Last month, I wrote about how in April, Susan and I enjoyed the open up street on our motorbike. In May, we took a three-week getaway to Smugglers Notch in Vermont by way of New Bern, N.C., and coming property by Ohio to take a look at my cousins. Extra than 5,000 miles and 20 states. Speak about having out and smelling the roses. We live in this kind of a wonderful state, and we could see God’s hand in it all.

We participated in the Downtown Victoria Art Wander final Friday that I had mentioned in my column very last month. The Victoria Artwork League labored incredibly challenging in conjunction with the Town of Victoria Main Road Software and other individuals to make it feasible. Our president, Claire Santellana, labored really challenging on this. There was live tunes, more than 30 artists were being highlighted in different areas men and women could dine and shop and a trolley shuttled every person from place to position.

A person spot was the Victoria Artwork League where by, other than the artwork of the users on the partitions and shelves, we highlighted the watercolor paintings of Richie Vios. Vios in fact life at the Art League and is an up-and-coming artist who is rising a standing nationally. He paints plein air watercolor, displays and competes in countrywide plein air shows and is already successful awards.

He is traveling this thirty day period to four different states to contend in plein air countrywide competitions.

If you skipped viewing his artwork last Friday, plan to appear to the Art League at 905 S. Bridge St. this thirty day period to see some amazing artwork. His plein air clearly show will be up for the relaxation of the thirty day period as properly as a amount of the other artists exhibited.

My art was showcased at the Inn on Key so I hope you acquired to see that. Our Harold Nichols gallery normally has wonderful art exhibited by our customers and the paintings as properly as the 3-D artwork on the cabinets, which are all accessible for invest in.

We have some great children’s and youth artwork camps this summertime. Alana Sharp will instruct a K-3rd grade camp from 9 a.m. to midday and a fourth-eighth quality camp from 1 to 5 p.m. for the duration of the week of June 7-11. Then she will educate a teenagers ninth-12th quality class June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In July, she will teach a further class for the youthful grades. Contact her at [email protected] or on the Victoria Artwork for Little ones Facebook webpage for more information and facts on instances and other thoughts you may well have. All these camps will be $150 for the week.

There also will be one more summer season art camp June 14-18 for ages 5-12 that includes artwork by the ages and mixed media. This will be taught by Claire Santellana. Pupils can get the 9 a.m. to noon course for $150 or the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. class for $150, or $280 for both early morning and afternoon periods. You can arrive at Santellana by contacting 719-722-4115 or electronic mail at [email protected]

Of course, all this facts is contained on the Victoria Artwork League’s web website page, victoriaartleague.org. If you have not seemed at our net website page, we inspire you to do that as our new world wide web designer is good and we attempt to preserve it up to day so you can be linked to art here in Victoria.

A person of our newer customers, Gail Dentler, will instruct a botanical watercolor class for inexperienced persons June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The topic of the class will be a magnolia leaf and students will study perspective via tones, mixing shades and other basics. The charge is $45. To understand much more about this class or to indicator up, speak to Dentler at 361-652-8397 or e mail [email protected]

I will be training a beginner’s pottery class about a two-week period of time with time off for drying and firing. There will be six lessons in all. Lessons commence June 21 and finish July 2nd. I will present two 3-hour courses, one particular from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and another from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Price is $145, which incorporates all supplies and firings for the 6 a few-hour courses. Get in touch with me, Monthly bill Bauer, at 361-649-8309 or at [email protected]

We also will have our monthly Artist Hangout June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Victoria Artwork League.

Artists are inspired to occur with what ever medium they desire and build and socialize with other artists. We will share thoughts, assistance and encouragement. There is a nominal $3 cost for non-associates and associates are free of charge. You can RSVP to Santellana at 719-722-4115 if you are interested.

Now that the COVID limitations have loosened somewhat, the Art League is accepting rentals once more for social features. Phone Mark Hinojosa for prices and dates out there at 361-648-6272. Our facility is gorgeous and exceptional for people special situations.

I hope you can see that our Victoria Art League is back again with a enthusiasm to be a chief in encouraging every person in our local community to embrace the visible arts. We are doing our most effective to develop general public interest in the arts and will carry on to do so. Observe us at victoriaartleague.org or on Facebook. Occur on down to see us and as usually, we encourage you to get out and odor the roses.

Invoice Bauer is the past president of the Victoria Art League.