinished work you’d like to feature in Almost Real Things, please shoot us an email at hello@almostrealthings.com.

Helena Martin and the Visual Power of Emotion

"The most important theme in all my drawings, paintings and murals is emotions. Often this leads to fairly abrasive or unsettling subject matter. I find...

The Enchanting Paintings of Becca Gordon

DFW native turned Austinite Becca Gordon has developed an abstract painting style that is uniquely her own. Raised by her classical musician parents, Becca grasped the concept...

Patrick Hobbie Makes His Art Come Alive

For local artist Patrick Hobbie, art is meant to evoke emotions, no matter what they may be. I first came across the artwork of Patrick...

Sculptor and Installation Artist: Kelly Johnston

Kelly Johnston was featured in our double issue, 03 & 04. You can see more of her work on her website.  

Lisa Belcher Unwraps New Short Film “The Gift”

Local Austin filmmaker, Lisa Belcher, is releasing her short film "The Gift" this week and we have an exclusive first look. It is already gaining international...

IGAustinTexas Fosters Creativity, One Square at a Time

IGAustinTexas was founded in March of 2015 by Javier Gonzalez. It is a community group dedicated to fostering creativity within Austin, Texas through the Instagram...

Making Memories with Emree Weaver

Words: Marque Blackman Hotel Van Zandt has a crowded cocktail lounge on Friday nights, but an endless barrage of shoulder bumping wasn’t enough to deter...

Austin’s Mysterious Music Artist Known Only as fuvk

Interview by Joel Greatbatch fuvk is a songwriter who is continuously releasing engaging and personal music to every season of the year. We tracked her...

Parallel Assimilations by Amanda Staples

Parallel Assimilations This chance-derived 35mm film series combines double exposures between the artist and collaborating photographers. The spontaneous results capture the dynamic between the individuals...

Julie Pelaez Transcends Control in her Artistic Process

Julie Pelaez was exposed to art at a young age. She was born into an artistic family, which immersed her in creative thinking from...

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