On Tuesday, September 11th, the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country members had their first meeting of the 2012-2013 year at 6 p.m. They met at the Mason Eckert Civic Center to receive new yearbooks and were encouraged by President, Nan Loeffler of London, Texas, to accept the challenge of creating “Unexpected ART”!
Following a welcome back, members took a road trip south of Mason to the property of artist Bill Worrell. He graciously invited everyone to tour his pottery barn where mounds of clay are turned into utilitarian objects as well as creative works of art. Not far down the road from the potters wheels and kiln is a field where Worrell has established an outdoor installation called “Garden of Thorns.” Here, Worrell explained the meaning for the exhibition and members of the art association were invited, in a unique way, to contribute to the garden.
Following a talk given by the artist in his impressive art studio, he was presented with a FAAHC t-shirt. Members departed the property through a beautiful garden full of sculptures gracing a green lawn that sits peacefully beside the Llano River.