New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Z e i t u n gArts & Entertainment
Larry Schwab, Sue Schwab and Jo Ann Aniol, president of the Mid-Texas Symphony Society, welcome new season ticket holders for the eighteenth season of the symphony, which begins Sept. 17 at Jackson Auditorium in Seguin. Mawstro Akira Endo will conduct the orchestra s Dr. Jones, professor organ at Baylor University, is featured in a performance of Handel’s Organ Concerto 013. Other music includes Guilmant’s Symphony in D Minor and Saint-Saens’s Symphony 03. Tickets are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and at Accents, or call 629-0336 for ticket information.Texas Women — Artistic Outreach
New Braunfels Art League Gallery offering programs for community
Past and present. “Texas Women— A Celebration of History,” and an Artistic Outreach—this week at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St.
The Outreach, three hands-on miniworkshops for members of the community, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, which is the last day of the 11-panel exhibit display at the gallery.
Everyone from 12 to 99 is invited to participate in one of the three see-and-do classes which begin at 9 a.m. and end about 12:30 p.m. Sheila Orr will teach watercolor notecards, JoAnn Wright will demonstrate palette knife oil painting, and Elaine Felder will lead the stained glass scs-
Georgie Bush (left), a published artist, and Wanda McNeill are the New Braunfels Art League’s featured artists for August. Georgic works in all art media while Wanda works in oils and watercolors. Their beautiful paintings are on display in the front window of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, located at 239 W. San Antonio Street.
The art league provides the instruc
tors and supplies; the participants provide their presence and they take
home the results of their endeavors. That’s right. There’s no charge for the lessons or supplies. The art league hopes the experience will give everyone a new appreciation of art and the effort involved.
While an Artistic Outreach occurs every few months, the Texas Women exhibit is expected to be a one-time event.
The exhibit highlights the impact of women on Texas culture, government, economy, family and community life.
Produced by the Institute of Texan Cultures, the exhibit was brought here by the Sisters in Suffrage—Celebrate the Vote Steering Committee in honor of the 75th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Many interesting little-known facts have caused visitors who came for a quick run-through to stay for as long as 45 minutes absorbing the information.
The exhibit is here through Saturday, from IO a.m. to 5 p.m. during gallery business hours.
Since writing the tribute to my daughter, Lynne, two weeks ago, I confess that my mind has seemed devoid of anything I might consider important enough to say. Somehow, it seems like too much effort to try to be clever or humorous, insightful or wise. So I’ve gone gathering others’ luggets of truth and beauty. Here .hey are, all in one basket:
In “The Velveteen Rabbit,” two nursery toys, the Skin Horse and the Rabbit, talk about becoming Real: “Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, “but when you are Real, you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once,” Rabbit asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. ItElizabethElliott
takes a long time...Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these thing don’t maner at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly,
except to people who don’t understand.”
“The Pedigree of Honey Does not concern the Bee—
A Clover, any time, to him Is Aristocracy.”
— Emily Dickinson
“I believe that life is given us so we may grow in love, and I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower—the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.”
“I bargained with Life for a penny Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have paid,"
“I fail to see how one can love too much;
in fact, I believe that if you don’t love too much, you probably don’t love enough.” —Peg Armstrong
“Oh, the comfort—the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person
Having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words—
But pouring them all right out, just as they are.
Chaff and grain together— Certain that a faithful hand will
take and sift them—
Keep what is worth keeping,
And with the breath of kindness— blow the rest away.”
—Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
“Who has known heights and depths shall not again Know peace—not as the calm heart knows
Low ivied walls; a garden close; And though he tread the humble ways of men He shall not speak the common tongue again.
Who has known heights shall bear forevermore An incommunicable thing That hurts his heart, as if a wing Beat at the portal, challenging;Sometimes it helps to put all of your eggs In one basket
And yet—lured by the gleam his vision wore—
Who once has trodden stars seeks peace no more.”
Mary Brent Whiteside
Did you notice? All the words of truth and beauty printed above were authored by women. I thought it might be appropriate, since this is the week we celebrate women coming into their own. Of course, in many ways, that happened long before the vote, and in other ways, it has not happened yet. But time takes care of things, they tell me.
(Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing on the arts and humanities.)
