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MasonARTWALK Celebrates Art and the Holidays
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013

Creating memories is what makes the holiday season so very special and MasonARTWALK will be taking place Friday-Saturday, December 6-7 among the festive Christmas surroundings of Mason’s beautiful Historic Square. Come and enjoy Texas art with all the trimmings Friday until 7pm and Saturday 10 am-5pm and create memories of a great weekend in the Texas Hill Country!

The Shooting Star will be featuring pastel and oil paintings by local artists Dorrett Townsend, Linda Granbury and Dr. Sherry Thiesen. Enjoy Silver creations from L.L. Graham and Jewelry by artists Carolyn Copeland and Christine Cortiz.

The Thing Is…… Boutique, the home of wearable art made in Texas, is proud to feature Mason’s own Dayna Fowler Haynes, owner of the L.A.I.R. (Lively Artist in Residence) Studios. Dayna is a writer, illustrator and studio artist. Come and experience her newest adventure –Art Thera-Play, which promotes the art of coloring and the act of making significant marks. Anyone young enough to remember and old enough to respond is invited to come out and play with Dayna in person from 5pm-7pm Friday evening.

Compass Rose Cellars will featuring artwork by local photographer Miguel Lecuona. Miguel is informed by his studies of many of the wineries located in the Hill Country. Enjoy the artistry and sample the wines of Compass Rose Friday 12n-7pm and 10am -5pm Saturday.

The M. Bevan Eckert Library will be showing the works of Kenneth Loeffler, local Mason artist. His works in oils, pencil and watercolor are a pre-1971 collection. Also, do not miss the impressive exhibit of dog sculptures in cardboard, clay and newspaper created by the local seventh grade classes-each of which is finished with a personal dog tag and ribbon collar!

Mason Artisan Gallery features local artist Sue Kaan whose fascination with lighting and shadows of Texas Hill Country scenes inspires her work. She finds particular delight in studies of Hill Country cactus scenes. The Gallery currently promotes the work of ten local artists in its space in an old Sunday House just north of the Square.

The Arnold Art Gallery is proud to feature the paintings and hand-blown glass works of Jayne Duryea. All are invited to festivities and a special reception Friday evening 5pm-7pm where you can meet the artist. Jayne received her BFA from East Carolina University after getting her masters at Texas A & M. She has resided in South Texas for 32 year and traveled extensively abroad where she was afforded the opportunity to blow glass at the A.R.S. Murano glass factories in Venice, Italy. She was voted Texas Artist of the Year in 2008 and again in 2009.

Sandstone Wine Bar and Gallery continues with its celebration of Hill Country artist Bill Worrell’s newest book, T-Shirts and Jewelry. Drop by and sample the newest wines just introduced by Sandstone.

The Mason Square Museum is a must see for every visitor to Mason ARTWALK. Local Artist Kyle Martin, Willburn Shearer, Lola Hohn Laverne Lee and Matt Hey along with natural art of the Hill Country’s last 18,000 years is on display.

We invite everyone to travel the short distance in the Hill Country to Mason and enjoy all 15 participating location and all they have to offer during the December MasonARTWALK weekend. More information and walking tour maps and information are available online at www.masonartwalk.org or contact the Mason Chamber of Commerce at 325 347 5758.

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