Monday, March 28, 2016

MEETING Sunday, April 3, 12:00 to 2:30- DarienIL 1710 Plainfield Road

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Thursday, March 31, 10am to 2pm
Pick up at Oak Park Library

Saturday, April 210 to 11am
Drop off at Downers Grove Library

Friday, APRIL 8th  
6:00 to 8:00pm with poetry reading based on our work!
Lisle Library, 777 Front Street

Sunday, April 3, 12:00 to 2:30
Election of officers which requires a quorum. Most of the Board members have agreed to serve another term. Needed are:
Alliance of Fine Art representative starting in September.  
Program chair - Perhaps a committee of 2 (or 3) people.  Programs are already scheduled through the end of 2016.

Dues of $20 are due for next year. 

Program:  Alternative Joining Techniques & Small Tools
Learn simple, alternative ways to attach and join 3D elements, create space, suspend and hinge parts using everyday items and small tools in this demo and hands-on workshop. Great for 3D collage, assemblage & mixed media. Presented by Shawn Sargent who teaches at the DuPage Art League and has a shop in Glen Ellyn which features her work.

PICK UP MCS/CAVA Oak Park Library Exhibit  "Piece by Piece"
Thursday, March 31 from 10 AM to 2 PM
834 Lake Street, Oak Park IL
Nancys Rosenberg and Staszak will be there to help.

DROP OFF: Downers Grove Library Exhibit
Saturday, April 2nd   10:00 to 11:00 AM
1050 Curtiss Street,   Downers Grove
Theme: 125th Anniversary of the library --  anything historical or relating to books
We also have the glass cases, so bring 3D work too!
Melody Danley will accept your work & have you fill out her forms.
**This will be a judged show with ribbons and cash awards**
No Reception,   No Commission

Lisle Library Poets and Artists
Friday, APRIL 8th  6:00 to 8:00pm with poetry reading based on our work! (So cool!)
Lisle Library, 777 Front Street

Drop off Wed & Thurs April 27 & 28   9 to 5PM:  AFA Best of the Best
DuPage Art League  218 W. Front Street,  Wheaton
Reception Sunday May 22nd,   2 to 4 PM
Eight prize-winning MCS members are participating.
Wasco Garden Nursery Gallery    June-July    "Flora, Fauna and Mother Nature" 
late May drop off,   Commission 33%

Aurora Public Arts Commission:
      August to October  (another judged show)

Open theme, but we are looking for a title for the  show.

The Art of Layering in Collage
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner 
Collage and Mixed Media Class
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 West 31st Street Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 
Monday’s 9:00-11:30  5 Weeks  April 11th 18th 25th May 2nd 9th  
Register by phone (630) 206-9588 or On line at  

Gelatin Prints & Card Making
Instructor: Nancy Staszak
Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery  508 North Center Street, Naperville
Tuesday, April 19th   9:00 to noon, break for lunch, 1:00 to 3:00  (bring a sack lunch)
(For MCS members, It is OK to arrive a little late or leave a little early/late if timing is a problem)
Age 15 and over      min 3/max 10
Fee $50
Discover the creative patterns you can make from a cookie tray of Knox gelatin!  We will use pressed leaves, flowers, lace and more.  Finished prints can be framed, but we will also cut some into pieces to make cards.  Gelatin, papers, paints, all tools, cards and envelopes will be provided. We will also experiment with the popular "Gelli Plates"
Art instructor materials fee of $15 is to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the class. 
To register call Debbie Venezia   (630) 355-2530

News items may be submitted by all members. Deadline is one week before each meeting. Please email Joan Lucht -

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