Tuesday, December 27, 2016

MCS Meetings and Newsletter

January - NO MEETING

February 5, 9:30am till 2:30pm  All-day work day. 
March 5th  "Suminagashi" presenter, Fabra DiPaolo
April 2nd    "Collage a Tree of Life" presenter, Andrea Fox
May 7th       "Spirit Dolls" presenters, Mary Warner and Nancy Castner
June 4th      "Creating and Layering Stencils" Ginni Guzior

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.

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 January 3 through February 28Reception on Friday, Jan. 6 from 6pm to 8pm. 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 Sunday January 22nd 2:00 to 4:00pm.

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 Saturday January 21st1-3pm

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 Jan 12th. 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 
Jan 16th 7-9pm. 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 Jan 20th-March 3rd. Opening reception is Friday Jan 20th 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: Jan 28th-Feb 25th 2017. Opening Reception Saturday Evening Jan 28th  

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 Jan 28th, from 7-10pm,  www.robertcrown.org/events for tickets. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Members Exhibit Woodridge Public Library

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 this coming Sunday afternoon, December 11th, from 2:00 to 4:00.  
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.

Snap shots from Midwest Collage Society Holiday Gatherings