Wearable Art by Texas Artisits
The Arnold Art Gallery in Mason,Texas will host a celebration exhibit and sale of wearable art made by Texas artists starting Saturday,September 6. Austin fiber artist, Monika Astara is well-known in the region for her hand-painted apparel that uniquely flatters all types of figures. Cathy Swindle from Driftwood along with her studio-mates and Brinda Pape from Mason will offer an array of hand-woven scarves, shawls, ponchos, and cowls. Mason resident Patrice Searsy will be showing her hand-made and designed apparel and Maria Gonzalez also a hometown gal will add contrast with her intricately colored retro-style aprons. Local artist Kim Paxon will exhibit her smart graphics in hand-made wool felted handbags. Multi-gemmed classical works of jewelry art will be available from Toni Hurlbut also from Mason. Nan Loeffler of London, Texas will surprise with her eclectic combinations of found-art jewelry including her "Transformation" necklace recently awarded First place at the Kerrville Arts and Crafts Association competition. Fantasy beaded necklaces by Mason's Dayna Fowler Haines and hand-dyed silks by Leila Reynolds from New Braunfels will round out the exhibit.
A special Guest Artist will make a rare appearance in the Exhibit. Melinda Llano, a famous celebrity in small circles is originally of Junction, has lived in Paris, Texas and now resides in Mason. She will be featured with her retro 80s wardrobe by Cathie Tyler.
Everyone is invited to the fun at the OPENING on Saturday the 6th beginning at 9:00am. Eye opening refreshments and a spinning demonstration by local weaver Brinda Pape will start the day. Cathy Swindle will demonstrate weaving in the early afternoon. All of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work on exhibit, chat with visitors and take orders for holiday gifts. The Gallery would like to express appreciation to Lisa Polk and The Thing Is Boutique for her assistance in mounting this exhibition.
The Exhibit will continue through September 29 at the Arnold Art Gallery. This is a truly unique opportunity to see so much quality wearable art in one place!