Views of the Neighborhood – Lakeway Activity Center Art Show

Yes, today we are going to the Lakeway Activity Center, where an art show is in progress. These are local artists and in addition to the show at the Activity Center, several artists have opened their studios for visits. We won’t be going to those since I don’t think the artists will be prepared for a visit from our group. We are being catered by Patrizi’s Food truck in Austin. Our entertainment isΒ  ZZ Top.

Pomodoro – traditional Italian red sauce made from local tomatoes, garlic confit, and butter served with house farm cheese and a tuft of basil.
Patrizi’s Red Sauce – family recipe tomato sauce stewed with onions, garlic, garden herbs, pork trimmings, and grana Padano cheese

Cacio e Pepe – grana Padano cheese, fresh cracked black pepper, and olive oil

Carbonara Alexandra – house-cured and smoked pancetta, coddled egg yolks, grana Padano cheese, and gremolata

Karah’s Diavolo – lemon, olive oil, rosemary, egg yolks, red chili, grana Padano chees

Garlic Bread – grilled ciabatta, poached garlic, and grana cheese

Patrizi’s House Salad – mixed greens with family recipe creamy Italian dressing, giardiniera, pickled onions, and grana Padano

Picture of an old time school bus
So let’s go.

Here’s a view of some pottery and a succulent display.

This table gives information and ocations of the Artist Studio tour.

A long view of some art.

The Activity Center has many things going on, including dance bands and concerts. Here is a display showing some of them.

Some interesting photos.

A nod to the Avant-Garde.

A portrait selection.

Impressionistic work.

Mostly pastels.

Photographic art.

A little of everything.

Farm scenes.

Pottery and stuff.

A revisit to the succulent table to check out the humorous labels.

Of course, there are food trucks to satisfy the need for a snack while browsing the art.

 

That’s it. I hope you have a great week. Relax, have some food and enjoy ZZ Top

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  1. I love these local art shows. My son had the opportunity to meet his heroes from ZZ Top as his band was one of the opening acts before they performed. He was delighted.

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    1. OMG. That would be a big deal.

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      1. He said they were very nice fellows too.

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      2. They look like they would be nice for sure.

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  2. Looks like a lot of talent in your little community, John. I kept waiting to see you at a table with your stack of books! Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. That might have been a good idea once. I’m afraid my “stall” days are over. 😁

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  3. I’ll skip brunch today, thank you.
    I must say, the artists around you are quite talented and I love the planters at the succulent table. 🀣

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    1. When I took the long shot I didn’t see the signs. I actually caught those while leaving. Thanks, GP.

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  4. That menu has me drooling.
    You give me the urge to go and see what my town has to offer. I know they do stuff but I just never go. Maybe I should.
    These are lovely.
    ZZ is always on top!

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    1. I think you should. Love me some ZZ Top

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      1. I really should.
        Classic rock, for sure.

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  5. That’s like the portion of the fair I had to rush past to make it to the concert.

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  6. Very cool event. I think they’re starting to do those kinds of things around here again.

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    1. That is a good thing then. 😁

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  7. It seems like there’s always something to do in your neighborhood, John. I can’t resist pottery and those pots for the succulents were a hoot. Thanks for the tour. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Diana.

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  8. Succulents – unusual plants with even more unusual pottery and signs.

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    1. Beware of the succubus. Oh, I mean succulents.

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      1. Succulent and succubus two words that should not be in the same sentence.

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      2. I agree. Dang me.

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  9. My favorite ZZ Top song!!

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    1. Mine too. 😊

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  10. Here’s Billy and Rodney Crowell performing one you could use as a sound track for the next car show in the neighborhood. Back in the day, the ZZ guys used to hang out at a hamburger joint/dive down at the bay. Nice, nice people.

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    1. The link didn’t work and there were so many others I’m not sure of the one you sent. I get the idea though.

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      1. It could have been operator error, so I’ll give it one more try, this way: https://youtu.be/SlXyATQAKaU

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      2. Man that was great. Thanks Linda. A friend of mine had a 56 Fury (rich kid in high school) and we would tear up Woodward avenue. His dad got real upset when we customized the grill. Fun times.

