Get in the Christmas spirit at the Victoria Art League Gallery
Ah, Christmas – “the most wonderful time of the year,” as I have heard it said and sung, and it really is. As we move from the season of Thanksgiving, we enter a season of giving where we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
We here at the Victoria Art League have prepared a place where you can come in and accomplish your plans for giving in a special way. Our historical building and gallery have been decorated to help you not only get into the Christmas spirit but have a quiet, peaceful and lovely place to shop for unique gifts for your family and friends.
Our opening for our annual Christmas Bazaar was very nice the Saturday before Thanksgiving, where members brought all kinds of creative arts and crafts for you to see and buy. We have all kinds of craft items such as wreaths, along with paintings large and small, watercolors, oils, pastels, drawings, scratchboard, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. We will continue our Bazaar until Dec. 22, so make plans to come enjoy our special atmosphere at the Victoria Art League this Christmas season.
Because of circumstances, I will remain the Artist of the Month through December. My artwork can be seen in the J&J annex gallery just off the main gallery. I did not realize all the various artwork I had to display until I assembled my show last month. I encourage you to come and see. l have lots of pottery along with oil paintings, watercolors, scratchboard, and drawings. Now it is all part of our Bazaar experience so be sure to go through that little door at the back of the gallery when you are there.
There will be no meeting or demonstration this month as we will be preparing and celebrating Christmas. Our Artist of the Month at the airport will be Lee Ann Kunz. Lee Ann is very accomplished in oils with a wide range of subject matter from nature.
It is the Christmas season, and we have classes going on and another starting after the first of the year. This would be a great gift to give to someone you know, maybe your child or maybe a hint for a present for yourself. It would be different and special, that’s for sure.
As for class possibilities, here are some:
We do hope you come to visit our Christmas Bazaar soon so you can maybe find something here that you would not find anywhere else that would be that special gift for that special someone.
Susan and I were in Branson, Mo., for Thanksgiving with our entire family, kids and grandkids and went to Silver Dollar City, which was all decorated with millions of Christmas lights which really put us in the Christmas spirit.
We hope your visit to our place will have a similar effect on you. Perhaps you won’t have a chance to “smell the roses” this month, but how about the Christmas tree or the cookies baking in the oven?
Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.
Bill Bauer is the past president of the Victoria Art League.