e-News Update March 1, 2013 Anderson Private School

On Friday, Feb. 29, 2013

we will leave from the school at 9:00 a.m. sharp (o.k., maybe not sharp, hopefully not dull) to caravan to the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. The Mission of the Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve and exhibit the heritage of Parker County and Texas.

The Museum offers Parker County’s rich tapestry of cattle barons and cowboys. Broadway and television stars, chuck wagons and stagecoaches shared and showcased in galleries that are truly awe-inspiring and reflects all that is Parker County.

Our docent guided tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. Sherry will be our guide.

Following our tour we will dine at the Whistle Hill Cafe and then return to the Anderson School. Pickup will be at the school at 3:00 p.m.

The Doss Center incorporates three distinct and educational galleries that display impressive presentations, including exhibitions from local to world-renowned artists and craftsmen.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on Friday.

Comfortable shoes and clothing are highly recommended for activities on this day.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $3.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors (60 years and older or you look like Dr. A), $3.00 Students, Children under 6 and Members FREE

GIFT SHOP: Yes!

LUNCH: We will dine at the delightful Whistle Hill Cafe.

The DOSS CENTER is located at 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086

Directions from Fort Worth: From Interstate 20 west take exit 408 onto service road, turn right onto Texas Drive off service road. Proceed past shopping center on the left, through the four way stop at Austin Elementary. Go approx. 2 blks north on Texas Drive and the Doss Center will be on the left, on the corner of Texas Drive and Park.

Sculpted Stitches

at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center showcases the talents and skills of fiber artist Katrina Wright. The exhibit began February 12.

Katrina Wright has been around art in one way or another all of her life. Growing up in the Southwest, her family frequented galleries and museums where she got to see first hand how art becomes history. Encouraged by her mother and paternal grandmother, she started crocheting at the age of three, knitting at the age of six and dabbling in needlepoint along the way.

Although she started sewing at an early age, it wasn’t until Wright received a sewing machine as a present from her husband that she really took to it. Beginning with home decor items and then venturing into the world of traditional quilting, her skill set grew and she realized she had found her own artistic medium.

“I find inspiration in simple things like a flower dancing in the breeze or the ever-changing sunsets. I use fibers, many of which I hand-dye myself, to realistically ‘sculpt’ and ‘paint’ these images,” said Wright. Inspired by God’s creation, Wright uses both natural and man-made fibers to create unique pieces of art.

She enjoys the challenge of forming the fibers into recognizable images that otherwise might be captured in paint or on film. Currently, she is endorsed by Sulky of America and is a member of the Studio Art Quilts Associates.

The artist lives in Texas with her wonderfully supportive and creative husband, their two gifted and spunky children, whom they home school, and one little, scruffy dog who thinks he owns the place.

Items from this exhibit are on sale and benefits proceed the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in our effects to collect, preserve, and exhibit the history of Parker County and Texas.

ALSO,

We will learn about the famous and infamous cowboys who made Texas a name known throughout the country from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century. Rugged men and women who brought the cattle to market by driving them along trails to market forever cementing themselves in the annals of Texas history.

The new Trail Drivers exhibit opened to the public on February 20th at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. The cattle drives of Texas represent a critical period in the history of Texas. The drives made by these courageous cattlemen helped the Texas economy recover and thrive after the Civil War.

The Trail Drivers exhibition tells the story of Texas longhorn cattle drives in the 19th century and highlights the stories of Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. Parker County played an integral role in the development of the Goodnight Loving story and that legacy continues today.

Visitors will learn about Charles Goodnight’s Chuck wagon design and how Loving’s body returned to Weatherford after he met his untimely death on the trail.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Mar. 11 – 15 Spring Break Holidays

Mar. 29 & April 1 (Mon. & Fri.) – Easter Holidays

April 30 – Scarborough Festival

May 1- Tuition Due for 2013-14

May 6 &7 (Mon. & Tues.) – Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Sanders Theater

May 21 to 24 – Adventure Trip

Emergency Telephone Number:

682-777-1908

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