Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Articopia! and Texas Meets Mexico Clay this Saurday, Dec. 10, 2010

Anyone can shop at a department store, or outlet, or online, but it is the intrepid believers in the special gift … the one-of-a-kind gift … the gift that is remembered for many years after … who flock to the Southwest School of Art for Art.i.copia!
From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, the Southwest School of Art’s Gallery Shop will overflow with an Art.i.copia of unusual and tempting gifts. Shoppers will find artful, contemporary objects, enjoy holiday refreshments and not worry about parking (which is free and plentiful).
This popular, long-running event will also feature collections by a selected group of high-end local artists working in jewelry, printmaking, photography, fibers, metal, and ceramics. This years’ guest artists are Diana KerseyLorena AnguloJane BishopJennifer DatchukMary FischerPriscilla MartinezKari StringerLaura QuinonesRobin Renee Hix, and Dale Jenssen.
Come for the art, stay for lunch! The Wheelie Gourmet Food Truck will be on site! Eat dessert first withAl's Gourmet Nuts and Ms. Chocolatier!
It’s the season for giving – and purchasing holiday gifts at Art.i.copia helps support the many community programs of the non-profit Southwest School of Art.
I would love to see you at this charming event! Specifically for Art.i.copia, I have once again created a limited number of ceramic jewelry containers to compliment the many fine jewelry pieces that are available.  And while you are in the area, don't forget to stop by Bazar Sabado at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

But wait, there is more!

What a wonderful way to wrap up the year!  After enjoying a great day selling my pottery at Articopia, I will travel to Boerne, TX to attend the opening of this exhibition of wonderfully inventive and fine crafted ceramics in Boerne, Texas.

Here is what Amy and Bob Niederhauser, owners of COSAS Gallery, have to say about the show:

"COSAS Gallery welcomes the work of three great Texas clay folk artists who have been greatly influenced by the work of some of our favorite Mexican artists.  Diana Kersey and Billy Ray Mangham will both be with us along with their outstanding work; and Carl Block’s fabulous Face Jugs will also be featured.  Join us and see some of the similarities and talk to them about their personal experiences with Mexico.  There will be amazing pieces to select from; just in time for your holiday shopping.  Also, we just received our new shipment from Mexico including some amazing pieces from the Day of the Dead competition in Patzcuaro.  Don’t miss this fantastic event. "
Texas Meets Mexico Clay
Saturday, Dec. 10

COSAS Gallery
1109 S. Main St.
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 249-1500

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