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2012-01-12

Lee Adams demos wire wrapping for art meeting

Special to the Courier

Lee Adams, often seen around town on his Goldwing motorcycle with a large stuffed ape behind him, will demonstrate the art of wire wrapping stones during the January meeting of the Bandera County Art Association.

The meeting will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center, 803 Buck Creek Boulevard. The meeting is open to the general public.

Adams has 40 years experience in lapidary, the art of cutting and polishing stones. He has expanded his interests into silversmithing and combining lapidary with jewelry wire wrapping.

The Bandera County Art Association membership welcomes anyone with an interest in craft or art forms.

Members benefit from the exposure to various disciplines, learning from the colleagues and receiving support for their own work.

The association meets every third Tuesday of the month. Demonstrations of various skills are usually a part of the meetings along with general business. A "Show and Tell" session features members discussing their own work.

Dues are $15 a year for a single member and $20 for a married couple.

Member benefits also include participation in the "Funtier Day" Arts and Crafts Show on Memorial Day, the Cowboy Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, display and sale of member artwork in local establishments. The association also awards scholarships to students to further their art interests.

The association was organized to support artists and craftspeople in the pursuit of an art or craft. At present, the membership includes artists who work in watercolors, oils, acrylics, ceramics and sculpting, beading, jewelry, wood and glass. The roster represents budding artists to seasoned professionals.

The Bandera County Art Association welcomes new members and encourage interested persons to attend one of the monthly meetings.

Pictured: Lee Adams and one of his creations.