Thursday, June 29, 2017
Anna Spencer Morse, Grace Photography photo Round Top Festival Institutevideo

Round Top Festival Institute: No Ordinary Dream

Internationally acclaimed concert pianist James Dick asks: Why dream the ordinary? Master carpenter Larry Birkelbach maintains: The impossible just takes longer. Two men. Four hands. One goal: to...
photographer Bernard Mendoza and writer Marilyn Albert

Shooting the Breeze: Bernard Mendoza

Bernard Mendoza in Round Top Bernard Mendoza’s move to Round Top was prompted by his first grandchild being born a Texan. At the time, he...

Shooting the Breeze with Totally Tikaa

I caught up with Totally Tikaa, as she's known on her blog and social media channels, while she was being driven to Waco to...

The Fine Art of Texas Made

A chunk of mesquite that refused to burn ignited Gerald Tobola’s creative fire. It became his first lamp base, setting his hands to making...
Victorian Lady photo by Anna Spencer Morse Grace Photography

Art, Antiques and a Victorian Lady

For almost 25 years, Tom Vining and Dent Beall have collected antiques and fine art. In 2015, they found a permanent home for their...
Local Art Galleries in Round Top

Local Art Galleries in the Roundtopolis

In the spring, Mother Nature paints the rolling hills with a brightly colored palette of wildflowers. She is arguably the Roundtopolis' most visible artist....
Round Top Texas Wonder Women

Wonder(ful) Women. Wisdom of the Ages.

WONDER(ful) WOMEN Wisdom of the Ages from Round Top, Texas Allow us to introduce you to three wonder women from the Round Top, Texas area.   “I know...
Arts for Rural Texas Student

Arts for Rural Texas: Opening the Possibilities

Allyson Hoffmann doesn’t remember whether she was in the first or second grade when she took her first class sponsored by Arts for Rural...
Nancy Lou Webster creates a piece of treen every day.

Nancy Lou Webster of Elgin: Never Cottoned to Dresses Nor Convention

Nancy Lou Webster of Elgin never cottoned to dresses nor convention. At age 86, the renowned craftsman still doesn’t. “The world is full of boxes,...

Sailing Around the World Despite Parkinson’s

Many people sail around the world in their fantasies. Lyn and Jim Foley actually did it in a 40-foot sailboat named Sanctuary. Taking on the...