Art Corner: Activities at the Victoria Art League

The August monthly meeting participants were entertained by artist Roddy Wilson, who showcased his art and explained about his introduction to painting and his philosophies regarding his methods and subject matter.

The September monthly meeting on Sept. 12 will have Victoria artist Mark Keathley paint and explain the illusions of light in an oil painting. This meeting will begin with a social at 2 p.m. and then the meeting and program will start at 2:30 p.m.

The Art League is participating in community projects with students helping paint murals for the Texas Zoo. I am helping residents at Homewood make and glaze pottery bowls for auction on Sept. 30 to raise money to fight Alzheimer's disease. The Art League will also have a booth at the Coastal Bend Museum to introduce college students to what is being offered at the local art league.

A "boot" decorating contest is being brought before members and friends of the art league in conjunction with the "Bring your Boots" campaign. These old boots will be creatively remade to be auctioned off in the future. They will be on display in the gallery in December for the Christmas Bazaar so residents can pick out the one they would like to bid on. Boots are available at the art league and any youth or adult can enter. Join us and have some fun.

New classes will start this month. Jim Feig will teach a digital photography class from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 7.

I will teach beginners pottery classes from 1 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays starting Sept. 13 and pottery classes for those with experience from 1 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 16.

Starting Sept. 13, Saundra Schultz, owner of the 2nd Street Gallery in Kenedy, will teach an adult beginning drawing class from 2-4 p.m.

Claire Santellana will start children and youth art classes from 4:30-6 p.m. and Sonny Timme will continue teaching oil painting from 1-4 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays.

For more information on league activities, come by the Art League building, 905 S. Bridge St., from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call me at 361-575-3216 or 362-649-8309.

Bill Bauer is president of the Victoria Art League