Art About | October 13, 2018


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The 12th Annual Port Aransas Art Walk – PA ART ABOUT – was Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event was sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Guests were encouraged to stop by each participating location for refreshments and “meet and greet” artists and view their art. Enhance your life with ART!

For information about each participating organization, continue reading down the page. Shown below are “Parrotheads” painting during Art About, and their beautiful creations!

The Port Aransas Art Walk is designed to encourage and promote art and culture, and to let everyone know Port A is “Port Arty.” This annual event is a great opportunity to get out and walk, bike or take a cart and learn more about the art culture that enlivens our community. Meet artists and gallery owners, mingle, partake of refreshments along the way, and meet others who share a passion for art. Be sure to encourage a friend or neighbor to come along!

Event report from Mary Rose on Saturday during the event: “Wonderful turnout for the 12th Annual PA ARTABOUT. Folks are all over town buying up original art, what a happy day! Thanks to our ART ABOUT Sponsor Tito’s handmade Vodka and helpers: Annette Casto, Tricia Perrine, Laura Griffith, Dianne Govella and Karen Murray. The Parrotheads had a Wine, Whine & Design-type class here today taught by Karen Winship. Thanks to class helpers Bobbie Mussett, Roseann Milroy, Michele Hein, Mary Ann Ballard, Arlene Hughes and Barbara Behrens.”

Starting in Old Town and winding out Highway 361, this is a self-guided tour of arty locations that allows you to start your tour at any point by following the map, a printed copy of which was available at each location. Click on this link for a digital copy of the map: PA Art About 2018 MAP

Hearty thanks to our 2018 Art About sponsorTito's


Port A Art Glass Studio and Art Gallery | Sheri Hargrove is excited to welcome everyone back to her newly rebuilt fused glass studio.  Please stop in and get a tour of the new equipment and glass fusing happening at the Studio since the grand reopening after H destroyed everything. The good energy is flowing again at the studio and so will be the wine!  Sheri will also be hosting guest Artist Jan Dineen and her collection of handmade lazy Susan’s and mosaic artwork. Host: Sheri Hargrove

Lydia Ann Art Studio | This is a working studio for the families. Lisa Ansley paints colorful beach and underwater scenes as well as fabulous “Funky Fish.” Carol is painting local scenes in several different media. We will be joined this year by Karen Malmgren, an artist friend from Canyon Lake showing her work for the first time in this area. Come by and see our new look since rebuilding after Harvey.  Hosts: Carol Wilhelm and Lisa Ansley

Potters on Cotter | The studio is totally recovered and Brenda is back with new work and new art by Nancy Hyder, “spoon guy” David Osborne, and silver jewelry by Ken Barnett and a few more Potter friends. Same place .. same fun! Hosts: Brenda Barnett and Friends

Sarah Searight | Sarah is a ixth generation Austinite. She splits her time between Austin, Port Aransas and Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, always with her paints in tow. Her favorite en plein air subjects are beach surf , dunes, birds and wetlands. Larger paintings are on display at Lisabellas Bistro and Bar in Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas. At other times, you can reach Sarah by phone at 512-963-2113, or in either studio by appointment: Studio in Austin, Texas, or Airstream Art Port Aransas (411 East White Avenue). Host: Sarah Searight

ROAM | It’s all about the journey … and the treasures we find along the way. ROAM will be featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by artisans of all elements, from fine art on canvas to handmade leather jewelry. Our featured artists include: Marie La Croix, Connie & HJ Moser, John Morrow and Octavia Grunwald. Join us to celebrate art, Port Aransas, friendship and, of course, refreshing signature cocktails! Hosts: Ann Appling and Tiara Followell

Castaway’s Seafood Grill | What was once the “wine room” before Hurricane Harvey continues its history as a spot for fine things with the newly created Gallery Room. This small, 15-20 person room will rotate a different artist(s) every 4 to 6 weeks. Additionally, the majority of the art on the walls in the restaurant will be offered for sale. This month’s featured artist is Dinah Bowman, featuring her world renowned fish prints, paintings, and collages. A special collection this month showing her oyster paintings for your enjoyment and purchase. Hosts: Jay and Karen Jones and Artist Dinah Bowman

