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Now through December - Sundays 2-4 p.m. - Giles Show
Members of the Art Guild are
cordially invited to view the works at member Hilda Giles'
gallery, located at 207 Coventry Drive, Hewitt, TX 76643
(Located near the intersections of Hewitt Drive & Spring
The gallery currently has in
excess of one-hundred oils available for viewing in the
working gallery, only a few of which have been exhibited in
Art Guild shows.
Some of her work can be seen at
http://www.studiohilde.com. For more information
November 1 - Jeri Salter - Pastels
Salter is another
master of the pastel medium.
She has been living in the Austin area since
1995. Although primarily a self-taught artist, she has taken classes
and has worked with others who have influenced her art.
2002 she discovered pastels, and has now set aside oils to concentrate
exclusively on pastels.
of the medium, the world of nature continues to be her strongest
inspiration. The "vast open spaces and big skies of west Texas and the
mystical mountain ranges of New Mexico" have especially drawn her
tells us that "Capturing the vanishing landscapes of areas near my home
in central Texas that are being destroyed due to urbanization is also an
important theme for me. It is always exhilarating to experience the
grand landscapes of the
but I am also drawn to the scenes that surround us in our everyday
life. Through my paintings, I strive to preserve the beauty of the
wild, undeveloped land which seems to be rapidly disappearing."
weather conditions and their effect on the landscape create internal
moods, which are a source of exploration for me as
well. I continually find myself
drawn to fog and thunder storms. I like the mystery that fog conditions
inspire and the power and sense of change in the air that thunder storms
started working on themes involving roads, particularly in west Texas.
rural roads capture feelings of wanderlust as well as portraying an
internal searching. I believe when we examine what draws us to
a particular painting, whether as the artist or viewer, we can often
find clues to our own thoughts an desires."
November 6-7 - Apple Tree Bazaar
Set-up will be
Friday, 9-12. Open to the public 1-5 Friday and 9-4 Saturday. Those able
to man the booth will be allowed to exhibit and perhaps sell their work.
There is no booth charge for exhibitors, but a 10% commission will go
the Art Guild. The primary purpose of this effort is to advertise the
Guild and attract new members. If you want to participate, call Bill
Franklin at 741-0960 or email him at
November 6-7 - Apple Tree Bazaar
did very well at the Apple Tree Bazaar this year. Sales totaled $325.50,
and we signed up three new members. The 10% commission on the sales
covered most of the $50 booth fee, and we are always delighted to get
new members and the new ideas they bring to us. Members Pat Blackman and
Sue Young also had
booths, as did all of our new members. Helping with the booth were
Gloria and Filton Meadows, who sold lots of painted rocks, Myrl Luper,
who recruited our new members, David Leifeste, Nancy Cagle, Bill and
Judy Franklin, Ellen Foster, and Rose Jacobson. Many thanks to all.
November 12 - Exhibit at MCC
We will hang the Art Guild exhibit in the foyer of the
Ball Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 12, 2:30 to 3:30.
Please help us make this a good exhibit. If you cannot bring your work
during the specified time, please ask someone else to bring it for you.
You may also bring entries to the meeting on November 1. The limit is 3
pieces of framed hangable art with hanging wires, at least 16" x 20"
including frame. There is no theme. The exhibit will be removed about
December 10, depending upon the holiday concert schedule. If you have
questions, call Bill Franklin at 741-0960.
November 12 - December 9 - Art Guild Exhibit at MCC
Thanks to our new members and a few people who showed up
near the end, we have a nice show. It was looking thin for a while.
Hopefully, more of our regulars will be back next time. Photos of the
entries are shown below in the order they hang, running from left to
right. Of course, they look much better hanging than on the web. Since
they look best in the evening, it's best to combine seeing them with
attending one of the many events scheduled for performances there. All
begin at 7:30, and all but the play are free. The quality is high, and
the price can't be beat. You can check for details at
www.mclennan.edu, but briefly:
MCC Wind Symphony, Thur, Nov 19
MCC Chorale, Tues, Nov 24
Omnium Gatherum (play), Sat, Nov 21 and Sun, Dec2. (There
are also Matinees both days at 2.)
Waco Jazz Band, Mon, Nov 30
Spotlight (show tunes), Thur, Dec 3
Waco Community Band, Tues, Dec 8
We will take the exhibit down Wed, Dec 9, between 2:30
and 3:30. Please pick up your art or arrange for someone to get it for
Gloria Meadows Bill Franklin
David Leifeste Nancy Cagle