Tuesday, May 29, 2018

June's Meeting and Beyond


June 3rd   12-2:30 p.m. Margi Hafer will demonstrate various acrylic pouring techniques and creating acrylic “skins” for collage. She will show examples of using pouring with mixed media and collage, and share a handout with materials and ideas for acrylic pouring techniques. 


August 5th   9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Denise Laurin Donatelle, artist and instructor at Waubansee Community College will present a workshop on hand-made Japanese paper scrolls. In the morning participants will create an original piece of art, around which the 16" scroll proportions are based. In the afternoon the scroll, or "kakemono"  will be created using traditional Scroll-making techniques. Denise will demonstrate Chinese or Japanese ink painting techniques which may be added to the scroll. Denise will provide proper adhesive, Washi paper, wooden dowels and informative hand-outs. Participants should bring thin ribbon for hanging, a variety of decorative paper and solid color papers, Exacto blade knife, cutting surface, and ruler; as well as pencils, stamps, images, and drawing/collage elements to create the central piece of original art for the scroll. 

September NO MEETING

September 19-23 2018 ARTIST RETREAT 
We are getting closer and closer to our fabulous fall retreat and registration forms should now be completed with deposit sent to TANIA BLANCO 1263 Bainbridge Drive. NAPERVILLE, IL 60563.  Consider bringing a friend to this fun 5 days of creating with abandon.  To keep our prices affordable we need 23 participants. Don't delay and send your registration today.
Registration form HERE 

October 7th  12- 2:30 p.m. Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.
November 4th  12-2:30 p.m.Andrea Fox will present  a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”.
December 2nd   12-2:30 p.m.MCS Annual Christmas Party

We hung the Bits & Pieces show successfully and all the labels are up.
The show opened Mary 19th.   Gallery hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM except for holiday weekends and will be open during all performances and events at The Norris and East High School.
If there is construction, the alternate entrance is to the left of the main front and around the corner just a few feet. It is DOOR 45 and it has four stairs and it enters into the large gallery that has the showcase.  If anyone comes after the front is officially closed, there will be a sign indicating the entrance is DOOR 45.  At that time, there will also be a sign telling anyone that is unable to do those four (4) stairs at Door 45, what to do.  That would also include those using a walker or wheelchair.  There will be another door that those individuals will be able to enter and more specifics will come later.

Our judge, Susan Bartlett, a collage artist with the Nature Artists' Guild, has returned from her trip to Colorado and will visit the show twice before judging it.  Those awards will be announced as soon as we know and the ribbons will be put up for visitors to see during the course of the show.

The Bits & Pieces Reception is June 30, 1:30 to 3:30 at the Norris Cultural Center for the Arts at 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL     
Artists should plan to bring wrappings with them to pick up their art work right after the reception.  Please have a friend pick up for you if you cannot come to the reception!

The September show will be limited to a small group with the people who volunteered at the April meeting. Check with Nancy Castner.

Woodridge Public Library for the month of December. We need to choose a theme. 
Several good ideas have been offered at past meetings. 

Tania Blanco has been busy this year with multiple solo exhibits.  Currently there is an exhibit of nature inspired art at the Euclid United Methodist Church in Oak Park.  2 Receptions are planned: Sunday June 3 11:30 am and Closing reception: June 30, 4-6 (slightly conflicting with the Norris Gallery reception, sorry).
Laura Lein-Svencer has Local Pop-Up Collage classes and workshops in Image Transfers, 
Mini Abstract Landscapes, Micro Mini's 2-day Workshop and more...see Here 

And for those that want to stay home and practice composition, Strengthen Your Design might be for you. 

Margaret Swedzikowski is having a solo show of her Alcohol Ink pieces at Art Gallery Kafe, 127 Front St, Wood Dale, IL  Opening reception is on Friday June 15th, 7-9 pm
Available for viewing in evening hours till later July.

3 MCS members won awards at Art Up Front at Wheaton Willow Creek Ministry Center in Wheaton:
Best in Show - Jerri Reimann 
1st Place - Margi Hafer
3rd Place - Tania Blanco


There is an exhibit of art with a MUSIC theme at the Vogt  Gallery in Tinley Park coninciding with an outdoor art sale.  See the art and view the gallery.  Tania Blanco entered 3 pieces. 
DATE: Saturday June 2 1-3.  Grab a friend and check it out.

Have you checked out the TROLLS at the Arboretum?  They are currently under construction but worth the trip.  Several of our members have a membership and can take a friend for free.  Tania is one of them.  Contact one of us and make a date. Anyone interested in some plain aire painting?  Let's talk about it at the next meeting on June 3.

Please keep in mind that all members may submit news up to one week before each meeting. Send to Joan Lucht    joan.of.art33@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 12th, World Collage Day

Kolaj Magazine has declared May 12th World Collage Day Check out the great information HERE