Trash Transformed Workshop Creations on Display at UGRA

Upper Guadalupe River Authority

Upper Guadalupe River Authority

As a component of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s (UGRA) public education program, UGRA teamed up with the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center (KACC) to raise awareness of the prevalence of trash in waterways by giving litter a new life through sculpture. During UGRA’s 14th Annual River Clean Up on Saturday, July 22nd, KACC Executive Director, Debbie Minns, staked out the garbage drop off area in Flat Rock Park to grab items from the 12,025 pounds of trash collected that could be used by young artists during the Trash Transformed Workshop.

The workshop was held on the mornings of August 1st – 3rd at the KACC. Five intrepid young artists worked diligently over the three mornings to create a group sculpture and to craft multiple individual items. Debbie Minns provided the artists with a variety of age appropriate techniques to assemble the creations. A reception to view the final pieces of art was held at the KACC on the evening of August 3rd. The pieces were then moved to the UGRA Board Room and will be on display for the entire month of August. Please stop by the UGRA office at 125 Lehmann Drive anytime Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM to view the artwork.

 Let’s Keep Our River Clean  

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

 

Trash Transformed Workshop reception held on August 3, 2017. Back Row (L to R): KACC Board members David Smith, Tomas Valdes, and Bob Green; KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns; KACC Board member Ginger Cullins.

Front Row (L to R): Trash Transformed workshop artists Jordan Clayton, Caleb Clayton, Logan Larrañaga, Chris Falcon, and Emma Clayton.

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

Trash Transformed Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork created during the Trash Transformed Workshop is currently on display in the UGRA Board Room.

http://www.ugra.org/pdfs/TrashTransformed080717.pdf

 

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Offers Cool Art, Cool Galleries In August

Best of Show, Golden Elegence by Trudie Hardin

Best of Show, Golden Elegence by Trudie Hardin

KACC Executive Director is excited that visitors love the new look of the re-decorated galleries but Minns smiles and comments, “People seem to linger longer over our exhibits than before – do you suppose it’s our new AC system?”

Whatever the reason, visitors to KACC during the heat of August will find plenty of opportunities to chill and enjoy three very special art exhibits.

From July 27th through August 20th, artist Hardy Lewis will be displaying multi-media creations inspired by nature, featuring trees in every imaginable form.

Complementing the theme of nature’s inspirations, Dinah Bowman will be exhibiting her current work based on Rock Art & Petroglyphs, a rich source of cultural heritage well-known to many Texans.

Rounding out August’s shows, the annual juried show of works by KACC member artists in all media will be a source of diverse pleasure and inspiration for visitors.

The reception for all three of August’s shows will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 2-4 pm at the KACC galleries. As always, delightful food and beverages will be served, and both the reception and the ongoing exhibits are free and open to the public.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. 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.

 

Trees: An Artistic View

Steel Tree by Hardy Lewis

Steel Tree by Hardy Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock & petroglyph themed artwork

Turquoise Matrix by Dinah Bowman.

Turquoise Matrix by Dinah Bowman.