Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Flash....


OCTOBER 2, 11am-2:30pm.
Kathleen Schönauer, one of our new MCS members, will be presenting a workshop ""Uncovering the Mandala".
Participants should bring: glue, sticks, scissors, magazines, drawing compass and drawing materials of choice.  

NOVEMBER 6, 12am-2:30pm.
Our November artist will be Kelly Pocci from the Book and Paper Arts Guild. Her program will be on Mail Art.

DECEMBER 6, 12am-2:30pm.
Holiday Party 

If you haven't made your final payment please send a check made out to MCS to:
Tania Blanco 
1263 Bainbridge Dr
Naperville, IL 60563
For those attending and wishing to participate, the format for the collage exchange is again 4 x 4" square with a quote of the artist's choice.

"The Collective Muse" at the Aurora Public Arts Commission (APAC) continues through September and ends October 22nd.
The pick up dates will be that next week ---TBA. Probably noon to three ---  Wed 10/26Th 10/27Fri 10/28,Sat 10/29
This is our last scheduled exhibit for 2016.
Gallery hours at APAC are noon to 4pmWednesday to Saturday and during "First Fridays" on Sept 2 and  Oct 7,  6-9pm.
20 E. Downer Place - third floor. Bring your friends if they haven't seen the show yet!

Ribbons and prizes for the Aurora show will be awarded at the October 2nd regular meeting in Darien. List of Award Winners and Judges Comments

Rena is planning a reception for a national ceramicists exhibition in October at APAC.   
She will give us details soon. (It could serve as a closing reception for us too. )
There will be refreshments and a cash bar again for anyone who missed the first time (or just wants to come again!)

Please start thinking about "Remnants and Remembrances" August 25th --October 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
They will want a list of artists and art works a few months in advance---so you have fair warning!  Get working!
There is a lot of space, so everyone can have at least one large or possibly two medium/smaller entries.

We would like suggestions for the titles of our Downers Grove Library, Vogt Art Center, and Benedictine University exhibits.
Give your ideas to Nancy Staszak or Barb Boland 

Collage - Sketchbook to Canvas Class by Laura Lein-Svencner
Thursday Mornings 9:30am – 12:00
Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W 31st Street Oak Brook IL 60523
Sept 29thOct 6th, 13th, (No class October 20th), Oct 2nd  Nov 3rdNov 10th 
Everyone wants to create a nice piece of artwork but it seems composition is the stumbling block. In this class we will first work in a sketchbook with magazines exploring the process of how some compositions work and others don’t.  Students can work in an abstract or realistic style, developing strategies to rebuild and break through creative blocks with basic design skills.  Emphasis on personally visual style will be explored.  Some collage palette creating will be introduced along with image transfers and the tack Iron method of collage application. Student will move their sketches to the substrates of watercolor paper and canvas. Independent study of influential artists of our past and present with image references will be shared in class discussion.
6 Weeks  $175.00   Material fee $10.00 collected on first day of class. 

Midwest Collage Society member Laura Lein-Svencner also has this event coming up 


2016 NUHS Art Gallery
“Open” Fine Art Show
October 5th – December 5th, 2016

The National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) Art Gallery, managed by Lombard Arts Coalition (LAC), will be hosting their annual “open” fine art show October 5th through December 5th.  LAC invites you to participate.  This show is juried and judged with cash awards going to the top artists.  In addition, those artists will be eligible to enter their winning piece in the Alliance of Fine Art’s “Best of the Best” Show in the spring.

The art gallery is located inside NUHS Clinic Building B, 200 E. Roosevelt Road (corner of Roosevelt Road and Highland Avenue) in Lombard.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to other artists you may know.  For more information about this event, please e-mail Lombard Arts Coalition at info@LombardArtsCoalition.comor call (331) 645-3992.

The artist application is attached.  If you prefer to receive a packet in the mail, e-mail
Application Postmark Deadline:  Friday, Sept. 16th, 2016
Artwork Drop-off:  Monday, October 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m.
Artwork Pick-up:  Monday, December 5th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Reception & “Meet the Artist:”  Sunday, October 16th from 1 to 3 p.m.

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