Tuesday, May 8, 2018

October 6th Plein Air Paint Out & Cowboy Gathering

Hey everyone, check out our main entertainment for the Plein Air Paint Out & Cowboy Gathering on October 6, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at https://www.everybodylovesthefarmerandadele.com and on facebook at https://www.facebookk.com/thefarmeranadele/

Also, you can check them out on youtube.

MAL Monday night meeting on May 21st & 28th

On our regular meeting night, Monday, May 21st at 7:00 pm, there will also be a planning meeting for the Plein Air Paint-Out & Cowboy Gathering function scheduled for October 5th and October 6th, 2018.  Anyone wishing to be involved in the planning is welcome to join in.  Anyone wishing to come for Open Studio is still welcome!

The Murfreesboro Art League is scheduled to be closed on Memorial Day, May 28th.  If some of the members still want to meet that night, please contact murfreesboroartleague@gmail.com as Suzanne may still want to open up that night.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter - Revised

April 24, 2018
Murfreesboro Art League
MAY Newsletter

NOTE: The Murfreesboro Art Gallery is OPEN to the public on Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm thru November (unless Cannonsburgh Historic Village closes for Weddings), and open on Monday nights 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The gates will be open for parking in the Village on Monday nights 30 minutes prior to events.  Do not park on any sidewalk.  Do not park on the inner circle or past end of garden, so fire trucks can get through to hydrants.

>OUR GALLERY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND IT IS AWESOME!!  Come this Saturday, April 28, 2018 for our ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am at the Gallery entrance doors at the back of Cannonsburgh Village. Then stay for the fun of Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh after you check out our new Gallery!!!  Ernest Burgess, the mayor of Murfreesboro will be there to cut the ribbon.  If you cannot come on Saturday, join us for our Eatin’ & Greetin’ meeting on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (bring finger foods to enjoy).  Gates will be open for Monday night meetings thirty minutes prior. Members may call another member with access to come and open the gates but please do try and be on time.

>Again, thanks to all those who have helped with the renovations – you are tremendous!

> DUES ARE DUE!  Please bring to the Gallery on Monday night meetings, or mail to Murfreesboro Art League at either 1109 E. Northfield, Murfreesboro, TN 37167 or 417 Pioneer DR, Smyrna, TN 37167.  See current membership at murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com .

> Cannonsburgh Village has asked us to be open for two Tuesdays and two Thursdays for around three hours as follows:  5/8/2018 – 8:30 to 10:30 am, Thurman Francis – thirteen 4th graders; 5/10/2018 – beginning at 10:00 am, Bellevue UMC – twenty-five seniors; 5/15/2018- 1:00 pm, Franklin County 4th graders; and 6/7/2018 – 9:00 am, LaPetite, twenty-five, 5 to 11 year old students.  See Member Sign-up sheets available at Gallery!!  Also, send email to Suzanne at suzanne.lebeau@att.net  who maintains Google Sheets document to sign up. 

> Bring your fine art pieces, wired for hanging, on Thursday at 6:00 pm (gates will be open to drop off your paintings).  Also bring a typed, one-page BIO for display.  Please bring four pieces of fine art to display.  If your art is larger than 16”x20”, please only bring two pieces {very large pieces will depend on available space}.   The art hanging committee will hang art on Friday, April 27th at 10:00 am.  

>Now that the renovations are finished, the members can spend more time on the Plein Air Paint Out & Cowboy Gathering on October 5th and 6th at Cannonsburgh Historic Village.  Watch for emails on planning meetings.  The contract has been signed with the Swing Western group, Farmer and Adele, who will perform from 4 to 6 pm on October 6th.  Check out their web site! We will have cowboy cast iron cooking and western music in addition to en plein air painters. There will be lots of music, fun and food!  We think it will be a wonderful event! Flyers Available Soon!

