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by Victoria McClendon-Leggett

With Spring Break right around the corner, and the ASPA Conference upon us, we grabbed a quick coffee, piled into the van and departed Huntsville at 12:45–just after our classes ended.  389 more words


Benton/ The Making of a Mural

Along with the photo of the drum major that was featured in yesterday’s blog, I also came across another Alfred Eisenstadt photo. Shown above, it is of one of my painting heroes, … 275 more words

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"Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny" by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans:  The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny

Authors:  Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Published:  2017

I’d read a biography on Andrew Jackson last year ( 418 more words




Did not the late Thomas Hart Benton, Senator from the state of Missouri, that permanent resident of the city of Washington, receive mileage? Was he required to leave Washington and journey to St. 173 more words


Today in Texas History - January 16

From the Annals of the Senate – In 1850,  five years after Texas was admitted to statehood, Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri introduced a bill that would have divided Texas into two states and ceded additional land to the U.S. 95 more words

Victor Garcia

Above: Wishes in a Cotton Field, acrylic on canvas, 49.5 x 29.5″

Victor Garcia is an artist based out of Austin, Texas. Garcia does not have an online presence; his artistic career is shrouded in mystery, just as his paintings are veiled with layers of symbolism. 127 more words

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Artist of the moment.........Thomas Brownell Eldred

Thomas Brownell Eldred was a painter and printmaker renown for his style of geometric abstraction.

Thomas Brownell Eldred was born in Climax, Michigan in the year 1903. 204 more words