Sunday, February 28, 2016

March Newsletter

March 1st Tuesday
Piece by Piece collage exhibit
Delivery date to Oak Park Library   834 Lake Street  from 10am to 2:00pm.

March 13 (Note change to second Sunday)
Tunnel Book presented by Ginni Guzior
See attached images of a finished project.

Please bring the following supplies:
Magazine and/or other images of flowers, tress, nature, etc. Can be from birthday cards, etc
members will cut out images and use them in the layers of this tunnel book.
Images should not be larger than 4-6 inches tall and 1-3 inches wide.
A good variety of sizes works best.

April 3
Election of officers and dues for next year  Membership Forms

 Victorian House show in Bourbonnais "Following Hidden Paths, Uncovering Secret Truths"
(See attached postcard)
As you may recall, this show is based on our "Journeys, Passages, Retreats" at Tall Grass from last year.
So----not everyone is in it, but there will be a lovely reception this weekend.
Carpool and come if you can to support our members. The show stays up until March 18th.

March 1st Tuesday
Delivery date to Oak Park Library   834 Lake Street  from ten to 2:00.

March 6th  Sunday Reception and Awards 2:00 to 4:00 Oak Park Library 2nd floor
Please come and support our members who juried into this MCS show with the CAVA  organization.
(Rachelle Barmann, Tania Blanco,Teresa Cash, Vito Corriero, Carol Kazwick, Laura Lein-Svencner, Joan Lucht, Pam Peterson, Barbara Pompei Boland, Jerri Reimann, Nancy Rosenberg Savaiano, Nancy Staszak, Margaret Swedzikowski, Sally Tibbetts, and Mary Yezek)

Lisle Library Poets and Artists  ---  March 1, 2, & 3 (??)
Sorry, I haven't heard from Tatiana yet---but I believe she will accept one piece from each entering member.
She will be contacting  each of us individually....just a little later than I had thought.
We had 25 people enter---and I know she is amazed at the variety we have given her to choose from.
Drop off dates are to be March 1, 2, & 3  and work to be hung for March and April. 
She will let each person arrange the time to drop off on those dates.
APRIL 8th  Sunday reception   6:00 to 8:00PM with poetry reading based on our work! (So cool!)

Also coming up in April   Downers Grove Library 125th Anniversary Celebration
Plan to make something with historical references for the April library show.
(See your earlier email with entry form and source photos....) Don't worry, you've got time!

Laura Lein-Svencner is presenting a Floating Collage Workshop at Naperville Art League Apirl 8th, 9th and 10th. See  PDF for more information. Registration form 

Laura's work was selected to be printed on a Line of Clothing through Michael Phillips Ltee, Canada, 2016 Spring Dolcezza, the line of clothing can be purchased at Lola Boutique In Glen Ellyn

Exhibit You might want to see

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Victorian House Gallery-Hidden Paths Uncovered Secret Truths-Bourbonnais IL

 Cynthia L., Jerri R
. Nancy R.S
 Melinda V. Sandra B.
 Joan L. Rachelle B.
 Barb B.
 Lezlie L. Laura L.S. Carol K.
 Margi H. and Maryann G.
 Laura L.S. next to her piece.
Pam P. Nancy S. and Tania B. 
 MaryAnn next to her piece.
 Our curator to the exhibit Claudia Craemer at the far end.
Was a very beautiful setting for an Exhibit and a wonderful day to be out for a little road trip down south.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A visit to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Located at 2320 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 
One of our members Tania Blanco, was able to take some painting classes from the gentleman that founded this museum in 1971, it was a delight for her come and visit from time to time. 

 Tom Torluemke "American eye pull-up Bar."
 Stacia Yeapanis- Improvisational installation, I believe I saw people up by the wall where the crochet is put the rolled magazine straw stick into the center area as part of the installation you could get involved.
 Marcos Raya...very interesting use of found object on the really doors.
David Criner, with collage piece and paint,

These two piece were by an artist Kathy Weaver,
Hostile Attach - 45" x 90" just paper hung on the wall really interesting.
Large and some cool stitching too done on them.

