Friendship Art Club awards scholarships, expands Art Show

After a restful picnic at Castroville Regional Park in April, Friendship Art Club was back in business on May 8. Scholarship winners were revealed as well as the addition of two new schools participating in the Student Art show in September.
Scholarship winners are Brianna McDonald, student at Texas State University, Sophia Yandell, student at Austin Community College, and Ethan Hernandez, a graduating senior at Somerset High School.
Brianna McDonald, a graduate of Lytle High School in 2016, has participated in many Friendship Student Art Shows and was a Scholarship winner in 2016. She has continued her interest in art and applied for a continuing education scholarship.
Sophia Yandell graduated from Natalia High School and has exhibited her work in three of our student shows. Her favorite medium is colored pencil and she likes to paint and draw. Sophia also won a scholarship for continuing education.
Ethan Hernandez prefers graphite and colored pencils because of the control. He plans to attend the University of Texas with an eye on their architecture program.
In keeping with student activities, Dale Andrews, Student Art Show chairman, announced the addition of Medina Valley Middle School and Loma Alta Middle School to our student show in September. This will expand our show to four high schools and six Middle schools. Loma Alta Middle School will open in the Medina Valley district this fall.
Additional business included plans to visit the Metal Sculpture studio of Walter Baker. Walter exhibits his work in the Friendship Art Show and shares his unique form of art. We will tour Walter’s working studio May 22. Members will meet at the Lytle Church of Christ and car pool to the studio. Please call Linda Keller for directions and further information, 830-665-5813.
Lastly, the member art exhibit at Naomi’s Diner in Lytle will be changing. Artist Linda Keller will show her distinctive paintings through June and July. A Devine resident, Linda majored in art in college and has painted for pleasure ever since. She taught art at Altus Air Base in Oklahoma and has also taught private lessons. Although Linda specializes in oil painting, she also paints in acrylics.
We greatly appreciate the opportunity to share our work with the community. Naomi’s Diner is open six days a week for breakfast and lunch, and dinner on Fridays. Naomi’s is located at 15033 Main Street in Lytle. Drop by and enjoy the art.
The meeting was followed by an informative program by San Antonio artist, Sally Lewis. Sally demonstrated the use of graduated color to achieve depth in painting. Sally’s preferred medium is oil, but she also works in water color and graphite. Interested members may work with Sally on Tuesday mornings.
The June meeting will be June 12. The program will be presented by Devine artist Joyce Bendele of the DayStar Studio.
Members and guests enjoyed a Lasagna luncheon, hosted by Mary Hernandez. The Friendship Art Club meets every Tuesday morning at the Lytle Church of Christ. Business meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Visitors are welcome.