Remembering Manny Acosta: El Paso Museum of Art exhibit honors ...

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Ysela O'Malley was a newly minted teacher when her old friend Manny Acosta asked to paint her portrait for a show he had coming up.

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barbara poth

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Mar 29, 2009
 
I enjoyed your article and it brought back many memories of a great character lost to the art world. I currently live in Austin but was involved with the EPMA for many years and I was privileged to have known Manny and to have been a guest in his home & studio on a number of occasions. I am also a friend of one of your friends here in Austin, Nina Powers who speaks well of you & your work, so your name jumped out at me when I looked to see who authored this piece. Barbara
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Mar 29, 2009
 
Whatever happened to the guy that was convicted of murdering him? Was he ever paroled, or is he still in jail? Does anyone know where the studio was that the murder took place at? What is teh exact address of the Buena Vista residence?
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Mar 29, 2009
 
barbara poth wrote:
I enjoyed your article and it brought back many memories of a great character lost to the art world. I currently live in Austin but was involved with the EPMA for many years and I was privileged to have known Manny and to have been a guest in his home & studio on a number of occasions. I am also a friend of one of your friends here in Austin, Nina Powers who speaks well of you & your work, so your name jumped out at me when I looked to see who authored this piece. Barbara
Thanks for sharing your memory of Manny and the connection to Nina, who I've known since our college days at TTU. I couldn't figure out how to work it in to the story, so I didn't, but I met Manny through Betty Ligon, who was my entertainment editor at the Herald-Post when I was there from 1981-83. I once visited him in his home/studio for a story. I remember classical music playing in the background, drinking some wine, being regaled with stories, getting caught up in his infectious laughter and just how larger than life he was. I was long gone by the time he was murdered. The retrospective at EPMA has given me a chance to rediscover him, and remember those days.

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