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Nearly 100 works of art by area artists make up a new show at the Price Center hanging now through October 12. A unique display of 60 works celebrates the broad diversity of the San Marcos community in an exhibit titled “San Marcos: A River Runs Through It” hanging throughout the facility. A wide variety of media depict the river, mermaids, native wildlife, unicycle football, the town square, Sacred Springs Powwow and more. In addition, a fresh display of water-inspired quilts in the stairwell gallery, and a separate photography show in the 1910 Room completes this visual love letter to San Marcos. Many works are available for sale.

“We’re extremely pleased with, and excited about, the number of works and diversity of media, said Joan Nagel, Price Center Arts Committee chair. “It’s especially nice to welcome so many ‘new to us’ artists in this show,”” she added.

Works on display range from traditional oil paintings and black and white photography to unique mixed media, mosaics, assemblage, found and fused glass, fiber art, baskets, and more. The public may view the art daily from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. now through October 12.

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, August 22 from 6-8 pm. Guests can meet the artists, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, infused water, and the live jazz piano music of noted musician Morris Nelms. The event is free and open to all.

The Price Center’s rotating art shows are made possible in part through grant funds from the San Marcos Arts Commission. A portion of any proceeds from the sale of works on display benefits the Price Center, which is operated by the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association (GSMASA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.

Images shown here: Top B J Ritchie's Old Hays County Jail, and K Welch's River Sundance.

“Peace & Understanding” is the theme for the Committee’s next planned show, which will hang from mid-Oct. through early Jan. The Call is open to any and all area artists. Artwork will be accepted from 9 a m. – 5 p.m, Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday.

For more information, about the art shows or other Price Center activities, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St. Mon. – Fri., 9-5 p.m., or visit or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.

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