TEXAS ARTISTS MUSEUM AND CAJUN FOOD.

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The Texas Artists  Museum is for local artists an outlet to exhibit, and a place to work and take classes.

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It was a class day and we had such fun talking with the women and watching them work.

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The first day of each month they change the exhibit. They were busily taking  down pictures and registering and arranging for new ones to go up.

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I picked my favorites. None of which were for sale, but these type of community galleries also sell work for artists getting started. Many just enjoy expressing themselves.

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This star nebula painting is behind glass and beautiful but tough to photograph.   The artist is Patsi Prince. She had several different paintings in different styles.

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This is another of Patsi’s paintings.

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This is the first gallery where we’ve seen subjects other than the water, boats, birds and seascapes in quite some time.  Nice change.

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The singer Janis Joplin spent part of her childhood in Port Arthur. The house she lived in has this placque with a short history of her star grazed life and a sad, untimely death at age 27.

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We got word of the famous seafood buffet at Larry’s French Market and went to feast on our first taste of Cajun food since we left Louisiana in 2010.

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Tasty stuff, especially if you like things spicy. I was in Cajun heaven with boudain sausage, crawdad etouffee, seafood gumbo, dirty rice  and all the catfish, froglegs, alligator, crabs and shrimps I could eat. The music was not Cajun, however, and we made haste to get away from the “noise”. They have a different band every Friday and Saturday night. I expect this one won’t get a return call.

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We’ll be back in Louisiana on Tuesday.

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