Join fans of neighborhood art walks at the third annual Art Waddle in Boerne from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The event is called an art waddle, because that’s what the ducks do along Cibolo Creek and in neighborhoods in Boerne. More than forty local artists will display their work, which will be for sale, in yards at fourteen homes in the heart of the city’s historic “Flats” district along Cibolo Creek. Meet the artists and see plein air (painting outdoors) demonstrations. The family-friendly art waddle begins at 204 W. San Antonio Ave., where maps will be distributed to neighboring homes. Collaborating with the Hill Country Council for the Arts, the event will help support scholarships to Summer Art Camp at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. For a sneak peak at the art and participating artists, visit the Facebook page of the Boerne Art Waddle.
The People’s Choice award at the Art and Conservation: Our Hidden Treasures went to Omar Garza from Marble Falls for his oil painting, “Turkey Tail At Edge Falls”. Garza explains, “Edge Falls in Kendall Country is a hidden gem in the Hill Country. Because of its seclusion, it has been able to maintain its beauty. It is located on Curry Creek, with a 35-foot waterfall when the water is running, and a pool below with a depth of 30 feet. Downstream from the pool is a stream with pools of water that are a beautiful turquoise color.”
The Texas Hill Country is a wonderful place to live and visit and offers a variety of beautiful scenery and numerous activities. The small towns in the area offer many opportunities to enjoy the arts – from literary to performing to visual.
CARRIAGE HOUSE GALLERY HONORS MILITARY VETS
Salina Loriaux and Keith Klabon, Military Vets who are Art Therapists, will be featured in July at the Carriage House Gallery on Rosewood Avenue in Boerne. They will be showing and selling their artwork and sharing stories of their use of art as therapy for disabled veterans. Scheduled speaking times for Saturday, July 8 are Keith at 6 p.m. and Salina at 7 p.m.
Salina Loriaux graduated with Honors from Parsons The New School for Design, in New York City, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. After experiencing 9/11, Salina enlisted in the United States Army and graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California as a Korean Linguist. She served as a Korean Linguist, Intelligence Analyst in the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. During her military service, her husband was medically evacuated from Afghanistan and became a Warrior in Transition Unit Soldier (WTU) at Brook Army Medical Center (BAMC). Her time spent at BAMC as a service member and military spouse reignited her passion for the healing arts.
She went on to pursue a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, graduating with a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Art Therapy and Creativity Development and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. Salina is currently the resident Art Therapist at San Antonio Behavior Healthcare Hospital treating the adult and adolescent populations.
Salina uses acrylic paint and mixed media, applying a texture as a base, adding more throughout the execution of the piece and using wet and dry brush technique to add dimension and contrast.
Keith Klabon was born in Chicago Illinois on February 1,1969. He grew up mostly in the mountains outside Golden Colorado on a small ranch. Keith is a disabled Navy Veteran with seventeen years of service as a Naval Air crewman and Ordinance man. His paintings of murals and aircraft were created for various spaces and squadrons while serving abroad, mainly in the Pacific regions.
While on active duty Keith studied Landscape design, horticulture and professional piloting at numerous universities and colleges. After being injured on active duty, Keith focused on a variety of art mediums and studied art for twelve years at several universities, colleges and art institutions.
A reenactor of the Texas Revolution and American Mexican War and an aviation enthusiast, Keith lives and works in San Antonio. Keith works with limestone, steel, copper and wood in addition to doing work in ceramics.
BOERNE ART AL FRESCO
Have you made the public art walking tour yet? As part of the City of Boerne’s public art master plan, new installations of temporary public art for 2017 are displayed throughout Boerne’s Hill Country Mile and Boerne’s Trail System. The sculptures are for sale and the City of Boerne will purchase at least one for the permanent collection. The public is also invited to vote for their favorites. Maps are available in the City offices, the Chamber and various locations throughout Boerne. There is also a Otocast App that can be loaded to your phone so you can listen to a description about each piece as you walk along the paths featuring the sculptures. The Boerne newspapers are also featuring a photo and description of each installation. www.artalfresco.org