Magical Mason is popping with color in more ways than one! Mother Nature is working her magic on the hills and in the valleys, while talented artists are planning displays for their creations during Mason Bloomin’ Arts Fest on Saturday, April 2nd. From 11am-4pm a whole host of artists will be lining the sidewalks with their creations.
For local artist, Karen Sharbo, (featured at the Arnold Art Gallery), color and creativity have always been a part of her life. She has studied under award winning artists John Salmenin, Karen Knutson and Rose Edin, and has herself won a prize for her abstract work, “Not So Moody Blues.” Her newest endeavor, Powder Migration jewelry, can currently be found at The Thing Is Boutique.
A broken dominant wrist took Bridget Langdale, another of Mason’s artists, on an unexpected adventure that lead to a whole new skill set. Using woodworking tools and her trademark of designing with recycled materials, she has some new, fun and interesting items along with her jewelry, Winey Birds and paintings. Bridget has also recently gotten to know two other artists who will be included in her display. One-of-a-kind dolls made by Tillie Hinshaw with materials she has on hand are sure to delight with unique outfits, intriguing details and great facial expressions. In addition, her newest creative collaborator’s small furniture designs are sure to please.
Ray Craig, another local craftsman, loves Texas woods. Using pecan, mesquite, hickory and cedar he turns beautiful bowls, lamps, curio boxes, tortilla and rolling pins. Many of his pieces have characteristics of “live edges”, symbolizing their natural beginnings.
Please be sure to make time to join us for this event. More than 20 artists will be ready and waiting to show you their photography, paintings, jewelry, woodworking and so much more.
In addition to the Art Fest, the Mason Artisan Gallery will be hosting an Anniversary Celebration. The M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will be having their annual book and bake sale in conjunction with the garden club plant sale. The first annual Mason County Chamber Music Festival will be going on all weekend with the Artisan Quartet performing on Saturday evening at the Odeon Theater. Tickets for this performance are available at www.theodeontheater.com. Or, if you’d like to kick up your heels, check out the dance floor at Lea Lou Co-op! Twirl your partner to the tunes of Texas singer/song writer, Les Hartman. This event benefits the Loyal Valley VFD.
As you can see, our little burb has a lot going on! So, come join in the fun.....you’ll want to stay forever!