Sunday, October 30, 2011

November newsletter!

 Hi everyone, I apologize for this post in advance.  I've tried 3 times and it still has a bunch of random numbers (possibly our blog address) over the top of the words.  I think you can still read enough to get the idea.

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter   November        
                Please note that our Eatin’ Meetin’ will be cancelled in October because it falls directly on Halloween night.
                November’s teacher will be Marilyn Brisbois, who will show us how to do watercolors on YUPO paper.  I’ve repeated the class list, since we won’t have classes in December. She will have some YUPO to buy if you don’t have your own.  I’ve checked, and Jerry’s does not currently have any.  Please let us know if you will be attending and need the paper so she can get a rough estimate of how much to buy.  Full sheet (22x26) is $3.50, 9x12 is $1.50, 11x14 is $2.00.
                The MidSouth fall exhibit will be happening from Nov. 7-21.  We are asked to bring our paintings (16x20 or smaller, please) to the bank (just off the square) on Mon. afternoon between 2:30 and 4.  Please help – We need enough art to fill 4 of our panels.
                The gallery is now officially closed until the spring re-opening.  However, we WILL be open for Christmas at Cannonsburgh on Dec 9 and 10 from 6-9 pm.  We will serve hot chocolate, cider and small treats in the gallery.
                For those of you who don't know, we recently did a filming for the Tennessee Crossroads Show on PBS.  It will be up on their website soon.  http://www.youtube.com/user/TNCrossroadsTV
Also, here's a brief  "teaser" shot of Missy (teacher), Debbie, Suzanne, Bobbie V., Bob B., and Carol.
http://wnpt.org/productions/crossroads/v2/
Here is their Facebook link: 
http://www.facebook.com/TNCrossroads  . We're under the "Happy Halloween” section.  Also, it will be available on YouTube and on a disc that we can copy, so we can show all our friends.
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7325022001197670914-4605121297772586935?l=murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com                Bobbie Ventura will be working on a scrapbook and an updated framed collage for the entryway.  If you have images, please send them to her ASAP.
      Directories are here.  If you need one, see Suzanne.
      The new Linebaugh Artist of the Month is Aubrie Gerardi.  Congratulations Aubrie!  If anyone is interested in becoming an Artist of the Month for the 2012 year, please contact Claire.
                Our wine and cheese event has a NAME!  It will be called “A Taste of Art” and will be held on May 12 from 7-9 pm in conjunction with the Arts Month of the Murfreesboro Bicentennial Celebration.  If you know caterers or people in the wine business, please ask them for donations in exchange for advertising.  See Phyllis (committee chair) for more info.
                Congratulations to Mark, who sold a print at the symphony.
                Much of our October business meeting was spent working out ideas for grants for possible children’s programs at the gallery and murals in area schools.  This should be very exciting as we get more details!
                We will vote on officers at the next business meeting on November 28.  So far, we have running for office:  Nanette Mathe for president, Debbie Haggard for vice president, Phyllis Razo for secretary, Katheryn Carroll for recording secretary, and Suzanne LeBeau for corresponding secretary (which will include newsletters and online correspondence now)
     

Supplies for the YUPO class:
·      approx $2 for an 11x14 sheet of      YUPO paper
·      Palette knife
·      paper towels
·      watercolor paints
·      palette
·      your choice of brushes (at least one big brush)
·      2" small foam rollers with rounded edges (like at Home Depot) and a 4” roller if you want*NOTE:  I couldn’t find the ones with rounded edges, so I’ll improvise for mine.  We can share these, too if you don’t want to buy one.
·      light pencil
·      tissues

Important dates to remember:
·   Oct. 31 – No meeting due to Halloween
·   Nov. 7, 14, and 21 YUPO watercolor classes 7-9 pm
·   Nov. 28 – Business meeting – vote on new officers!
·   Dec. 5 – Decorate gallery for Christmas at Cannonsburgh
·   Dec. 9 & 10 – Help at Christmas at Cannonsburgh from 6-9 pm
·   Date TBA – Christmas Party

Interesting stuff :
·   Here’s a cool site that I found: http://festivalnet.com/state/tennessee/tn.html  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tennessee Crossroads show

