Rockport-Fulton is a hidden gem among the Texas coast for its sport fishing scene and festivals. Unbeknownst to many though is its affiliation with the arts. One example of its rich history from the Rockport Cultural Arts District website: “Simon Michael founded the Fulton School of Painting and later the Simon Michael School of Fine Art in Rockport in the late 1940s, after traveling around the world, painting with Picasso in Paris and working on Mount Rushmore.” It’s also home to three major art community events: a Studio Tour in the Spring, an Art Festival in the Summer, and a Film Festival in the Fall. Coastal Living named it a Top Ten Artists Colony too.
Among the many artists in the area is a small stained gallery called the Little House of Glass. The owner’s family is full of creative mindsets, so her vision and delivery is no surprise. But the story of how her work fared in the hurricane is.(more…)