Thanks to everyone who turned up and waited around to make the presentation of plaques to Mieko Mahi and Dr. Betty Edwards on November 30th. Both women seemed genuinely surprised and pleased to be recognized for all they are doing to promote art and art education in Lavaca County!

Larry Charles had a good turnout for the opening of his show on October 12 at the Hallet Oak Gallery. Some of his watercolors will be on display throughout the month. If you missed the show you can stop by the Gallery any Saturday to enjoy it.

Bob Weiss gave a spectacular presentation of movie posters at the October meeting, and Debbie Halling set up a concession stand to rival those in the fanciest theaters. The popcorn, thanks to Bob, was delicious, and the candies, cokes, and nacho cheese were great.

Roy and Blanche Cavarretta provided both program and refreshments for the August meeting. Roy showed slides from the recent Southwest Art Show in Riudoso, NM, and gave lots of tips for artists wanting to participate in such a show. Blanche took the blue ribbon for Best of Class at that show, and Michael Moore took third place in the glass category. It was Michael's first time to participate in the Ruidoso show.

In July John Wright treated the group to an extensive show and talk about Antoni Gaudi and his fantastic architecture. Several guests who were planning travel to Barcelona were present.

Friends and family of the five high school students who created the mural in the alley behind the gallery filled art league meeting in June. Larry Charles presented certificates to all the girls and gave them a chance to speak. Their teacher, Staci Powers, also spoke, praising the girls and telling everyone how proud she is of them. The Beverly Charles and Dennis Pesek provided delicious refreshments. It was good to see the gallery full to overflowing!

Debbie Halling had a fascinating program on Vincent Van Gogh at the April SCTAL meeting. There were lots of images of Van Gogh's work, but Debbie reported that you really have to see them in person to get their full impact, and she mentioned locations where they are currently on display.

Larry and Beverly Charles are working with Hallettsville High students and art teacher Stacey Powers to create a mural on a wall in the alley in back of the Hallet Oak Gallery (actually on a wall of the Home Health building). We look forward to checking out their work and hope it is a first step to getting the alley cleaned up!

Members voted February 13th to help pay for the new lighting installed at the Gallery. Exhibits show up much better, and art students can see their work much more easily! Thanks, Bob Weiss!

SCTAL Scholarship:​ Michael Moore found some local area workshops to support with our scholarship fund. 

On-going thanks to Dianne Appelt for the excellent job she is doing in reporting on meetings and advertising up-coming meetings!


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