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Almost Real Things

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We are gathered here today to celebrate creative exploration and collaborate with people of a unified pursuit: improvement of life through doing. So do. Make. Create. There is no definition. There are no limits.

Nolina’s Musical Venture Spans 15 Years

For our Issue 20 Music Spotlight, we delved into the musical journeys of three local bands by combining the “then and now.” We compared their...

April Garcia’s Scuptures Are Both Soft and Strong

April Garcia creates soft sculptures full of whimsy, found objects and well, anything you can imagine! She describes her work as an affinity for abstraction...

Why Johnna Krantz is Getting Back into Ceramic Art

Austin ceramic artist Johnna Krantz re-established her love of the craft during quarantine. After being laid off from her job at a local gallery, she...

Dreamy Paintings from Lindsay Laser Smith

Lindsay Laser Smith has her head in the clouds. And the clouds on her canvas. For the last year, Lindsay has been painting clouds in...

Topher Sipes Creates Art that You Could Only Dream Of

Austin virtual reality artist Topher Sipes mixes analog methods and virtual drawing to create surreal depictions of nature. Topher dabbles in a range of digital...

Get Lost in Leslie Kell’s Surreal Digital Landscapes

Austin digital artist Leslie Kell fuses photography with digital composition to create surreal landscapes. After beginning her artistic journey as an airbrush painter and illustrator,...

How Yasmin Youssef Uses the Sun to Make Plant X-Rays

Yasmin Youssef doesn’t want to be defined by just one thing. That’s the reason she loves mixed media. She can incorporate anything she finds into...

How Adrian Armstrong is Making Art a Full Experience

Adrian Armstrong has been making art all of his life. In high school, he started taking his work seriously after watching a video about Art...

Erik Ross’ Art is a Mix of Mediums and Materials

For Austin artist Erik Ross, painting is a therapeutic outlet he uses to expose his inner world while simultaneously connecting with the outside world. It’s...

The Bold and Beautiful Pop Art of Phoebe Joynt

Pop surrealist style painter Phoebe Joynt pushes the limits of what is possible on canvas. Phoebe's originally from New York, but has been living ang...