Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter Sept. 2012
Oh, we have had a fabulous, busy August! The oil painting classes with Mary “Missy” Miller Veazie were a huge success, with so many members some nights, we were practically “busting at the seams!” She is an excellent teacher, who has a particular ease with her students. If you are interested in taking other classes with her, contact The Attic School of Art. http://theatticartschool.com/
We still have several members with artworks up in the Rotunda. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, please do so before Sept. 7! This is also a reminder to those members who are exhibiting there – Don’t forget to get your pieces down.
As you step outside the Rotunda, hop on over (well, you don’t have to literally HOP, of course!) to the Linebaugh Library to check out our Artist of the Month. Suzanne has it until the end of August, when _______ (Fill in your name here) takes over. That’s right, we’ve had a change and do NOT have an artist for September. If you are a beginning artist with not too many pieces, this is a great opportunity for you! It is an enclosed glass shelf unit with 3 shelves. Six or nine pieces will be enough.
While you are on your little art tour, check out the MidSouth Bank exhibit downtown. Some of our members brought works to be displayed there this month. They will be shown through September 17.
Another great art event this September will be the Greenway Art Festival on September 15 from 10-4 at Old Fort Park on the Stones River Greenway. Here’s the application if you want to register and to get more info about it.
If you don’t have your stuff together in time to do the Greenway Festival, never fear! We have 2 more ways to show your work and be seen. In October, we will have our annual Center for the Arts Show.
Also, the gallery will be participating in the Wilson Bank Oktoberfest at their main branch in Lebanon. This is a big festival with car show and competitions. There are several prize categories for fine art, as well as photography! Check it out here: http://www.wilsonbank.com/2008/mirror/oktoberfest.htm#contests
Remember: We will not have a meeting on Sep 3 due to the Labor Day Holiday!
The rest of September will be “free paint” month. Bring whatever media you prefer and get busy. Just for a little focus, we will have some still life areas set up on Sept. 10 and discuss what elements make a good set-up. On Sept. 17, we will take turns posing for each other in a “live model” workshop. We will have time limits, so you are forced to look at the big picture instead of messing with fiddly details. Bring lots of sketch paper (or typing paper) and pencil or charcoal if you want to participate in this.
We are in need of volunteers for this Sat and Sun! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming MAL events:
· Sep 3- NO MEETING – Labor Day
· Sep 15 – Greenway Festival
· Sep 10- Free paint day –still life set-up
· Sep 17 – MidSouth exhibit comes down
· Sep 17 –Free paint day – live models
· Sep 24 – Member meeting
· Oct 2-30 – Center for the Arts Exhibit
· Oct 5 – Center for the Arts Reception 5-7
· Oct 1, 8, 15 Palette knife painting with Clarice
· Oct 20-21 – Wilson Bank Oktoberfest (PRIZES!)
· Oct 22 – Member meeting VOTING! *board meeting tba
· Oct 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’
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