There are just a few more days to view the Laverne Lee Art Exhibit at the Mason Square Museum. The exhibit of the local artist has been attracting visitors to the museum since the end of April with Laverne Lee cards featured in the Museum Gift Shop.
Most of the drawings and paintings on display at the Mason Square Museum are easily recognized. Laverne, an accomplished artist, completed over 200 individual works in her life, painting with water colors and pastels and using pencil or pen and ink, exacting and demanding Medias, capable of great expression. Laverne’s art is greatly influenced by her love of community and Mason County. The daughter of Roy Capps and Ella Hasse Capps, Laverne was the fourth generation of her family to be born in Mason County. She passed away in Mason County on February 13, 2012 at the age of 83. Many of her art works are prized by friends while other images are in use by local churches, banks and the Chamber of Commerce. The Laverne Lee Exhibit in its final days at the Mason Square Museum features familiar and historic paintings and drawings of Mason County.
After the Laverne Lee Exhibit goes down, a new display goes up in the Square Museum featuring the works of young, budding Mason artists. Art teacher Patrice Searcy has been collecting art works of local landmarks created by students of the Mason elementary 4th grade art classes. The student art exhibit opens November 8th. The Mason Square Museum and Gift Shop, located on the north side of the Mason Square is open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00PM Thursday thru Saturday and admission is free.