Writer Donna Kublin
Kyle Hobratschk, a talented artist with ties to Carefree, the Sonoran Arts League and Cactus Shadows High School, has discovered a new inspiration. The bricks, mortar, support pillars, windows and even termite damage of a building in Corsicana, Texas, fuel much of his current work. He believes it also inspires others through an artist residency program he began there.
While in high school, Hobratschk was known for his exquisitely detailed representational paintings that garnered praise and many awards. He attended college at Southern Methodist University, earning a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking, with architectural subject matter then becoming his main focus.
After graduating in 2011, he purchased the empty 1898 Italianate style Odd Fellows Lodge at 100 W. 3rd Ave. in Corsicana, where both Mobil and Wolf Brand Chile were founded. Located 50 miles south of Dallas, Corsicana possesses notable turn-of-the-century Italianate...