Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country have been extra busy. They have enjoyed a tasty demonstration at the home of Rosemary Davis, hosted a scholarship fundraiser and will meet on Friday, the 21st, for their last meeting of 2008.
On November 14th, Rosemary Davis hosted a demonstration and lunch for the group in her Mason home. Aside from being a gifted artist in the paint medium, Rosemary shared another of her talents with the members: bread making. President Martha Kothmann stated that the event “filled our heads with new recipes, our noses with yeasty smells and our bellies with delicious warm bread.”
Saturday, the 15th, found members busy hosting an all day “5x7” Scholarship Art Show and Sale at the Northside Café in Mason. It was declared a huge success and the members extend a warm “Thank You” to everyone who came by and supported this effort. All funds raised benefit the scholarship fund. In the spring, one student from each of the group’s membership counties (Kimble, Mason, Menard and McCulloch) will receive a scholarship. The recipient will be selected from the Fine Art programs that are available at each school.
The final business meeting for 2008 will be at 10 a.m. on this Friday, November 21st, in The Back Room at Mason’s Willow Creek Café. The “5x7” Show and Sale will be reviewed and discussed. Also, plans will be completed for the upcoming Christmas party. This year’s party promises to be as delicious, entertaining and lively as the 2007 gathering. Carol and Doug Holmes will be hosting the event in their Mason County home.
FAAHC members encourage those who are not yet a member to join our group. Everyone brings a different gift to the table. The group represents the “Fine Arts” and they come in many different forms. Some of us just appreciate them and do what we can to “help out”. Dana Butler, vice president, explained it earlier: “We have educational programs, art shows, field trips and parties that you do not want to miss!”
Two photos depending on the space …
Rosemary preparing ….Photo by Martha Kothmann
Rosemary presenting …. Photo by Carol Kothmann