Postings from Robert
For those of you familiar with Sports Collectors Digest, T. S. O’Connell is retiring as editor after 17 years. In his “Editor’s Note-Saying Goodbye” column in the January 2011 issue and Saying good-bye is tough, Part Deux … blog post he put together a Sports Artist Hall of Fame artist and included little ole me. … and here I am without an acceptance speech.
Thanks T.S. for thinking well of my dabblings!
“Virtually even before I took over as editor, I made a concerted effort to promote as many of the great sports artists as I could in the pages each week. I’ll take the risk of leaving someone out because I really want to acknowledge as many of those great talents as I can.
Here goes: Charles De Simone, Bill Forsyth, Dan Gardiner, Stephen Holland, Robert Hurst, Michael Joseph, Andy Jurinko, Graig Kreindler, Ron Lewis, Paul Madden, Mike Mellett, Arthur K. Miller, Christopher Paluso, Dick Perez, Bill Purdom, Nathalie Rattner, Mike Schacht, Bruce Stark, Ron Stark and Darryl Vlasak. If that’s not a great inaugural class for the Sports Artist Hall of Fame, I don’t know what is.”
Ok kiddos, for those of you who missed my groundbreaking interview on Texas Country Reporter….here’s your chance to see the “barefoot, insubordinate artist”!! 6 hours of interviews at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and my studio in Austin boiled down to 7 minutes you’ll never, EVER get back. Click on TCR link and then… go to “show times in your area”. Pass it on…..
“Texas Country Reporter” is a highly-acclaimed TV program that celebrates the history, emotion and beauty that make Texas and Texans so unique. Since 1972, Bob Phillips has traveled the backroads of the Lone Star State and shared the stories of real Texans. From artis…ts to cowboys, hobbyists to musicians, “Texas Country Reporter” explores the passions, interests, and lifestyles of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Every week you’re invited to hop in and travel with Bob as he meets the folks that make Texas such a special place. TO SUBMIT A STORY IDEA, GO HERE: http://www.texascountryreporter.com/ideas.htm
Maggie Mae’s, a historic entertainment venue located in downtown Austin, is celebrating it’s 32nd Anniversary in fine style this October. Lots of events scheduled, including a Reunion Concert Series, Gala and Silent Auction, and Golf Tournament. Join me in the fun. For more information go to Maggie Mae’s web site at www.maggiemaesaustin.com.
Quick Review on Maggie Mae’s 32nd Anniversary Weekend Golf Tournament at Circle C Ranch
Location: Grey Rock Golf Course
Date: October 21, 2010
When visiting Maggie Mae’s check out my art on the walls, and my page when visiting their web site at www.maggiemaesaustin.com/site/index.php/about/robert-hurst/
Here’s Maggie Mae’s TV commercial. I’M AWESOME!!! Not really, but the commercial ain’t bad. Check it out.
Last year, while doing a sports memorabilia show in Arlington, a young lady spoke with me about Texas Country Reporter. I have been a fan of the show for years. She said that her (ok, follow me here) mother’s sister’s husband was Bob Phillips, the face of TCR. A connection was made. I gave her one of my catalogs and she said she would pass it along.
I contacted TCR in January hoping that they would have interest in doing something on the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) induction in February. I received an email from them stating that they had received my information. That was that.
In May TCR called and said they want to do a story on little old me, and my connection to the TSHOF. “Cool Beans!” I thought. We arrange to meet in Waco at the TSHOF the following week then to travel to my Austin studio afterwards. More >
Got the Moxie commission I posted about earlier. This will be interesting. Lots of research. The final image is to be used as a poster and other merchandise for fund raising toward the Moxie Museum. A nostalgic look into the oldest “soft drink” in the U.S.,1884. Began as a nerve tonic. For the continuing saga visit my Facebook Fan Page.