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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZfilTUNO Saturday December COUNTY LOCAL STATE FROM THE DISPATCH Pair injured SAN ANTONIO pair of young men flown from the scene of a local acci dent were recovering Friday in a San Antonio hospital Arnold Ramirez 19 of Seguin and Armando Palizada 23 of Austin were injured at about Thursday when their pickup truck collided with a semi rig on Texas 46 near Cloud Lane Because of the severity of the impact which demolished the pickup both men were taken by helicopter to University Hospital An official there said Palizada who was driving the truck suffered major chest injuries from hitting the steering wheel He was listed in stable condition late Friday Ramirez had head and wrist injuries He was listed in good condi tion pv Trucker update SAN ANTONIO 23yearold man injured Thursday when he drove a dump truck in front of a Union Pacific freight train was in surgery Thursday night A University Hospital spokesman said Jose Romero was being operat ed on to repair injuries suf fered when the train slammed into his dump truck at about 1 Thursday New Braunfels firefight ers took Romero to University Hospital with broken bones and other suspected internal injuries The train pushed Romeros semirig dump truck more than 200 yards before coming to a stop in the accident which occurred on the grounds of the Cemex plant on Wald Road southwest of New Braunfels UPCOMING MEETINGS COMAL COUNTY COM MISSIONERS COURT regular meeting Thursday in the commis sioners courtroom 3rd floor Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT meeting Jan 10 in the Education Center 430 W Mill St Man charged with threatening Bush ATLANTA AP A 37 yearold Gwinnett County man was arrested on federal charges Friday of making a threat against Presidentelect George W Bush Bruce Roberson of Norcross was arrested by the Secret Service Roberson was ordered by Magistrate Judge E Clayton Scofield III to be held in custody on the charge until another hearing on Dec 28 Ofticers said Robertson told them he was going to take him and that Bush stole the election and hes not gonna get away wity Shades of Hill Country Christmas NB artist Angle Banta Brown celebrates holidays in watercolor paintings BY JAN KILBY Special to the HerakJZeitung Angie Banta Browns Hill Country Christmas watercolor series in the Ventana Art Gallery of San Antonios Viva Bookstore makes one stop wonder and remember One stops because of the strong emotional response elicit ed by the brilliant hues of water colors of traditional Texas poin settias in white red and pink shades One wonders just who lives in the cozylooking Hill County limestone homes she portrays in watercolors that stir the imagina tion One remembers the joy of holi day traditions when seeing her pictures of country homes deco rated with green holly wreaths and tables set with Christmas teacups These images and others creat ed by Angie Banta Brown of New Braunfels can be seen at the Christmas art show until Dec 29 at the Ventana Art Gallery of Viva Bookstore 8407 Broadway in San Antonio Joan Wheeless Ventana Art Gallerys manager said Browns watercolors pri marily architectural art and still lifes of flowers and fruit consis tently had been popular She attributed Browns success to her paintings clean sharp images pleasing compositions and bright Browns watercolors do not contain the light colors and soft abstract images often associated with the medium Instead she uses vibrant colors and defined images The artist says she wants to achieve a freshness of color and the look of layers of colored tis sue that are light enough to see the white of the watercolor paper so that the light bounces She paints still lifes from arrangements in her home studio She bases her architectural land scape and portrait art on pho tographs as well as on sketches and journals in her artists note books Brown wants her art to be dramatic but with soft as she says Many people have the mis conception that watercolors are weak in color but they dont have to be that she said Browns enthusiasm for water colors comes from her lifetime involvement with art Born in Leakey she always loved sketch Her parents and teachers recognized her art talent At that time though art was nt considered a career she said After graduating from San Antonios Brackenridge High School in 1955 Brown attended San Antonio College in 195657 There she earned an associates degree in education curriculum not art following a friends advice to become a Youve read about Magnetic Products in newspapers seen alheletes wearing them on TV NIKKEN Try magnets In your flOUt Photo submitted Angle Banta Browns Hill Country Christmas watercolor series is on display now at San Antonios Viva Bookstore lawyer to avoid being a starving artist Jacqui VonHonts an artist who now owns the Love Texas Gallery at the San Antonio International Airport was Browns neighbor at the time She convinced Brown to enroll in the Warren Hunter School of Art in La Villita a pri vate commercial art school band retired They moved to their new home in the country near New Braunfels in 1985 Her children both artists live in Dallas Alice OLeary her Photo submitted This holiday Christmas cup depiction is one of Browns works Photo submitted Angie Banta Brown s Christmas watercolor series features traditional scenes such as this wreath in the window an adaptation of a photo taken in Fredericksburg Braunfels Brown has continued to share her love of colors in her teaching I teach so I give away all my she says with a smile Since 1985 she has taught courses in pastels and watercolor at the New Braunfels Art League which she helped found in 1964 She teaches four courses a year for both beginning and experi enced artists with each class meeting for three hours a week for six weeks and costing Her next class begins in January She also teaches special two day classes in watercolor design and painting of greeting cards Shes taught as well in Bandera Rockport Waco and cities in New Mexico Beginning in January 2001 shell again teach a watercolor class at Windcrest United Methodist Church in San Antonio She and two other DISPLAY Angle Banta Browns art viewed and bought at the Ventana Art Gallery during the regular Viva Bookstore hours to 8 Monday through Friday to 5 Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday For information call Viva at and Ventana Art Gallery at instructors will take a group of students to paint in San Miguel Allende Mexico from March 1 This summer shell teach in Taos Students can enroll in her class es by calling her at 6092581 Brown studied there from 1957 to 1959 Hunter soon recommended her for fashion illustration positions She worked for Joskes Department Store in 1959 and then at Frost Brothers from 1960 to 1968 Fashion illustration is a good background for fine arts because it develops discipline and good work Brown said In 1970 when her husband Albert an engineer took a new position in Urbana she worked as a graphic designer for the University of Illinois When they returned to Texas in 1974 to live in Richardson Brown decided to leave commercial art work in order to dedicate herself fulltime to fine art Thats when she began to work in watercolors more seriously She did some freelance artwork for the Drawing Board a Dallasbased greeting card company She also began teaching art in her home and in frame shops The Browns returned to San Antonio in 1984 when her hus daughter is a fashion design graduate of the University of North Texas and a freelance artist Robert her son works as a geologist and his photography has received awards Today Brown is a successful fine artist known widely for her watercolors She sells her art to individuals as well as to such business clients as the Dr Pepper Corporation and doctors offices Shes received numerous awards Her work is exhibited at the Ventana Art Gallery the Love Texas Gallery 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