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Pictured are: Patty Hanson, Kay Callender, Kathie Wiesner, Ana Villaronga-Roman and Sharon Rhoads after the Keep Katy Beautiful board presented KCAM the Katy Proud Business Award at the city council meeting on Monday, June 9th. Photo by Debi Beauregard for The Katy News.
Pictured are: Patty Hanson, Kay Callender, Kathie Wiesner, Ana Villaronga-Roman and Sharon Rhoads after the Keep Katy Beautiful board presented KCAM the Katy Proud Business Award at the city council meeting on Monday, June 9th. Photo by Debi Beauregard for The Katy News.

The KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum opened its doors in September of last year. It took a considerable amount of time, effort and money to restore the building and bring it up to code. The building, originally built in 1953 for Ray Woods and used as a lumber company, had been sitting empty for 3 and a half years and was considered by many to be an eye sore. Ward Stanberry, former owner of the building and former mayor, commented, “You took an old and ugly building and you made it beautiful”. “Well,” said KCAM owner and curator Ana Villaronga-Roman, “we did not make it beautiful – it was beautiful – the building lines were outstanding and the design was absolutely perfect to house what is today Fort Bend County’s only art museum, a place of pride for all to enjoy. The building just needed a bit of tender loving care.”
Villaronga-Roman continues, “The landscaping is planted and taken care of by KCAM volunteers and interns, and is hand-watered daily. This landscaping usually has at least one orange accent to highlight the logo color for the museum.” The paver work was one of the most expensive beautification projects KCAM has finished. The paver paved area is now an inviting area used during events and for live music every third weekend along with Market Days and No Label beer tastings. Out on the front paver patio are wooden bistro tables and chairs to give the museum entrance a more inviting look. The south side of the museum adjacent to the railroad track area has now been converted with triangular shade ‘sails’ to add more curb appeal from Hwy 90 and to improve the look of one of KCAM’s street corners.
Visitors have commented that driving in between the Railroad Park & Tourist Center and the KCAM on Avenue B is the prettiest way to enter the historic district of our city. Congratulations to KCAM.

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announcement_animationKaty Contemporary Arts Museum in partnership with Katy Mills Mall is looking for your Comics, Animation, Digital Manipulation, Animated Videos. Open to all ages. Illustration and Drawing. Must be appropriate for all ages. Accepted entries will be exhibited at Katy Mills and winners chosen will exhibit at the KCAM and Babaloo Gallery.

Call for entries. Deadline June 30th, $10 Fee Per Entry. Email entries only to ana@katycam.com.
For more information call (832) 857-1340.

 

Bob Bryant, Commissioner Andy Meyers, Ryan Murphy 3rd Grade Rylander Elementary, Ana Villaronga-Roman.
Bob Bryant, Commissioner Andy Meyers, Ryan Murphy 3rd Grade Rylander Elementary, Ana Villaronga-Roman.

As a special ten year commemoration of the Cinco Ranch Branch of the Fort Bend Public Libraries, Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County Commissioner took the lead for our area in the support for the arts and our young artistic talent. The winners of this exhibition were invited to show their works at the new KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. A special reception was organized by Ana Villaronga-Roman, museum director and curator and attended by the students and their families. The museum awarded 16 curator award medals to the young talents. Along with Commissioner Meyers, Carol Adams, KCAM Chairman of the Board and Bob Bryant, Executive Director of Fine Arts for KISD presented the awards to the students.
“I’m impressed with Commissioner Meyers’ unlimited support for the arts in Fort Bend County and the Katy area,” said KCAM director and curator Ana Villaronga-Roman. “Commissioner Meyers stands alone as the one public official that has a track record of ‘always’ speaking out for the arts, organizing worthwhile art events, as well as attending artistic events. I remember three years ago

 “Why” by Kaleigh Fitzgerald, 11th Grade, Katy High School, Nancy Huffman, Art Instructor.
“Why” by Kaleigh Fitzgerald, 11th Grade, Katy High School, Nancy Huffman, Art Instructor.

when he heard about my efforts in starting Katy Art Mixers through what at the time was the brand new Katy Culture & Arts Alliance that I had just established. He came, introduced himself and congratulated me. Seven months ago when KCAM first opened, Commissioner Meyers was standing by my side as we celebrated the grand opening. I’m probably his biggest fan. Our area needs more people like him that understand that every student needs to be allowed to blossom in what he/she is most talented in and that his/her talent might be in the arts and not in athletics, math or science.”

