This month’s 3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabout activities at the Price Center will spotlight more than 100 locally produced, original creations, including the abstract paintings and macro photographs of two featured artists with solo shows opening. In addition, more than 20 SMCISD Youth Art Month K-12 works are on display in the Center’s historic 1893 Room. The free event takes place from 6-9 p.m., light refreshments are served, and all are welcome.
“This particular month we really have something for everyone,” said Clay DeStefano, Price Center executive director. “From children’s art to mature, accomplished works, classic to contemporary, the wide array of work is sure to please many.”
Margaret Adie’s Everyday Treasures, features 23 photographs displayed in the Tea Room that take viewers into Adie’s world of magical, whimsical and amazing images of everyday, local flowers and insects. Veronique Hahn’s 14-piece collection of mixed media abstract expressionism, displayed in the historic 1910 Room, allows viewers to imagine familiar landscapes and architectural elements through brightly colored and richly textured works.
Both artists will be present to talk with the public during the Opening Reception for their shows from 6 – 8 p.m. Guests to the Center will also have the opportunity to the see the porcelain, oil and watercolor works of Joanna Burch in the Main Parlor as well as new works from Bee Friends and the River Valley Porcelain Arts Club in the Center’s main and upstairs halls. Local artist Christine Terrell also has a small display of her distinctive up-cycled tin jewelry in the Parlor.
Many of the works on display are available for purchase. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Price Center, a non-profit community center operated by the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association.
Several other downtown San Marcos businesses are slated to participate in this month’s 3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabout. Visit 3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabout on Facebook or call 512- 393-8400 for more information.
For more information about Price Center Walkabout activities, current solo art shows, or to submit art to be considered for a future exhibit, please stop by the Price Center, at 222 W. San Antonio St. in Downtown San Marcos, Mon. – Fri., 9-5 p.m., call 512-392-2900 or visit price-center.org.