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Photos by Jeannie Lewis

 

From left to right in the photo above are SMUUF Sewing Guild members at work: Jeanne Garthwaite, Barbara Jacobson, Betty Watkins, Laurel Schuelke and Ann Allen. Judy Telford, Betty Dewsnap and Kate Clayton are not shown.

Colorful handmade quilts for refugee mothers and children hang in the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF) sanctuary at the United Campus Ministries (UCM) at 510 N. Guadalupe St. in San Marcos.

 

'Sewing' love and kindness: SMUUF Sewing Guild creates quilts to comfort others

Several women from the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF) began weekly meetings in 2012 to sew together and contribute their handiwork to local community projects.  At first, they named themselves the “Do Gooders.”  And they were!  They contributed approximately 60 hand-made baby quilts to Central Texas Medical Center and made simple backpacks to give away.  

Photos by Art Squared

 

Adrienne Balkany of Grrl Boheme Designs is the featured artist for august’s Art Squared Arts Market. The polymer clay artist created the mixed-media wall piece of Frida Kahlo, left.

Adrienne Balkany of Grrl Boheme Designs is the featured artist for august’s Art Squared Arts Market. 

Art Squared Arts Market returns Aug. 13

The summer may be hot, but so is the August Art Squared Arts Market. 

Artisan vendors from across the region will be exhibiting and selling their work on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hays County Courthouse lawn in downtown San Marcos. 

The event also features musical performances from 1 to 4 p.m. This month you can enjoy two talented songwriters and performers, Moira Thomas and Bandreu. Admission is always free. 

Shown here at the Root Cellar Bakery are, left to right, Gigi Mederos, Kayli Head and Stevie Black. They are instrumental in designing and promoting next month’s Mermaid Society Art Ball that ushers in Mermaid Week 2016 festivities.

 

Mermaid Society Ball: Artists designing enchanting evening for Sept. 16

LORI STEINDORF

Features Editor

 

The enthusiasm of the artists associated with orchestrating the upcoming Mermaid Society Art Ball is palpable and contagious.

This set of world-class artists are unswerving in pledging their ardent support for the the ball that takes place Friday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.

They are making sizable artistic contributions to ensure the success and continuation of the ball and other important events of Mermaid Week, slated for Sept. 10 through 17.

Photo by Stevie Black/Rio Claro Studio

 

Admired San Marcos artists Ruby Dale Austin and Adriana Gigi Mederos are co-art directors of the upcoming Mermaid Society Ball. As part of the Mermaid Society SMTX team, they are shown here rolling up the fabric to be stored until they execute the designs in paint and printmaking inks.

Belles behind ball: Tickets on sale for Sept. 16 mermaid-inspired event

Save the date for the opulent Mermaid Society Ball that will take place Friday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. on the grounds of The Meadows Center, formerly Aquarena Springs.

The private evening includes the rooftop MERtini Bar sponsored by Dripping Springs Vodka, craft beer provided by San Marcos’ newest brewery Altmeyer & Lewis Brewing Company and catering by Root Cellar Café and Bakery.   

The Blue Jazz Faction will perform on the rooftop, and a special performance from the SMART Orchestra is also planned. 

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