Black and White Gala September 16th


rabbit1Black and White Gala September 16th

An enchanted evening supporting the arts and benefitting Kerr Arts & Cultural Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Comanche Trace Vista Room

5:30 Wine Gathering

6:30 Dinner

Entertainment and Auction

 

Black and White Informal Dinner Attire

Auction Items:  Bid on custom artwork made just for you.  Items include A Pet Portrait by Kathie Long; A Paint-Along Party with instructor, Debbie Minns; A custom designed wire and bead necklace by Bette Robinson and much more.  Winning bidders will consult with the artists who will then create the piece based on the consultation.

Kerr County Abstract & Title will sponsor the Black & White Gala

Single tickets are $100 each

Tables for 8 are $1000 each *

* Tables include reserved seating, original souvenir artwork, and other goodies.

For additional information and to make reservations call 830-895-2911 or return to website.

Fossils, Fotos & Fun At KACC In September

In September Kerr Arts & Cultural Center will feature an exhibit relating to the geological history of the Hill Country. Visitors to the exhibit will see fossils representing more than 500 million years of the Hill Country’s geological evolution. This interactive exhibit will be fascinating and educational for adults and students alike.

Ted Schulenberg, local geologist and curator of the exhibit, describes Hill Country geology in poetic terms: “The Texas Hill Country and the plateau from which the hills have been carved, Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, our caves and caverns, our cool clear springs and rivers – all have evolved from the unique geology of this beautiful area. The flint that was prized by the Native Americans, the granite from which our capitol was built, the productive gypsum, limestone and gravel quarries, a modest smattering of oil production and even silver that was mined by the early Spaniards all owe their existence to this same unique geology.”

fossil sculpture in progress 001

 

fossil sculpture in progress

by area sculptor Dean Reganess

 

 

 

 

Also during September, in the Cornels Gallery, visitors can enjoy a collection of quilts inspired by original paintings and photography. While many quilters stick with iterations of traditional designs, these works of art by a diverse group of Hill Country quilters focus on applying time-honored quilting techniques to producing a more contemporary look and feel.

 

Both the Fossils and the Quilts exhibits will run from August 28th through September 28th.

 

In the Avery Gallery, running from August 28th through September 3rd, the winners of the always-popular Hill Country Camera Club photography competition will be on display. Members of the HCCC produce their work using cameras of all types from all eras, and the results are always pleasing.

The opening reception for all three events, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 1-3 pm, accompanied by beverages and refreshments. Many of the artists featured in this month’s exhibits will attend the opening reception, and they are always happy to meet admirers of their work.

The highlight of the opening reception will be the unveiling of a tribute by area sculptor Dean Reganess to a creature that was native to the Hill Country more than 100 million years ago. This “greater than life-sized” fossil replica was carved from stone from a Sisterdale quarry.  Reganess’ work will be unveiled at a brief ceremony preceding the open house reception at KACC Saturday, August 30 at 12:30.

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center is located at 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville. Gallery hours are 10 am – 4 pm Tues. – Sat., and 1 – 4 pm Sunday. Information on upcoming events including shows, classes and special events are always available on the KACC website at www.kacckerrville.com, or by calling 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.

“Images” 2014

Featured in August is KACC’s annual juried members’ show “Images”, which includes the latest work in a wide range of media by some of the most talented artists living and working in the Texas Hill Country. Be sure to check out the “Best of Show” by Marsha Mefferd entitled “On Edge”.

The 2014 “Images” show was juried by Diana James who was born in Havre de Grace Maryland and moved to Kerrville in 2006. Her art experiences include working as an art instructor, art director, scenic artist, and creating commissioned drawings, murals and faux finishes. Working for such clients as the Chicago Bears and Sara Lee Corp., she owned her own decorative art business in Chicago for 14 years. In 2006 she became the education director for the Museum of Western Art and coordinated the prestigious Western Art Academy for gifted high school art students until 2009.

 

“On Edge” by Marsha Mefferd, Best of Show 2014

On Edge by Marsha Mefferd