Bob Bryant, Commissioner Andy Meyers, Ryan Murphy 3rd Grade Rylander Elementary, Ana Villaronga-Roman.
Bob Bryant, Commissioner Andy Meyers, Ryan Murphy 3rd Grade Rylander Elementary, Ana Villaronga-Roman.

As a special ten year commemoration of the Cinco Ranch Branch of the Fort Bend Public Libraries, Andy Meyers, Fort Bend Commissioner took the lead for our area in the support for the arts and our young artistic talent. The winners of this exhibition were invited to show their works at the new Kcam – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. A special reception was organized by Ana Villaronga-Roman, museum director and curator and attended by the students and their families. The museum awarded 16 curator award medals to the young talents. Along with Commissioner Meyers, Carol Adams, Kcam Chairman of the Board and Bob Bryant, Executive Director of Fine Arts for KISD presented the awards to the students.
“I’m impressed with Commissioner Meyers’ unlimited support for the arts in Fort Bend County and the Katy area,” said Kcam director and curator Ana Villaronga-Roman. “Commissioner Meyers stands alone as the one public official that has a track record of ‘always’ speaking out for the arts, organizing worthwhile art events, as well as attending artistic events. I remember three years ago when he heard about my efforts in starting Katy Art Mixers through what at the time was the brand new Katy Culture & Arts Alliance that I had just established. He came, introduced himself and

 “Why” by Kaleigh Fitzgerald, 11th Grade, Katy High School, Nancy Huffman, Art Instructor.
“Why” by Kaleigh Fitzgerald, 11th Grade, Katy High School, Nancy Huffman, Art Instructor.

congratulated me. Seven months ago when Kcam first opened, Commissioner Meyers was standing by my side as we celebrated the grand opening. I’m probably his biggest fan. Our area needs more people like him that understand that every student needs to be allowed to blossom in what he/she is most talented in and that his/her talent might be in the arts and not in athletics, math or science.”

 

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TexasWeLove-webFotofest is the international photography event held every two years in the Houston area. Fotofest Katy/Fort Bend 2014 will begin on March 15th and run through April 26th. This will be the second time it has been held in Katy and the first county-wide exhibition that will include Fort Bend County.
44 photographers will be participating in Fotofest Katy’s Texas-themed exhibition. The photographs will be on view for a six week period and will hold separate artist receptions. The photography biennial will culminate with a juried competition during the Katy Jazz Festival at the ARTkaty Art Fair, April 26 at Katy High School. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 photographers.
Three photographers are being singled out with individual showings: Debi Beauregard with a show titled “Stella & Sophie Visit Texas”, Odila Braga with a show titled “World Views”, and Brandon Campbell with a show titled “Our Texas” .
Venues include the KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, Babaloo Gallery, Katy High School, the Sugar Land Regional Airport, and the Cole Theatre in Rosenberg. For more information please contact Ana V Roman at ana@katycam.com.

Photographers included in the show:

Srini Sundarrajan
Debi Beauregard
Lorene Hartfiel
Theresa Wilson
Tom Haynes
Becca House
Steven Autry
Marty Levine
Silvio Ligutti
Johnny Johnston
Jim Olive
Tatiana Escallon
Christi Hartwell
Dolores Parks
Kevin West
Jean Gordon
Jordyn Olds
John Gibson
Taha Raja
Carolina Dexter
Samantha Lanza-Sanchez
Rachel Banister
Lois Morton
Larry Barber
Ronnie Conlin
Marguerite Baldwin
Kuna Prasad
Paola Isola
Jacob Howard
Janet K Bartsch
Eddie Abbott
Susenne Telage
Gary Richards
Tabitha Williams
Patricia Hinds
Ken Bullock
Monica Havelka
Dani Moore
Fatima Donaldson
Mark Vincent
Karen Lindeman
Matty Green
Odila Braga

vertical_announcement_ver2The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum recently opened their first sculpture exhibition. The show runs through March 11. Simonton native Lee Benner is one of the sculptors. Also included is acclaimed Houston artist Roberta Harris and local artist David Vollmer. Come take a look at a very eclectic collection and get excited about all the new happenings coming to Katy thanks to the KCAM! A special look at the private art collection of Katy local James Pongrass will also be on exhibit.
For more information, contact Ana Villaronga-Roman, Museum Director / Curator Ana@KatyCAM.com or go to KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum www.katycam.com.