>The Murfreesboro Art League will not be participating at the Gallery in the next Boro Art Crawl that is scheduled for June 8, 2018 (see http://boroartcrawl.com).  Some members will be painting at an insurance company and there might be space available (contact Mark Jackson at boomermcbride03@gmail.com for further info).

>DeeDee Potter was very appreciative that Suzanne, Norma, and Reba were able to participate for the children and display their art at the Hobgood School Night of the Arts on April 17, 2018.

> On Saturday, June 9th, 5-9 pm, is the Depot District Art Crawl on Front Street, Smyrna, TN.  To enter go to www.depotdistrictartsfest.com to be posted soon.

>Brenda Elliott has requested art instructors for July/August at St. Clair Street Senior Center in watercolor, pencil, acrylic & other.  If interested, call 615-848-2550 or email Belliott@murfreesborotn.gov .

>For May 2018, we return to our regular meetings on Monday nights, 7-9 pm.  Gates open thirty minutes prior.  See scheduled Classes for June and July below in Dates to Remember.  The remainder of the year to be scheduled at a later date (See murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com).

>Instead of a featured artist of the month, we will now have a “Showcase Artist” of the month.  The following have been scheduled:  May is Ted, June is Mark, July is Phyllis, and August is Bobbie. 

>Linebaugh Library Artist for the month of May is Reba Hinkle, June is Norma Holden, July is Kathleen Phillips,, August is Joe Cole, September is tentatively Diane Marsella, October is tentatively Phyllis Razo, November and December are yet to be determined.

Dates to remember:

·          April 26, 2018 – Bring new art at 6:00 pm to Gallery

·          April 28, 2018 – Gallery Grand Opening ceremony – 10:00 am

·          April 28, 2018 - Canonsburg Pioneer Days, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

·          April 30, 2018 – Murfreesboro Art League Eatin’ & Greetin’ meeting, 7-9 pm. 

·          May 7, 14, 21 Open Studio, 7-9 pm

·          May 17-20 – Blacksmith Convention @ Cannonsburg

·          May 28 – MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED (Enjoy!)

·          June 4, 11, & 18 – Drawing classes with Reba Hinkle

·          June 25 – Monthly Business Meeting, 7-9 pm

·          July 2, 9, & 16 – Acrylic Classes with Mark Jackson

·          July 23 – Monthly Business Meeting, 7-9 pm


·         President-Mark Jackson;

·         Vice President-Norma Holden;

·         Treasurer-Phyllis Razo;

·          Corresponding Secretary-Reba Hinkle

·         Recording Secretary - Kylee Harrison.

·         Board members are Kathleen Phillips, Danny Jones, and Bobbie Bittner.

You are receiving this e-mail because you expressed an interest in MAL (Murfreesboro Art League.)  If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, contact Reba at rhinkleart@gmail.com .

May Drawing Classes

Drawing Classes at the Murfreesboro Art League

Materials List and instructions

Drawing is the foundation of your artwork by using negative spacing, correct proportions and perspective, and learning to use tools such as plumb lines, straight edges and tools to measure distance and angles.

The materials you will need are as follows: a sketch pad (for pastel, charcoal or pencil); vine charcoal and/or charcoal pencils; a kneaded eraser and/or a 5mm soft rubber eraser for precise areas; assorted graphite pencils (or lead pencils); a pencil sharpener; a soft cloth or paper towels. You may want to bring a charcoal or pastel fixative to keep your drawings from smearing on your way home. Wax paper also works well to take your work home. Some paper will be available for purchase at the Gallery.

We will be drawing from life and there will be objects to draw at the Gallery. If you have something you would like to particularly draw, please bring that object with you. You are encouraged to work from life as much as possible and draw something every day, so bringing your own object allows you to continue working on the drawing at home. The more you draw, the more you learn to “See” and recognize the size of objects, angles and perspective, improve your ability to recognize negative space and values, and place objects for more interest on your medium of choice. Learning to see improves your other art work where everything is properly drawn and proportioned and values recognized.

Reba Hinkle