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4th Annual Fine Arts Association’s Art Show and Gala – April 30
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 • Posted March 2, 2011

The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country is having their 4th annual Art Show and Gala on April 30th at the Peanut Mill Warehouse in Mason, Texas. This event helps to provide funds for the Fine Arts Scholarship awarded annually to one deserving graduating senior selected from one of the four counties—Mason, McCulloch, Menard and Kimble—served by the association.

This year will be particularly exciting as we will have a silent and live auction—Conlee & Conlee auctioneers! All funds raised from these two auctions are designated for the Scholarship Fund. It is well known that attendees enjoy wonderful food and wine. There will be all manner of original art works by artists in the Association that will be for sale to the public.

To make the evening even more entertaining, we have Celtic Harper, Maggie Meek from Kerrville performing for our listening pleasure. Maggie shared that she desired to play the Celtic harp after the advent of "River Dance" and the sudden popularity of things Celtic.

She explained that she became enamored of the music of a wonderful singer, songwriter and harper, Loreena McKennitt. "I am a self-taught HARPER not a HARPIST," Maggie added. She continued, "This distinguishes those of us that play Celtic or lever harps from those that play concert or pedal harps in the classical tradition."

Maggie concludes, "There is so much more to the story of my journey to and with these instruments (I have four) and what I’ve learned about them and the different traditions of Celtic harping. I’m looking forward to the Gala so I can share my music."

Mark your calendars: April 30th from 6PM to 9PM. Tickets are $20.00 at the door—and we hope to see you there.

If you have questions, email Dana Butler at: danabutler90@hotmail.com

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