Thursday, August 28, 2008

Upcoming meetings

NOTE special day and time
Our September meeting will be held on Saturday,
September 6. We’ll meet at 10:30 a.m. at
Starbucks, 750 N. Franklin St., Chicago (corner of
Franklin and Chicago Avenue). The River North
Art Dealers Association will conduct a 1½-hour
tour of local art galleries. If you missed our tour
last year, be sure to catch this one!

Sunday, October 5
Darien Municipal Center,
1710 Plainfield Road, Darien
Nancy Staszak will conduct a workshop on
Printmaking Techniques. She has some new and
interesting ideas to show us. Please bring a few
1. Protective clothing
2. Simple images for trace monotypes
3. Grasses or leaves for splatter-screen printing
4. Smooth papers to print on (Nancy will bring
some to share)
5. Newsprint and/or wax paper to carry work

Sunday, November 2
Darien Municipal Center
1710 Plainfield Road, Darien
Ann Hupke will present a workshop on stamp
making. You will need to bring an X-acto Knife
and extra blades and a pair of cuticle scissors.
Don't miss this one!

Meetings of the MCS are held in the Training Room of the Darien
Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien. Meetings are
generally the first Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. unless
otherwise noted, and there is a fee of $5.00 per attendee.

Letter from the President

Letter from the President
I hope all of you are enjoying the summer as it marches towards cooler weather and for some of us more
routine schedules as our offspring head back to school.
Our August all-day workshop meeting was a great success because we had a record 13 members and guests
participating with two of the visitors being young women heading to college. They were somewhat
overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and activity of the members that brought mounds and mounds of materials
and supplies. Before long they were cutting, combining, gluing etc. There were plenty of mentors for them
to watch and learn from. All of us learned at least one new technique or use of some scrap. The swap tables
were piled high with many goodies.
Our upcoming exhibit at the Indian Prairie Library in Darien is our last scheduled exhibit of the year and we
have a judge who will be selecting award winners. She is Annette Perone Leiber, from the Addison Art
Guild. Annette is herself a mixed media and collage artist and tells me that if she weren’t already a member
of several art guilds she would be a member of the MCS. The winners of the library exhibit will be eligible
to participate in the 2009 Best of the Best exhibit.
We look forward to having you join us for the September outing to the galleries of River North. Mark it on
your calendar and note it is on a Saturday instead of Sunday.
Tania Blanco
President, MCS

Monday, August 25, 2008

Collage Site to check out

I found this site by Mathew Rose a collage artist, Interesting and the amount of work he does. Enjoy

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Exhibit info for Alphebetica II

Dear Members,

There was a little confusion about the drop off for Alphabetica II, so here are the revised details.

1. All artist will drop off work August 30th between the hours of 10-12 noon. Please make arrangement with other members if you can not drop off yourself.
2. Hanging will be done from 12-2pm no late drop offs please.
3. All artist will have to fill out title cards,
4. Please bring a writen or typed sheet with name, phone number, title of work size and price.
5. Laura and Connie will be hanging the show but we do need a couple of volunteers to help with check in and the drop off.
6. If you can volunteer please be at library at 9:45am
7. We have extra postcards to hand out as the reception isn't till September 28th from 2-4pm.
8. I will be checking with the library as of the pick up day would work better for us if we took them home that day of September 28th which is a Sunday after the reception. More detail will be coming about this.
9. There is a elevator.

If you have any quesiton please contact me by email or phone 630-655-4492
And I'm sorry to say that we can not contact every member with out an email so if you know of a member please pass this along.
Thank you.
Sorry for the short notice.
Exhibit Com.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Midwest Collage Society-Alphabetica II

Alphabetica II, an exhibit of collages and assemblages by members of the
Midwest Collage Society. Each artist selected a letter of the alphabet and created
a unique work based on individual interpretations. The group received an
invitation by Indian Prairie Library after a successful exhibit at Downers Grove
Library in 2007.
Dates: Work on display September 1-30, 2008 during library hours
Reception Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Indian Prairie Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, Illinois 60561