Thursday, May 29, 2014

Midwest Collage Society at the 2014 AFA Best of Best

How to write an Artist Statement with - Robin Monique Rios, MCS June Meeting

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend... finally, we can't complain about the weather!  It's been glorious, and I'm having a hard time staying inside.

Our June meeting will be this Sunday, June 1, from 12:30-3:00 pm at the Darien Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien.  

Our special guest is Robin Monique Rios, artist and curator, who has her own gallery, 4ART INC in the Zhou B Center in Chicago. Robin will lead a workshop on creating artist statements. Each and every artist should have a current statement... and keep it updated!  There are a lot of misconceptions about artist statements, and many I've seen on web sites and at exhibits don't seem to say much (but use a lot of words to do it). Robin will help us navigate through all the hype and give some tips and tricks from her perspective as both artist and gallerist/curator. You'll leave with some new skills to assist you in your life as an artist. There is no supply list for this session, but you'll probably want a notebook and pen. Robin has already prepared some handouts as well.  

As always, feel free to bring treats to share and items for the swap/sale table.  Please remember to take back home with you any leftovers from either!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Late image of Minute Musing exhibit at Union Street Gallery

 Three MCS members were in this exhibit, April 2014, Tania Blanco, Barbara Boland, and Laura Lein-Svencner.
 Barb with her piece.
 Tania with here pieces...

And Laura's piece was sold...

Call of Art..