Salt Water Gypsies | This venue will be featuring local jewelry designer, Susan Yates of Madison & Me Designs. Susan creates beautiful everyday jewelry pieces featuring freshwater pearls, leather and sterling silver. Hosts: Heather Maynard, Susan Yates, Edna Barnes and Friends

Island Made Art | Visit the working studios and display area of the Island Made Art artists. Jane and Patti work with acrylic, watercolor and oils. You will find original artwork along with cards, prints and pillows created by the artists. Come by to meet and talk with the artists and visit their studios where art happens. Hosts: Jane Andrle Gillette, Patti Pedrotti Yoachum

Amy Sullivan (AMOS) Art Studio | Amy’s garage studio is home to a multitude of inspirations for sculpture and pottery.  Raku sculpture and functional pottery will be available. A Raku demonstration will be presented throughout the day at various times. (weather permitting). Colleen Kilford will also have mosaic/shard art pieces available. Amy says, “come by for a great view of our Port A Dunes and a good time for Art appreciators” (361-739-5230). Hosts: Amy, her family and friend Laurel 

Shannon Lafayette Photography | Shannon is a self taught professional photographer specializing in landscapes of Port Aransas. Shannon’s gallery showcases beautiful Port Aransas scenery on different mediums such as metal, acrylic, wood, bamboo, canvas, and more.  Shannon also photographs families on the Port Aransas beaches as well as real estate and interior design. Her passion is her gallery and showing the best of the island to those who stop by!  Host: Shannon Lafayette

Port Aransas Art Center | Come by from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to take in the October “Surf Riders” Group Art Exhibit. Parrotheads will be painting parrots in the classroom with instructor Karen Winship Ridout. Randy Roberts will be blowing glass on the front porch, and Michael Earney will be signing his books. So, come on out to view and purchase one-of-a-kind art from over 200 Port Aransas Art Center artists and have some refreshments as well. Hope to see you there! Hosts: Port Aransas Art Center Board Members and Executive Director Director Mary Rose

Trinity By the Sea Harvey Art | “Harvey Memorabilia,” handmade artwork made from hurricane debris, will be featured. Collages, crosses, cards, sculptures, planters and more! Creative Justice – creating something from the ashes of our lives as an offering to God. All creative things live in the heart of God. Hosts: Women of Trinity

Coffee Waves | Artists will be featuring various types of media! Please come by for your Free 1 oz. scoop of gelato and refreshments. Live music 7:00 p.m. Host: David Bendett

Lone Star Taste | Join us for wine and appetizers as we feature one of a kind island art by Tina Mott, re-purposed vintage tin designs by Bobby Boyd and metal sculptures by Terry Jones that are too unique to describe. Also look for poured acrylic pieces by Will Fischer. Hosted by Artist Tina Mott the staff of Lone Star Taste

Studio L. Leon | L. Leon Sands will introduce his latest abstract expressions. This body of work is on small format canvases in oil and they are colorful and intricately engaging. The smaller format is affordable for collecting, and the color palettes make them easy to incorporate into any decor. Or you can commission L. Leon for a specific palette suited to your unique space! This year, in our ground-level space, the artist is hosting Papillion, a gift shop curated by Maryam McBurnett offering unique finds, gifts and treasures with coastal inspired themes. Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and visit the artist in his island resident studio.  Hosted by Pamela and L. Leon Sands

Mustang Island Art Gallery | Original oil paintings by Flint Reed and additional nationally known award winning artists in oils, bronze sculpture, wood carving, clay turning, and pottery from around Texas, the United States and Europe. The gallery is normally open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday (2222 Highway 361, one mile south of Avenue G). Call us at 361-749-2200 if you would like more information. Hosts: Flint and Jill Reed

Sunflower Beach Sales Gallery | Please join us for an exhibit of sculptural works by local artist Steve Davis. Davis suspends sand dollars inside time-weathered objects with transparent fishing line, allowing for beautiful and intricate patterns to emerge. Wine and cheese will be served. Hosted by Sunflower Beach and Steve Davis

Image at the top of the page is courtesy of Port A Art Glass.