Paintings by Larry Charles, Dianne Appelt and Steve Pituch

Michael Moore brought this stunning piece to the Valentine's meeting on February 14th. So appropriate with the brilliant blue lines radiating from the little center heart.

The photograph doesn't do it justice, but Roy Cavarretta shared his most recent pen and ink of an old Victorian home in Schulenburg. The owners commissioned the piece but allowed Roy to keep this giclee print. Another beautiful piece, Roy!


     South Central Texas Art League​  

On the table at the Kocian Building were gourds by Roy and Blanche Cavarretta, pen and ink drawings by Roy Cavarretta, a fused glass western scene ("Leading the Herd) by Michael Moore, and a landscape by Dennis Pesek.

Art , left to right, by Sartori Davis, Dennis Pesek, Lois Weiss and Michael Windberg

The program for January 9th was on the Hudson River School of American Painters. Thomas Cole, first of the HRS, inspired this painting, Kindred Spirits, by Asher Brown Durand. It depicts Cole and Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant overlooking a valley in the Catskill mountains.

In a time of few art museums and no television, Artists of the Hudson River School brought to the American people the beauty of America's wilderness. Not just the Hudson River Valley and the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains but all of the lands west of the Mississippi inspired these Artists: Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederick Edwin Church, Fitz Henry Lane, and many others (69 in all). Their work was influential in getting places like Yosemite and Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon designated as national parks for all the enjoy.

​Art can make a difference!