The Wimberley Valley Art League honored seventy-eight young artists with a reception and art show on Friday, April 13, featuring the work of youngsters ranging in age from five to eighteen years, at the Wimberley Community Center.
This event is an annual occurrence every spring as a result of the efforts of the WVAL who contribute their time and talents to coordinate with area schools, frame and hang the art, and furnish refreshments for the reception. Generous donations from both the Wimberley Lions Club and the Wimberley Community Civic Club provide money for the frames.
The area schools participating in this endeavor are Blanco River Academy, Danforth Middle School, Jacob’s Well Elementary, Katherine Ann Porter School, Scudder Primary School, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and Wimberley High School.
Along with submitting artwork, each youngster is asked to provide an artist’s statement concerning their inspiration for the piece they created or for their motivation in painting. Kathryn Mendoza from Danforth Middle School says, “Art is a way to express myself without words. Art’s a way for me to become myself and not who everyone wants me to be.” While Arnold Watson, aged six from Scudder states, “Painting is fun! I like to eat hamburgers, so I painted a hamburger.”
Come immerse yourself in the age of innocence and art at The WVAL Student Art Show. The works are available for all the members of our community to see and enjoy at the Community Center located at 16068 RR 12. Opening hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 – 2:30 p.m.