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Llano Fine Arts Guild Welcomes Mason Artist
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 • Posted September 16, 2009

Llano Fine Art Guild proudly presents Rosemary Davis as guest artist for our September program. Rosemary taught in the public school system and at UTSA until she retired and she and her husband moved to Mason. An out-building was refitted as a studio for Rosemary and she now spends much time painting and working in computer graphics. She recently completed a brochure for a festival in Abilene.

Rosemary will present a discussion and demonstration on creating “nichos”, a popular form of Mexican folk art. A nicho is an original painting or a collaged print surrounded by a folk art border or frame. The nicho is often designed around a religious or holiday theme, but can take on any theme from mermaids to cactus. The only limitation is the imagination of the artist. This will be a hands on demonstration so please bring your acrylic paints and a small pointed brush or two and a collaged painting or a piece of illustration board or even cardboard. Rosemary will have some cradled panels that people can buy if they wish. Paints and other items will be on hand if needed. A donation jar will be available for these items. The center board should be about 6” x 8” or so, and then the painted border can be added. Samples will be on hand.

The program will be held on September 14 at the Llano Fine Art Gallery, 503 Bessemer in Llano beginning at 10:00 a.m. and lasting until noon, when a pot luck luncheon will be served. Donation for the program and the lunch is $5.00. Directly after lunch members will hold the regular monthly business meeting. A non-profit organization, the guild invites the public to attend this fun and creative demonstration.

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