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  • Christmas Caroling Planned for the Montana Ave Holiday Art Walk and at Edgemar, on Two Weekends

    Leslie Reed, KTR PRomo

    Local group...the Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers will be performing once again at the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Rockers will also be performing again at The Main Street Holiday Extravaganza, Saturday December 11th 2021 from 6:00p.m. at Edgemar Place - at the famous shopping cart Christmas tree created by designed by Santa Monica artist Anthony Schmitt. The annual event runs from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. begins with a tree lighting at...

  • The son of a Texas sharecropper, at 5 he got pocket knife and began making toys from wood

    Leslie Reed|Jun 26, 2017

    Ray Ford has pursued art his entire life. Now in his 90th year, the artist is most known for his wooden sculptures...each piece carefully crafted and original. Born the son of a poor sharecropper in the Texas Panhandle during the depression and dust bowl years, on his fifth birthday he received a pocket knife and started making his own toys from wood. He also did drawing. Years later, he discovered painting "I was in the countryside and there was such beauty all around me...I remember, this...