Monday, March 23, 2009

Dalhart Windberg, Artist

Put April 18th on your calendar! Nationally known Texas artist, Dalhart Windberg will be sharing his artistic talent and knowledge right here in Tyler County. The Tyler County Art League will join the Emporium for the Arts to make this event happen.

Born in 1933, Windberg has spent many years journeying far beyond his Texas home, recording on canvas his most interesting discoveries and fondest recollection. His subjects are as varied as life itself. From the awakening aura of a Rocky Mountain snowfall to the sleepy silence of cypress woodlands, or the rustic beauty of the Texas Hill country, the land has been reborn by his palette knife and brush.

Windberg's Woodville visit will offer both artists and collectors the opportunity to watch him create an original painting as well as listen to the lessons learned during Dalhart's artistic journey. The event is scheduled from 1-4 pm at the Art Emporium located at 212 W. Bluff next to the Art Gallery in downtown Woodville. Tickets are $8 for TCAL members and $10 for non-members. Windberg will be available to sign your art books and Windberg prints, etc. Artist will be able to purchase art materials from the new Windberg art line.

For information or tickets, call 409-283-2788 or stop by the Art Gallery. Only 90 tickets will be sold for this event.

Edgar Cruz Concert...April 18, 2009

Each year acoustic guitarist, Edgar Cruz performs over 200 concerts and has played throughout America, Europe and South America. Those who have witnessed Cruz's performance immediately become entranced at the precision, speed and complexity with which his fingers strike the strings of his guitar to creat a symphony of sound unusual to just one instrument. Cruz offers an incredible live repertoire of " the Greatest Hits of the Guitar". Malaguena, Classical Gas, Dueling Banjos, Hotel California to name a few. Edgar has been named the Oklahoma's Top Performing Artist and/or Acoustic Guitarist for over ten years.

TCAL's neighbor, The Emporium Stage located at 212 W. Bluff in Downtown Woodville, TX is proud to present this outstanding talent in concert. The April 18th concert will begin at 7 PM. (house will open at 6:30 PM) Tickets are $20 each. Tickets are on sale at the Art Gallery at 210 W. Bluff or call 409-283-2788 or 409-283-3832 for reservations.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Youth Storytelling Circle to Start In January

After storytelling performances by Shelby Smith at “Dickens in the Country” December 5, young people wanting to learn how to tell stories showed a great deal of interest. It just so happens that Shelby has been looking for this student interest for several years and jumped at the chance. Currently, Tyler County Art Gallery hosts a storytelling circle once a month on the second Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm. Since this is a school night, it was decided set a youth storytelling circle from 5-6 pm on that same second Tuesday. Any student from the age of 7 to 17 is invited to come listen or try telling a story. As a veteran teacher, Shelby will be on hand to moderate the story circle and give helpful hints and suggestions, if requested. This is a “no pressure” kind of get together. This is a chance for your frustrated thespian, aka: chatter box, to develop skills in communication, poise and self-confidence. There is no obligation for this monthly activity, other than perhaps a good pair of listening ears. For more information contact: Tyler County Art Gallery 409-283-2788 or Shelby Smith at 214-212-1771.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An Evening of Dance

The COMpass (Community Performing Arts Series at the Summit) will present "An Evening of Dance" 7 PM, November 22, 2008 at the Eagle Summit located at the Woodville High School. The Lamar University Dance Company will feature a variety of dance numbers from ballet to jazz. TCAL member, Lois Henderson's daughter will be a featured dancer. Tickets are $10 adults.

Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, November 20th will be Tyler County Art League's annual "Pitch in Dinner" Thanksgiving get-togather. The evening will start around 6 PM with fillin' your plate time around 6:20PM. As is the tradition, TCAL will furnish the turkey & ham. Bring a side dish if you can. The evening will give each of us the opportunity to enjoy great company, get caught up on things we have been doing and just be thankful for all the blessing we find at 210 W. Bluff. Members are encourage to bring guests.

The Cast of "Christmas Belles" will be rehearsing at the Emporium and will join us for dinner. This will give TCAL a special opportunity to meet the cast of the newest community theater production.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pastel Workshop

Want to explore the world of painting with pastels? Not sure what pastels are but would like to awaken your creative side? Circle Monday, November 3, 2008 on your calendar and join the fun!! Ruth Martin, multi-talented artist, will be your exploration guide.

The one-day workshop will run from 10AM -3 PM at the Art Emporium located next door to the Art Gallery at 212 W. Bluff in Woodville. Bring your pastels. Additional pastels will be available to suppliment the ones you have. Students will work on Art Spectrum Color Fix Paper. Color Fix will be available for purchase if you don't already have it. The fee for the workshop is $35.

Sandwiches/chips will be provided for lunch. Bring your own drink.
If you have any questions call the Art Gallery at 409-283-2788 or Ruth Martin at 409-834-2358.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

TCAL Art Exhibition @ ComPASS Concert

Art work from the Tyler County Fine Art Gallery will be on display at each event of the ComPASS (Community Performing Arts Series @ the Summit) 2008-2009 concert series located at the Woodville High School Summit Auditorium. The opening concert in the series is scheduled for 7PM. Saturday, October 11, 2008 and will feature country music by the Matt Moody Band. Tickets (adult $10, Student $5) are available at the door. For Information call 283-3752.