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Debbie Nicholas sits in front of her most recent painting she's been working on. Numerous other pieces of art are displayed throughout ARTS on Broad.

The art of retirement

July 12, 2020

After teaching for 37 years, with 20 of those years being at Texas High, art teacher Debbie Nicholas has retired. While some would take this time to settle down and take things slow, Nicholas packed up her paint brushes and jumped forth on a new project. The former art teacher took her skills and used them to open her own art gallery, ARTS on Broad, located in downtown Texarkana.

Photo Illustration by Bailey Groom

Self-taught stress relief

March 17, 2020

 A feeling of accomplishment rushes over her body as she finishes the last stitch. Thinking back to when she could barely finish one design, she stares at the embroidery she just completed in awe. Teaching oneself to do something can be difficult at times, but in the end, it is proof of what a pers...

The race to VASE

The race to VASE

February 20, 2020

Artists from Texas High will be traveling to Pittsburg, Texas to compete in the 26th annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event on Saturday, Feb. 20. Students had the opportunity to enter up to two pieces ranging from paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Judging will take place on site of the ev...

Graphic by Aislyn Echols

Drawing in the scares

November 3, 2019

Inktober is an annual month long drawing challenge for any willing artist to accept during October. They follow a list of prompts and draw whatever their minds can conjure up based on that day’s prompt. Inktober officially started in 2009 when an artist, James Parker, started Inktober as a way of ch...

On Oct. 25, artist Neal Harrington explains a print he created to the Texas High Art Club. Harrington's work is currently displayed downtown in the gallery at the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council.

Imprinting the arts

October 27, 2019

On Oct. 25, Art Club traveled downtown to the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council to learn about the process of printmaking. Artist Neal Harrington informed the students on how he creates his own pieces. Workshops were set up to allow the students to participate in hands on activities and rece...

Judy McKinney paints on plexiglass to demonstrate the strokes oil paints make with brushes. McKinney offers private art lessons from her studio on Kennedy lane.

The art of creative careers

October 8, 2019

Located between Texas High and the murky madness of real life lies a house that thrives on paint splatters and smiles. Colorful collections of assorted paint tubes line the cabinets of the home’s most spacious room. Previously white desks, now marked with a myriad of markers and crayons, stand prou...

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Spiraling in the world of art

September 18, 2019

His mind is twisting and his hands are steady. All these ideas just waiting to be spat out onto paper. The indecisive resolution on what piece to start on next. His ideas racing each other to be the next work of art that was created within him. The art that breaks the rules and the art that sets the...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Gordon

A desire to design

May 1, 2019

The idea comes to her brain like a strike of lightning. The pencil touches the paper and her mind spills poetry onto the page. All of her attention is on the new piece she is creating. Her motivation holds her captive until she has finalized the wonder that fills her mind. The inspiration and talent that...

A visual arts student mixes paint while working on a competition piece. Advancing at the VASE competition next Saturday might lead to a desired scholarship.

Battle of the arts

February 8, 2019

Students from all over Texas will come together to participate in a competition revolving around a specific hobby: art. Paintings, sculptures, photographs and other creative pieces will be brought to Pittsburg, Texas to compete in region 8. Many competitors will gather together in hopes that their wo...

Photo by Merideth Stanfill

Painting the town

January 25, 2019

Texarkana our community: exploring our identity through architecture. This is the theme that painting students utilized for downtown's art gallery. Texarkana’s Regional Arts and Humanities Council asked art students to participate in their art installment series Art Smart. Every few months, artists o...

Art club memorial mural

November 21, 2018

Scenery on a grand scale

November 21, 2018

Varieties of colors cover the wall. Flowers meticulously line the outside with a mixture of nature scenery. Purple and blue tints complement the surrounding area. This is the visionary piece the Art Club designed. The club volunteered to paint a mural in the staff break room of the Hospice of Texarkana. ...

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