Artists and Organizations In-residence
Andrea Wallace studied art and photography at Sam Houston State University and interior design at the Art Institute of Houston. As a photographer and installation artist, her work reveals her broad appreciation for others artistic talents as artists and performers are frequent subjects. She is inspired by music, beauty, fashion, people, nature, design and the performing arts. Wallace lives in Lockhart, Texas. Instagram
Jennifer Moore creates videos, sculptures and drawings that hover around themes of home and body. Her preferred materials are broken household items, fabric, bottles and old electronics. She finds these items lying around the city of San Marcos where she lives and works. She received a BFA in Studio Art from the Texas State University School of Art & Design in 2018.
Laurel Coyle is a photographer and videographer. Having a keen eye for location scouting and natural light, she researches her subjects and places them in environments that give the audience an intimate peek into the soul behind the creative process. Her ever-evolving curiosity leads her to take the seemingly ordinary and turn it inside out until she locates the extraordinary. Coyle lives in Lockhart, Texas.
Sam Foster grew up in Lawrence, KS and graduated with a BFA from Milwaukee institute of Art and Design in painting and studio art (2012). Sam works and lives in Austin, TX, and creates paintings and video art inspired by his life experiences. His paintings incorporate garish oils and collaged elements. Similarly his videos combine personal and found footage.
Mano Amiga + Where We Thrive
It is the mission, duty, and purpose of Mano Amiga to educate, advocate, coordinate, and organize alongside and in favor of immigrants and low-income residents in the rural I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin: Guadalupe, Caldwell, Hays, and Comal counties. Alongside writers, visual artists, musicians, and film-makers, we amplify the voices and experiences of people from historically underrepresented communities including people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people who have been directly impacted by incarceration. With our partners in the big cities, we aim to construct an 80-mile-long corridor of resistance to racist, anti-immigrant policies, deep in the heart of Texas. Website
Where We Thrive – Lockhart, TX has been a leader in the community campaign to honor George Floyd’s life, as well as to advocate removal of the Confederate monument, which sits directly under our office window across the street. WWT’s mission is “to rebuild, restore, mentor & develop community resources to improve the lives of our citizens living in poverty with emphasis on at-risk youth & the elderly.” Website