New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Wednesday, Nov. 9,1994Entertainment
B Ola de los Muertos
Canyon High School Spanish students help put on Day of the Dead celebration at CMNB
Brown to paint pastels Nov. 15
From staff reports
Angie Banta Brown of New Braunfels will paint in pastel at the next New Braunfels Art League meeting Tuesday Nov. 15, at 7 p m in the downtown building, 239 W San Antonio.
Brown is skilled in several media but is best known for her watercolors. A signature member of the Southwest Watercolor Society, she also won second place in the San Antonio Watercolor Choup juried show opening this Sunday at Laurie Audito
rium, Trinity University, and running through Dec. 17
Her paintings are frequently given awards and accepted into prestigious juried shows.
Her work may be seen at NanEtte Richardson Gallery of Fine An and Love Texas Gallery at the San Antonio Airport as well as the Arts Center Gallery run by the Art League.
She is a charter member of the New Braunfels Art League and holds a membership in several other art groups.
By PAT DELIZ
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Dwaina Johnson of New Braunfels took best of show in the 31st annual Wurstfest Art Show this year, and Gay Phillips of San Antonio was awarded the Grumbacher Silver Medallion.
The show continues through this Sunday at the New Braunfels Art League building, 239 W. San Antonio Street. The show is open from IO a rn. to 6 p m. daily except for Sunday when it closes at 4 p m.
“We enjoyed judging this show as the an was simply wonderful,’’ said Mary Jo Harding of Wimberley. “We gave several ties so we could recognize more artists. And the building looks great! The Art League has done a wonderful job in their improvements since last year when I judged ”
JoRcne Newton of Wimberley was also a judge.
Receiving first place awards in the various categories were Dwaina Johnson, Pat Deltz, Ella May Breckenridge, Olga Wilson, Sarah Wet/, Ann Sparks, Marie Rawls, Robert Fletcher, Mary Gibson, Jan Lenneville and Jerry Patterson.
Second place winners were Pat Perryman (2), Edie May (2), Launce Bremer, Rose Manson, Dwaina Johnson, Mary Zirkel, Olga Wilson, Gay Phillips and Mary Gibson.
Third place winners included Pat Deltz, Sarah Wctz (2), Betty Mathis, Patsy Ledbetter, Eileen Gurkin, Brit-ta Herzog, Mary Gibson, Rose Manson, Mable McAdams, Jan Lenneville, Pat Perryman, Mary Gey-cr Henry, Vivian Curry and Sterling Rogers
A special sesquicentennial category was added this year in anticipation of the New Braunfels anniversary. Those winners were Marie Rawls, first: Pat Deltz, second, and Colleen McCalla Mann and Edie May, third. These winners and the top two winners are displayed in the front windows of the show.
Admission is free. Artists will be demonstrating some of the time
Johnson takes Best of Show and Phillips wins Grumbacher Silver Medallion at 31st Art Show
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Gay Phillip* holds th# Grumbacher Silver Medallion for hor watercolor collage and Dwaina Johnson displays the Beet of Show for hsr oil painting. Their works and tha Sesquicentennial winners ars displayed in the windows at th# 31st annual Wurstfest Art Show continuing through Sunday at 239 W. San Antonio.
Wurstfest continues through Sunday
The 34th Annual Wurstfest continues through Sunday at the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park. Don't miss this opportunity to see authentic German bands and local talent perform while savoring the fine taste of sausage, which is what Wurstfest is all about. Expenence the uniqueness of German Heritage at Wurstfest.
✓ Landa Station, 381 Lancia St. (629-3311) - Thursday, songwriter's night, hosted by Terri Hendrix. Saturday, The Stingrays.
✓ Solms City Limits - Solms Rd at FM 482 (606-0277) Thursday, High Voltage (DJ); Friday, Bob Gibson; Saturday, Sky Band.
✓ Gruene Hall - 1281 Gruene Rd. (606-1281.) Thursday, Don McCatlister and Jesse Taylor. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, TBA. Saturday, Tracy Lyn (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Asleep at the Wheel, 6 pm.
✓ O’Aces Cantina & Patio - Corner of River Road & Huaco Springs Road (620-7238.) Wednesday, Allan Voigt Thursday, Chris & Judy. Friday. The Stingrays Saturday. Hat Trick
^Bluebonnet Palace - 168451-35 south. Schertz (651-6702).
Wednesday, closed. Thursday, closed Friday, Texas Music Company. 9 p m to 1 a m. Saturday. Texas Music Company. 9 p.m. to 1 a m.
✓ Edgewater at Comal Park - (899-7841) 2491 Canyon Lake Forest Dr Thursday, shuffleboard tournament. Friday. Snake Boy Johnson
✓ Yellow rock Saloon - 3413 Hunter Rd., San Marcos (512-396-7188) Wednesday, Cross Roads Thursday, Quarter Moon Friday. Road Closed Band Saturday, Rusty Doherty
✓ Treetops Restaurant - 404 E San
Antonio St. (625-8677) Every Saturday night - True Diversity (jazz) from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m.
