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June Means New Mason Art Walk
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014

Mason’s June Art Walk will start Friday June 6th from 2 until 7pm and continue on Saturday June 7th from 10am until 5pm. Mason is home to many talented artists that are either native Masonites or have moved to the Texas Hill Country to enjoy a more scenic, relaxed lifestyle. Local Galleries and shops have a good selection of their works on exhibit and for sale. You are invited to come and sample some of the abundance of good life and art that we have to offer. Look for the Purple Flags in front of the establishments and enjoy our local and Texas art!

The Petal Patch is off the beaten path, but where else do you find beautiful flowers? Start your art walk here with owner Brenda Kothman, who has put together a wonderful collection of glass art, handcrafted jewelry, clothing accessories and a wide variety of other eye candy. They even offer home and office decoration consultations.

Next stop on the Art Walk, is KHLB Lonestar 102.5 FM is presenting June’s artist of the month Kendall Rabon, local artist, visual display expert and vintage clothing aficionado who will be in residence along with her vintage clothing bus. Come by and enjoy her artwork and the artistry of vintage designs.

Right around the corner, The Thing Is Boutique is please to present paintings by local artist Cathie Tyler. Cathie’s artwork is the perfect addition to the boutique and her show will

Include samples pieces from three of her series. Her inspiration for “Water’s Edge” was taken for the flora around a large pond sometimes including its reflecting water. The “Watchers” series depicts female figures in expressive tandem with scraps of landscape. And “Melinda

Llano” is an adult take-off of a paper doll with a full, albeit dated, wardrobe. Drop by from 5-7pm on Friday, June 6th to meet Cathie and learn what drives her creativity. Refreshments will be served!

In the same block is The Shooting Star, featuring Carolyn Copeland Designs, with her new MASON key chains, hand carved from wood, silver Western Boot Pendant. Also available is Linda Graham’s silver collection of Mason Puncher jewelry and acrylic and oil artist Linda Granberry is on display. The Shooting Star is the newest addition to the square for the sale of topaz and is now on the web at

Red Door Antiques will be open in their expanded space featuring antique art furniture and maps. Also, there will be a special display of old coins that date before the Civil War. Examples of early silver dollars minted in Philadelphia and Spanish “pieces of eight” dating back to 1732 will be on display. Stop by and hold a piece of the history of commerce in America in your hand!

Stop in at Mason Square Museum. The museum has a good selection of art from many well-known local artists like Gene Zesch, Matt Hey, Bill Worrell and more that are for sale in the gift shop. Be introduced to millions of years of geologic activity that produced the Mason Blue Topaz that is on display.

The Arnold Art Gallery is pleased to welcome husband and wife artists Jene and Jean Laman from San Marcos as they present a diverse exhibit of work. Jene (h) creates collages from a variety of objects and materials that have a unique ”voice” creating, literally, a visual “song “. Wife Jean utilizes a range of materials from which she creates handmade papers of rich color and texture reminiscent of those found in ancient times.

Compass Rose Cellars, a small winery located just off the square behind Underwood’s Antiques will hosting their wine tasting event Friday from 2-5:30pm and you are inviting to come and partake.

Come on down to Mason Artisan Gallery, an eclectic shop showing the work of several local artists. You can find handmade jewelry, gourd art, oil paintings, watercolors, works in pen and ink, sketches, handmade wooden boxes, handmade clocks, and a few antiques, as well as note cards.

Bring your art walk to an end with Sandstone Cellars. The winery features world-renowned Bill Worrell, a sculptor, artist and poet with a gallery also in Santa Fe. Enjoy a glass of Mason County wine surrounded by the art of Kyle Martin, Spider Johnson, Kendall Rabon and other talented local artists.

Find more information on Mason Art Walk please look at our website or stop by the Mason Chamber of Commerce on the square. Look for the purple flags! Discover Mason.

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