Exhibit  Feb5th- March 27th  Gallery hours are Wed-Sun 12-4pm  check it out.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Newsletter 2016, Exhibits and Extra's

February 6 - (Saturday)  Please note the change in day!
9:30am-3pm at Naperville Art League, 508 North Center St., Naperville
All day workday with a short demo at 10:30 by Debbie McEllenborough 

Bring your supplies and what you are working on as well as a table cover. Bring a lunch and drink. 
There is a small kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and hot water and coffee maker.  
Workshop fee for the day is $5.00. (20% collected will be donated for use of the studio space) 
Please contact Maureen,  if you are planning on attending. She needs a head count. 

March 13 -  Note the change to the second Sunday of the month. We will be back at the Darien police station. 
Ginni Guzior will be presenting tunnel books.

Please contact Maureen if you have program suggestions for our October and November meetings.  
Nothing has been scheduled for those 2 months.

SAVE THE DATE - Fall MCS Retreat in Indiana.
September 21-25, 2016.
Applications will be available by April Meeting.

Following Hidden Paths, Uncovering Hidden Truths
Works by artists of the Midwest Collage Society
Victorian House Gallery
577 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais, IL
February 11 - March 18, 2016
The gallery will be closed March 6-13
Please see attached press release for further information.

Lisle Library Poets and Artists
Deadline is February 18th.
Email entry forms & jpegs to Nancy Staszak:  (Entry form attached)
All entries should be technically collage - with glued on layers. Even one piece glued on counts.
 No entry fee, no commission on sales.
Delivery to the Library is March 1, 2, or 3.    
Tatiana from the library will contact you when to drop things off.
The show will run all of March while poets have the chance to compose poetry for the pieces.
Reception and poetry reading at the Library 
Saturday, April 8th 6 - 8PM
They will provide refreshments and everything! Then the show continues through April.
Pick up dates are April 29 and 30 (Fri & Sat)
Contact Tatiana, who is in charge of Adult Programs.

Piece by Piece - CAVA and MCS show at Oak Park Library
The Oak Park Library has a beautiful gallery on the second floor level and you will really like it.
(CAVA is the old Senior Artists Network of Chicago -- now Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists)
This is their first all collage show---so all entries must have at least one element glued on.

The entries are to be done online through EntryThingy by February 15th
Give it some time---you will need to scroll down by date to the show Piece by Piece and click on that.
It will take a little bit of ingenuity to fill it out, but more shows are choosing to use EntryThingy, 
so we might as well learn to adapt. 

Downers Grove Library April show celebrating 125th Anniversary, history & libraries Late March entry
 DGL show will be judged for cash prizes

Flora, Fauna and Mother Nature - Wasco Nursery Gallery  June & July. Images to Nancy soon for publicity.

Aurora Public Arts Commission August - October no theme  This will also be a judged show for $$ prizes.

CALL FOR ART from Claudia Craemer
From Earth - Tall Grass Art Association
It is supposed to be anything that is of earth---particularly plants, seeds, bulbs, flowers, leaves, etc.
The entry deadline is March 5th
Show is April 29 to June 4th

Laura Lein-Svencner is the featured in Somerset Studio January 2016 issue in the Artist Profile section. She is also offering a few On Line classes held in a blog setting for more information you can check here.   And if your interested in assemblage and collage  Laura is offering a class at Mayslake Peabody Estate starting  on Monday's Feb 29th 9:00-11:30, check this link above for more information.

Marbling on Paper presented by Betty Burian Kirk - February 17, 2016
Lemont Artists Guild meeting, will begin at 7 PM at the Homer Township Public Library,14320 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL. Betty will give a lecture covering history, supplies, different techniques and then some hands on marbling by participants will be done. Please note that the inks and paints used for this process will not wash out of clothes.
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 (815)341-1145 or