June 21, 2021

Mary K. Cantrell

Mary K. Cantrell is a 25-year-old, Austin-based freelance writer and journalist. She has journalism and women’s and gender studies degrees from The University of Texas and a fondness for covering local arts stories.

Setting Type: How the Austin Book Arts Center Preserves, and Promotes, Age-Old Practices

In a sprawling retail complex in North Central Austin, behind the BookWoman shop and adjacent to Half-Price Books, there's another book-centric establishment. Only the Austin Book Arts Center doesn't...

Funmi Ogunro looks to train her filmmaker’s lens on Austin’s freedom communities

“I always say when people think of Austin, Texas, they don't really think about Black people or Black people's contribution. They just think about Sixth Street and South by...

Making Martha’s Contemporary

I first met Ricky Morales, the founder of Martha’s Contemporary — an Austin-based gallery which focuses on early career artists and mounts color-drenched, eye popping shows — in January...

‘Building The American Dream’ documents Texas’ deadly construction industry

The Texas construction industry is often compared to the Wild West, a relatively lawless space with few regulations and repercussions yet a place where opportunities abound for those tough...

Digging into a park’s difficult past to build a more equitable future

Pease Park Conservancy recently unveiled its new interpretive master plan. While the concept of an interpretive plan may sound vague and slippery — “why does a park need to...

Your Name Here: For Tim Kerr, Art is (Still) Everywhere

Tim Kerr’s studio, a generous space with 12-foot-high ceilings, feels like a holy chapel where the practiced religion is built on the pillars of art, skating, music-making, punk, and...

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