Artists: Carrie Davenport – Helen Stein – Dottie Bowden – Ann Leithead

Art for the Park Art Auction

The Artists and Their Art

Carrie Davenport:

Biographical information-

What this artist does with a subject is a personal response and an exhilarating experience.  Exact representation has never been an absolute but instead, she lets a state of feeling determine the approach she wants to take.  She has exhibited her work in a variety of galleries, taught classes and workshops in oil painting, and her work can be seen in private and commercial collections.  She is currently showing at The Oakwood Art League Gallery in Seguin and The New Braunfels Art League Gallery, where she has been a recipient of numerous awards, both there and elsewhere.

Carrie’s story about her painting “In the Woods”-

I was visiting friends that lived up the mountain from Colorado Springs.  When I got up the first morning, I stepped out on their deck and this was the view that greeted me in one direction, Pikes Peak in another.  Awe-inspiring country.

Carrie’s Art-

In the Woods

Oil 20” x 26” plus frame

Spring Garden

Oil 24” x 30” plus frame

“A formal garden putting on its best.”

The Back Fence

Watercolor 24” x 30” plus frame

“A leaf tenaciously hangs on into the crisp, cold winter.”

Helen Stein:

Biographical information-

Helen Stein moved to Seguin in 1956.  She was a charter member of the Seguin Art League with Dr. Henry Moore and Dr. Elmer Peterson of Texas lutheran College.  She helped to organize the One Seguin art League and is now a member of the Seguin Oakwood Art League.  Helen studied art at Mary Hardin Baylor College and Texas Lutheran College under Dr. Peterson and received watercolor instruction from Mary Hetherington.  She has volunteered at Jefferson Elementary teaching art to third graders and has given private lessons in oil.  Along with painting, her hobbies include quilting.  Helen has a quilt displayed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

Helen’s story about her painting-

In addition to suing a paintbrush, Helen crumbled plastic wrap into a ball and used it to apply some of the watercolor.

Helen’s Art-

Fantasy Flowers

Watercolor

Dottie Bowden:

Biographical information-

Dottie Bowden started painting in 1970.  She had her first lessons under Faye Sitton of   Liberty, Texas.  Since that time, she had studied under such artists as  E. Frost Andrews, Dick Turner, Carol Gibson Sayle, and   Dalhart Windberg.  Dottie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Texas State University and her Master’s Degree from the same University.  She is a Charter Member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and of the Deer Park Art League, as well as being a member of the Seguin Oakwood Art League and the San Antonio River Art Group.

Dottie’s story about her painting-

Dottie grew up in the City of Deer Park (Houston) area, and Deer Park, like Seguin, is a bird sanctuary.  Dottie has loved and painted coastal birds since her childhood.

Dottie’s Art-

Egret

Oil 

Ann Leithead:

Biographical information-

I’m a native Texan who, by luck, lived in many places-and finally found the ideal home in Seguin.  Since my approach to art is “I wonder what would happen if…” I can rarely replicate what I have produced.  Sometimes that makes me sad.  My three children enjoy art and share that joy with their children and with my husband and me.  Some of our happiest times are when we are creating things together.  I have enjoyed learning how to do many, many things, but for the last few years clay and especially Raku has been what I have found fascinating.

Ann’s Art-

Strings

Raku

Spirals

Raku


Bowl

Turquoise Lace

Urn

Raku

Artists Scheduled for “Art for the Park” Silent Auction

Becker's Lavender by Kris Kelson

Carrie Davenport

Marika Bordes

James Franklin Schmidt

Ann Leithead

Helen Stein

Elisabeth Montgomery

Dottie Bowden

Kris Kelson

Donna Maske

Robin Walker

Roger Betschler

Nancy Russell

Howard Crunk

Beverly Cobb

Matt Chase

Luling Icehouse Pottery: Charley & Holly Pritchard

Bil Sullivan

ART FOR THE PARK

ART FOR THE PARK

AN EVENING OF JAZZ AND ART 

SUPPORTING THE WALNUT SPRINGS PARK BIRD SCULPTURE SANCTUARY

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 

7 to 10 PM

AT THE TEXAS THEATRE, FEATURING 

LIVE JAZZ 

SILENT  & LIVE AUCTIONS OF LOCAL ART

OILS, WATERCOLORS, SCULPTURE, FIBER ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, POTTERY,  AND MORE!

