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Renee HollingsworthRenee Hollingsworth, HREG Real Estate Sales and Consulting
SAS Community Outreach Chair

Although the real estate market this past year kept me and my husband Lee feverishly busy, being able to set time aside to serve the Spicewood Arts Society in our local community has been such a blessing.  My first year as the Community Outreach chair was filled with over 250 hours spent in local schools sharing multiple performances from local artists, as well as working alongside school administrators, teachers, and students to identify strong candidates for our 2017 scholarships.  These programs and life-changing opportunities are made possible through your attendance at the fabulous concerts we host at the Spicewood Vineyards and through the kindness of your generous donations at our annual fundraiser.  Your attendance and donations make all of this possible- I hope you enjoy reading about the students below and continue to check back in on our website and Facebook page to follow them as they progress through their freshman year of college …. we don’t merely award money, together we change lives!

SAS Awards Scholarships to Seven High School Seniors

At the end of the current school year, SAS awarded seven scholarships for $1,500 each to graduating seniors at Marble Falls High School and Lake Travis High School. The seniors were selected for their academic achievement and interest in furthering their education in the Arts. Our 2017 scholarship recipients will be posting videos to our website and Facebook page throughout the year to let us know how college is going and how we may continue to support them through networking opportunities, internship introductions, and any continued guidance and support our community can provide as they venture through their first year of college!

Please click on the photos below to learn more about your 2017 Scholarship Recipients:

 Jonathan Bryer

Jonathan Bryer
Marble Falls High School
Mackenzie Coffelt

Mackenzie Coffelt
Lake Travis High School
 Courtney Greene

Courtney Greene
Lake Travis High School
Joyce Madison Williams

Joyce Madison Williams
Marble Falls High School
 Hanna O'Neill

Hanna O’Neill
Lake Travis High School
 Natasha Tiffany

Natasha Tiffany
Lake Travis High Schoo

 

Local Marble Falls singer Bill Rives and The Two Dollar Bill band entertain the Students at Spicewood Elementary

Every year, your donations allow us to have local artists perform at our elementary schools.  On September 30, 2016 The Two Dollar Bill band performed a series of interactive songs for an auditorium full of eager elementary students at Spicewood Elementary.  Students learned about multiple instruments and expressed their love of singing throughout the hour long performance!


 

Storyteller Dr. Donna Ingham Tells Stories to the Students at West Cypress Hills Elementary and Colt Elementary in Marble Falls

Your generous donations allowed for TWO engaging story telling experiences by our local story teller extraordinaire Dr. Donna Ingham.  She settled into the library at the new West Cypress Hills Elementary School and spent the day entertaining the students and staff with her wonderful stories on October 13, 2016 and again at Colt Elementary on October 26, 2016.  Dr. Ingham catered her stories to each grade level and accompanied the narratives with her guitar, a cowbell and a washboard.


 

Singer John Arthur Martinez and his band entertain the Students at Spicewood Elementary

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On Friday, May 8, 2015, john Arthur Martinez, a wonderful singer and songwriter from the Marble Falls area, entertained the students at Spicewood Elementary in SAS organized event.  Along with fiddler extraordinaire, Kurt Baumer, and drummer Luiz Coutinho de Souza, john Arthur provided a variety of sing-a-longs, lessons on rhythms, poetry and different kinds of music to the students ranging from 1st though 5th grades.

This performance was sponsored by Elizabeth Blount Consulting and the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.


 

Lake Travis Senior Inspired Student Art Book

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In 2014, Lake Travis High School senior Anneka Decaro wanted to give back to the school and community that provided her with many opportunities to further her art skills as part of her senior honors project. She inspired her fellow students to create art and write narratives for a book depicting life on Lake Travis. The proceeds from the book benefit the Lake Travis Education Foundation. The Lake Travis Education Foundation provides art supplies and teaching materials to the Lake Travis Independent School District.

SAS sponsored two pages with a donation of $500 to the Art Book Project. The Art Book, “A Visual Bliss” can be purchased for $35 by emailing Christina McDonald at mcdonaldc@ltisdschools.org or by stopping into the Arts Society’s “Home for the Arts” in Spicewood where we have several copies available for purchase.


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    January 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Letter from the Membership Chair

SAS Members and Arts Enthusiasts,

The Spicewood Arts Society Board of Directors is thrilled to be growing and bringing you a variety of programs driving awareness of the arts and giving back to the community surrounding Spicewood. We have grown our Performing Arts Programs from 6 concerts to 8 in the past few years, introduced Art Treks for the Visual Art enthusiasts and added a Literary Arts Chair to develop and deliver exciting programs.

Over the years, we have expressed a need for a way to support the organization and help us grow in the community. Even the most modest contribution helps us tremendously. To make it rewarding for all, we are continuing our new membership program with exciting benefits for those who join. For the second year of this drive, we are inviting all members to our Art Appreciation Celebration. More details to come on this exciting and festive event!

Thank you in advance for your contributions. I look forward to seeing you at our many events this coming season.

Thank you!
Elizabeth Blount
Membership Chair