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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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April 24, 2016

by Virginia Scott


If you missed the event on Sunday, you missed a fun time. We had a wonderful crowd that enjoyed the artwork of Maxine Jones and her children and students. We were entertained by Dolores Mosser with the reading of her children's book "The Train Story" then everyone was invited to enjoy refreshments and go into the main entrance and enter the fantasy world of Pam and Harold Haines. Everyone picked their costumes and Pam took photographs for souvenirs of the evening. The museum was truly busying with conversation, role-playing, and refreshments. A truly fun evening. Thanks to everyone who attended especially the family and friends of Maxine Jones. Her exhibit will conclude this week and we will be preparing for John VanBeekum's workshop and exhibit.
John is holding a free photography workshop on Saturday May 7 from 10 am to 2 pm. Please call us at 806-852-2123 to register. Bring a snack to share with others, take at least 20 exposures of a sunset and/or a sunrise between Friday, April 29 and 10 am Saturday, May 7. Download these images to a USB stick or thumb drive and bring to workshop. Bring a digital camera or digital camera and lenses.

John's reception will be May 8, 2016 with the opening of his show on Friday, May 6.


For those of you who were unable to attend Maxine Jones reception, here is a brief biography and how she began painting. Maxine was born near Harmon, OK, on June 25, 1933. A small farm owned by her grandparents near that town remained very dear to her throughout her life. This is where she spent much of her childhood and grew to love the animals and the Native American culture that later became the subjects of her paintings. She and her family moved back to the area and settled in Higgins, Texas. She loved this small community and called it "home" for over forty years.
She was interviewed by the Lipscomb County Limelight newspaper in April, 1983. In the article she was smiling brightly with obvious pride in the paintings that she displayed. She was quoted as saying, "I like to paint because it is a good pastime, but most of all I enjoy making it all come to life."

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