Canadian River Art Hosts Demonstrations For 3rd Fine Arts Festival

It was a busy weekend at the Canadian River Art Center. According to Gallery and Events Director Mistie Walser, they had about 250 visitors on Saturday and 100 on Sunday for their 3rd Annual Fine Arts Festival. Wood, pottery and painting demonstrations were conducted all day Saturday. Woodturner Mike Blackard of Beaver, Oklahoma, set up shop on Saturday with his mini lathe. His intricate and colorful wood-turned Christmas ornaments were a hit. Pastelist Amy Winton of Lipscomb County demonstrated part of the day and oil painter Marsha Clements of Amarillo is shown working on a sunflower painting. Looking over her shoulder were Nichole Numuier and Gaydean Bucher. Hemphill County 4-H’ers Kylie Sawyer and Maddie Shields joined other 4-H’ers in manning a concession with baked goods and quesadillas. Outside at the back of the Center, Doug Ricketts of Lipscomb assisted potter Roger Holmes of Lubbock as he prepared a kiln for a raku firing.