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Arts News You Can Use: Make Leather Goods To Make A Living, Homelessness Through Children’s Eyes & More

by Hady Mawajdeh 16 Jan 2018 11:30 AM

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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting

  • The internet is full of painters, quilters, woodcarvers, knitters – all of them selling their custom goods on their websites or on marketplaces like Etsy. But how many make a full-time living at it? In this week’s Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, Jerome Weeks tracks down a premium leather goods maker in North Texas – who recently found himself facing that very question.
stewpot homeless services picturing homelessness art show elementary school kids

Work from the Stewpot 2018 art show “Picturing Homelessness.”

  • The Stewpot in Downtown Dallas is best known for providing services to clients experiencing homelessness. For decades, the organization has also run a weekly club for kids whose families may be at risk for homelessness. Raphael Dominguez works with those kids. In State of the Arts, KERA’s Anne Bothwell, talked with him about using art to navigate heavy topics.

What Else You’ve Got To Know

The "Trumpster" popped up in Denton on Jan. 8, 2017. Photo: Eric Mancini

The “Trumpster” popped up in Denton on Jan. 8, 2017.
Photo: Eric Mancini

What We’re Reading

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Stevie Wonder via

What We’re Listening To

What We’re Looking At


PBS’ ‘Victoria’

Never Goin' Back

Never Goin’ Back

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