LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 4

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR I am so excited to share that the next letter you read in LOCAL will be from our new editor-in-chief, Tim Moloney. Some of you may recognize his name as a longtime contributor to LOCAL and 002 over the years with his Wise Guy column. What many of you may not know is that Tim’s always been my confidant and has been a big part of any changes you’ve seen in our publication over the last 18 years. I couldn’t be happier to leave this position in his cultured, well-traveled hands. His cut-to-the-chase, no-nonsense approach to editorial, combined with his love for this city, are what we are all about. Photography by Jared Smith I’ll still be here and still be a part of the editorial concepts, just in a much less involved capacity as I make the move to more of a publishing role focusing in sales and partnerships. So if you know of anyone who could benefit from our +500,000 readership, 3rd-party audit and over 18 years of publishing send them my way! (See what I did there? I’m already relishing my new role.) Thank you so much for the love you’ve shown me over the years and for reading my letters, sending me feedback and more importantly, embracing LOCAL. I look forward to seeing Tim’s first letter in the October Men’s Issue. Now that that’s out of the way, this is our Art Issue and Tim and I have dug deep to cover as many aspects of the local art scene that we could jam into our 80 pages. We hope you’ll be surprised with new stories as well as a few blasts from the past. Be well, Carla Carla Valencia de Martinéz publisher BEHIND THE COVER OUR COVER STORY DOWN AN INFAMOUS RABBIT HOLE STARTED IN FEBRUARY 2016 WHEN LOCAL ARTIST BRIDGETTE MONGEON WAS PREPARING TO SHIP THE SCULPTURES FOR MOVE ONE PLACE ON TO NEW MEXICO FOR THE FINAL MOLDING/BRONZING PROCESS. THE PIECE COMMISSIONED BY THE RUBENSTEIN FAMILY IN HONOR OF THEIR MOTHER (FOR WHOM EVELYN’S PARK IS NAMED) IS TIMELY IN THAT THIS YEAR MARKS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEWIS CARROLL’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND. LOCAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER GERMAN ARELLANO OVERLAID MEDIA INCLUDING WATERCOLOR, HAND DRAWINGS WITH PRISMACOLOR AND DIGITAL ILLUSTRATIONS TO CREATE OUR WHIMSICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE FANCIFUL CHILDREN’S CLASSIC USING JENN DUNCAN’S ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY. FOLLOW HIS WORK @ARELLANO_GERMAN 4 L O C A L | september 16