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Bob one-person photo exhibit thru April

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment
Exhibit of Bob Kinney photos on display in Austin through April.

Several of my photos are in a one-person show at the Seton Cove Spirituality Center near Kerbey Lane in West Austin through April.

at Wheatsville Food Co-op Staff Party

The exhibit includes photos I shot from the 80’s to present day. I most enjoy taking photographs of people as they are. Faces especially interest me and the exhibit reflects this.

Woman in New Orleans cafe

Please note – the 15 photos are in an area at the center where classes and luncheons are often held. Please phone the center <451.0272> ahead of your visit to ensure the room will not be in use when you come to view the photography exhibit.

Funkmaster Maceo Parker

Seton Cove is at 3708 Crawford – a one block street between 38th and Old 38th streets – that is one block west of the intersection of 38th & Shoal Creek Blvd. Seton Cove is a one-story house next to the Subway shop and one block east of Kerbey Lane.
Center hours are 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Some street parking. The photography exhibit is free.

Homeless Guy & Iguana with New Friends on Chistmas

Find out more about the unique Spirituality Center on its website – Check the event schedule on the right side of the homepage to see if something is taking place when you want to visit. Best to phone ahead to be sure.

Flying Baby with Dad & Mom

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March 24, 2011 4 comments

Two Bob Kinney Photos Selected for Exhibition

“Storytelling” Photograph Exhibit at L. Nowlin Gallery through February 12.

Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. 1202-A West Sixth Street, Austin 78703 – one block west of Blanco Street  and on the north side of Sixth just past the first traffic light westbound from West Sixth and Lamar –

Shares vintage building with Workman Gallery.

Note street parking restrictions till 5pm weekdays. Saturday OK.

Some spaces along Blanco are free anytime … cruise around.

Exhibit Details

Tired but Strong Eyes

I met Bugler Man in the first home of El Buen Samaritano – an emerging neighborhood ministry to South Austin of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in the late 1980s.

El Buen took root in a wonderfully-carved, stone building that provided a lunchroom, kitchen, chapel and modest office space on West Mary Street. I had written about the man in the photo’s background and his wife – Ed and Martha Jonas – who had created a food ministry to feed the homeless at El Buen after Ed retired from teaching geology at the University of Texas. I showed up at a weekday El Buen lunch to photograph Martha and Ed to accompany the article I wrote.

“Do you want a photograph?” asked a man with tired but strong eyes. He posed himself in front of me with a deft attention to detail – plate full with cap off and held with the other hand. I shot but one photo – the one you see here. In the next few months, Bugler Man <whose name I never asked for but noted his tobacco of choice since I was smoking then> became a bridge between the neighborhood poor and homeless and the El Buen center. Folks began coming to El Buen more often … for a good lunch and a place in line for what help the church could give. Bugler Man set up classes at El Buen so neighbors could learn English and find out how to get the help they needed.

Bugler Man died about three months after this photograph was taken. He was asleep in a vacant East Austin house with other homeless folks when someone with a grudge against one of those inside set fire to the house.

New Orleans

Finishing a late breakfast in a New Orleans cafe, I turned around to see this twinkling woman whose children and grand-kids had just said “goodbye.”

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We Sure Helped Will Sexton!

March 1, 2011 1 comment

Will and Charlie

The first time I saw the Sexton Brothers – Charlie and Will – play together was in late 70s/early80s when their mom dropped them off at the music-friendly Austex Lounge on South Congress to play a weekly Happy Hour rock-blues gig. Ninety minutes later she was back to take them home. It was a school night after all. We circled the low stage and watched the Sextons play guitar. How could such young kids play aching & blistering riffs so easily? Will and Charlie grew up in the Austin Music Community. They have played in many groups – The Arc Angels set the Sexton Standard.

Eliza & Terry Gilkyson

Victoria Williams

Austin music folks gathered at Antone’s on February 15, 2010, to take part in the “We Wanna Help Will Sexton Benefit” – seven hours of superb music to help pay medical expenses for Will who had suffered a minor stroke and was then found to have a heart problem. Michael Corcoran, Austin Chronicle editor three-plus decades ago, who now covers music for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper and its website, wrote a worthy article detailing Will’s condition and how Austin folks were helping –

Roky Erickson with Charlie

here's my pick

Will with Terry Allen & Band

All Bob Kinney photos

Margaret Moser, who now covers Austin music for the Chronicle, wrote the following in its February 12, 2010 issue.

“Musician. Friend. Brother. Father. Composer. Teacher. There’s not much that Will Sexton doesn’t mean to the Austin community. As one of the first to grow up in and be nurtured by our scene, Sexton’s recent stroke was a shock to all. And when Austin hurts for one of its own, it also rallies like a champ to the cause. This fundraiser features top-notch talent including Roky Erickson, Terry Allen, Eliza Gilkyson, brother Tony and son Cisco, Patty Griffin, Victoria Williams, Jimmy LaFave, Bill Carter & the Blame with Denny Freeman, Abra Moore, the Bodeans, Charlie Faye and Will and Charlie Sexton. Though it’s the day after Valentine’s, you’re forever our sweetheart, Will.” – Margaret Moser.

several guitars were auctioned off during the show

one autographed guitar went to high bidder Rene

Folks streamed into Antone’s when doors opened at 6:30 and music began a half hour later. The club was closely packed within three hours. There were many music highlights.

Patty Griffin was exquisite. Victoria Williams came from California for her old friend. LouAnn Barton brought the blues. The Gilkyson & Ryder Family sang their singular songs old and new. Roky Erickson rocked the crowd and left the stage grinning. Terry Allen and Band took the energy to an even higher level. Bill Carter and The Blame closed the show with “Mercury Blues.”

impromptu horn section with Ephraim Owens, trumpet and


In a Unique Austin Moment there were three musicians onstage then who shared a common bond – each had played lead guitar in Bob Dylan’s bands for several tours over the years.

Charlie Sexton – current lead – with veterans Will Sexton and Denny Freeman.

nearing end of show