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| August 1, 2014

“Sweet Dream Land”  by Lois Morton.

“Sweet Dream Land”  by Lois Morton.

LOCAL ART TEACHER WINS AWARD.  Former KISD art teacher Lois Morton has been selected as one of the five Merit artists to show at the Rockport Center for the Arts in August. The sixth artist was selected by popular vote. Lois’ 10 original collages and prints will be on display from Aug. 5 – Sept. 5 with a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The center is located at 902 Navigation Circle, Rockport.

Lois’ whimsical collages are created from a variety of printed textures on paper and cut out to create the nature compositions. The crane in her latest, “Blue Crabbing” was created by printing sego palm branches for the feathers and tail, and bubble wrap for the sky. A commission piece for one of her former Yorkshire Academy fifth-grade students, Sophia Robinson, was created from appliqués from her baby blanket, as well as material from Sophia’s costumes. Sophia was Captain Hook in Yorkshire’s musical Peter Pan; and Lois incorporated the lace, leather, velvet and feathers to create “Sweet Dream Land.”

Lois has taught hundreds of art students for over 30 years in Dallas, Highland Park, Spring Branch, Cy-Fair, Katy and Yorkshire Academy. She has had “MOR-TONS” of fun with her art and her highly motivated art students.

 

Members and wives of  the Katy VFW enjoying the good food.

Members and wives of  the Katy VFW enjoying the good food.

ELKS FISH FRY BENEFITS LOCAL YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS.  Delicious fried fish, superb hushpuppies and “to die for” designer fries were the order of the day at the Katy Elks Lodge when the Youth Committee, under the direction of Chair Kelly Minnick and co-chair Matthew Minnick, held its first Semi-Annual fish fry Sunday, June 29.  Previously this had been an annual event in January each year, but by adding a June event to the offerings, it has now become semi-annual with the intent to be able to provide more and better scholarships to Katy’s young people.

Support for this event goes directly to the community in the form of scholarships which are presented each May during National Elk Youth Week.

The Katy Elks thanks each who were able to attend.  If you could not be present but would like to donate to this important endeavor, please contact Kelly through the lodge by calling 281-392-2763 or send a check to her attention with “Youth Scholarships” on the memo of the check to Katy Elks, 1050 Katy Fort-Bend Road, Katy, TX 77493.

One of the previous scholarship winners, Sydney Anderson, granddaughter of Elk Wayne Harper, was present to assist with serving additional tea, more food and provide a friendly atmosphere for diners reinforcing the Elk motto:  Elks Care – Elks Share!

 

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