Art Corner: Christmas Bazaar happening now

By Bill Bauer
Nov. 30, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.

Our Christmas Bazaar is in full swing. We had our special opening day Nov. 23 with a clown, activities for the kids, door prizes and refreshments for all.

If you missed that, you can still come through Dec. 21 and shop for some unique creative gifts for your friends and family.

We have everything from Christmas ornaments for a couple of dollars to pottery, sculptures, wood-crafted items, jewelry, other handcrafted items and paintings all over our walls.

Come visit us at 905 S. Bridge and experience our Bazaar between 1 and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday.

We have had a great year here at the Victoria Art League. We continue to improve our historic building. We have a new roof over the gallery area which was badly needed.

We have bids out to redo our lighting in the gallery to better showcase our art on the walls as well as improve lighting for our various functions, rentals, workshops and classes that are going on constantly in that area.

We are redoing our bathrooms, improving our kitchen but still retaining the original ambiance of the old building.

This has been possible through grants and donations by organizations and many individuals in the Victoria area.

Thank you so much for your generosity, and we do ask for your continued support as we continue to restore our fine old building.

You may remember that we had Dalhart Windberg and his son Michael here for a three-day workshop, and he demonstrated for our last meeting. We had a great turnout for his demonstration and just about filled the gallery with observers. I was able to take his class for two of the days. We are very fortunate to have him and appreciate him demonstrating and teaching at our Art League.

This month, we don't have as much going on because of the busy season but Brenda Rose is offering another two-day workshop on making tile mosaic stepping stones. It will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 11. Call her at 361-782-8339 for information.

Also, Eunice Collins will host Paint the Town, so if you are interested in getting some friends together or participating yourself, contact her at 361-576-4043.

Next month, Rita Kirkman from New Braunfels will teach a class in pastels on Jan. 18-19. She will demonstrate pastels at our meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Put the 12th on your calendar to see a great demonstration.

We are looking forward to a super new year here at the Victoria Art League and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Don't forget to come and visit our bazaar going on this month.

Bill Bauer is president of the Victoria Art League.



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