Friendship Art Club offers three scholarships

The program at the latest meeting of the Friendship Art Club centered on art supplies and techniques.

Scholarship season has arrived. As graduating seniors consider career choices, the Friendship Art Club will offer three scholarships. In the past, the club offered one scholarship per four participating high schools. After a year of consideration, it has been revised to offer two scholarships to graduating seniors and one to a student currently enrolled in art studies or classes at college level. Applications are available through school counselors or please call chairwoman Rosemary Jones 210-279-8174. Applications must be returned to the club by April 27, in order to be considered.
The March meeting focused on the scholarship program. Rosemary Jones read the revised scholarship application for approval and details were discussed. The scholarships are available to high schools participating in the September Student Art Show. Exhibitors at the high school level are Natalia, Devine, Lytle and Somerset High Schools.
Dee Thompson announced the club Spring Picnic will be held at the Castroville Regional Park. Members and guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch, camera and art supplies. Members may make arrangements to carpool from the church or meet at the park at 10 AM.
The business meeting was followed by a brisket pot luck luncheon hosted by Jane Brown and Yolanda Alderson. Immediately following the luncheon, George Rodriguez presented an informative program. The program was based on art supplies available at Jerry’s Artarama in San Antonio. He demonstrated the application of various products and encouraged member participation while answering questions. The program closed with a raffle of art products. Winners were Mary Hernandez, Liz Bendele, Laurel Aguilar, Yolanda Alderson and Mary Ann Buckheit.
Currently on display at Naomi’s Restaurant in Lytle, are works by Roberta and Dale Andrews. Dale has two palette knife oil paintings on display and Roberta is showing two large tissue paper collages, a water color and a graphite drawing. Roberta Andrews is a retired elementary teacher who has taught in El Paso, Texas. She has also taught art with the PEACE Homeschool Co-Op and conducts workshops in a variety of art media. The paintings are part of a changing art exhibit by Friendship Art Club members, graciously sponsored by Naomi’s Restaurant, 15033 Main Street, Lytle, Texas.
The Friendship Art Club meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 for painting and conversation. Business meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. All activities meet at the Lytle Church of Christ, Lytle, Texas.