Fashionably Early

Fashion Through The Ages At KACC

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Kerr Arts & Cultural Center will celebrate the history of fashion in women’s clothing at a combined Full Tea reception and lecture on March 2, 2017 at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center galleries.

The Full Tea reception, which begins at Noon, will feature refreshments and, of course, an excellent cup of tea, and the lecture, beginning at 1pm and given by KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns, is entitled “Fashion Trends With Society’s Bends”. The lecture will include rarely-seen photographs of Kerrville area women from the 1800s through the 1960s, dressed in the height of fashion for their times.

Reservations are requested. Tickets are $7 for KACC members and $10 for non-members. To reserve a place for yourself or your group please call 830-895-2911.

Before or after the Tea and Lecture visitors may browse the exciting art exhibits on display through March 26th. These exhibits are: Andy Villarreal: “Mezo-American Culture”; Eyfells & Eyfells”, Bold, organic sculpture and geometric celebrity portraits; and “Within Nature-Nature Within”, Paintings by Monika Lovelace & Saundra Kattawar.

KACC is located at 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com or drop by during gallery hours.

 

Mesoamerican and Modernist Art Side-By-Side At KACC

Andy Villarreal

Andy Villarreal

 

 

The Kerr Arts &B Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas is offering visitors side-by-side exhibits of Mesoamerican Heritage-inspired Artist Andy Villarreal and the profoundly moving and edgy contemporary paintings and sculpture of “Eyfells and Eyfells.” The show runs from February 9th through March 26th, with a public reception from 2 to 4- pm on February 18th.

The paintings of Kristin Eyfells are existential icons of both celebrities and ordinary people that bring the viewer into deep contact with the personality and character of the faces Eyfells paints. Johann Eyfells’s sculptures use mass and shape is interesting ways that tease the eye to look again.

Andy Villarreal’s intense attraction to object emblematic of Mesoamerican culture makes visitor to his exhibit “Indigenous Mesoamerican Culture” feel like they may have stumbled upon a Shaman’s workshop. Artist Villarreal brings both an artist’s eye and a collector’s passion to his work, which is to immerse the viewer in the art and the passion.

“We rarely achieve such interesting visual juxtaposition,” comments Debbie Minns, Executive Director of KACC. Minns continues “The Mesoamerican theme has even influenced our “Chocolate Fantasy” celebration this year, which falls right in the middle of the Villarreal and Eyfells exhibits in February 12th from 1:3 pm.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our building and facilities are fully accessible. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.

 

The Sparks Will Fly When The Warrior Locates His Enemy by Andy Villarreal

The Sparks Will Fly When The Warrior Locates His Enemy by Andy Villarreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Serpents Always Protect The Pyramid by Andy Villarreal

The Serpents Always Protect The Pyramid by Andy Villarreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sculpture by Johann Eyfells

Sculpture by Johann Eyfells

Self Portrait of Artist by Kristin Eyfells

Self Portrait of Artist by Kristin Eyfells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within Nature - Nature Within

Within Nature – Nature Within

Within Nature - Nature Within

Within Nature – Nature Within

 

 

 

 

Kerr Arts & Cultural Explores Mesoamerican Origins Of Chocolate

Best overall Homemade Chocalate Pie and Chocalate Pie; Luisa Molina

Best overall Homemade Chocalate Pie and Chocalate Pie; Luisa Molina

“It took us a while to figure out how to join together the incredible art exhibits we have for February with our 2017 Chocolate Fantasy celebration,” notes Minns, KACC Executive Director.

Minns continues “I just couldn’t imagine mixing pink hearts and lace with such dynamic works.  In our quest for a solution, we discovered that chocolate originated in that very culture that will be depicted on the walls of our galleries, so we are going ‘all out’, tropics and rainforest.”

“Consequently,” Minns says animatedly, “in keeping with the ancient origins of Chocolate, we have a fabulous collection of Andy Villarreal’s ‘Indigenous Mesoamerican Culture’ work showing in the Avery.  The paintings are large mixed media pieces that are extremely bold in subject and color.  They depict the Mesoamerican ceremony and culture. At the same time, in the Cornels gallery, we’re featuring the impressively large portraits of celebrated women by deceased artist, Kristin Eyfells, These, too, are incredibly passionate and rainbow hued, and compliment the impressive sculpture of Johann Eyfells, also on exhibit. Rounding out the Feb/Mar KACC calendar is “Within Nature – Nature Within”, with the work of artists Monika Lovelace and Saundra Kattawar.”

The February/March collection of these three unique exhibits will run from February 9th through March 26th, with a free public reception featuring KACC’s usual fine spread of refreshments, to be held on Saturday, February 18th from 2-4 pm. Everyone is invited! Admission is free.

The 2017 Chocolate Fantasy event takes place at KACC on Sunday Afternoon, February 12th from 1-3 pm at the KACC Galleries, 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, Texas 78028. Tickets are $20 for Adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for 17 and younger. The event is popular and tickets are limited to permit maximum chocolate indulgence, so advance ticket purchases are advisable at 830-895-2911.

Judges for the 2017 Mesoamerican Chocolate Fantasy” celebration are”

Professional:

Chef Paul Edwards of Chef Rubber

Kelly Leith of Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation

Betty Vernon of The Cailloux Foundation

Non-Professional:

Buzzie Hughes of Buzzie’s Bar B Q

Diane Dickinson of Fore Premier Properties

Brian Mantz Retired Food Service Professional

Kerr Arts & Cultutal Center is located at 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville. Gallery & Gift Shop hours are 10-4 Tu– Sat and 1-4 Sun. For further information on any event, workshop or art happening check our website www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.

Professional

Best Candy
Maya Caya Open Truffle
Quintessential Chocolates, Fbg

Best Cake
Chocolate Souffle Cake
Hippie Chicks Bakery, Kvl

Best Pie
Chocolate Swirl Mousse
Hippie Chicks Bakery, Kvl

Overall
Maya Caya Open Truffle
Quintessential Chocolates, Fbg

Home

Best Cookie
Cookie Bar
Susan Longacre

Best Candy
Raspberry Ancho Chili Truffles
Debbie Minns

Best Cake
Whiskey Chocolate Cake
Donna Schloss

Best Other
Ancho Chili Fudge Pie
Julie Sentell

Overall
Whiskey Chocolate Pie
Donna Schloss

People’s Choice
Champion Chocolate
Danna Champion

Peoples Choice Award 2016 copy