CELEBRATING THE ARTS
Morgan Hampton’s college education in architectural engineering and industrial design led after graduation from Texas Tech to Ling Temco Vought in Dallas, where he was an aerospace division technical illustrator.
Because of the nature of his work, he began to develop his artistic realism style. Ultimately, his professional career took him from Texas to assignments in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California, allowing him an opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of the southwest. As a direct result, he further developed his interest in art and continued his drawing and painting style.
Today, his preferred media include pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic. His subject matter focuses primarily on ranch life, Hill Country communities and coastal scenery.
While on assignment in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in the 1970s, Morgan was an active member of the Huachuca Art Association and served as its president in 1972-73. Ultimately relocating to the San Antonio area in 1997 and retiring in 2002, Hampton has enjoyed country living in Fair Oaks Ranch, where he is active in the local art community.
Hampton is a past member of the San Antonio River Art Group and a current member of the Boerne Art League and the Boerne Professional Artists.
His work has been exhibited in Arizona; The Lodge at Cloudcroft, New Mexico; the San Antonio River Art Gallery in Old Town; Rain-bird Gallery in Blanco; The Art Gallery in Wimberley; Texas Treasures River South Gallery in Boerne; Yellow Rose Gallery in Rockport; and in various businesses.
Morgan serves on the board of the Hill Country Council for the Arts and negotiates rental contracts with Arts Partners for use of exhibit panels and lights.
Hampton’s work can be viewed at banks around town during the month of November.
TONIGHT, Boerne Community Theatre, “The Veterans Play Project,” military-themed stories of veterans and how they deal with returning to civilian life. Co-produced by Angels All Around Us Military Ministry. Tickets $18-$24, reservations online at www.boernetheatre.org or call 830-249-9166; 907 E. Blanco, Boerne.
The Carriage House Gallery Holiday Open House. Select an ornament from the Christmas Tree and discover what’s inside! Gifts certificates, works of art donated by gallery artists. Refreshments all day, live music, wine after 4 p.m. For information call 830-248-1184; 110 Rosewood Ave., Boerne.
HCCArts Mini Workshop, Scratchboard, instructor: Michelle Horstman, Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Scratchboard is a black and white drawing medium. The board itself is cardboard or panel with a thin coating of fine, white clay covered by a layer of India ink. One draws by scratching white lines through the ink with a sharp tool, such as a Scratchboard nib held in a pen holder. Pioneer House at the AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road, Boerne. Register now, limited seating: www.hccarts.org, or call 210-269-8349 for information.
Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Trunk Show & Christmas Sale, Nov. 9 Sip and Shop, Old Fashioned Second Saturday with wine and spirits, 4 to 8 p.m. All art on sale. 605 S Main Street, Boerne.