Sunday, February 26, 2017

sharing Information- Zentangle's

Building Appreciation for the Arts
 
February 24, 2017
Attention: Community Calendar
For Immediate Release
Lemont Artists Guild Contact: Liz Popp Connelly, (815)341-1145lizzypopp@hotmail.com
 
March 15, 20017 – ZENTANGLE, BEYOND THE BASICS presented by Sue Jacobs
 
The March 15th Lemont Artists Guild meeting, will begin at 7 PM at the Homer Township Public Library,14320 W 151st St, Homer Glen, ILSue Jacobs is a Certified Zentangle teacher in Barrington, IL. Sue will explain and demonstrate her techniques.  She encourages all to draw along.  Sue will have kits on hand for $5 which include five 3 ½” square tiles of printmaking paper, a Sakura Pigma  Micron pen, special pencil and tortillions to create softness.  She will also have extra tiles for 50 cents each.  Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies if they like.
 
"Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being." The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. 
 
 Sue has dabbled in all kinds of art mediums including mural work.  She has been featured in magazines and newspapers.  She is well known as a Zentangle artist.  Her blog www.suejacobs.blogspot.com has followers all over the world and over 600,000 page views.  Her Zentangle work is in 5 different Zentangle books.  Sue does traditional Black and White Zentangle and many Zentangle Inspired Art pieces using color.
    
The public is welcome; a donation for the local food pantry is appreciated.
          Free parking.  Refreshments will be served.
          For more information call Liz Popp Connelly
 
 Lemont Artists Guild Mission Statement: Our mission is to enhance life in Lemont and surrounding communities by providing fine art education, instruction, programming and appreciation through a supportive environment that nurtures creativity and individuality.
 
Thank you,
Liz Popp Connelly
Lemont Artists Guild President
 
 
Lemont Artists Guild presents
Zentangle: Beyond the Basics
By Sue Jacobs
Wed., Mar. 15, 2017 7-9 p.m.
at Homer Township Public Library
14320 W 151st St., Homer Glen
Information: (815)341-1145

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Passing of a Collage Members~

Dear MCS Friends

It is with a sad heart that I tell you about my sister's passing.
My sister, Donna (McGohan) Johnston, was 76 years old. She has fought a battle with stage four Melanoma for three years. Donna was hospitalized several times since last September because of various side effects of drugs, lymfedema, and the cancer itself.  She has been in hospice since February 10th, and had a peaceful death last night, with her children at her side. Donna was my painting buddy and my best girlfriend.  I know she loved being a member of the Midwest Collage Society, and she was sad that she was not well enough to attend meetings since the September Retreat. The Retreat meant a lot to Donna, and she treasured the drumming circle, the friendships she made, and the beautiful prayer circle the day we left the retreat. A big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in bringing the joy of COLLAGE into Donna's life.
I will miss her greatly, but I  know she will be watching over me, and in my heart forever.

 
Margi Hafer


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

MEETINGS, Exhibit and Mid Winter Festivals....lots going on.


February 5, 9:30am till 2:30pm  All-day work day.  
March 5th  "Suminagashi" presenter, Fabra DiPaolo
        Please Bring these Items if you plan on attending the mini-workshop

2+ Skinny round Japanese brushes
1   Roll paper towel, smooth is better than paper towel that is “embossed/patterned” 

Fabra will bring the other materials for the demo and mini workshop. 
April 2nd    "Collage a Tree of Life" presenter, Andrea Fox
May 7th       "Spirit Dolls" presenters, Mary Warner and Nancy Castner
June 4th      "Creating and Layering Stencils" Ginni Guzior

RETREAT

SAVE THE DATE for the Retreat in 2017. September 20-24 2017  $250 for 5 days of creative play, includes room and board and a space to create overlooking the peaceful lake.

MCS EXHIBITS
Our next MCS exhibit is for the month of April at the Downers Grove Public Library
Start thinking about "Curious Discoveries"
 We should have room for one or two pieces per person.
A prospectus will be sent out late February or early March


The Alliance of Fine Art Best of the Best 2017 Exhibition will be held at the
Mayslake Peabody Estate throughout March and April
Reception with Awards Presentation: Thursday, March 16, 2016, 6-8:00pm
Address: 1717 31st St, Oak Brook
Call 630-206- 9569 for gallery hours

Seven eligible artists can be represented from MCS, which are being contacted by email by AFA representative Margaret Swedzikowski. If you have not received/seen an email from her by now, but won a prize in any of our shows, please contact her at (630)849-1535

The Summer Exhibit at the Vogt Gallery (July) will be themed around music

IMPORTANT! 

