Posted By cdoelle on November 10, 2013
American singer-songwriter, musician and North Carolina native Tift Merritt has built a critically acclaimed body of work of sonic short stories and performances that move fluidly among Americana, country, pop, and folk genres.
The New Yorker has called Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry,” a standard that got underway with Bramble Rose, the 2002 solo debut that put her on the Americana map forever. Her sophomore album, Tambourine, earned a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as three nominations at the Americana Music Awards including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Good-Hearted Man.” Followed by Another Country, which also got her a nomination for Song of the Year at the Americana Music Awards for “Broken,” and See You on the Moon, Merritt found acclaim coming not just from critics and awards orgs but her own heroes, like Emmylou Harris, who marveled that Merritt “stood out like a diamond in a coal patch.”
For her recent album, Traveling Alone, Merritt knew—and got—exactly the journeymen she wanted. She will appear at Blue Rock fresh from a European tour featuring the new project. She engages in dialogue with fellow artists of all disciplines on her public radio broadcast and podcast “The Spark With Tift Merritt,” bringing in fellow sojourners ranging from Patty Griffin and Rosanne Cash to Rick Moody and Nick Hornby, who devoted a chapter to Merritt in his 31 Songs book.
She has been featured on Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, and the Late Show with David Letterman.
more artist info: http://www.tiftmerritt.com
Posted By cdoelle on November 9, 2013
Jerry Hall will introduce patrons not already involved in the birding community to the variety of birds found in the surrounding Hill Country and the joys of Birding.
Jerry brings a wealth of information on habitat, migration and mating rituals of birds of the Hill Country. Come join us!
Wimberley Library, November 15 at noon.
Posted By cdoelle on November 8, 2013
The Library is 35 years old!! And We’re Having a Birthday Party.
Tuesday, November 12, at 6 PM
You are invited to the Wimberley Village Library staff and patrons for wine and finger foods in honor of their 35 years service to the Community of Wimberley. Stop by to say hello and show your support for the library.
Posted By cdoelle on November 7, 2013
The current WVAL Members Show again showcases the varied talents of our members. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t wait much longer to view it. The show will change on November 12.
Congratulations to all of the artists who had work chosen for the show. The award winners in this exhibit are:
Best of Show – Jamie Chase (image right)
First Place – Martha Gibson
Second Place – Connie Schaertl
Third Place – Monica Brown
Honorable Mentions: Larry Alford, Robert Anschutz, Barbara Clubb, Bob Cook, Dorothy Metting, Margaret Stone
Our next jury date will be on Tuesday, November 12 and the reception will be on Friday, November 15. If you have artwork in the current show and attend the WVAL Members meeting on Monday, November 11, you will be able to take your artwork from the show home that evening.
We will have two jurors for our next show: Bonnie Mann and Pam Gardner, Fine Artists from Boerne. They are experienced jurors as well as artists and we look forward to working with them on our next members’ show.
Prospectus for the next show can be found at http://wimberleyartleague.com/forms.html
Posted By cdoelle on November 6, 2013
The organizations listed below attended the November 5, 2013, disaster resource event at Barton Middle School and have offered their services to Hays County flood victims. If you were unable to attend that event, please contact any agency that you feel can assist you in recovering from the flood based on your individual needs.
- American Red Cross: Contact Terry Faglie, 1-800-928-4271, firstname.lastname@example.org Provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education to affected victims.
- Barnabas Connection: Contact Harold Tannahill, 512-847-1664, email@example.com A Wimberley United Methodist Church outreach organization that offers referrals to resources that can assist with a variety of issues.
- Hays County Food Bank: Contact Jim Wagner, 512-392-8300×222, firstname.lastname@example.org Provides food to residents in need in the greater Hays County area.
- WIC (Women, Infants & Children): Contact Amanda Yazbek, 512-268-0003, email email@example.com (countywide service). Provides supplemental nutritious foods, education, counseling, screening and referrals to other health welfare and social services. Primarily targeting Women, Infants and Children.
- Salvation Army: Contact Kathy McNiel, 512-754-8541, Katheryn_mcniel@uss.salvationarmy.org Provides meals, temporary lodging and disaster relief to victims.
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Contact Richard Parrish, 512-393-2120, firstname.lastname@example.org Provides education and information for Disaster Preparation/Recovery of crops, livestock and structures.
- United Methodist Church Disaster Services: Contact Eugene Hileman, 210-557-8698, email email@example.com Provides disaster relief to affected victims, including response specialist and relief materials.
- Wimberley Intercommunity Network: Contact Cookie Hagemeier, firstname.lastname@example.org Provides assistance and connections to local organizations for services that citizens may require.
Posted By cdoelle on November 4, 2013
Into The Woods will now open on November 8th.
Performance – Into The Woods
Directed by Bridget Farias
November 8-24, 2013 on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
In the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre
When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk…a cape as red as blood… hair as yellow as corn… a slipper as pure as gold… ) required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella (slipper) Little Red Ridinghood (cape) Rapunzel (hair) and Jack (cow). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
This musical, appropriate for all ages, will be performing November 8th – November 24th (Friday and Saturday evenings 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm) in our Burdine Johnson Indoor Studio Theatre. Purchase tickets online NOW as SEATING IS LIMITED!
Narrator – Perry Redden
Cinderella – Mikayla McIntyre
Jack – Carter Holland
Baker – Gary Yowell
Baker’s Wife – Jennifer Peralez
Cinderella’s Stepmother – Deborah Wilson
Florinda – Taylor McIntyre
Lucinda – Leah Pullin
Little Red Ridinghood – Julia Williams
Witch – Melissa May Moncus
Mysterious Man – Perry Redden
Wolf – Auston Newman
Rapunzel – Lindsay Burnett
Grandmother – Deborah Wilson
Cinderella’s Prince – Auston Newman
Baker’s Baby – Elisabeth Raine
Giant – Lindsey Burnett
Posted By cdoelle on November 1, 2013
Monday, November 4, 6 PM
Ms. Wingate is a well known and nationally published novelist whose works center mostly on family experiences and are acclaimed as “good for the soul.” Just returning home to Texas after a national tour, she will talk about her newest book, The Prayer Box, which will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wimberley Village Library.
Posted By cdoelle on October 29, 2013
Kick off the holiday season this year with some sweet to eat, handblown, art glass treats! Wimberley Glassworks is proud to announce the opening of Candy Shop, a limited engagement exhibiting a delicious collection of confectionary creations for your delight. Whether a realistic rendition or the perfect parody, each piece will tantalize the senses with their vibrant array of colors, shapes and sizes.
On November 2nd, between 6-9pm, the Candy Shop will officially open its doors to purvey a delectable assortment of unique glass pieces that are sure to satisfy any aesthetic sweet tooth. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this exclusive holiday engagement featuring assorted demitasse, drinks and desserts provided by local favorites Sugar Shack and Amy’s Ice Cream, along with other exclusive holiday specials.
To further your appetite, the Glassworks will also unveil its latest shade pattern to the public. Fresh out of the furnace, our holiday release Ribbon Series will be the most recent addition to the studio’s captivating line of handblown glass light shade designs. With its gorgeous organic, linear color fields, the new design exemplifies their passion for creating the most original, highest quality art glass lighting available.
The Candy Shop will be open throughout the holidays and only while supplies last, so don’t miss out what is sure to be one of the sweetest events of the season! Please visit www.wgw.com to see our art glass collections and lighting.