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Remarkable Beauty and Diversity Of Buttons
April 9 to May 26 at Temple Cultural Activities Center
DISCOVER THE REMARKABLE BEAUTY AND DIVERSITY OF BUTTONS
Collector, browser or simply curious? Explore the history, usage and construction of vintage and collectible buttons in “Discover Buttons,” a colorful exhibit at the Temple Cultural Activities Center (CAC), 3011 N. 3rd St., Temple, Tx.
Prepared by Central Texas B&B Button Club of Temple and the Austin Button Club, these works of art in miniature represent techniques and materials used in jewelry, sculpture and the other visual arts. In contrast to common shirt buttons, vintage and collectible buttons are historic artifacts thats reflect the art, customs, society and events of their times.
The exhibit includes a rainbow array of colored glass, enamels, china, and metal picture buttons as well as buttons made from celluloid, vegetable ivory, and shell.
The exhibit can be seen during regular hours Monday through Saturday. Check the CAC website, cacarts.org for more information.
The Central Texas B&B Button Club is hosting a “Button Road Show” on April 20, 1PM - 5PM, in the Temple Public Library’s 3rd floor Board Room. The public is invited to bring “grandma’s buttons” for free identification as to age, material, construction and other information. This event will also feature a speaker on the small, utilitarian buttons from the late 1800s know as ‘China Buttons’.
To learn more about these small, often hand-crafted treasures visit texasstatebuttonsociety.com and nationalbuttonsociety.com. Both organizations encourage and promote interest in collecting buttons for educational and historical purposes, for personal enjoyment, and to preserve for future generations all that is beautiful and historical in buttons. After stamps and coins, buttons are among the most popular collectibles in the U.S.
For further information about these two local events, contact the President of the B&B Button Club, Janice Canard at 254-231-2797.