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I'd Bet Dollars To Donuts © Bonnie Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: I’d Bet Dollars To Donuts

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I'd Bet Dollars To Donuts © Bonnie Chapa

I’d Bet Dollars To Donuts © Bonnie Chapa

“I’d Bet Dollars to Donuts” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Special thanks to the Krumnow Family, owners of the Shipley’s Donuts in Temple for the “sweet” inspiration!  Home of the best donuts in all of TEXAS!
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Temple, Texas.
Sizes 20×20 inches and larger are Limited Editions.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

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New Bonnie Chapa Art: Concrete Butterfly

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Concrete Butterfly @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Concrete Butterfly @ Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in San Antonio, Texas.

“Concrete Butterfly”
Full of colorful bits from yesterday, trashy rough edges cracked to define her purpose, exposed wings and deep pockets of truth. She faces the light and knows her direction. She’s taking it all with her, because even concrete butterflies can fly.

Hand signed Limited Edition by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

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Salado Stroll 2014

Meet The Artist Event With Bonnie Feaster Chapa at The Mix On Main in Salado, Texas

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See you there THE MIX on Main tonight! It’s going to be so much fun!
#SaladoStroll #Salado #Texas #Christmas #VillageOfSalado
Ho, Ho, Ho! #SaladoStroll tonight! Come by and see us at THE MIX on Main. We would love to see you. Let’s share some of that #ChristmasCheer all throughout the #VillageOfSalado!
#SantaClausIsComingToTown

Salado Stroll 2014

Salado Stroll 2014

Waco Hippodrome © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Waco Hippodrome”

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“Waco Hippodrome” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa Story of the Waco Hippodrome Theatre below.

Created from an original picture taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa, September 2014, at the Waco Hippodrome in Waco, Texas.

Construction began on the Hippodrome Theatre in 1913 after a group of Waco businessmen organized by Thomas P. Finnegan and Mayor J.P. Harrison garnered support for a downtown vaudeville theatre.

The Hippodrome Theatre’s opening night, February 7, 1914, featured a live seal act, a five-piece orchestra and a magic act on the bill. Tickets were ten cents for adults, five cents for children, and box seats were a quarter. The theatre was operated by Mr. H.P. Hulsey & known affectionately known by Wacoans as “Hulsey’s Hipp”. The Hippodrome Theatre was the place for road shows, vaudeville tours, movies and local talent shows and events.

As the vaudeville era came to an end, the Hippodrome Theatre became a Paramount-Publix silent movie theatre. As an affiliate of Paramount Pictures, the theatre served as a movie theatre until a fire in the projection booth in 1928 destroyed much of the front of the building, forcing a renovation of the facility.

The consequent renovation resulted in the Spanish Colonial Revival style that is still present in the building today. In 1929, Southern Enterprises leased the theatre to Louis Dent’s Waco Theatre, and management changed the name of the Hippodrome Theatre to Waco Theatre.

The facility remained in use as a movie theatre and performance venue while undergoing renovations in 1936, 1961 and 1971. During this time, a number of celebrities performed and visited the Waco Theatre. Elvis Presley performed on stage, as well as taking in a movie while stationed in Fort Hood. The largest crowd ever gathered at the Waco Theatre was over 10,000 people to see John Wayne in town to promote one of his pictures.

The Waco Theatre remained open until the late-1970’s, but an increasing number of customers turned to newer movie theatres in suburban areas, ultimately causing the theatre to shut its doors. The Waco Theatre remained unused until 1980, when the Junior League of Waco began the process of restoring the Waco Theatre. At the time, Waco was in need for a performing arts venue, and the empty Hippodrome Theatre fitted the bill.

Between 1981 and 1986, community volunteers, the Junior League of Waco, and the Cooper Foundation contributed $2.4 million dollars and countless hours of dedication to undertake the restoration. The Waco Hippodrome Theatre was reopened on February 28, 1987 and became listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The facility was operated by the Waco Performing Arts Alliance and offered a variety of live theatre performances in the building until 2009-2010 when the Hippodrome Theatre once again closed its doors.

In December 2012, local developers Shane Turner and Cody Turner purchased the Hippodrome Theatre and began its current renovation. The theatre retained its classic look, but took on a few new changes. Inside the theatre, a retractable wall and movie screen was added to the balcony giving the building the capability to show two films simultaneously. The seating was refigured to be more stadium-like, as well as to give means for flexible seating with or without tables for dining. The second floor lobby has been renovated into a bar. An addition was constructed facing S. 8th Street that features two kitchens, a concession stand, a full-service restaurant and handicapped accessibility with restrooms on each level and an elevator to connect the floors.

