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Mason Study Club Spring Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014

The Mason Study Club is very excited to be offering four items for a silent auction during the month of April. These items are described below.

The first photo shows a beautiful quilt donated by Mason resident, Pam Scott. Pam has been a quilter for about 15 years. She is mainly interested in modern quilts using strong colors. This lovely quilt is a traditional pattern using bright blues and yellows, cut from scraps and sewn in strips then appliqued to make the design.

The second photo shows Mason resident, Sue Kaan, and her bluebonnet painting. This particular painting was inspired by the work of Julian Onderdonk. Julian lived from 1882 - 1922 and is a well-known Texan Impressionist painter who is often called “the father of Texas painting”. President George W. Bush decorated the Oval Office with three of Onderdonk’s paintings and The Dallas Museum of Art has several rooms dedicated exclusively to his work.

The third photo shows Mason resident, Penny Ruthven. Penny comes from a very artistic family. His uncle was an artist/architect and his son is also an artist. As a dentist, Penny combines the art of science with the art of other mediums. He has the “eye” to see things in nature and in inanimate objects and expands these images into unusual and unique objects. He has donated the silent auction item of the Christian fish design made from a horseshoe set in a piece of limestone. In the middle of the fish design, he has fashioned a cross out of the horseshoe nails.

The last item for the Silent Auction is a wheelbarrow full of “Spring in the Hill Country” items. These items range from organic dirt and seeds to a piece of jewelry, yard art to a hand-signed giclee by Martin Grulle, a birdhouse to a photo of a cow. The items in the wheelbarrow have been generously donated by Mason Feed Store, Mason Building Supply, The Green House, Jan Appleby, Kathy Jordan, students at the Painted Tree studio & Bridget Langdale, Linnda Graham, Joyce Mutschink, Mason Art Gallery and Phyllis Estill.

All the Silent Auction items will be on display from April 1st through April 10th at The Mason Bank, April 11th and 12th at Market Square, and April 14th - 25th at The Commercial Bank. The winners will be announced in front of The Commercial Bank on Friday, April 25th at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be given to the Library. For any questions, please contact Mary Carlman, 325/347-9605, or Karen Olson, 325/265-4458.

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