Even though Katie Stahl enjoyed painting when she was growing up, she earned her college degree in psychology. Later, a friend’s suggestion led her to visit Creativity Explored, a San Francisco art center with a special mission: helping people with developmental disabilities become working artists.
If you check out what Austin’s Long Center has in store for its 10th anniversary season, you’ll find theater, dance, music of many genres, and more. But the bill of fare leaves out a staple of performing arts centers nationwide: Broadway shows.
In 1992, two young local artists, Robert Herrera and Oscar Cortez, began transforming a 700-square foot wall section around the Holly Street Power Plant in East Austin into a spray-painted story of identity, pride, and community.