Tuesday, December 27, 2016
January - NO MEETING
All-day work day.
"Suminagashi" presenter, Fabra DiPaolo
"Collage a Tree of Life" presenter, Andrea Fox
"Spirit Dolls" presenters, Mary Warner and Nancy Castner
"Creating and Layering Stencils" Ginni Guzior
SAVE THE DATE for the Retreat in 2017. $250 for 5 days of creative play, includes room and board and a space to create overlooking the peaceful lake.
The next MCS show will be Curious Discoveries at Downers Grove Library. Depending on participation people can probably have one large piece, two medium pieces or three small ones.
A prospectus will be sent out in January.
The fundraiser for Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry, hosted and organized by Tim Frederick and Jennifer Rauch of If These Walls Could Talk, featured over 30 artists plus students from local high schools, 7 of them being from the Midwest Collage Society. The event featured food, live music from guitarist Eric S. Dinse, and a wine tasting from Aspen Lane Wine Company. To date, the auction has raised nearly $2,000. This money will help distribute food to the 1,000 families who visit Aurora Food Pantry each week. Every dollar donated to the Pantry provides $7 worth of food, meaning this year’s Pack the Pantry will provide $14,000 of food for families.
We thank all the Midwest Collage Society Artists for their art donations.
Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg will be having a solo exhibit at the Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, from . Reception on from . See attached postcard.
Nancy Staszak has a show, Dinosaurs, Strange Birds and Other Creatures, with Terry Niccoli and Eva Holy at the Woodridge Library during January. Reception is .
The following members' art was accepted in the exhibit Wings at Tall Grass Art Gallery in Park Forest:
Andrea Fox - watercolor "Heron"
Margi Hafer - watercolor "The All American Rooster"
Donna Johnston - alcohol ink "Darting Dragonfly" and mixed media " Summer Fling"
Laura Lein-Svencner - assemblage "Winged Messenger"
Opening Reception is , .
Laura Lein-Svencner will be teaching an 8-week art journal and talking-circle class based on the book "Tree Spirited Woman" at Mayslake Peabody Estate, starting . Register by calling 630-206-9588 or visit the website at www.mayslakepeabody.com
She will be doing a demo at DuPage Art League 218 W. Front Street Wheaton IL
. Anyone interested in seeing the process of Laura's collage work is encouraged to attend.
Her collage piece, "The Mystic" won Honorable Mention in the Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Excellence Awards. Watch for the magazine. "The Mystic" will be exhibited in a group show at Art NXT Level/33 Contemporary Gallery . Opening reception is in the Zhou Bro Art Center, 4th floor 1029 35th Street Chicago IL .
Laura's collage Nudes II and IV were accepted in a juried exhibit Adam and Eve at Old Court House Art Center, 101 N Johnson Street, Woodstock IL. Exhibit dates: . Opening Reception Evening
Laura's work will be on display and for sale at the Fund Raiser for Robert Crown Center, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale IL. This one day event is , from , www.robertcrown.org/events fo
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dear MCS Friends,
Tania Blanco, Margaret Swedzikowski and Nancy Staszak each have four works in the Downers Grove Artists Guild exhibit currently at the Woodridge Library.
The reception is thisafternoon, , from .
Refreshments will be served, and there will be a choral concert that same afternoon.
The Woodridge Library is located at 3 Plaza Drive near the Post Office and Village Hall.