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Art Corner: Art League offers digital photography course

By By Bill Bauer
May 5, 2012 at 12:05 a.m.


Yesterday, I returned from Hawaii where my bride Susan and I celebrated our 40th anniversary for two weeks.

We spent a week on the Garden Island of Kawai and then took a cruise around to the rest of the islands. We saw so much beautiful scenery and I'll bet I took a thousand (Susan would say a million) photos with my new digital camera.

I wanted to take Jim Feig's photography class before we left, but didn't have time. Now I am inspired to paint more than ever.

Some of you out there may be in the same boat as I am right now, wishing you could do something in the visual arts that you cannot do right now or wish you could do better.

We at the Victoria Art League want to encourage all of you who would like to get involved in some type of art, some way to express visually your experiences, feelings or just broaden your knowledge in areas in which you are already familiar. Keep an eye on this column or call the Art League to keep informed on what might be offered to experience art through classes, workshops, demonstrations, or other opportunities.

Our only new class this month will be a beginning digital photography class taught by Feig. He will be teaching the four Tuesdays in May starting May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $80 for the four sessions.

Now, I am going to get the chance to learn to use my new digital camera. I was sure wishing I had the chance to take it before the Hawaii trip since I had to read the directions, while on the plane ride there. That did not give me the information and experience to take the type of photos my camera was capable of.

The many flowers, plants and landscapes on the Garden Isle of Kawai and the other islands we visited were so plentiful that my camera alone could not capture their beauty.

Ongoing classes with Michele Evans children's and youth classes and Sonny Timme's adult classes in various media are still in session. You can join or get more information about these classes by calling Michele at 361-572-8093 or Sonny at 361-578-8722.

Feig will be our artist of the month. Very appropriate since he is mentioned so much in this article. Come visit the Art League to view his photography and enhanced photography pieces on our special area for Artist of the Month. You will see what a talented and skilled photographer he is. We also have displayed our new members exhibit, so come visit us at 905 S. Bridge St., visit our gallery and see the talented artists we have in the area. We invite anyone to join us in our quest to bring more of the visual arts to Victoria. Aloha y'all.

Bill Bauer is president of the Victoria Art League.

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