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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                HefaldZeitung n Wednesday March O 7 i t u n g Arts Entertainment Our community is coming rAlive With Art The Art of the Matter Sometimes it doesnt take much Just a good idea And I dont know who had it first I think it was Karen Crandall but that doesnt matter What matters is that Youth ArtBeat is a great concept and its happening for the second time this year on March 30 And while all that excitement is going on this Saturday the Arts Coun cils Countywide Poetry Contest will be reaching its deadline Ill tell you what I can about both these neat projects in hopes that you come Alive With Art Youth Art beat 96 You probably wont find any Elizabeth Picassos or Rem brandts but the tlllOII downtown stores are filled with the lively visual art by hundreds of local youngsters having enthusiastically expressed themselves on paper and the blossoming creativ ity will cause more stir than the masters would In fact one mother knowing how childs work is is ready to stand guard and take it down as soon as the event is over for fear some one might snatch it away She said so The theme Alive with will be evident everywhere downtown on Sat urday with dancers actors and singers filling the streets starting at 10 de Danza Folklorica will be giving a workshop but they didnt tell me where and I hear by the grapevine that there will be a Poets Comer in a room at the Art League Gallery Oh and there will also be facepainting at the Gallery Now if youre not at the plaza band stand by youll miss the finale and awards for costumes and artwork Does this sound like a festival or what Last call for poets The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council is winding down its 14th Annual Countywide Poetry Contest the deadline being March 31 That means if you submit an entry you bet ter make sure its postmarked by that day The contest is open to 4th and 5th graders middle schoolers high schoolers and adults living in both school districts What You dont remember the rules Okay here goes 1 The poem may be on any sub ject and in any style except limerick and must have a minimum of eight lines 2 It must be typed or PRINTED CAREFULLY on a white inch sheet of paper and must be con tained on the front of one page 3 Your name telephone number address and grade must be on the BACK of the page Adults need to mark their poems 4 Make three copies of the original poem with your entry leav TUESDAY 730PM BAPTIST CHURCH Quartets featured at barbershops Harmony Revue Show scheduled for April 28 Look at the sign It says New Braunfels has Its own chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America The sign is located on Highway 46 coming east into New Braunfels Pictured is Harry Myers newly elected president putting the finishing touches to the installa tion of the sign The sign represents the Hill Country which meets every Tuesday at in the choir room of First Baptist Church Any male singer is cordially invited to sing and the best part is that you dont have to be an accomplished singer to enjoy harmony and fellowship Come sing with us The Hill Country for merly known as the South Texas New Braunfels own chap ter of the Society for the Preserva tion and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Inc is proud to announce its upcoming show our the Harmony The theme for this years show is Grand pas Attic The show will be held on Sunday April at Jackson Auditori um Texas Lutheran College in Seguin Tickets are on sale now for senior citizens general admission advance and at the door They are available at the Senior Citizens Center Comal Flower Shop the Chamber of Commerce here in town and the chamber in Seguin They area also available from any Hill Country Chorus barbershopper Featured in our show will be the Texas Jubilee a NOTEworthy quartet from the San Antonio area and an upandcoming new quartet heading for big things down the from San Marcos and New Braunfels The Hill Country Chorus meets every Tuesday night at the First Baptist Church Choir Room corner of Cross and Santa Clara streets in New Braunfels We would like to invite any male singers to visit with us in harmony and good fellowship and you DO NOT have to be an accomplished singer nor do you have to audition Wed just like to have you come by and visit with us Submitted by Jack Ehman pub lic relations officer for the Hill Coun try New Braunfels Art League By PAT DELTZ Special to the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Art League Gallery has become a bee hive of activity in the downtown area Youth ArtBeat activities including the judging of student entries will be headquartered at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 W San Antonio the week of March 25 Elaine Felder president and member Sheila Orr are on the Youth ArtBeat com mittee stWihg at 1 Before that at pm theyll gather in the NBU parking lot to have their costumes judged I bet the MonaLisa with the most mys terious smile wins All kinds of activities will surround the plaza with Hummelfest in progress that day along with Childrens Muse ums fun and games going on outside the Hummel and concession stands located on several corners Compania 5 Mail the origirial and copies t6 Patty Pope 831 McGar New Braun fels TX 78130 Its possible that waiting for you is prize money a gold medallion and complimentary theatre and sympho ny passes Wish submit one Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the HeraldZeitung writing on the arts and miniworkshops in1 pastel stained glass and drawing were available at no charge The Art League provid ed the supplies and the instructors Mary Beth Gibson Elaine Felder and Annette LeBouef The tables were filled with participants working on the projects The Outreaches are held about three times a year to intro duce art media to members of the community Two weekly watercolor classes with Angie Banta Brown and Dee Dee Dale are available Betty Math is Mary Beth Gibson and Barry Shadrock hold biweekly classes in oil and Patsy Ledbetter and Jan ice Yow Hindes have monthly oil classes Annette LeBouef has a Sunday childrens class Three painting groups meet weekly to share paint ing critiques and information as they paint The Art League holds its monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month except December at 7 at the gallery The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council