Wimberley Players Inaugurates the PlayBoot
Updated: Nov 28, 2022
The Wimberley Players (WP) theatre lobby filled with more than 50 well-wishers on Monday, Nov. 7 to celebrate the newest boot in Wimberley. Sponsored by WP Board Members Mark and Becky Williams and painted by scenic artist, Carroll Dolezal, the boot features scenes from WP productions and is called the “PlayBoot,” a play on words of the theatre playbill and the name of the theatre itself.
“We have wanted to sponsor a boot for a long time to give back to the community that we love. As WP volunteers and board members, it was the perfect match for us to show our support for The Wimberley Players,” said Becky Williams.
A project of the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance (WVACA), the boot is part of “Bootiful Wimberley” initiative, which began in 2014 to highlight the arts in Wimberley and to enhance cultural tourism. Current WVACA President Kim Springer-Smith unveiled the Player’s boot in a short ceremony in the theatre garden, to several rounds of enthusiastic applause.
“We were thrilled to learn that Carroll Dolezal had submitted her design and was chosen as the winning artist. She has been an integral part of the Players for years, distinguishing herself many times over as a fine scenic artist. Her artwork is part of most Playhouse performances. Our technical director Todd Martin chose the perfect place in our front garden to build the boot platform. We invite Wimberley to stroll by the theatre on Old Kyle road and look at the town’s newest icon,” said Board President, Danny Mosier.
Maps of the Bootiful Wimberley boots can be found at the visitor center, as well as online at www.bootifulwimberley.com. Many locals and tourists enjoy visiting all boots! If your organization is interested in being added to the boot wait list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about WVACA and other WVACA initiatives, visit www.wimberleyarts.com.
Front L to Right Front: Kim Springer-Smith WVACA President; and Carroll Dolezal, Boot artist and long-time scenic artist for the Wimberley Players (WP).
Mark Williams and Becky Williams, WP Board Members who sponsored the Boot; Danny Mosier, WP Board President; and Todd Martin, WP Technical Director. (Photo credit: Karen Poe)
Front L to R: Mark Williams, Becky Williams (Board Members who sponsored the boot), Carroll Dolezal (Artist), Kim Springer-Smith WVACA President
Back: Enthusiastic members of the Wimberley Players Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers and WVACA board members.
Photo Credit: Teresa Kendrick
Front L to Right: Kim Springer-Smith WVACA President; and Carroll Dolezal, Boot artist and long-time scenic artist for the Wimberley Players (WP).
Back: Mark Williams and Becky Williams, WP Board Members who sponsored the Boot; Danny Mosier, WP Board President; and Todd Martin, WP Technical Director.
Photo Credit: Karen Poe
Slideshow of boot Details