Dear Friends,

We are very happy to announce the online arrival of the ART HOUSE AMERICA Blog.

Our editor, Jenni Simmons has created a beautiful online space, what she calls “a virtual Art House” — not just visually, but also in the people and topics our blog will cover.

Our Art House friend Rebecca Saylor hopes the blog will — “Mentor and feed those of us who are near in heart and calling, but far away in our places, with our people, living our own unique and beautiful stories.”

This is our hope too!

Our first issue features:

* Creating Shelter – Another in a faithful line of best thoughts and writing regarding the power of God, people, and place — by Andi Ashworth

* A revealing and insightful interview with Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb, centered around Sandra’s newest recording, Feast or Fallow — written by Jenni Simmons

* A short profile on the photographer Jeremy Cowart and his life-giving photos from Haiti following the earthquake of 2010.

* Creative Community for the Common Good — A look at the AHA mission and the new work being done in Dallas, TX.

We plan to publish twice a month on thursdays.  The next fresh batch of articles will appear August 5th.


Charlie Peacock
Co-Founder/Executive Director

Art House America

Listen to Andi & CP at IAM Conversations
Read Andi at Comment Magazine

Andi Ashworth
Co-Founder/Executive Director
Art House America

Lodge on the Bluff
Artist Retreat

Please consider joining us for an artist retreat October 21-24 at Laity Lodge in Texas.  This will be a rich time of conversation, table fellowship, recreation, and teaching.
Laity is a special place on the planet. Charlie Peacock, Gideon Strauss, Andi Ashworth, Steven Purcell, Julie Lee, Nathan Brown, and Jenny White will all be there serving in one or more capacities.

The staff has made this a very affordable retreat and we’re grateful for it. Cost is $250-300 depending on lodging.
Go to and search the schedule for October.

Hope to see you there!


Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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