Our Chicago Cultural Center exhibition "Remnants and Remembrances"  will require work ahead of time.
They need some images for publicity by the end of May. These can be good quality jpegs mailed to me. I will forward them to the Cultural Center
They need our artist list and inventory by mid July.  


Questions---Nancy Staszak  astaszak@aol.com


OTHER EXHIBITS
The National Collage Society will be having their annual exhibit at Union Street Gallery http://nationalcollage.cm/orms/juried_entry_form.pdf

Dillman's Free Festival of Artists in Addison ....see pdf 

MEMBERS 

The most recent membership list has been email to the members. 

Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg will be having a solo exhibit at the Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, from January 3 through February 28Reception on Friday, Jan. 6 from 6pm to 8pm. See attached postcard.


Nancy Staszak has a show, Dinosaurs, Strange Birds and Other Creatures, with Terry Niccoli and Eva Holy at the Woodridge Library during January.   
The following members' art was accepted in the exhibit Wings at Tall Grass Art Gallery in Park Forest: 
Andrea Fox - watercolor "Heron"
Margi Hafer - watercolor "The All American Rooster" 
Donna Johnston - alcohol ink  "Darting Dragonfly" and mixed media " Summer Fling" 
Laura Lein-Svencner -  assemblage "Winged Messenger"  

Laura's collage piece, "The Mystic" won Honorable Mention in the Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Excellence Awards. Watch for the magazine. "The Mystic" will be exhibited in a group show at Art NXT Level/33 Contemporary Gallery Jan 20th-March 3rd. Opening reception is Friday Jan 20th in the Zhou Bro Art Center, 4th floor 1029 35th Street Chicago IL .

Laura Lein-Svencner will be presenting a 1 Day Abstract Mixed Media Collage Landscape workshop at Artists Association of Elk Grove Village.....Link

Laura also has a more intensive Abstract Collage Mixed Media, 3-Day Collage Workshop, March 24th, 25th and 26th, at Amber's Art Place in Lake in the Hills,  Link 

Laura's collage Nudes II and IV were accepted in a juried exhibit Adam and Eve at Old Court House Art Center, 101 N Johnson Street, Woodstock IL. Exhibit dates: Jan 28th-Feb 25th 2017



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

MCS Meetings and Newsletter


January - NO MEETING

February 5, 9:30am till 2:30pm  All-day work day. 
March 5th  "Suminagashi" presenter, Fabra DiPaolo
April 2nd    "Collage a Tree of Life" presenter, Andrea Fox
May 7th       "Spirit Dolls" presenters, Mary Warner and Nancy Castner
June 4th      "Creating and Layering Stencils" Ginni Guzior

RETREAT
SAVE THE DATE for the Retreat in 2017. September 20-24 2017  $250 for 5 days of creative play, includes room and board and a space to create overlooking the peaceful lake.

MCS EXHIBITS
The next MCS show will be Curious Discoveries at Downers Grove Library. Depending on participation people can probably have one large piece, two medium pieces or three small ones. 
A prospectus will be sent out in January.

OTHER EXHIBITS
The fundraiser for Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry, hosted and organized by Tim Frederick and Jennifer Rauch of If These Walls Could Talk, featured over 30 artists plus students from local high schools, 7 of them being from the Midwest Collage Society. The event featured food, live music from guitarist Eric S. Dinse, and a wine tasting from Aspen Lane Wine Company. To date, the auction has raised nearly $2,000. This money will help distribute food to the 1,000 families who visit Aurora Food Pantry each week. Every dollar donated to the Pantry provides $7 worth of food, meaning this year’s Pack the Pantry will provide $14,000 of food for families.
We thank all the Midwest Collage Society Artists for their art donations.

MEMBERS 

Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg will be having a solo exhibit at the Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, from January 3 through February 28Reception on Friday, Jan. 6 from 6pm to 8pm. See attached postcard.

Nancy Staszak has a show, Dinosaurs, Strange Birds and Other Creatures, with Terry Niccoli and Eva Holy at the Woodridge Library during January. Reception is Sunday January 22nd 2:00 to 4:00pm.