UNVEILING OF SANCTUARY  SCULPTURES 

TICKETS:  $25 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE

AVAILABLE AT GIFT & GOURMET, KEEPERS, AND KAREN McMILLAN REALTORS 

$30 AT THE DOOR (SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE)

Ticket Price includes 1 Drink (Wine or Beer) and light refreshments

including a dessert bar, coffee and  non-alcoholic beverages

For more information, please see:  http://marikaarts.wordpress 

AN ARTSFEST 2012 EVENT, SPONSORED BY SEGUIN COMMISSION ON THE ARTS 

Walnut Springs named a Lone Star Legacy: Future Home of the Bird Sculpture Sanctuary

Congratulations to the City of Seguin and the Department of Parks and Recreation!  

From the Seguin Gazette

Walnut Springs named a Lone Star Legacy

Bob Thaxton | Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 12:00 am

 

The Texas Recreation and Park Society has presented the city’s Parks and Recreation Department with an award designating Walnut Springs Park as a Lone Star Legacy Park.

The award presentation was made Wednesday night during opening ceremonies of the society’s 2012 Institute and Expo held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

Seguin was represented at the presentation by Tim Patek, director of parks and recreation; Crystal Miranda, parks superintendant; Mary Jo Filip, Main Street director; and District 6 City Councilman Steve Tschoepe.

The group attended the event and then drove back Wednesday night.

Patek said the city submitted its application for the award in January and was among 13 cities that applied. Of those, nine were chosen for designation this year as Lone Star Legacy Parks.

“A Lone Star Legacy Park is a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas,” TRAPS says in its description of the Legacy Park program. “These parks have endured the test of time and have become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on their grounds. Designation as a Lone Star Legacy is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a park.”

Legacy Parks must be at least 50 years old, designated as a public park and must meet at least one of the following four criteria: Representing distinctive design and/or construction; be associated with historic events or sites; be associated with events specific to the local community or state; and be the location of unique natural features.

Applications were evaluated by a panel of seven judges who applied points for each criterion. Points were tallied and applications with the highest scores were awarded the Legacy Park designation.

All parks designated as Legacy Parks will be featured in marketing materials including rack cards, the society’s website, public service announcements and other collateral materials. “These materials will be used to promote the parks and their communities as a part of heritage tourism,” TRAPS said.

Patek said city officials are hoping to have a plaque installed at Walnut Springs Park describing its designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park.

 

Art in the Park- Join Us for an Evening of Art, Music and Refreshments

On Saturday evening, March 31 at 7PM  at the Texas Theater there will be live and silent art auctions from some exceptional local artists to raise funds for the Seguin Commission on the Arts and the Walnut Springs Bird Sculpture Sanctuary.  Some of the birds that are destined for the park will be on display and people will have the opportunity to donate to the bird sculpture project.   The centerpiece of the sculpture sanctuary, the Red-Tailed Hawk will be unveiled.  Light refreshments will be served and a jazz combo from Houston will provide entertainment.   Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, first come first served.  Ticket price includes 1 glass of wine or beer. Prior to the event tickets are available at Gift & Gourmet.

Follow the blog for updates and photos of art work.

The Walnut Springs Park Bird Sculpture Sanctuary

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 (Click here to hear the KWED 1580 Seguin AM radio broadcast by Darren Dunn)

 

On Tuesday January 17, 2012,  the Seguin City Council unanimously approved the Walnut Springs Park Bird Sculpture Sanctuary.