Those creative commitments will be celebrated and honored once again in an imaginative new exhibit by the Border Artists that will benefit a summer educational program for budding artists.
"Eclectic," the Border Artists benefit show for the DoÑa
"Treats will include gourmet cookies created by the artists themselves. They're going to paint the cookies, so each one will be a little work of art," said the group's president,
Weaver said that "Eclectic" was chosen as the theme for the exhibit because "it is the one word which best describes the art of the Border Artists. The 20 active members and three signature members represent a great range of styles, mediums and subject matter. Their background and ages are varied, as well."
The group, one of the region's oldest continuously active professional artists' organizations, was founded in 1990 by local artists
"Eclectic" will feature 23 artists whose works include painting, printmaking, mixed media, ceramic sculpture and photography.
Participating Border Artists members include
Also featured will be two guest artists: modernist painter
The group's traditions include raising funds for community causes, like a recent benefit to help homeless residents through Community of
"When conceiving of this show, the artists felt a strong desire to support young artists from our community. CAP will receive 20 percent of all proceeds from this event," Weaver said,
Painter and printmaker
"Eclectic" will also be incorporated in the curriculum for CAP this year. CAP students will tour the exhibit in June and have a chance to meet and talk with many of the participating artists.
CAP program organizers feel it will be an inspirational experience for the aspiring young artists.
"I believe the Career Art Path is one of the best things we do for this community. It inspires young people not only to improve their visual art skills but consider a potential lifelong career in the arts," said
The two-week program, open to all area middle school students, will run weekdays from
"There are still openings. The fee is
The CAP students will show off their masterpieces at a special show in July at the
The "Eclectic" exhibit will continue through July at the
"All of them [the Border Artists] are such outstanding artists that it is a wonderful honor to have them here. Each year it seems to improve in quality and variety," said
In addition to greeting guests at this Saturday's opening, participating artists will conduct walking tours of the show and participate in panel discussions from
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