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The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum will open their first sculpture exhibition on Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 to 8:30! The exhibition runs through March 11. Simonton native Lee Benner is one of the sculptors. Also included is acclaimed Houston artist Roberta Harris and local artist David Vollmer. Come take a look at a very eclectic collection and get excited about all the new happenings coming to Katy thanks to the KCAM! A special look at the private art collection of Katy local James Pongrass will also be on exhibit.

For more information, contact Ana Villaronga-Roman,Museum Director / Curator Ana@KatyCAM.com or go to KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum www.katycam.com.

The Katy Area Artists’ WINTER SHOW brought over 250 visitors to the new Katy Contemporary Arts Museum! Artist Lynne Skoyles won “Best of Show”, Karen Lindeman won “Curator’s Choice”, and Laura Williams won “People’s Choice” awards.  Anuska Martinez, a senior at Cinco Ranch High School débuted her artwork and was offered an internship at the KCA by curator Ana Villaronga-Roman.

 

 

Do you have a special talent that you would like to show off? Do you sing, dance, juggle? The Katy Culture and Arts Alliance will present The Katy Gong Show on Saturday, November 9th. The event will benefit the new Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. Judges for this year’s show will be Katrina Katsarellis, owner of Katy Magazine, Ann Hodge, CEO Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, and Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County Commissioner. They will be awarding cash prizes to the winners.
The event will be held for the second year in the beautiful outdoor theater in the garden at Multiplicity 1306 Avenue A in old Katy.
Tickets are $30 ($40 at the door) and include dinner and drinks. For more information, or to get your act in the show, contact Ana Villaronga Roman at ana@katycam.com.

Our historic homes will be open this weekend at Katy Heritage Park heritage-homes-weekend
5990 George Bush Drive
Saturday September 7   10-4
& Sunday September 8 1-4
Do you have photographs of Katy?
All photographs are an important part of our history. Family photos, old pictures taken in town, buildings, schools, etc… Part of our mission to preserve our heritage is collecting these pictures in our archives. Bring your photos, copies of old advertisements and more to the park this Saturday from 10-1 and we’ll scan them into high resolution images. You take your originals home and we’ll send you a digital copy too!
 Come see us!
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We’ve awarded our first scholarship! carol-adams-scholarship

Carol Adams presented a $1000.00 check to the first Katy Heritage Society scholarship winner, Rachael Ruiz. The scholarship was endowed with all proceeds of Adams’ book “Historic Katy” going to the fund. Rachael will be continuing her education at the University of Houston. Also pictured is Betsy Proctor, books are available at Betsy’s “Limited Edition” store on Second Street. Books are also available at the Wright Museum, Multiplicity and the MKT Depot Visitors Center for a $50 donation to the Katy Heritage Society Scholarship Fund.

Thanks for your support of this great program!
We are excited to see new businesses come into Katy and restore our historic resources.  Ana Roman has done extensive work to the old Ray Woods Lumber and Supply Co. building at 805 Avenue B to open it as the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. The building looks great and the museum is a wonderful addition to our historic downtown area.

The KCAM grand opening will be this Sunday from 2-6, the public is invited. Come thank Ana for what she’s doing for Katy!

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Special thanks to Venus Construction for installing the bricks!

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2013 ornament

Our 2013 Limited Edition Christmas Ornaments are here!

The fourth annual ornament is our favorite! The beautiful cloisonné ornament features the rice driers, rice, bluebonnets, our Welcome to Katy Sign and more. Pick up the 2013 ornament for a $35 donation to the Katy Heritage Society Christmas Fund. Ornaments are available while they last at the MKT Depot Visitors Center and the Wright Museum. Just a few of the 2012 ornaments are still available…

These make a great gift for folks in Katy who are getting married or have a baby this year!

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Saluting those who preserve our history

Dave and Nancy Gillespie are the new owners of the old Romack House on Fourth Street. They’ll be making significant improvements and historic restoration to the building. Plans include a lot of work on the land to make it a beautiful special event venue that will be known as ‘Cottage Charm @ The Romack House’.
Welcome Dave and Nancy and thanks for saving part of Katy’s history!

Katy Heritage Society

@ Katy Heritage Park
5990 George Bush Drive
P O. Box 359
Katy, Texas 77492

281 391-2550