✓ The Shanty - Corner of FM 306 & FM 2673. Canyon Lake (964-3992). Thursday 9 p.m. Jamm Night. Saturday night. Rolling Stones Night (music & videos)
✓ Barry’s Under Pass Saloon - 904
S. Seguin (625-1223) Wednesday night is karaoke night. Thursday, Crossroads (DJ). Friday, TBA Saturday, Crossroads (DJ).
✓Cibolo Creek Country Club - 8640 E Evans Road (651-6652) Thursday. Jerry Guldens Friday, Ted Hawkins Saturday. Closed for private party Sunday, Jason Eckiand.
Wurstfest is happening, if you didn t know And I'm so snowed under with show after show IU chat with you next week if I'm not bran-dead But. first thing after Wurstfest, I'm going to bed' I have lots of goodies stored up to tell you. I even have items I'm itching to sell you'
So hold thoughts artistic, life s sweeter that way, and we ll talk again - a week from today1
• Elizabeth Elliott
From staff reports
Once again the world has come to The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. This time, it was in the form of skulls clipped from tissue paper, dancing skeletons, miniature coffins and an altar that featured bananas, wedding photos and a bottle of mescal, worm and all.
The occasion — El Dia do los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration, en Nov. I.
Students from Canyon High School’s Spanish Club and honors Spanish classes, who had been studying the holiday and the culture surrounding it, helped with decorations ranging from papel picado, the art of trimming tissue paper into ornate designs, to traditional Dia dc los Muertos flowers.
They then helped children who visited the museum work on their own projects related to the holiday.
“Our students jumped at the opportunity to help out,” said Gloria Cantu, sponsor of the Spanish Club. "The kids were just so excited. This kind of thing really broadens their awareness, and it’s a way to close the culture gap for so many of these kids.”
El Dia de los Muertos is a tradition dating back 500 years to the time of the Aztecs. It involves honoring and remembering ancestors — so the ancestors don’t forget to honor and remember you, Cantu said.
“The ide'a is not to fear skeletons and signs of death, because in the Mexican culture death is really just considered part of the life cycle,” said Cantu. “It’s a transition from one phase of life to another.”
The Children’s Museum exhibit, put together by Julie Swift, the museum’s education and exhibits coordinator, included papel picado in a vancty of forms; pan de muertos, specially decorated bread baked for the occasion, champurrado and chocolate Mexicans,
Mike Barboza shows some of the Dia de los Muertos face painting.
Open house to help scholarship
ARS Longa, Vita Brevis "Art is long, life is short" Olga Wilson is stnving to increase the Dale Wilson-Susan Wilson Robertson Art Scholarship Fund for the graduates of New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools The scholarship is in its third year.
To help fund the scholarship, she's hosting an open house showing and sale of her husband's works this Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in her home at 631 Summcrwood Dr.
The show includes watercolors, oil painting and pastel drawing completed by her husband during a 30-year period
The art scholarship is in memory of her husband and daughter, both artists, who died of cancer. Dale Wilson firmly believed that drawing ability was the foundation upon which an artist built his or her attempts at self exprcy sion.
Last year, Smithson Valley student Jason Shaw won the scholarship
Sabrina McDonald doss potato printing of Dia da lot Muertos figures.
drinks made with traditional holiday ingredients, skull prints made with carved potatoes, paper versions of zempasuchil, the marigolds that arc flower of the dead in Mexico, face painting with holiday symbols, and calaca crafts, making miniatures with death-related themes.
Another part of the activities was an altar built by New Braunfels resident Kookie Barboza and her sister, Anita Vega, to honor their parents.
"I had never done one of these before, even though we always saw them when we were growing up,” said Barboza "My grand-
Alma Escamilla works on crafts.
mother had a permanent one at her house, but we really never knew the significance until we got older.”
The altar included pictures of their parents, some of their favorite foods, candles, religious icons and personal articles.
“I put bananas on my mother’s side because she was crazy about bananas,” Barboza said. “She used to buy them and then hides them so no one else but her could eat them. Then she would forget where she put them, and wouldn’t find them again until they started tc smell.”
Her father’s side included a bottle of potent Mexican mescal, complete with a worm in the bottom.
Students from the Canyon Spanish Club at the exhibit included Damey Meyer, Alma Escamilla, Dacia Cain, Jenny Hawkins, Bri-ana Molina, Daryl Walleck, Ricky Maldonado, Casey Richardson, Sonia Ortiz, Leilani Weissling, Melissa Pipking, Noelle Waren, Christine Herrera, Sabrina McDonald, Ryan Stewart, Maui Weissling, Naomi Garcia, Lupe Jara, Amanda Wong, Narcisco Gomez, Laurie Mata, Lena Ayala, Chris Cox, Mike Barboza, Rick Cantu, John Lopez, Michelle Suarez, Lauriee Martinez, Bobby Thompson, Debra Brooks, Angela Cantu, Thuy Nguyen, Teresa Ureas, Christy Lane and Jerome Crayton.