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Wed
29
Mar

The hills are alive with art

Cheryl Koen, a Santa Fe artist lately of Fredericksburg, captures a scene of Flatrock Creek on the Wirtz Dam Road. She is one of 40 plein air artists entered in the Paint the Town event in Marble Falls.

Artists are all around Marble Falls, competing in Paint the Town, the annual plein air art event of Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCA).

Fans and visitors can soak up their techniques and artistic vision in three days of fun events.

“We are billed as one of the top 5 plein air events in Texas,” said Carolyn Bates of the HLCA board. “And, we're asking the community to 'Fire Up for Paint the Town.'

“Through Saturday, plein air artists will be painting in Marble Falls and the surrounding bluebonnet-filled countryside. Visitors will be able to watch them at work and view the finished art.”

Wed
29
Mar

Style in Action supports Meals on Wheels

Support of Meals on Wheels is the aim of Style in Action, a ladies apparel show Tuesday, April 4, at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls.

The event includes a luncheon and a spring style show from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a ticket price of $40.

The latest fashions from Accents Boutique, Blair's Western Wear, Caio Bella, Edna Rose, Salem's Fashions and Smartie Pantz will be on parade. Door prizes and a silent auction will be included.

The luncheon will be prepared by Burnet High School culinary arts students.

To purchase a ticket, visit Salem's in Marble Falls or Salem's Jewelry in Burnet or online at MealsOnWheels-WilliamsonBurnet.org. Select “Donate” for ticket purchase and other choices to support Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels in Burnet County is a program of Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties (OWBC).

Fri
24
Mar

Fire up for Paint the Town

Promoting the slogan 'Fire Up for Paint the Town,' in the last week of ticket sales for the plein air art event in Marble Falls are, left to right, Janey Rives, Marble Falls Fire Chief Russell Sander, Carolyn Bates. Paint the Town, sponsored by Highland Lakes Creative Arts, will bring plein air artists to capture scenes of Marble Falls and create opportunities for everyone to enjoy and own art. The fire truck will sound the start of a Quick Draw event.

 

 

 

 

Paint the Town, the annual plein air art event of Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCA), will bring 40 open-air artists to Marble Falls, along with three days of fun events for fans and visitors.

“We are billed as one of the top 5 plein air events in Texas,” said Carolyn Bates of the HLCA board. “And, we're asking the community to 'Fire Up for Paint the Town.'

“Thursday through Saturday, plein air artists will be painting in Marble Falls and the surrounding bluebonnet-filled countryside. Visitors will be able to watch them at work and view the finished art.”

From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day Paint the Town Galleries will be open and exhibiting/sales space is doubled.
Now is the time, Bates said to purchase the $50 tickets for the Friday night reception, Introducing 2017 Paint the Town, that will include the results of the Nocturnal Paint Out, with local craft foods, wine, beers and live music.

Fri
24
Mar

MFHS plant sale going on today

A one-day plant sale at Marble Falls High School (MFHS) is offering almost everything needed for spring planting.

Today, Friday, March 24, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. shoppers can pick up flower, pepper, tomato and other vegetable plants for a cost of from $1 to $3.

Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the MFHS Horticulture Program, will benefit all the schools Career and Technology Education Workforce Ready programs.

Wed
22
Mar

Countywide exhibit features youth art Thursday

March was proclaimed Youth Art Monthat the March 14 meeting of the Burnet County Commissioners Court in a brief presentation to Burnet art teacher Samantha Melvin. Pictured are, Commissioners Russell Graeter, Precinct 2, and Jim Luther Jr., Precinct 1; Melvin; County Judge James Oakley and Commissioners Joe Don Dockery, Precinct 4, and Billy Wall, Precinct 3.

 

 

 

 

A community arts exhibit and artists reception will be held Thursday, March 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. to recognize student artists from throughout the Burnet County.

The exhibit will take place at Happy Scoops Ice Cream, 104 West Washington Street, just off the courthouse square in Burnet.

The art exhibit will feature work by kindergarten through 12th grade artists from around the county, including students from Faith Academy in Marble Falls; Colt Elementary in Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) and Bertram Elementary, RJ Richey Elementary, Shady Grove Elementary, Burnet Middle School, Burnet High School, all in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD), .