meets at the Gallery the third Monday of the month The New Braunfels German Folkdancers also practice at the building Now in its 32nd year the Art League holds two a Show is held Memorial Day weekend in the Civic Center and the Wurstfest Art Show runs all 10 days of Wurstfest in the gallery A mini art show Floral will be on display during April in their side gallery and a Tourism in New Braunfels show is planned for July A showing of Ruth Bowers watercolor paintings and sculpture recently concluded at the Gallery Sales totaling benefited both the Art League and the New Braunfels Christian Academy where she taught prior to her death from leukemia last December Last August the NBAL hosted the 75th anniversary of womens suffrage exhibit in their gallery This September the group will host a showing of water colors painted by Watercolor Art members who recently spent three days painting in the New Braunfels area With about half of their almost 250 members from out of town the Art League is a magnet for artmind ed visitors Workshops draw attendance from here nearby cities and from more distant areas such as Dallas There are four outofstate members includ pg tw9rwjnter Jexan Signature members of other prestigious art organiza tions The Art League owns its building and renovations are made as the money is available The group hopes to finish first floor renovations this year The twosto ry building has a meeting room and galleries on the first floor and will eventually have classrooms artist leased space and office on the second The building dates from 1913 and has been used as a bakery with living quarters a five and dime store a bootery doc tors offices a karate studio and womens wear shops The Art League is grateful for all donations received Renowned pianist to perform with MidTexas Symphony at Jackson Auditorium MidTexas Symphony Renowned pianist Laura Spitzer will perform with the Mid Texas Symphony in concert Sunday March 31 at 4 in Texas Lutheran Colleges Jackson Auditorium Spitzer who travels across the coun try with Steinway in tow will be fea tured in a presentation of Beethovens Emperor Concerto She completed her undergraduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria where she was awarded the Boesendorfer Stipend and graduated with distinction After touring with the Austrian Ensemble for New Music recording numerous programs for Austria Radio and taking first prize at the Kurt Leimer Competition she earned her masters degree with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute The recipient of four touring grants from the Nevada State Council on the Arts and the Nevada Humanities Com mittee she has blazed a trail by bring ing classical music to hundreds of rur al communities and schools in the and Canada In recognition of this contribution she was honored with the 1986 Neva da Governors Art Award Her story has received national attention on ABC and NBC News and in Time maga zine and Readers Currently Spitzer resides in Los she serves as assistant lecturer of keyboard studies at the Uni versity of Southern California and received the teaching Laura Spitzer award in 1992 Franz Krager will conduct the orchestra as it also presents Prome nade and The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition written by Modeste Mussorgsky and orchestrated by Maurice Ravel The program will also include per formances by two piano students who won the Symphonys Young Artist Competition in February They are Josephine Chan and Kasandra Kenne da Tickets are for adults for seniors and college age students and for all other students They are avail able in Seguin at Gift and Gourmet the Seguin and Guadalupe County Chamber of Commerce and the Jack son Auditorium Box Office They will also be available at the door Rehearsing The Dining Room Photo courtesy of BILL HAAS Stephen Schaefer and Cathy Clark rehearse a scene from THE DIN ING in which his character shows hers where the table needs repair but more than that gets mended The uniquely written human comedy opens April 4 at Circle Arts Theatre in Landa Park with a benefit performance for Habitat for Humanity at 7 on April 14 and a 3 matinee on April 21 Tickets are available at Chinan Things For reservations call 6093092 Monday through Saturday 3 to 7 only Hummelfest happenings include postmark cancellation Carl Feltner retired supervisor of mails at the New Braunfels Post Office and chair of Hummelfests Postmark Cancellation has received permission from the Postal Service for the museums commemorative postmark with a pictorial can cellation The Hummelfest cancellation the third in the series commemorates the life of Sister Maria Innocentia Berta Hummel 19091946 The art work that is on display at the Museum was created by Sister M I Hummel To acquire this cancellation stop by the museum during Hummelfest March 29 through 31 Persons unable to attend Hummelfest can obtain this cancellation by submitting a mail order request to the postmaster in New Braunfels Hummelfest which runs from Friday March 29 through Sunday March 31 has an array of activities planned something for everyone young and old For more information about Hummelfest or the cancellation call the Hummel Museum at 210 6255636 Author at Hummel Museum for book signing Dr Theodore Gish professor of German and director of The Institute of Texas German Studies at the University of Houston will conduct a book signing at the Hummel Museum during Hummelfest on Saturday March 30 at 1 Dr Gish will be on hand to autograph the newly translated publication enti tled The Diary of Hermann Seele along with Seeles Sketches from Dr Gish provides the translation of an early Texan settler Hermann Seele Seele left Germany in 1843 and eventually helped to settle the German colony of New Braunfels Gish found Seeles diary 14 years ago in a New Braunfels museum archive For more information about Hummelfest or Dr Gish call the Hummel Muse um at 210 6255636 Youth ArtBeat entries Elaine Felder left and Annette LeBoeuf of the New Braunfels Art League look over some of the many Youth ArtBeat entries during the judging last week Paintings and drawings are being exhibit ed in merchants windows this week and the threedimensional art works are on display at the New Braunfels Arts League Gallery 239 W San Antonio Youth ArtBeat activities will culminate this weekend with a parade awards and many other activities r   

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