Home Grown Art House Project Debuts


ALTOGETHER-txk had its inaugural art show last night at 1621 Texas Blvd. As billed, this was a fun-filled night with the opportunity to meet and mingle with local painters, musicians, poets, and generally groovy people.

Cesar Jaralillo and Libby Hernandez are ALTOGETHER-txk’s creators and organizers. Cesar had a vision, “This came from a need to give all people a platform to express themselves in a free environment where they can be themselves.”

With this goal in mind, Libby got the word out with her Marketing ability “Since this is what I go to school for, I’ll use the tools that I have and go from there.” She also spoke about her personal connection to Texarkana’s underground art scene. Relating that she grew up going Downtown doing outreach with her family and working with musicians to bring some joy to those less fortunate.

“It was just a great time to spend with the community,” said Mrs. Hernandez.

Shane Chestnutt kicked off the night with a live musical performance, and there was a showing of several paintings from local artists.

The next ALTOGETHER-txk show will be November 21st at the same location. Interested artists are encouraged to contact: https://www.facebook.com/ALTOGETHERtxk-100472444714535/

Mr. Jaralillo has these parting words, “Anybody that feels like they need an outlet to come and express themselves we are here for them.”

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