About Elena Kent

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I am truly happy doing anything that involves creativity.  All kinds of art... music, theatre, visual, performing and everything in between.  To me, the greatest form of a creative soul is truth through expression.  Crying triggered by heartbreak is as valuable as a 10 minute belly laugh because it means your alive! My family is the most fabulous aspect of my life.  My 24 year marriage and my 3 kids (17, 20 and 21) bring me a wealth of colorful inspiration and ideas on a daily  basis. 

I was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas,   I have a BFA  from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook'em!)  and  I am the Founding Artistic Director of Be Theatre, the resident theatre company at San Angelo Performing Arts Center in San Angelo, Texas.    In addition to my Artistic Director job,I am fortunate to use my background in art to design many of the show posters and logos for upcoming seasons at Be Theatre (www.betheatre.com).  I am also the marketing director and work with a wonderful team of artists to keep Be Theatre a vibrant part of the San Angelo performing arts scene. 

I grew up on the stage... often with a paintbrush in hand working on backdrops, murals and scenic design.  I've been on stage many times in the past 30 years, with favorite roles being Roxy Hart in Chicago and Mama Rose in Gypsy.   

In 2016, after my oldest son, Carson, left for college,  I began painting on canvas again after many years of setting that part of my passion aside to raise a family and work in theatre.  I am now balancing all three jobs and spending most of my free time in the studio (actually an extra living room) showing my work in local venues.  Probably the most excting step in my career was In the summer of 2018, I was honored to have a 2 month solo show as my work was featured in Austin at the Topfer at Zach Theatre.  Also featured that summer were two of my pieces in the Raw 1899 show called, UnTamed.  


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