The following members' art was accepted in the exhibit Wings at Tall Grass Art Gallery in Park Forest: 
Andrea Fox - watercolor "Heron"
Margi Hafer - watercolor "The All American Rooster" 
Donna Johnston - alcohol ink  "Darting Dragonfly" and mixed media " Summer Fling" 
Laura Lein-Svencner -  assemblage "Winged Messenger"  
Opening Reception is Saturday January 21st1-3pm

Laura Lein-Svencner will be teaching an 8-week art journal and talking-circle class based on the book "Tree Spirited Woman" at Mayslake Peabody Estate, starting Jan 12th. Register by calling 630-206-9588 or visit the website at www.mayslakepeabody.com

She will be doing a demo at DuPage Art League 218 W. Front Street Wheaton IL 
Jan 16th 7-9pm. Anyone interested in seeing the process of Laura's collage work is encouraged to attend.

Her collage piece, "The Mystic" won Honorable Mention in the Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Excellence Awards. Watch for the magazine. "The Mystic" will be exhibited in a group show at Art NXT Level/33 Contemporary Gallery Jan 20th-March 3rd. Opening reception is Friday Jan 20th in the Zhou Bro Art Center, 4th floor 1029 35th Street Chicago IL . 

Laura's collage Nudes II and IV were accepted in a juried exhibit Adam and Eve at Old Court House Art Center, 101 N Johnson Street, Woodstock IL. Exhibit dates: Jan 28th-Feb 25th 2017. Opening Reception Saturday Evening Jan 28th  

Laura's work will be on display and for sale at the Fund Raiser for Robert Crown Center, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale IL. This one day event is Jan 28th, from 7-10pm,  www.robertcrown.org/events for tickets. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Members Exhibit Woodridge Public Library

Dear MCS Friends,

Tania Blanco, Margaret Swedzikowski and Nancy Staszak each have four works in the Downers Grove Artists Guild  exhibit currently at the Woodridge Library.
The reception is this coming Sunday afternoon, December 11th, from 2:00 to 4:00.  
Refreshments will be served, and there will be a choral concert  that  same afternoon.  
The Woodridge Library is located at 3 Plaza Drive near the Post Office and Village Hall.

Snap shots from Midwest Collage Society Holiday Gatherings







Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DECEMBER 4, 12am-2:30pm and more


Holiday Party - Bring a dish to pass. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a hand-made or a lovely inexpensive wrapped gift as well. This is not mandatory, but adds to the fun. If you received mail art bring it to share.
There will be no swap table in December to save space for the party food and gift exchange.

JANUARY - NO MEETING

RETREAT
SAVE THE DATE for the Retreat in 2017.  September 20-24 2017  $250 for 5 days of creative play, includes room and board and a space to create overlooking the peaceful lake.

EXHIBIT/FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY 
There is little time left for the PACK the PANTRY opportunity at If These Walls Could Talk in Aurora. Let's help raise some funds for the HUNGRY in our community. Drop off is NOV. 30 or December 1.  Tania can drop off for you if you are unable. Call her at 630-464-3749. Details are available on the last MCS Newsflash.

MEMBERS 

Laura Lein Svencner's show is still at If These Walls Could Talk in Aurora until November 30. See her work when you drop off your donation.

Meg Guttman is in two shows opening this coming Friday night. 



Last chance to see THE PRESENT: GIFT and Challenge, Works by Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg at the Chciago Cultural Center (Renaissance Court Gallery).
78 E Washington St.  Last day: December 9, 2016.

Nancy Staszak's show "Dinosaurs and Strange Birds" can still be seen at Lisle Library's Gallery 777 through the end of December. 

Laura Lein-Svencner will be teaching two classes beginning in January.
Creative Vision Boards
Jan 7th 2017 - A Year of Inspiration at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook IL  Flyers 
Tree Spirited Woman
Talking Circle and Art Journaling at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook IL 
Thursday Mornings, Jan 12th-Mar 22nd 

CALL FOR SUBMISSION
Tinley Park is currently seeking artists for the 2017 Benches on the Avenue public art project.  Attached is the information and guidelines for this program.  
 If you have any questions, please contact:
 Joanne Carroll, Administrative Assistant
Marketing Department Village of Tinley Park