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HaysFreePress.com THE FACE OF IH-35 Nearly every foot of the interstate through Kyle and Buda is either under construction, recently was or will be. -PaplD September 29, 2010 = Pa~ 10 of fests this EI~ime tradition contin- ..,the Buda Fire De- em is once again hosting its annual fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, Oc- tober 1-2 at Buda City Park. This will be the 53rd event for the fire department. There will be firefighter challenges, cook-offs, food, music, children's activities and just a really good time for all Also for your weekend entertainmem, Buda's Fine Art Festival kicks offFriday evening from 7 until 10 p.m. with an art premier. Jazz mu- sic by Liz Morphis, private showings, wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres all under the big white tent on the green- belt in downtown Bud& Cost is $15 at the door. Continuing on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday flom 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Art Festival will feature over 50 artists, live music, and children's art area all in the greenbelt area. Members of the Onion Creek Senior Citizens will sell bottled water and peach tea at a booth just outside the white tent. Beautiful quilts will be on display at Buda City Hall by the Buda Bees, the quiltingladies of the Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center. is free on, Sat.aadS . : .:: : .... -.77 ~- . . Buda author, Richard R. Salassi, will be at the Buda Library on Friday, Oct. 1 from 3 until 4:30 p.nx to sign cop- ies of his book "Three Tenors and One Squawky Contralto." More activities for downtown Buda on "First Thursday" on Oct. 7, which will feature "girls night out." Businesses will offer in-house specials along with. refreshments. Silent auc- tions will be at various shops with the proceeds benefit- ting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. Join your friends and neighbors in the downtown activities from 5 until 9 p.m. The Downtown Buda Farmers Market will open on Thursday. Oct. 7 from 2 until 6 p.m. on Main Street across from the Buda Library. After the 7th, the market will be open every Saturday in October and November from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on the first Thursday of the month from 2-6 p.m. on South Main Street across from Garcia's Restaurant. For information contact the Market Manager at 512-773-7128. Hundreds of pumpkins of every size and shape are available for sale at the comer of Main and Elm in downtown Buda. The annual Pumpkin Patch is a delightful event for our area children, which is sponsored by the men's group from the Buda See BUDA BITS, pg. 6C Shou-Ping deals in both paper sculpture and watercolor paintings. Crafted from cut and folded heavy paper, her and Cranes," "Blue Ribbon irises" and "Sunflowers." PHOTOS BY SHOU-PING sculptural work includes "Bamboo , ..,~ Local artist adds dimension to her subjects BY JENNIFER BIUNDO ..~ jen@haysfreepress.com ..... Some artists tryto capture the beauty of the world in the delicate lines of watercolor; others use ham- mer and chisel to sculpt their art in three dimensions out of materials like stone or marble. Shou-Ping does both. The Taiwanese-bom artist has developed a technique she calls paper sculpture, an intricate process that involves drawing hundreds or thou- sands of small components of the sculpture, and then cutting and pasting them into a three- dimensional whole. Shou-Ping will display her watercolor and paper sculp- ture at the seventh annual Buda Fine Arts Festival this weekend on the Buda Green- belt. The flee festival runs Saturday and Sunday. The tick- eted Art After Dark gala kicks offthe event Friday night with wine, dinner, live music and a chance to meet the artists. The process of creating a paper sculpture is a lengthy and painstaking one, Shou: Ping said. "In my mind, I create an intricate puzzle," she said. "I do not just see a hummingbird, I see every detail of its tiny feathers and the movement of its body. I study the entirety of my subject and break it into individual components; then I put the pieces back together Horses are a common subject inches by 24 inches. Buda Fine Arts Festival On the greenbelt in Historic Downtown Buda. Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Art After Dark Gala on Friday, Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m. like a puzzle. The entire pro- cess becomes reality on paper." PHOTO BY ~OU-PIN~ for Shou-Ping's watercolor paintings. The original of this one, titled =Run," is 18 paper and draws each petal and flower individually, before cutting out the individual components. "It does not begin to look like a flower or a bird until She uses heavy, high quality' tiny darting hummingbirds, imbuing them with a swift sense o flife. after it is cut, sculpted and glued together," Shou-Ping said. Most of her works, both wa- tercolor and paper sculpture, try to replicate the beauty of nature. She creates images of lush flowers, butterflies and "Nature is my inspiration," Shou-Ping said. "I try to cap- ture every component of my inspiration." Shou-Ping now lives in San Antonio, where she's been creating her art since the early 1990s. She demonstrates her techniques at art schools, participates frequently in art shows and has received nu- merous awards for her work. ODDS & On September 16, Erwin and Bobby Jean Hage- dom attended the "Naturalization ceremony" at which time Victoria Hage- dom, from Bulgaria, became a citizen ofthe United States. She is the wife of Scott Hagedom and daughter-in- law of Erwin and BobbyJean Hagedom.At this event 886 individuals from 86 countries became U.S. citizen,~ The ceremony was held in San Antonio at the laurie Audito- rium on the inity University campus. WelcomeVildd and congatulations. St. John Lutheran Church has received the final ap- provai from the constitution and by-laws and the Texas See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 6C Buda's Salassi to sign books at local libraries CHECK IT B uda author Richard R. Saiassi will sign cop- ies of his book, "Three Tenors and One Squawky Contralto," at the Kyle Pub- lic Library from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. In addition to writings by Saiassi, "Three Tenors and One Squawky Contralto" contains poetry and stories byWflliam Otto, Charles Hampton Gragg and Loft Stubbings. The selections. cover a range of topics. There is something here for everyone. Saiassi's offerings, for in- stance, include several hu- morons poems and a group of poems with County Cork as a theme. A native of Vicksburg, Miss., Salassi spent time in San Francisco and Los Angeles where he worked in both film and television. During a varied career that included appearances in a number of plays, movies and television shows, he also taught school in Mis- sissippi for many years. In 1996, Salassi moved to Texas and began touring throughout the South as Mark IK,alrL The 90-minute presentation called %V'tsit with Mark Twain" featured Samuel Clemens' irreverent wit and wisdom and revealed, in Salassi's words, "Twain's study of the unchanging quality of human nature." Now that Saiassi has tumed his hand to writin~ come to the Kyle Public H- brary and let him shake your hand. It's a wonderful op- portunity to meet yet another interesting and accomplished Hays County resident~ Salassi will also mad at the Buda Library on Friday at 3 p.m. NEW 1760 FM TM VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS OFFICE IN BUDA! 967, BUDA, TEXAS