Betty Morris, visual artist

Betty Morris, visual artist

Dear Readers:  Besides being artists, what do Vincent van Gogh, Grandma Moses and Henri Rousseau have in common?  The answer may surprise you:  they are all self-taught. A little “digging” shows a significant number of visual artists, musicians and photographers have carved out highly successful careers with little or no formal training.  Instead, they’ve acquired […]

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Audrey Riphenburg, writer

Audrey Riphenburg, writer

Dear Readers: What makes a writer write? A painter paint? What makes anyone, amateur or professional, in any of the arts do what he or she does? The answers, of course, are many and varied, but among the most basic certainly must be that the person loves the chosen art form. In our column today, […]

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Introduction

Dear Readers: What does the term “the arts” bring to your mind? Painting? Writing? Music? Dance? Woodworking or fiber arts? Pottery? Sculpture? Photography? The arts include all these forms of expression and many more, and in this column we’ll get to meet some of the artists working right here in Rusk County. Many artists introduced […]

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