For those of you who don't know, we recently did a filming for the Tennessee Crossroads Show on PBS.  I was not home to see the show today, but it is supposed to re-play on Sunday at 10 am.  It will also be up on their website soon.  http://www.youtube.com/user/TNCrossroadsTV
Also, here's a brief "teaser" shot of Missy (teacher), Debbie, Suzanne, Bobbie V., Bob B., and Carol.
  http://wnpt.org/productions/crossroads/v2/
Also, here is their Facebook link:  http://www.facebook.com/TNCrossroads  We're under the "Happy Halloween section.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October newsletter

Some of you might have noticed that we did not have a September newsletter.  We are moving from having it published at the end of the month to the beginning, so are skipping Sept.


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter           October
      Please note that our Eatin’ Meetin’ will be cancelled in October because it falls directly on Halloween night.
      Our art teacher for the month of October will be Mark Jackson.  He is an acrylic artist who does fabulous western art and cows.  We will do a tractor in front of an old farm building.  If you haven’t gotten the supply list and/or references, contact Mark or Suzanne.
      November’s teacher will be Marilyn Brisbois, who will show us how to do watercolors on YUPO paper.  We’ve been asked to put the supply list out earlier, so her list is below. She will have some YUPO to buy if you don’t have your own.  I’ve checked, and Jerry’s does not currently have any.  Please let us know if you will be attending and need the paper so she can get a rough estimate of how much to buy.

Supplies for the YUPO class:
·      approx $2 for an 11x14 sheet of      YUPO paper
·      Palette knife
·      paper towels
·      watercolor paints
·      palette
·      your choice of brushes (at least one big brush)
·      2" small foam rollers with rounded edges (like at Home Depot) and a 4” roller if you want
·      light pencil

      Special thanks go out to all those who helped with the Center for the Arts exhibit – either set-up, showing your work, making goodies/helping with the reception, or taking down.  Also, thanks go to those who shared their work at the symphony exhibit.  Both were well received and Harry even sold some of his photos. 
Bobbie Ventura will be working on a scrapbook.  If you have images, please send them to her ASAP.
      Tennessee Crossroads will be airing our episode on either Oct. 20 or 27.  We will let you know in advance which date they choose.  Also, it will be available on YouTube and on a disc that we can copy, so we can show all our adoring fans! (OK, so I really mean our friends and family.)
      Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church is having Festival of Art and Crafts on Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  If anyone would like to go in together to share a booth, contact Suzanne.
      Wilson bank’s home office in Lebanon is having an October fest on Oct. 15 and 16.  They have a fine arts competition and a photography competition.  For more info:  
      Directories are here.  If you need one, see Suzanne.
      We will NOT have kids art camp at Fall Break
      The wine and cheese event has been postponed until May, when the city of Murfreesboro will be focusing on the arts.
                We have introduced the idea of having officers elected every 2 years and staggering the terms.  This must be brought up for a vote by the general membership.  It was discussed at the meeting and decided that we need to vote on the official written change in the bylaws to change this.  It will be done at our October meeting.  We will also have 2 openings for recording secretary and corresponding secretary.  If you are interested, let a board member know.  (We are splitting up the job descriptions to include an additional computer person, due to the increased computer presence.)
      The new Linebaugh Artist of the Month is Laura Dillard.  Congratulations Laura!
      Debbie H. brought up the idea of a school mural project at Barfield Elementary.  If you have contacts with an art teacher at an area school, please let us know, so we might do a project with them, also.              
 
Important dates to remember:
·   Oct. 3,10,&17 – Acrylic classes with Mark Jackson (7-9pm)
·   Oct. 6 – Friends of Cannonsburgh
·   Oct. 7 – Lantern tours (gallery open)
·   Oct. 22 – Fiber Festival (gallery open)
·   Oct. 24 – Business meeting
·   Oct. 31 – No meeting due to Halloween

Interesting stuff :
There are over 50 festivals and events in TN this month.  Many of them will have art/crafts booths.  See the site below for more info.
·   Here’s a cool site that I found: http://festivalnet.com/state/tennessee/tn.html  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.



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Symphony show

Debbie and Diane showing their work

Mark's acrylic works

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