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2017-10-19

Wanted: Art Lovers for the Jailhouse Art Show

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Back by popular demand, the Frontier Times Museum will host its fourth annual Jailhouse Art Show and sale from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. This show will feature art from local artists as well as folk art and hand-made jewelry. All sales will benefit the Frontier Times Museum.
This year, the Jailhouse Art Show will include the paintings of Roger Evans, owner of The Remington Fine Art Gallery and Studio on Main Street in Bandera. Most of Evans’ paintings are acrylic on canvas and feature western subjects and landscapes. Print reproductions of his paintings are also available.
The show will also include the contemporary photography of Marshall Clayton, whose work is found in galleries around the Hill Country and was recently on exhibit at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville.
To encourage younger artists, the art show will include the pen and ink drawings of Schriener University student, Charles Smith, whose drawings are displayed at several restaurants in Kerrville and Austin.
Other local artists who will exhibit their work at the show for the first time this year are: Linda Laura, Karen Mangold, Patricia Schieber and Bobbi Quimby. Returning artists included Andi Davenport, Laurie McLean, Karen Lucia, Anita Smith and EJ Rutherford.
Other artists whose fine work is included in the show are: textile artist Jennifer Nimmrichter (Suzoos Wool Works); handmade jewelry by Elaine Lunde; pottery by Mary Pipes and Raina Guzman; metal art by Joe Reidy; and hand-made knives by Bandera High School principal, Sergio Menchaca.
The cellblock of the historic jail will serve as a reception area for the event. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
“We’re so excited the County Commissioners are allowing us to use the old jailhouse again this year for our art show and sale,” said Rebecca Norton, executive director for the museum. “The building is one of the finest historic buildings in the county and it lends itself so well for these types of events. Proceeds from the art show helps the museum provide family activities at the museum and educational programs to local schoolchildren.”
The museum requests a $10 donation for admission. For more information, please call the museum at 830-796-3864