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November 23rd, 2012
Eye Of The Dog Art Center
hosting local music, art sale

Artwork done by a few of the featured artists at the Eye of the Dog Art Center’s Homeshow and Sale. (From Left to right) Annie Chrietzberg, Billy Ray Mangham, Jamie Wade. (Bottom) Gery Henderson.



Eye of the Dog Art  Center, 405 Valley View West Road, will host their annual holiday home show and sale November 23, 24 and 25 with a variety of activities, music and artworks. The center features works from a variety of artists working in diverse mediums from tie dye to sculpture to jewelry to textiles and more.

On November 23, the event will take place from 5-9 p.m. and will feature refreshments and the music of Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones. The show continues on November 24  from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with music from Attic Ted and Merlin Scott from 2-4 p.m. There will also be a kid’s clay play table all day. The show and sale continues on Nov. 25 from noon-5p.m.

The homeshow artists include Billy Ray Mangham, Annie Chrietzberg, Beverly Satch Mangham, Jennifer Ramos, Kari Stringer, Ryan McKerley, J Rene Perez, Cecy Holcomb, Jamie Wade, Diana Melancon, Natalie Gorman, Jess Wade, Eric Jackson, Ty Johnson and Gery Henderson.

One of the featured artists, J Rene Perez, plans to unveil his latest painting at the event on November 24. Cindy Carroll, granddaughter of Aquarena Springs founder Paul Rogers, commissioned the painting after seeing “Sink or Swim”, a Perez painting which features Ralph the Swimming Pig. Those familiar with the history of the famous water park will recognize some of the principles in the new painting, entitled “Retirement Party”, including the hen who could play tic-tac-toe, the fireman rabbit, and the piano playing chicken. Perez hopes to preserve a bit of Aquarena Spring’s history through the commemorative painting.

Perez’ work “Sprung,” which features a mermaid and the popular porcine, Ralph, will be featured on the cover of the San Marcos Mercury’s Bobcat magazine, scheduled for release in December.

The Eye of the Dog Art Center holiday home show and sale is free and open to the public.  For more information on the show and individual featured artists visit To see more artwork by J Rene Perez visit .

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