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Graphite drawings of the female form by Jessica Ward

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By Erika Jane Mallette in New Illustration on Saturday 23 June 2012

The art of Jessica Ward is beautiful, macabre, and haunting but charming and all done with graphite on paper. Her female figures stare quietly, despondently, deformed and captivating.

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Haunted Ground: a new art series by Erika Jane Mallette

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By Erika Jane Mallette in New Art on Thursday 14 June 2012

I’m a self taught artist out of Austin, Texas. My Haunted Ground series touches on addiction and destructive self behavior that we all can relate to in one way or the other. But it’s our job to turn our ugly side into something beautiful, such as in the case of my subjects. Johnny Cash’s addictions were well known, as were Edgar Allan Poe’s. But through their addictions, they wrote and cultivated it into something haunting and splendid and that have truly stood the test of time.

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Restavrant combine hillbilly, blues, and electro

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By Erika Jane Mallette in New Music on Thursday 14 June 2012

Restavrant (pronounced Restaurant) is a duo from Victoria, Texas, now located in Los Angeles, and quite possibly the only band to successfully combine hillbilly, blues, and electro. I think you will agree. They are innovative in their unnatural pairing of trash and tech.

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Fabulous Glitter Art by Sue Zola

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By Erika Jane Mallette in New Art on Thursday 14 June 2012

A pioneer of glitter art, Sue Zola has been a fixture of the Austin art scene for the past decade, with subject matter ranging from pop art, rock stars, movie posters, portraits, and other nostalgia. Her art is expertly executed, glitz, and glam, and all around fabulous. Her work will be showing at Halycon Coffee in Austin in September.

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