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Galveston Artist Residency Offers Refuge for Creativity

Artist residencies generally offer places for selected artists or writers or academics to retreat from the real world and explore their work with no time constraints or rules involved. Usually that’s in a setting far off the grid. And while the first part’s true for the artists of the Galveston Artist Residency, the particular setting […]

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Artist residencies generally offer places for selected artists or writers or academics to retreat from the real world and explore their work with no time constraints or rules involved. Usually that's in a setting far off the grid.

And while the first part's true for the artists of the Galveston Artist Residency, the particular setting they offer is of one of an urban island, offering a landscape of dichotomies, quirkiness, and just enough funkiness to brew up fresh ideas. Paige Phelps explores.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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