In Touch Interviews: A Few Austin Artists during COVID-19
Rex Hamilton, Visual Artist
Rex Hamilton’s art envelops viewers in color and vibrancy, and this Austin-native artist speakers with In Touch Interviews about his practice, his background, and his new developments since the beginning of the pandemic. Rex’s work has recently reflected on COVID life and on the Black experience in Texas after the murder or George Floyd in Minnesota. Find Rex on Instagram and his website.
Sara Hickman, Musician
Musician, letter-writer, and artist Sara Hickman talks about the beauty of slowness, the closeness of conversations, and her work in assisted living homes throughout the pandemic. When was the last time you heard someone express gratitude to Zoom? Listen to Sara Hickman express gratitude with her words, her song, and her heart. Find Sara on her website.
Gary Spence, Author
Local author Gary Spence shares the good news about communities working together through the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and police violence in the US. Spence’s perspective is always as profound as his insights are keen, and, as usual, he’s got a history lesson in tow—this one about the politics of Juneteenth in Texas. Find Gary on Facebook.