Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June's Newletter

TODAY, May 31!
Drop off for the Wasco Nursery Gallery of Nature show Flora, Fauna and Mother Nature is 10:00 to 2:00

Sunday, June 5, 12:30 to 3:00
The meeting of MCS will feature Annette Perone Leiber, noted artist, educator, founder of the Addison Art Guild and Center for the Arts, whose work work appears in many collections, will demonstrate collage techniques using cheesecloth, fiber fill, modeling paste, plastic wrap and acrylics.  Members do not need to bring supplies as this will be a demonstration only.

SWAP TABLE:  For the last few meetings items were left behind and Elaine or Tania have had to take these swap items in their cars for disposal. PLEASE take any items that were not adopted back. We also do not wish to stuff the police department's trash basket to the top.

September 21-25
MCS retreat in Indiana is coming up soon. Please send your deposits to Tania as soon as possible or bring to the meeting on June 5. The application is on our Midwest Collage society Blog. There will be some paper applications at the meeting.  Membership to the society in not a prerequisite to attend. You may bring a friend or relative..  

Tania will be out of state from June 6 to August 1, so she would appreciate knowing how many are attending by the time she goes on her road trip. 
Flora, Fauna and Mother Nature
June 1st through July 11th.
Reception: SaturdayJune 18th, 3:00 to 5:00  (Bring cookies, etc)
Pick up: Tuesday, July 12th.
Commission fee is 33% for those selling work.
MCS will cover the hanging fee of $5.00 this time.
Information is listed on the calendar too. 

The Collective Muse
 Aurora Public Arts Commission
August 19 through October 22.
Please let Nancy (astaszak@aol.com) know as soon as possible if you are going to participate so your name can be listed in the publicity.  This is a large space, so plan on  two or three pieces per member---or only one if really large!

Here is a write-up for the show:
When a group of artists with a common interest interact, nurture, support and educate one another you'll find "The Collective Muse".  The Midwest Collage Society(MCS) combines a wealth of talent from an array of artistic disciplines with one common thread: collage.  Collage is so much more than paper and paste.

Collage artists reuse and repurpose items often considered expendable.  A cast off item can provide the inspiration and focal point for award winning artwork.  Collage artists are never at a loss for materials.  They collect ephemera anywhere from garage sales to paper stores to the street.  They create hand made papers.  They alter and layer till their vision is complete.

The MCS artists' portfolio ranges from the literal to the imaginary:  landscapes, portraits, imagined visions and abstracts that reveal secret thoughts and emotions. Midwest Collage Society artists elevate collage to a fine art.

"The Collective Muse" will transcend and inspire.

Laura Lein-Svencner has been nominated for a 3Arts Award Grant in the category of Teaching Arts, 3Arts is for Chicago Artist. Laura is 1-25 teaching artist nominated for this award in 2016.  Announcements of awards granted will be in August 2016. www.3arts.org

If anyone has any news regarding awards, shows/exhibits or other good news to share please let Joan know so she can feature it in our newsletter. Celebrating accomplishments is a good thing! joan.of.art33@gmail.com

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