Thu
16
Mar

Paint the Town offers ring-side seats on art

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Highland Lakes Creative Arts is offering directions to top locations to observe artists capturing bluebonnet scenes during the Marble Falls Paint the Town event.

 

 

Paint the Town, a plein air, or open air, competition March 30 – April 1 will host 40 artists from around the country to capture the scenes of Marble Falls and you can have a ring-side seat.

Texas bluebonnets are a topical favorite and you can pack a lunch and a lawn chair and watch their artworks magically appear. Organizers of the event from Highland Lakes Creative Arts suggest looking for artists at work at these prime locations:

  • Bella Vista B&B--1455 Cimarron Ranch Road--off Ranch to Market Road 1431 east on Lake Travis. (Charming country inn with beautiful vistas.)

Sun
12
Mar

Good times roll in Marble Falls Spring Break

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Spring is in the air and coming with it March 13-18 Marble Falls Parks & Recreation Spring Break Program.

Last year, attendance almost doubled and this year one donor more than doubled support in response.

“We received a $2,500 grant from the H-E-B Community Investment Program,” said City Manager Mike Hodge. “Typically the city's budget for spring break is about $2,400.”

Most of the city's largest retailers, some smaller ones and restaurants always contribute in some way but this year H-E-B is the primary sponsor.

“The local H-E-B has always been a Spring Break supporter with volunteers and donations,” said Parks & Recreation Director Robert Moss. “HEB continues to help our community become a better place to live; both at the local and corporate levels.”

Fri
10
Mar

Showers dampen SPCA donations

See The Highlander photos of hearty souls who did participate in the 5h Annual Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon & Dingers for Dogs in the photo album on The_Highlander Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2lLXj99

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The weather turned cold and rainy Saturday, March 4, putting a damper on the dual fundraisers for the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—the 5th Annual Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon and the Dingers for Dogs Co-Ed Softball Tournament.

“They are rain or shine events,” said Shannon Heep, one of the organizers. “The softball teams played right through the rain and SPCA volunteers stayed at the Johnson Park Pavilion with adoption dogs to the end. Will Duncan played his guitar and sang for us, compliments of On the Rocks.”

Typically, dogs were undaunted by a little rain, but the weather cut in to human attendance and to proceeds, Heep said. By a rough count, 150 people turned out for the 2.5 mile circuit of the walk but many were part of family groups, not individual donors.

Fri
10
Mar

Tickets on sale for Paint the Town

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Paint the Town, this year billed to rise to the top five of plein air exhibits in Texas, is set to open March 27-29.

The event is an invitational for 40 juried, open-air artists to invade Marble Falls and create scenes of the city on site.

“We will see them painting in historic Marble Falls, along the waterfront and on private countryside properties,” said Carolyn Bates, one of the organizers. “A map will be provided of all locations so visitors can watch the artists at work.”

“Eric Rhoads, who is the major U.S. advocate for the plein air movement and also the owner of Streamline Publishing's “Plein Air” and “Fine Art Connoisseur” magazines, is the Paint the Town judge for this year,” said Bates.

Bates will be mentoring the sponsoring organization, Highland Lakes Creative Arts (which members refer to simply as the arts) and Paint the Town in their goal of being one of the top five plein air events

Fri
10
Mar

Turkey dinner serves steak March 18

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Tickets are still available for the annual banquet of the Highland Lakes Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)to be held Friday, March 18, at the Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion at 307 Buena Vista Drive.

The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of wild turkey and protecting hunting heritage and members of the local chapter are drawn from Burnet, Llano, Lampasas, Williamson and Travis counties in those efforts.

One important part of that is the support of youth and proceeds from the chicken fried steak dinner add to the scholarship fund. The banquet is an opportunity for the presentation of the annual scholarship.

Robert Linder, an active member and a turkey caller acting as a judge this weekend in the World Turkey Calling Championships in Arkansas, notes that the banquet coincides with the opening of the spring season for Rio Grande turkey in this South Zone.

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