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Local scenes showcased at ‘Paint the Town’
by Bain Serna
Apr 22, 2014 | 110 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Karnes City artist Beverly Hedtke (left) stands with some of her artwork with Coppini Academy of Fine Arts instructor Janice Yow Hindes.
Bain Serna photo Karnes City artist Beverly Hedtke (left) stands with some of her artwork with Coppini Academy of Fine Arts instructor Janice Yow Hindes.
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Coppini Academy of Fine Arts artists Daniel Arredondo (left) and Ron Watkins paint portraits at the art exhibit.
Bain Serna photo Coppini Academy of Fine Arts artists Daniel Arredondo (left) and Ron Watkins paint portraits at the art exhibit.
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Artwork is displayed showing paintings of Karnes County scenery at the art exhibit at the Karnes County Youth Show Barn.
Bain Serna photo Artwork is displayed showing paintings of Karnes County scenery at the art exhibit at the Karnes County Youth Show Barn.
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Karnes County resident Nancy Williams stands with three Coppini artists with two paintings she purchased at the art exhibit. From left are Dottie Kern, Nancy Williams, James Snuffer and Andrea Wollenzin.
Bain Serna photo Karnes County resident Nancy Williams stands with three Coppini artists with two paintings she purchased at the art exhibit. From left are Dottie Kern, Nancy Williams, James Snuffer and Andrea Wollenzin.
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KARNES CITY – Artistry that displayed the beauty and tranquility of certain areas of Karnes County were on display at an art exhibition at the Karnes County Youth Show Barn on Sunday, which was the culmination of an art event known as “Paint the Town.”

Paint the Town is the creative idea of Janice Yow Hindes, an artist, art instructor, and former president of the Coppini Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in San Antonio. The Paint the Town art project is meant to document and capture, through painting and other forms of art, the rustic and serene beauty of South Texas through the eyes of artists in a different county each year.

Hindes collaborated with artist and art enthusiast Beverly Hedtke, a lifelong Karnes County resident, to bring the Paint the Town art project to Karnes County.

“Art has the potential to make you a better person,” said Hedtke. “It opens your mind in ways that nothing else can.”

On March 29, about 25 CAFA artists were in Karnes County to professionally paint springtime scenery of ranches, historic places, iconic churches, livestock, wildlife, and other scenes of Karnes County’s rustic countryside.

“With the local area it’s nice to see icons of the community transferred into art through the eyes of different artists,” said Hindes. “It’s also nice to see beauty, and Karnes County is a beautiful area.”

Art lovers from all over Karnes County attended the art exhibit on Sunday to see for themselves the completed artworks of the CAFA artists that reflected the beauty and history that is unique to the county. Displayed art was available for both viewing pleasure as well as for purchase.

CAFA artists attended the event and freely mingled with those in attendance. Attendees were able to witness two CAFA artists paint portraits in real time at the event, among other highlights.

Sunday’s art exhibit saw 32 artworks sold to 15 different buyers, for a total of $14,510 in art sales.

“For those that coming up that are artists, it’s a great opportunity to expose them to the world, so they can promote their art,” said Hindes.
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