How to get the most out of the Texas coast and the Lone Star Rally
Artists thrive in cooperative studio
Michael Frommer lives and paints on Galveston Island. He refers to the beauty of the Texas Coast and the rare, historic lines of the city’s structures as “unique wallpaper” from which he pulls artistic inspiration for his work. And the environment he chooses to create his art in is just as unique. [Read more…]
Island artist puts new spin on old sailors’ valentines
Local artisan Susan Alexander finds inspiration for her creative projects from all things Galveston. The Houston-born and raised interior designer and expert shell crafter summered on the island as a teenager and bought the August J. Henck cottage with husband Robert Clarke in 2010. Their East End house in the historic district of Galveston was built in 1897 and serves as a perfect backdrop for her remarkable works of shell art called sailors’ valentines. [Read more…]
A ship rescued from a Greek salvage yard becomes the pearl of the port
Some think it’s a miracle the tall ship Elissa, commissioned at a time when steamships outperformed sailing vessels for transporting cargo, was ever built. Steamships needed less crew than sailing ships, making vessels like the Elissa less efficient for carrying trade in the late 1800s.