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HOPE Outdoor Gallery

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Only a few years ago, HOPE Outdoor Gallery (HOG) was nonexistent. Deteriorating concrete slabs, remnants of condemned condos, topped the Castle Hill property overlooking Lamar. Visionaries and the generosity of property owners transformed the 1.25 acre lot into a creative wonderland. The Austin Chronicle put it best describing HOG as “a local treasure, an open secret, and a destination […]

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AU REVOIR 2014. Why hello there 2015.

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It feels as though I just bid farewell to 2013 and here I am, saying goodbye again. 2014 was spent with friends I grew up with and family who watched me grow. This year was a yellow brick road of milestones. Milestones, an unspoken reminder of how limited our time is but how very lucky we are to share those moments with the ones we […]

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#HarvestMeet

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My sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane. – Robert Frost, My November Guest Frost could have easily been describing the charm I find in misty autumn days and crisp fall nights. Such was the […]