Views of the Neighborhood – Cool Arts Show

Today we are going to an art show. This is a show of local artists and is held at the Activities Center. After that, we are going to have brunch in the park. We are being catered by Paperboys in Austin. Our entertainment is Miranda Lambert.

BRUNCH Menu

quiche

daily selection tossed arugula

lemongrass cured lox

grilled toast, ginger-lime schmear, sunflower sprouts, house pickles

paperboy pancake

warm maple syrup, brown butter, sea salt

classic breakfast

two eggs, maple sausage, potato wedges, buttered toast, seasonal preserves

texas hash

braised pork shoulder, sweet potato, onion, kale, poached egg, pecan mole

chicken & biscuit

crispy-fried chicken, country gravy, sunny egg, spicy honey

migas

goat carnitas, tomato, jalapeno, cotija, serrano hot sauce, grilled tortillas,

 avocado

steak & eggs

44 farms steak, chimichurri, sunny eggs, potato wedges, secret sauce, arugula

stoneground grits

roasted mushrooms, pickled onion, kale, cheddar, herbs, butter, poached egg

Top Shelf drinks, Beer, wine, ale, assorted soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

Picture of an old time school bus

Let’s get on the bus and go.

The sign in town announcing the art show and Studio tour.

Here we are. To give you an idea of the layout, here is a shot of one room.

Here is some Western art. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels.

Travelog art. The artist traveled around the world and painted what he saw.

Various paintings of assorted subjects.

Still life and beach scenes.

Pet portraits. Found out she never painted a French Bulldog before.

A very popular pots and succulent offering.

Abstract and realistic paintings plus some ceramics and wooden items.

The table with information about the studio visits. (I know we have to get to brunch)

A talented artist who also created the “Slow Fawns at Play” yard signs seen all over town.

The three-piece entertainment group is on a break but pretending to play for the camera.

Well, that’s the tour today. So relax, have some food and listen to Miranda.

 

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  1. Very impressive!

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  2. Looks like a lot of talent people participated. The lady who never painted a Frenchie looks so over it! That photo made me laugh. Thanks for the tour, John. Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. I had to laugh too. She reminded me of some kind of dog so I kept it in. 🤣

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  3. Another excellent tour, John, thank you. I’d be very interested in the western art work and maybe I could successfully grow one of those cacti. lol
    I am getting a bit hungry – steak & eggs with a side of grits, please.

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    1. Here you are, GP. The beef is Texas grown.😊

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      1. Xtra rare, right?

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      2. Any rarer and you would have to feed it.

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      3. Just knock the horns off, John!!

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  4. Thank you for a cultural stroll, dear John! I’m glad these sort of activities have returned back to Texas.

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    1. Yes. I was a little disappointed in the number of people not wearing masks but all in all it was nice to get out.

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  5. Awesome art show.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  6. Thanks for the nice tour. It’s a good collection on display. Is Twiggy ready to model?

    I changed my mind three times on breakfast. Steak and eggs is hard to resist.

    I hope you have a great day, John.

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    1. Good choice on steak and eggs. Have a super day too. 😁

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  7. Looks like you have lots of talented artists in the area! I especially liked the western art.

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    1. There were some lovely pieces for sure. Thanks, Joan.

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  8. Looks like a fabulous day, John!

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    1. It was, Lori. Thank you.

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  9. All great paintings, saw a London Bus and Big Ben painting (5th photo down, left side) 👍😃

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    1. Good eye. Yes you are right. Thanks, Chris.

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      1. I enlarged the photos on my iPad to see the pictures better 😃

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      2. Good idea. Because of memory constraint issues with WP I resize the photos from 3GB to about 100kb so they aren’t as clear and sharp as the originals. But I guess you do okay anyway. 😁

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      3. I size my visuals to 300px high x whatever width they reduce to, John, but your photos were still good to make out many details 😃

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      4. Good then. Mine are sized to 460X600

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  10. You have such fun things to do in your community! Seeing the artwork was fun. I think today I’ll go with the grits!

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    1. We do have a lot to do here. Grits it is. 😁

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  11. We like it a lot, when “Die Kuenstler” – our local group of painters – have their exhibition, and we sometimes find a picture we like there. The proceeds, though, do no go to a charity, but to the artists themselves.

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    1. The western art both was the only one that had a charity connection as far as I could see. Thanks, Pit.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That a fun tour! I haven’t had quiche in a while. I was drawn to all that blue art. Looks like a lot of talent there 🙂

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    1. I thought quiche died with the 70s. Thanks, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        All good things come back… and things not so good.

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  13. Looks like fun, John. Interesting that the artist who paints pets had never painted a French Bulldog.

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    1. I know right/? Of course she was a ton of chuckles. 😳

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  14. Indeed some cool art, and for such a worthy cause! I believe I’ll buy that tortuga painting in the second picture … how much? I’ll have to pass on brunch today … still not quite up to it, but it looks yummy! Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. Lovely blue color too.

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  15. Looks like a great show. I enjoy attending these.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. Always love having you along.

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  16. A cool art show for sure! Much cooler inside than the Rockport Art Festival held outside under tents. Love the quiche. Thanks for the Sunday tour!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I used to love the Rockport show. So many funky things there.

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  17. I hope you commissioned that artist to paint Twiggy, John — of course, the little potato probably wouldn’t sit still for it, right?!! Interesting tour today. Looks like the show was well-attended.

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    1. I did not, Debbie. She works from photos so wiggle worm wouldn’t be a problem, but I just didn’t like her style. Thanks, Debbie.

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  18. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I love, love going to art shows. One is coming up next week in Prescott, and I’m hoping to go. But with the Delta…. Anyway, I enjoy supporting local and upcoming artists and have found some of my most cherish pieces at art shows. Your area is certainly talented, John. Thank you for sharing it with us. 😊

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    1. Don’t forget your mask if you go. Thanks, Gwen.

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  19. Another great event in your community. My eye was drawn to that upright bass for some reason.

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    1. Can’t imagine why. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  20. I am surprised. They are providing a lot of activities in your city. Thats wonderful, and the art show looks fantastic. I think, Twiggy and Lucy will have some appointments, in future. Lol They are really in need of portraits, and it seems they are the only French Bulldogs, within several hundred miles. 😉 xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michel.😁

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  21. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I’d go for some of those paintings with the vibrant colors. Another good choice for some Sunday relaxation.

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    1. Thank you, Pete.

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  22. So many talented artists! Looks like a wonderful day – and the brunch was fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😊

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  23. You had a wonderful day! Art shows are so much fun. Many of these paintings are quite good.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. I thought some were good too.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. The last photo had some of the best art.

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  24. The classic breakfast and a mimosa sound good, John. 😉 And what a wonderful art show! It reminds me of our county fair which we haven’t had in 2 years because of covid. Hopefully, next year it’ll come back though. Anyway, thanks for sharing. It looks like there was a lot of beautiful art.

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    1. There was, Lauren. Thanks for going along.

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  25. Plenty of talent and great pieces. Thanks for the tour, John.

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for going along.

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