The La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) office will stay open until 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, to participate in the second annual visit with Santa at The La Vernia News.
The MDD promotes community and economic development, as well as the arts. Located at 115 W. Chihuahua St., the MDD has several pieces of fine artwork on display, painted by local artists. From abstract to realism, still life to landscape, the office is decorated with a broad range of artistic styles including oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints on canvas, all framed or gallery wrapped. The artwork would make a great Christmas present for any art enthusiast. Sizes range from 11 inches by 14 inches to 48 inches square. Prices range from $150 to $1,000. Interested buyers will be put in contact with the artists.
Featured artists include Shelley Henderson of La Vernia, Monica Flores of Floresville, and Gregory Beck of Fort Worth. Henderson is a three-time winner of the Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale; she was recently asked by the MDD to decorate an ornament to represent Texas District 44 that hangs on the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in the Capitol in Austin. Flores, a watercolorist, recently studied in Italy. She won various awards in the Chihuahua Trail Art Show and also has artwork in the River Art Gallery and the Village Gallery at La Villita in San Antonio. Beck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beck of La Vernia. He was honored recently when asked to create a 7-foot-tall bronze soldier sculpture for the Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Park.
For more information about the La Vernia MDD or about the artwork or artists, contact Jennifer Kolbe, executive director, at 830-779-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.