Like everything else in Texas, the art and culture made here are bigger then life. And because the Lone Star State is so large and diverse, it’s natural that no one way of making art is the Texas way. Texas Standard celebrates the breadth and depth of music, painting, sculpture, literature and so much more.
“What I wanted more than anything was to say, Even when an opportunity like the Nasher Sculpture Prize presents itself, we have the self-permission to be honest humans.”
Odin Clack got into hand-made, premium leather goods because he’s been restless and creative with his hands since he was a kid in Galveston, drawing and building stuff. Clack has a marketing degree from Texas A&M and has worked as a director of digital global marketing for Texas firms. Five years ago, he visited a Tandy Leather shop on a whim and came out with a starter kit. Now, will Odin Leather Goods – that little leathercrafting business he started in his garage – really take off?
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Arturo Torres is a 27-year-old illustrator from Garland. He’s known for comic book-style portraits of legendary rappers and basketball stars. His work can be seen in the books “Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated” and “The Rap Year Book.”
“It’s kind of the culmination of his career. And there is something just beautifully poetic that it has a bit of Texas in it.”