The Subtle Splendor of Things

The first passion of Blake Welch (B.F.A., ’85) was drawing and painting, but it took a moment of clarity and the courage to walk away from a thriving business to return to his creative roots and begin teaching what he had learned along the way.

Handmade Success

In March 2021, Maxine Cofino (B.A., ’10) and Desiree Munoz opened The Lemon Girls stand in San Antonio, Texas, offering fresh-squeezed beverages made from a host of locally grown produce. The business was an immediate success, but Cofino’s journey to that cool moment was as colorful as her luscious libations.