Old Jail Art Center Hosts Encaustic Workshop

As a part of its ongoing Adult Workshop Series, The Old Jail Art Center hosted an Encaustic Workshop on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Ten students and several of the OJAC staff attended.

Encaustic is the technique of painting with pigmented wax. In it, the paints, brushes and often the work itself must be kept warm so the beeswax-based paint can be applied.

The instructor, Linda Fawcett, Professor of Art at Hardin-Simmons University, first introduced the equipment that would be used, then demonstrated several techniques, including transfer, applique, etching and texturizing, and finally turned the group loose to apply their creativity to the project boards. Some truly beautiful works were produced.

The next Adult Workshop will be Ceramics. More details will be provided on the Events Calendar, but if you have any interest in ceramics, you are encouraged to make plans to attend.

Also upcoming November 13th – 16th 2012 is a Docent Trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Non-docents can also attend, but you’ll save money by becoming a docent. It’s a lot of fun!

Fort Griffin Fandangle Enters 74th Year of Performances

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is 74 years old this year, and as always there are two very full weeks of activities scheduled.

The Downtown window displays have been judged and Vintage Vanilla took first prize for a collection of Native American wedding attire that is exceptionally beautiful. If you haven’t gone downtown to see all of the displays, be sure to do so.

The Albany Study Club will be holding its Annual Quilt Show at the Whitney Theater. One of the highlights of the show will be the Fandangle Quilt that was made by members of the club this fall and winter. It’s a beautiful quilt and it will be raffled off on the last night of Fandangle. You can purchase your quilt tickets at the Whitney.