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First Friday Art Walk: Mason
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • Posted October 3, 2012

Friday, October 5th is the First Friday Art Walk. Since the weather is cooler and we want to help out those who get off of work at 5:00, this month’s Art Walk will be from 5:00-8:00 pm. The weather is cooler, the ground is happy with our recent rain, and we are having SIX FEATURED ARTISTS at this Art Walk! I’m excited!! Participating spots are listed below. Look for the large Purple First Art Walk Flags.

LAMPLIGHT DESIGNS: Oliver, the Elephant greets you on the alley wall as you enjoy the artwork of Sheryl Ranne and Deborah Hofmann.

UPTOWN 244: Showcasing Ana Maria Bastidas (Monica Hinckley’s sister) Acrylic paintings. Ana Maria Bastidas was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1952, the second daughter of six children. When she was four the family relocated to Houston, where she attended Catholic school and took art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2011, after retiring from teaching, she began painting full time. The elements of color and light are used to express the interconnectivity of all things. The gold that is seen in many of her paintings symbolizes the spirit that permeates and bestows sacredness of life. She believes art should inspire us to enjoy the beauty around us, help us to visualize the bond that connects us to our environment, and encourage us to overcome the difficulties that we encounter. Come join us with some Sangria, a few snacks, as you enjoy these wonderful paintings of Ana Maria.

Nonie’s Espresso & Deli: Current Art work of “Paint in Sip”. Fun, Drink, plus a Painting experience all offered to you by The Painted Tree Studio. Live Music.

RED DOOR ANTIQUES: Featured artist is Russell Faulhaber. Russell has studied life drawing for several years using live models and developing an eye for the human form. He generally works in pastel, charcoal and graphite. Russell aspires to become an experienced portraiture artist and is currently the manager of The Cedars Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Come see his respectful charcoal female nudes.

CINDY ZEMIS-MORRIS STUDIO: A group of local artists got together to see what creative outcomes they would get in working with sticks. “STICK FIGURES” is the result. Come see what a creative person can do with a bunch of sticks and repurposed, recycled materials.

SQUARE MUSEUM: Showcasing the history of Mason County.

GEMS OF THE HILL COUNTRY-Lapidaries & Jewelers Join us at Gems of the Hill Country and take a look before we double our space. We will be adding more display cases and fabulous new jewelry offerings for the fall and Christmas season! During the Art Walk enjoy seeing beautiful Mason Topaz, gem cutting demonstrations, refreshments and of course, Streeter the Cat, await your visit.

FORT MASON REAL ESTATE & more Fort Mason Real Estate’s Joyce Arnold invite you to come by the 126 Ft. McKavitt location for refreshments and celebration as she prepares to move to a new location later in October. The new space at 118 Ft.McKavitt will house the Real Estate firm and a new venture, which will be ready for the November Art Walk.

KYLE MARTIN STUDIO: Studio closed this month. See his work at Sandstone Wine Bar & Gallery.Block 3:

ARTISAN GALLERY: Wine, live music and snacks will be available as you come view our newly arranged gallery featuring local artists: Rosemary Davis, Al Dreyer, Anna Gillespie, Jan Keller, Nan Loeffler, Carolyn Nixon, Brinda Pape, Nancy Sterling, Tom Tannehill, & Sherra Theisen.

MASON GALLERY: Offering a huge paper print sale on Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6th! All limited edition paper prints 25% off, all open edition paper prints 50% off, and all sale paper prints 75% off. Light refreshments of wine and cheese for your enjoyment.

THE SHOOTING STAR: Featured artist is James Mangum, who has lived in Mason since March 2012. James’ business name is Folk Art and consists of folk art paintings, carvings, books, and hand-knitted items by his wife Sidney. Also, check out his painting of an old red truck which might trigger some Mason memories.

THE PETAL PATCH: Proud supporter of local artists…crosses, jewelry, crochet art, and silk flower arrangements.

SANDSTONE WINE BAR & GALLERY: Lynda Haupert is Sandstone’s Featured Artist for October. She will bring over a dozen new ceramic pieces to Mason. Lynda’s working style in creating with this sensual world of clay is spontaneous. She lets the piece lead her, as the designs just seem to channel forth. “I work with both earthenware and stoneware clays, experimenting with slips and under glazes for different effects on my large, functional bowls and platters and on my non-functional art and sculptural projects. The majority of my current pieces are hand built, as opposed to my earlier wheel thrown work.” Her art has evolved and changed through the years. Working in clay, Lynda has found it to be meditative, primal, and addicting. You will be very impressed with her work, so don’t miss it. As a bonus, she is Scott’s mother!

The Mason ART WALK is a gift to the community and its visitors. Gather your friends, bring an attitude of fun, and come enjoy paintings, jewelry, sculptures, crafts, and ceramics. Hear live music, enjoy the refreshments, talk with the artists, meet new people, and celebrate the ARTS IN MASON!

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