The Midwest Collage Society (MCS), founded in 2003, promotes collage as a fine art by providing exhibit opportunities and professional development activities to our 52 members.
Meetings are held at 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL, usually the first Sunday of the month from 12:30-3:00pm. No meetings in January and July unless otherwise posted.
Midwest Collage Society celebrates over 100 years of Collage As a Fine Art since 1912.
Our hostess Barb, Mary Beth, and Jeanne presented us all with wonderful holiday display and with the society's help we were able to enjoy the gathering of Collage and mixed media artists all afternoon.
A few things on the board thought to take a photo of this as a reminder but I'm sure it will be out in the Newsletter shortly. Members new...
Pick up dates and Drop off dates to remember.
Member Pat Pope will be exhibit for the month of Jan at Art Show Gallery 338
338 S. Ardmore Ave
Villa Park IL
For more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Plexiglass Houses are now at the Vogt Gallery, 17429 67th Street in Tinley Park, Illinois. (708-617-6503)
The reception for the "Doll House Exhibit is December 6th 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be many doll houses on exhibit, as well as our plexiglass houses. The exhibit runs through the end of January.
Sylvia Koch injured big toe and it became infected. The infection spread to the bone and she has been on daily antibiotics, administered at the hospital. She was recently moved from Silver Cross Hospital to a rehab center in Orland Park. Alden Estates, 16450 S. 97th Ave. She's in room 229, Bed 1. Her phone number there is 708-873-3918. She will be there at least 2 weeks.
If you plan on planning on going to the Vogt Gallery, the Alden Estates is not too far from there, if you'd like to visit Sylvia.
Midwest Collage Society Newsflash & Holiday Party Announcement: December 2014
End of Year Event: General December Meeting & Holiday Party
When: December 7th Where: 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL Time: 12:30 to 3:00 There will be food, music and games and an optional gift exchange.
Things You Should Know:
- Everyone please bring food to share - We need to get an idea what everyone is bringing. Also, indicate if you are bringing a hot dish. Please let Barb Arntzen at email@example.com what you are bringing.
- Optional Activity - Bring a wrapped handmade gift to exchange - please put a note in the gift before you wrap it so that the person receiving it knows who made it.
Note! There will not be a swap table for this meeting to make room for goodies.
Laura Lein-Svencner just received this information and would like to share...She's now a Signature member along with Margi Hefer they both received their membership and a pin this year. Laura received a Steven Specht book award and Monetary Award. see more at the National Collage Society website. Information will be posted soon.
Our General November meeting will be held on Sunday November 9th. – Some our members will be having a show and reception on November 2nd at the Marmion Scholl Mezzanine Gallery, in Aurora. Please support them by attending (see Member New Section below)
General Meeting (November 9th) Details:
Location: 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL
Time:12:30 – 3:00
Social time 12:30 – 1:00
1:00 - announcements and a presentation by Lezlie Lenz on the new Gelli Printing.
What to Bring: An apron and table protection, any papers you want to print plus any stencils or items to print texture. Bring a ball point pen. $5.00 studio fee applies
Goodies: PLUS the Crescent Board sample goodie bags from Lynn Tsan's October presentation arrived and will be available!
There will be a swap table.
Member News and Shows
Marmion Scholl Mezzanine Gallery – MCS Members Show
When: November 2nd , 2014
What: Reception is 3:00 to 5:00
Who: Barb Boland, Tania Blanco, Marjorie Boyd, Sandy Finch, Maureen Gasek, Joan Lucht and Jerri Reimann
Where: The Marmion Scholl Mezzanine Gallery is located in Aurora at 1000 Butterfield Road.
The gallery is through the main drive; follow the first curve to the right and around back. There will be signs.
Nancy Staszak won an honorable mention at the Senior Artists' Network show "Later Impressions". Her work "Things Seen and Unseen" will be at the Renaissance Court Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center through November 30th.
Nancy also has a two woman show with Pat Lagger at Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville.
The reception will be at about 9:00PM after the 8:00PM service Friday, November 21st. The show will be up through the end of November.
Turkan Ilkdemirci and Eve Ozer
MCS members Turkan Ilkdemirci and Eve Ozer will be exhibiting at 4Art Inc Gallery in November.
A terrific exhibit of themed plexiglass houses made by 10 members of the Midwest Collage Society went up today at the Palos Park Library and will be up through Thanksgiving Day. It truly is a creative collection of assemblages. The directions to the library and the hours can be found on their website, palosparklibrary.org.
Call to Artists - Opportunity Art for a Good Cause! Calling all Artists who would like to contribute art to help support The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, serving Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will and DeKalb counties. Help Us Pack the Pantry by donating a creative work of art. We are looking for Artists to create a 2-D or 3D piece of art, using bags as a material source but not limited to a bag. Think out of the bag. Art Requirements:
Donate a 2-D or 3D piece of art pieces along with a requested $5.00 donation to help supply food for those in need in our communities and combat hunger.
All pieces must be gallery ready to hang or display. Title, medium, Artist name and value are required. Please put a value down for reference.
Pieces are due to If These Walls Could Talk by November 30, 2014.
December 5, 2014 - reception and silent auction, all pieces will start at $25.00. If you wish your piece to start higher please indicate. Reason for the $25.00 starting bid - $25.00 can purchase approximately 100 lbs. of meat or 100 boxes of cereal. $25.00 can give a lot.
Where: If These Walls Could Talk Framing Studio and Gallery
Time:5:30- 10:00 PM
Location: 32 S. Stolp Ave. , Aurora IL 60506
To sign up or for more details contact If These Walls Could Talk at 1-331-212-5962 or wallstalk@itwct.