Dance school expands staff
Toby’s School of Dance has expanded its staff and curriculum for the upcoming year. Toby’s, known for ballet, will be offering tap and ballet for preschoolers ages 3 and 4. Older children can choose from tap, ballet, jazz, aerobics, theatre, musical comedy and drill team prep classes. Registration will be Aug. 21 from 2 to 7 p.m.
Diana Mallum is a certified teacher of the Cecchetti method of classical ballet. She is presently teaching some ballet classes at St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio. Her past dance experience includes many years of professional dancing, studying and dancing in Europe and running her own dance school.
Other instructors include Sara Gibson, preschool and (bill team; Kate Kelly, jazz and drama; Nicholet Murray, all classes; Betsy Dennison, tap; and Jennifer Sutton, aerobics.
Toby’s School of Dance
(I to r) Diana Mallum, Sara Gibson, Jennifsr Sutton, Kata Kelly (on floor), Betsy Dennison, Toby Skroder (director, in beck), and Nicholet Murray— of Toby’s School of Dance.
CMNB exhibit explores Guadalupe
The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels (CMNB) is installing a major exhibit, “River Guadalupe—Wet and Wild!” this month. The exhibit will give visitors an opportunity to explore the river from its headwaters all the way to the sea, and all the exhibit components are hands-on, as usual. Well, almost all.
“Vernon won’t be hands-on,” said Julie Swift, exhibitVedu-cation coordinator for CMNB.
Vernon is a 10-inch Guadalupe bass on loan from Texas Parks and Wildlife’s A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery in San Marcos. Other live specimens will include minnows, crawfish and a hermit crab.
“There will be plenty of things to touch, though,” said Swift. “We have a water area for experimenting with floating and sinking objects, including river rocks, driftwood and plastic models of frogs and turtles that look pretty real. We have a ’wild’ wall of animal skin, fur, feathers and shells, and a ‘wet’ wall where visitors can add water bugs to an underwater scene that appears larger than life under a giant mag
“There’s a big floor puzzle of the river with toy vehicles and some interactive displays about the coastal ecosystem. Kids can camp out, fish for authentic-lookmg examples of fish that swim in the Guadalupe and ride in a boat or tube. There’s a lot to do."
The hands-on exhibit is the result of a lot of community help, too. Financial support came from the Downtown Rotary Gub and Friends for Rivers. Rockin ‘R’ River Rides, Rio Raft Co., WestPoint Pepperell, Hunter Junction, and Gruene Outfitters donated recreational components of the exhibit. Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Coastal Fisheries Division, as well as the hatchery, loaned exhibits and resource matenal. Southwest Texas’ Edwards Aquifer research and data center was another helpful source, providing specimens, books and expertise.
“We want visitors to come away from their involvement knowing more about die river, having more respect for the nv-er and understanding that they have a part in protecting our natural resources.”
Rehearsals under way for “Wait Until Dark”
The auditions have been held and lie rehearsals are under way for Circle ^rts Theatre’s fall offering—the ten-ion-filled thriller, “Wait Until Dark.” Hard at work are the six actors vhose job it is to create the spine-tin-[ling suspense, namely: Lara Wright, s a young blind woman; Brent Smiga, s her husband; W.T. Henderson, Bob lyxbee and Stephen Schaefer, as the riminals who terrorize her; and Abby Imith, as the nosy little neighbor girl vho tries to help her. Also cast, as two
policemen, are Kerstan Copeland and Israel Aviles.
Director Roberta Elliott calls the script “a tightly woven, action-filled chiller—the kind that puts the audience on the edge of their seats, worrying about the fate of the leading lady.” She also stated she wouldn’t take on the challenge of the current vehicle if she didn’t have a “top-notch cast.”
Tire production will have its champagne opening Thursday, Sept. 14, and a benefit performance for the New
Braunfels Art League is slated for Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. No passes of any kind are redeemable on benefit night.
Reservations for contributors and season pass holders will begin this Fn-day, Aug. 25, and for the general public a week later. Reservations may be made by calling 609-3092, from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets for the run of the show will be available at China-n-Things starting Friday, Aug. 25.
Terrific selection of spring and summer items in: Misses • Juniors • Special Sizes Intimate Apparel • Accessories Shoes • Children’s • Men’s
Selections vary by store Interim markdowns have been taken
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