Spark It Up

I've always believed my appreciation for subtle and dry humor may have been inherited. Both sides of my family are chock full of commentators and comedians—some self-proclaimed, some, OK, one, actually successful. (That stat does not include my dad's repeated attempts at his favorite straight-faced and always poorly timed joke—a farewell of "Thanks for coming! Next time bring money!" reserved for well-off relatives and, of course, funerals.) Then again, maybe my sense of humor developed from the self-preservation one learns simply by growing up nerdy in nearby Garland. Wherever it came from, the Webb Gallery's latest exhibit, Spark, is right up my alley. The show features work from artists that employ a deadpan, bone-dry stroke of humor along with the brush, pen or whatever utensil they use to create. Artists include Tony Bones, Esther Pearl Watson, Mark Todd, Silke Thoss, Bruce Lee Webb and others that do not include my father. The exhibition continues through January 28. Gallery hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Webb Gallery is located at 209 W. Franklin St. in Waxahachie. Call 972-938-8085 or visit
Saturdays, Sundays. Starts: Nov. 18. Continues through Jan. 28


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