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  11. Great post, John. I’ve been away for a week and haven’t shaved so I’m thinking about letting it go like the band. Any sedum plants? My wife loves sedum. Give me the big salad and a β€˜Beano’ to go…

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    1. I have the family size of Beano for you. Didn’t notice sedum. I think if you blow up the photo you may be able to see if it’s there.

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      1. Are you saying that it actually works? Mrs B might like that better than sedum…

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  12. Great guitar playing!

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    1. Oh yeah. Thanks, Steve.

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  13. Another classic spread,to which I will take my time. And the works of art, they’re wonderful.

    Thank you for another great tour Sheriff.

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    1. Thanks, Marc. 😊

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Looks like a wonderful art show. I love such events! Have a great day, John, and thanks for sharing a bit of Lakeway with us. 😊

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Gwen.It was fun

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  15. That reminds me, John: it’s been way too long since Mary and I were at an art show.

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    1. always fun. They are really of two types. 1. Totally awesome or 2. Totally miserable.

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      1. 🀣

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  16. Nice, John, I like the farm scenes and nature pictures best.

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    1. They were quite nice.

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  17. What a great way to showcase local artists! I saw a couple of things I might have bought.

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    1. It is a good way, Jo. Thanks.

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  18. What a charming and diverse array of artwork. Thanks for the guided tour!

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    1. Thank you for going along, Monika.

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  19. Great tour of the art show, John. I love those cactus planters, as well as the “stories” associated with them. I hope you have a great week as well!

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. 😁

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  20. It’s so much fun wandering through art shows! Thanks for sharing, John. Great choice of music and gotta love the Evil Weiner food truck. πŸ™‚

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    1. That is a good name. Thanks, Jan. 😊

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  21. I’m pretty sure I’d have spent some time at the succulent table! They’re fairly easy to grow (unless you over-water!). The art was interesting, too. Nice for your community to do this sort of show occasionally!

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    1. Once a year. Thanks, Debbie. Last year seemed bigger.

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  22. Lots of talent around you, John.

    I’ll have the Rainbow Salad. Haha, I slay me. I’ll have the Carbonara Alexandra

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    1. The rainbow salad was only there so you could make a joke. Of course you’ll have the carbonara. 😁

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      1. I couldn’t resist πŸ™‚

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  23. Love this song!

    Pretty fab menu coming out of a food truck. Still, I’ll pass, as I’m making Italian tonight.
    Wait! I’ll have a rainbow salad! That sounds as yummy as the art.

    What a fab event. Make art not war!
    Thank you for sharing this event, John! πŸ€—

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    1. Make art not war for sure. Good one, Resa.

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      1. Agree, but it doesn’t seem to be catching on.
        Anyway, we are a fortunate community here on WP. So many creative people: Writers, Poets, Artists, Photographers, Art Gowns Artists, Gowntoonists, Chef’s Recipes…..
        I like it here!

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      2. I like it here too. 😊

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      3. 😊

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  24. Your community always has something wonderful. Love the art, especially the pottery for the succulent, with the eyes.

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    1. Ha ha ha. πŸ‘€

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  25. Our church features exhibits from various local artists, and their talents always amaze me. This looks like a wonderful variety. I’d have to visit the Evil Wiener food truck based on the name alone, lol.

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    1. I wanted to see what they offered but we were in a hurry.

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  26. Yours is an active community! πŸ™‚

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    1. It is. Thank you Rhonda.

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    That looks like a lot of fun and lots of talent.

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    1. We did have an interesting time.

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  28. So much talent in your town John. Did I miss your book booth? πŸ™‚ Count me in for the Pomodoro πŸ™‚

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    1. Ha ha ha. No book booth. Those days are behind me, Debby. 😁

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      1. Lol πŸ™‚

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  29. Nice show, John. We had one in our township a couple of weeks ago, an outdoor show set up in Riverbends Park. Wrapping it up with ZZ Top is cool. πŸ™‚

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    1. That sounds good. Of course outdoor here and the paint would melt.

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      1. It was around 80 deg f here. As I’ve been known to say for decades, “This ain’t hot!” πŸ™‚

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  30. A very talented community, indeed!

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