While native Wacoans remember the Waco Theatre as a movie theatre, the Hippodrome Theatre has always been a performing arts center in one form or another. The new Hippodrome Theatre opening in 2014 will offer first-release films, along with classic films, live theatre, concerts, stand-up comedy, dance and much more. The Hippodrome Theatre is set to entertain Waco for another century.
Source: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1664

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Waco Hippodrome © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Waco Hippodrome © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Hay Have You Herd? © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Hay Have You Heard?”

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Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa May 2014, in Troy, Texas.

Hay, have you herd the latest small (cow)town gossip?
Saw these girls laid up on a hill looking like they were talking about the whole bunch wandering around them.

One of my favorite quotes about gossip:

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

No tellin’ what cows discuss.

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Hay Have You Herd? © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

The Hippo Hole © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “The Hippo Hole”

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Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa summer of 2013, in Leakey, Texas on the Frio River.

The Hippo Hole.

My Nirvana.

My Oasis.

My favorite spot on EARTH!

Every year we go to The Frio River Cabins and this spot is IT!  This is what the Frio River all about for me.

There is a limestone ledge in water on the underside of this cliff and the river at this spot can be as deep as 8-9 feet in the summer.  In the morning, if you go down and stand on the side of the river from this view point, it’s like looking into an aquarium.  You can see every rock, every fish, ever detail of color.  It’s truly magnificent.  This is where my kids jump off, what they call, “cannon ball rock” for hours.  This is where we hang out until dark after all the tubers have gone for the day.  This is where I come up with great ideas and we all dream big dreams.  I believe if you wish your wish in this spot it WILL come true.  THIS spot is where it all began for my art.

This will always be my happy place.  This is my Texas.  This is my Frio River.  🙂

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

The Hippo Hole © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Sippin' Tequila And Playin' Our Amigo Guitars © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Sippin’ Tequila And Playin’ Our Amigo Guitars” Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Giclee Print

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Down by the corner, we’re rock stars
Sippin’ tequila and playin’ our amigo guitars……
Flip us a quarter, that monkey will dance
Make it a dollar, he’ll pull down his pants.

Created from a original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa in San Antonio, Texas at El Mercado – Market Square, December 2011.

Limited Edition Print hand signed and numbered by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  20×32 (100), 18×24 (500), 11×14 (open)

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Sippin' Tequila And Playin' Our Amigo Guitars © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Sippin’ Tequila And Playin’ Our Amigo Guitars © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

The Day You Were Born © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “The Day You Were Born” Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Giclee Print

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For my great niece Aubreigh Evaire.
The day she was born, there were butterflies everywhere.
She was born with a smile that would melt your heart.
Loved her like a Flutterby from the very start.

Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Troy,Texas, November 2012.

Limited Edition Print hand signed and numbered by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  20×32 (100), 18×24 (100), 11×14 (open)

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

The Day You Were Born © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

The Day You Were Born © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

San Antonio River Walk, An Original Giclee Print © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “San Antonio River Walk, An Original” Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Giclee Print

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This came from a photo I took on a riverboat tour on the San Antonio river walk. My husband and I went for our 12th wedding anniversary for a few days. The San Antonio river walk around Christmas and New Years is amazing. Lights, lights and more lights. Really, any time of year, but Christmas time? There’s nothing like it.
We were on a barge going down the river under a bridge when I took this picture. This is in the winter time obviously, but it sure didn’t look like it.
It makes me think of France, Paris, river something…somewhere? I guess. I don’t really know, I have never been to Paris, but this is how I imagine it to be in the Spring.
The fact that you can see the word, “Original” on the sign of the Original Mexican Restaurant, tied the whole idea together. Ask any Texan and they will be quick to tell you, San Antonio is an Original kind of place.

Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa on the San Antonio River Walk, in San Antonio, Texas, December 2011.

Limited Edition Print hand signed and numbered by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  20×32 (100), 18×24 (100), 11×14 (open)
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

San Antonio River Walk, An Original Giclee Print © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

San Antonio River Walk, An Original Giclee Print © Bonnie Feaster Chapa