Helping The Kids With My Art

I’ll be participating in the first charity art auction for Camp HOPE sponsored by Southern Country Houston this coming Friday, January 23, at 7:30 pm. The event takes place at the home of Mr. John Danielson III in the Montrose area. The home was built 1898 and promises to be a wonderful showcase for the artwork offered for auction.

The event chair is Blair Fullerton, from Southern Country Houston. He is putting on the final details for the event and welcoming last minute volunteers, donors, and sponsors.

Come bid on my Palmetto Sunset, a 16 inch by 20 inch acrylic west Texas vista of blue bonnets and palmettos in the setting sun. (see an image in the Events postings)

I was moved to participate after reading their caption: Children cannot choose…so…Southern Country Houston has chosen them. Camp HOPE is a summer camp for Texas children with HIV/AIDS, ages 7-15.

My participation is to honor those always near and dear to my heart who have lost their fight to acquired immune defficiency syndrome. I hope many of you participate and I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Read more at:

www.lilibethandre.com/news.htm

http://www.socohoevents.org/

Charity Art Auction for Camp HOPE

Acrylic landscape

Lilibeth Andre, "Palmetto Sunset", 16x20, acrylic

Southern Country Houston hosts its first charity art auction for Camp HOPE.
Camp HOPE is a summer camp for kids ages 7-15 with HIV/AIDS in Texas.

Friday, January 23, 2009
7:30 PM
3618 Burlington, Houston, Texas

More at:

www.lilibethandre.com/news.htm

http://www.socohoevents.org/

The Collaboration

Last year, my friend and local author Anita Higman called. She asked if I would anwers a few questions about the art world. Anita was working on her latest book, Love Finds You In Humble, Texas. Her main character is an artists and although Anita took some art classes in school, she wanted to feel comfortable with a few scenes.

I met Anita about 10 years ago. She was doing a workshop at the Houston Writers League’s annual conference. She had several of her books to use as examples as she clearly presented wonderful tips for up and coming writers. I was one of the writers in the audience and thoroughly enjoyed her sensible approach and hard earned knowledge. Today Anita is the writer of over 20 books. http://www.anitahigman.com/

When Anita told me about the book I was very excited. Not just because it was her book or because she asked me to help with my knowledge of the art world but because her story takes place right here in Humbe, Texas. (The H is silent for all you non-Houstonians).

We had a great time together catching up and having some laughs. We both went back to our work and then just after Christmas, Anita said, “The books are in!”

Anita has been generous with me. She has offered me 9 autographed copies of Love Finds You In Humble, Texas. In return, I am including these books in my upcoming Southwest Rodeo Roundup exhibition coming up on Saturday, February 28, at my Guiton Studio. I will offer a copy of Love Finds You In Humble, Texas to the first 9 purchasers of the original pieces in the show. And Anita is on the guest list.

Southwest Rodeo Roundup

The Invitation for the Southwest Rodeo Roundup

Southwest Rodeo Roundup Invitation

Southwest Rodeo Roundup
An exposition of southwest art including natural areas around Houston

Artists Caroline Ratliff and Lilibeth André present a collection of landscapes and other subjects found in our southwest and east Texas region, including a few longhorns.

Visit both artist studios and join the reception on Saturday, February 28, between 5 and 8 pm.
(for other times, call for appointment)

Guiton Artists Studios, West Loop Building, 4848 Guiton
Studio 201 & 209
Houston, Texas

For information on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, visit http://www.hlsr.com/

A Friday That Feels Like Saturday

I went for a walk this morning and got my morning started with a bowl of flakes, raisons, rasberries, bananas and almond milk. Stopped at Stephen’s to close the show at Gallery E.

At the studio I met with my friend Martin de Vore. This was Martin’s first visit to the studio and one of his first outtings since his big surgery. We had a quick catchup chat and talked about the next Post Diversionists gathering, probably at the studio. We talked about Manet, the reason for his visit and he set off to continue his tour for the day.

I also had a nice visit with Elizabeth Cencini. We talked about her new class schedule for 2009. She’ll be teaching at her studio and is forming a Friday and a Saturday group.

After the visits I swung back to work at my home studio and continued to work on pieces for the February show at my Guiton studio. Caroline Ratliff and I will host a southwest rodeo roundup just before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off.

Dinner was a bucket of crawfish and a movie about Manet. And because time flies when you’re having fun, I’ll be lucky if I get a few chapters read tonight before entering the land of z-z-z-z-z.

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