Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter
We had some problems last month with the format of the newsletter, so I’m just going to keep it basic this month. 

   The Rotunda Show has been set up.  We will need volunteers to bring finger foods to the reception which has been changed to a new date.  It had to be moved back to April 12 (4:30-6), because we could not get the fliers mailed out in time with the previous date of tomorrow!  Also, if you have pictures in the Rotunda, please send me a digital copy, so we can post them on the Murfreesboro city web site.
   Claire has asked us to bring our Spring themed art works to the gallery this Fri. between 10 and 2 or next Mon. evening.  If you don’t have something Springy, just bring something anyway!!  She also needs some help with school tours on April 15, 28 and May 5.  Please call her if you can help. (615) 459-0943
   On April 14 we will be having another show at the Symphony.  Set up will be at 6 and the show starts at 7.  It is at Murfreesboro UMC.  You get free symphony tickets if you show your work here!
   We will need people to work the gallery on Sat and Sun every weekend through the summer EXCEPT the first weekend in June.  The blacksmiths are having an event and it will cost $70 to enter that weekend.  We do NOT have to do the art activity with their wives and children as was previously requested.  Our first date will be April 16 when the gallery opens.   It is a big deal with vendors, actors, booths, etc.  We ask that each member work at least 1 day a month to help keep us open.  We don’t have a big enough budget to hire a curator, so we ALL have to put in some “sweat equity” if we are to stay alive as a gallery!
   BIG CHANGE!!!  Due to a conflict in schedules, we will be doing the live models and still life drawings during April.  Oil painting has been moved to May.  Details on supplies for May will be sent at the end of April.
   We’ve decided to change out the gallery several times this year to keep things fresh.  We will have some of the general paintings as usual, but our major focus will change.  June will be “Water,” August will be “Animals,” and October will be “Fall/Winter.”
   Tommy Ellis is starting a new 8 week watercolor session with “Roaring Water” this Thursday.  For info, call:  869-8195.
   The library is now open with new rules.  In order to take a book home, you must have a board member or old member sign you out and pay a $5.00 deposit.  You can keep the book 2 weeks and then renew it once.  The $5.00 will be returned when you sign the book back in.
   On May 2 we will start the show at MidSouth Bank.  We need to bring our paintings between 2 and 2:30 so we will have time to hang them before closing.  It is downtown by the Center for the Arts.  Please enter by the back door.  We will also need some volunteers with a truck that can bring our wire stands from the gallery to the bank. (Suz will e-mail list to request this.)  This show will run through May 27th, when we will have to take down the displays.

Important dates to remember:
·      Now through May 13 – Rotunda show
·      Apr 1 – Start Fun Fridays / Bring Spring art.
·      Apr 4, 11, 18 Live models and still life drawing on Mon nights
·      Apr 12 – Rotunda reception (4:30-6)
·      Apr 14 – Symphony show
·      Apr 15 – School tour (daytime)
·      Apr 16 – Grand opening of Cannonsburgh for spring
·      April 25 – Business meeting
·      May 2 – MidSouth Bank show
·      May 2, 9, 16 – oil painting
·      May 13 – Remove items from Rotunda

Not directly related, but interesting stuff going on:
·      Tom Jones is having demos at Jerry’s Artarama on Sat at 10:30 and 1:30 and a workshop Sun from 11 to 5.
·      Moxie’s 2 day oil painting class is $45.  They also currently have college works on display.
·      Modern Masters is at Cheekwood until June.
·      The Frist Center Celebrates its 10th Birthday with FREE Admission and more!
Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9
Free admission both days and special activities.
·      ReTune Nashville Anniversary Celebration: A Music and Art Event  This will be held on May 3.  You must buy advance tickets.
·      EVENT: First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, Apr 2 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
·      And since I’ve noticed an increased interest in encaustics,
CLASS: Bee Creative with Encaustics Saturday, Apr 9 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Edgehill Village $125)