Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DECEMBER 4, 12am-2:30pm and more

Holiday Party - Bring a dish to pass. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a hand-made or a lovely inexpensive wrapped gift as well. This is not mandatory, but adds to the fun. If you received mail art bring it to share.
There will be no swap table in December to save space for the party food and gift exchange.


SAVE THE DATE for the Retreat in 2017.  September 20-24 2017  $250 for 5 days of creative play, includes room and board and a space to create overlooking the peaceful lake.

There is little time left for the PACK the PANTRY opportunity at If These Walls Could Talk in Aurora. Let's help raise some funds for the HUNGRY in our community. Drop off is NOV. 30 or December 1.  Tania can drop off for you if you are unable. Call her at 630-464-3749. Details are available on the last MCS Newsflash.


Laura Lein Svencner's show is still at If These Walls Could Talk in Aurora until November 30. See her work when you drop off your donation.

Meg Guttman is in two shows opening this coming Friday night. 

Last chance to see THE PRESENT: GIFT and Challenge, Works by Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg at the Chciago Cultural Center (Renaissance Court Gallery).
78 E Washington St.  Last day: December 9, 2016.

Nancy Staszak's show "Dinosaurs and Strange Birds" can still be seen at Lisle Library's Gallery 777 through the end of December. 

Laura Lein-Svencner will be teaching two classes beginning in January.
Creative Vision Boards
Jan 7th 2017 - A Year of Inspiration at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook IL  Flyers 
Tree Spirited Woman
Talking Circle and Art Journaling at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook IL 
Thursday Mornings, Jan 12th-Mar 22nd 

Tinley Park is currently seeking artists for the 2017 Benches on the Avenue public art project.  Attached is the information and guidelines for this program.  
 If you have any questions, please contact:
 Joanne Carroll, Administrative Assistant
Marketing Department Village of Tinley Park

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our Next meetings and Members Info

NOVEMBER 6, 12pm-2:30pm.
Our November artist will be Kelly Pocci from the Book and Paper Arts Guild. Her program will be on Mail Art. Please bring scissors and glue or glue stick. Don't forget clocks are set back this weekend.

DECEMBER 6, 12pm-2:30pm.
Holiday Party 
Margi will have a sign-up sheet at the November meeting for people to bring food in December. There will be and optional "hand made" gift exchange.

New MCS member, Andrea Fox, received "Best of Show" award for her watercolor still-life at the Bloomingdale Park District Art Gallery. Margi Hafer received an Honorable Mention for her watercolor.The theme for the exhibit is Attention to Detail the exhibit continues until November 5th

Opening reception for Nancy Staszak
Dinosaurs and Strange Birds
Friday November 4th 6:00 to 8:00 PMLisle Library Gallery 777
777 Front Street, Lisle, IL

Laura Lein-Svencner will be presenting a Solo Exhibit, IN FLUX at If These Walls Could Talk-Gallery, 
32 South Stople Ave, Aurora IL. Nov4 - Nov 30th   Opening Reception is the First Friday November 4th 7-9pm 

Website link http://www.itwct.com/

Tania Blanco and Cherie Denton are participating in the St. Thomas Church Art Fair.
Wine & Cheese Reception: November 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fair hours:  Nov 12, 1  p.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov 13, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Address: 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL

LuEllen Joy Giera has been invited as a guest presenter,
Working Lunch with Collage   "Glue Your Way to Happiness"
Founder, PlanetCollage; Co-Founder,  Midwest Collage Society
Jointly provided by Northwestern Medicine - NM Academy and AMSN Chicago Chapter #317, this Eighth Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing symposium on November 4, 2016 will be a revitalizing full day event with dynamic speakers and a wealth of information relevant to practicing nurses across many specialties as well as advanced practice nurses and community members.  Northwestern Hospital, Chicago.

The gallery in Aurora, If These Walls Could Talk will be sponsoring Pack the Pantry fundraiser for the Interfaith Food Bank in Aurora. They are calling out for artists to create work to auction off on opening night.
Artists should think outside the "bag" to create work that would be auctioned in a silent auction with starting bids of $25.00.  (Artists may choose to have a higher starting bid if they wish.)  For some collectors of original art, it is a great way to pick up a work of art at a bargain. For the artist, it is way to give back to the community and have exposure.  several of our members have been part of this event.

Regarding the bags:  Provide your own bag, any size or kind, or use the idea of a bag in a drawing or painting. Patti used a burlap potato bag one year and Tania included a tea bag in one of her entries. I tore up strips of a brown grocery bag, glued  them onto a board and painted on top. Just about anything goes, keeping in mind they want people to purchase the works of art for their homes.
Details and Requirements:
We are looking for Artists to create a 2-D or 3D piece of art, using bags as a material source but not limited to. Think out of the bag. All pieces must be gallery ready to hang or display. Title, medium, Artist name and value are required.  Please put a value down for reference.
All pieces will start at $25.00.  If you wish your piece to start higher please indicate.
Note: There is reason behind the $25.00 starting bid. $25.00 can purchase approximately 100 lbs of meat or 100 boxes of cereal. $25.00 can give a lot.
A reception and silent auction will be held December 2, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing and Gallery at 32 S. Stolp Ave, Aurora IL 60506
Pieces are due to If These Walls Could Talk by November 30 at the latest (You can of course bring them sooner if you're one of those overachieving types...)
To sign up or for more details contact If These Walls Could Talk at 331-212-5962 or wallstalk@itwct.com.
If you need someone to deliver your work,Tania Blanco will be glad to do so for you.  Contact her 630-464-3749, or taniablanc@aol.com. 

Extraordinary Artist and Instructor, Ingrid Albrecht will be offering 2 workshops this winter in her Ravenswood studio. In the past some of our members took workshops from this lovely lady in her spacious studio in Ravenswood area of Chicago.
Visit her website ingridsartoriginals.com  or call 312-320-0833 to register.

Sat. Jan 28, 2017 Creative Design in Monotype Part 1  9-4, $160 includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee,teas and snacks.

Sat. February 4, 2017  Creative Design in Collage Part 2  9-4 $160 includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee ,teas and snacks.