“Modern Meets Traditional” at Artisans at Rocky Hill – March 4-19

Artisans at Rocky Hill proudly presents “Modern meets Traditional”, a fine art show featuring the work of Keely Corona Smith of Fredericksburg, Texas. Keely’s latest works will include a dazzling mix of contemporary alongside traditional still lifes and landscapes.

The presentation of Keely’s most recent works will debut during an opening reception at Artisans on Friday, March 4th at 5:00 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. The show will remain in place through Saturday, March 19th. Wines by Torre di Pietra will be served along with cheeses from the Amish Market. Keely will demonstrate her talent on Saturday, March 5th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Raised in the Texas Hill Country, Keely Corona Smith earned a deep appreciation for nature and the spiritual connection she felt to it. Keely received a bachelor of arts in Psychology with a concentration in Fine Art from San Angelo State University in 1993. After graduation, Keely began a career in decorative painting. In 1996 she returned to the Hill Country and settled in Fredericksburg, where she helped start a successful decorative painting company painting murals, faux finishes and ornamentation. During this 13 year period Keely went to Rhode Island and studied under 2 muralist and master decorative painters.

Keely’s work will be on display and available for purchase through Saturday, March 19th. Keely will demonstrate her techniques on Saturday, March 5th from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Artisans at Rocky Hill is located at 234 West Main St. in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Eat. Drink. Be Inspired. Hill Country Film Society Fundraiser – January 30

Third annual event that will feature the documentary short film The One Who Builds and presentation/Q&A with co-director, Hillary Pierce. The One Who Builds tells the story of the life and works of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now an American citizen who is paying it forward as the director of a refugee resettlement organization in Greensboro, North Carolina. To be held at Hoffman Haus, 608 E. Creek, and offering Pedernales Brewing Company beer, wine and sensational bites from Otto’s. Proceeds benefit the Hill Country Film Society, sponsor of the annual Hill Country Film Festival. Call (830) 997-6739 for more information.

6:30 pm. $125 per couple; $75 per individual.

“Partners in Pastel”

Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main Street, will host an exhibition “Partners in Pastel” from January 4 to February 19. Kathleen Cook and Margaret Fletcher love the beauty and versatility of the vibrant pastel medium. The purest form of color pigment, pastel is applied in layers which gives a rich luminous quality to the art.

Kathleen Cook has been working in pastel for 35 years and creates paintings filled with light and color, focusing on sensitive paintings of people and unusual still life and landscape arrangements. Kathleen is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and has been profiled in American Artist, Southwest Art and Pastel International magazines. Her studio is in Ingram, TX.

Margaret Fletcher has been involved with art her entire life, even while pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse. Margaret discovered pastels about 6 years ago and was so excited to learn more that she gave up her excellent golf game to fully concentrate on painting. Margaret enjoys nature and this love is reflected in her art. Vibrant sunsets reflected in water, animals and birds and the faces of little children are all part of her artistic expression. Margaret lives in Fredericksburg, TX.

Kathleen and Margaret have shared a close friendship since meeting in one of Kathleen’s classes. They paint together regularly and encourage the best in each other.

“The New Old Guard” Art Show at Insight Gallery – November 7-23

“The New Old Guard, Heirs Apparent to the Traditional Art World”. In one of the most dynamic and powerful shows of 2014, these young talents give us a glimpse of the bright future of Fine Art in the representational art world. Featuring works from Kyle Polzin, Mary Qian, Kyle Sims, Josh Elliott, Scott Tallman Powers, Brent Cotton, G Russell Case, Scott Burdick, JoAnne Peralta, Glenn Dean, Tony Pro and Logan Maxwell Hagege. Art lovers and collectors from far and wide will anticipate this standout show. All pieces to be sold by draw. Opening reception on November 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main St. Call (830) 997-9920 for details.

The Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island – April 10 to May 20

Presenting a month-long traveling exhibition by the Bullock Texas State History Museum presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. While Ellis Island’s location in New York made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America and even Asia. The exhibition highlights enduring themes in the history of immigration including the dangers of the journey, making a life in a new land, navigating bureaucracy and confronting discrimination. On display at the Vereins Kirche, 100 block of West Main on Marktplatz, and sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 4:30 pm. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted. Call (830) 990-8441 for more information.

“Christmas Show” Art Show at RS Hanna Gallery – November 15 to December 20

GalleryW_Logo_TextCelebrate those you love with a gift they will cherish through the years. Fine original works, large and small, that speak to the heart all year long. Nationally and internationally recognized painters, sculptors, and fine jewelry makers along with heirloom signed furniture and art glass. Reception on December 5 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

RS Hanna Gallery is at 208 S. Llano. Call (830) 307-3071 for more information.

“In Living Color, The Art of Casey Craig” at Artisans – March 7-22

An imaginative mixed media artist, Casey Craig will offer Artisans gallery guests the opportunity to enjoy her latest array of paintings ranging in color from subtle to vibrant at 234 W. Main. Opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on March 7 during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Artist demonstrations to be held on Saturday, March 8. Call 830-990-8160 for more information.

“Everlasting Flowers for My Lady” Art Show – February 1 to 29

Roses, magnolias, wildflowers, sunflowers, orchids and more! View the show during regular hours at Fredericksburg Art Gallery, 314 East Main Street.

Stop by to see this beautiful new floral collection of paintings and sculpture from our gallery artists.

Just in time for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

Opening reception on Feb 3 from 6 to 8 PM during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.