Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Taste of Art May 11

The Murfreesboro Art League is hosting an event titled “A Taste of Art” on Friday, May 11 from 7-9 pm as part of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial art month.  Your $10 (or more) donation will go towards children’s art programs in Rutherford County.  The Murfreesboro Art League Gallery is located in the back of Cannonsburgh Historic Village at 312 Front St.  Tickets will be available at the door.
Over 100 pieces of art will be on display for your viewing pleasure.  The Smooth Jazz sounds of Rev. Ernest Newsom will be heard as you sip wine and nibble on goodies provided by caterer Katie Plummer.  A silent auction will also be provided.
The purpose of the Murfreesboro Art League is to spread the love of art in Middle Tennessee by hosting a gallery, having exhibitions throughout the city, and teaching classes.  Our adult classes are the first three Mondays of each month from 7-9pm.   We accept a wide range of artistic abilities.
The art gallery is open on Saturdays from 10-4 and Sundays from 1-4 from the Spring until the Fall.  These regular viewing days are FREE and open to the public.
Children’s art camp is offered in the summer to students entering 4th -9th grades.  This year, the camp will be held on July 16-20.  An additional camp will be at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.  Subjects taught will be perspective, composition, color theory, and abstracts through the use of sketching, watercolor and acrylics.
For more specific information, visit our website http://murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com/ or you may E-mail Suzanne.lebeau@att.net for additional information.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Harlan Nelson passes

I know some of you are getting this info twice, but I have several that don't get the regular e-mails.

Some of you might have already heard the sad news that Harlan Nelson, husband of Clarice (our founder) has died.  He is at Woodfin Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.  Visitation will be on Monday, Apr. 23 from 4-8.  The service will be on Tuesday at 1pm.

Due to this, we will be moving our member meeting until the following Monday, April 30 at 7 pm.  Since that is also our Eatin' Meetin' we will still eat and show off our works after the important member meeting.

We will not meet AT ALL on this Monday, but will probably see many of you at the viewing.

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 suzanne.lebeau@att.net.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April newsletter

Our big events below are the Symphony Thursday Night and the grand spring opening of the gallery on Saturday from 10-4!

We need someone to volunteer for the position of helping hang artwork in the gallery (and for shows if you are available.)  Claire is stepping down, and we need someone to fill the position.
Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter April      
       I don’t know how, but April quickly crept up on me!  With the coming of spring, you know that our own gallery opening is not far off!  In fact, we need to have our pieces in to the gallery THIS coming Monday night!  Please drop off some newer pieces, or ones that were not up last year.  The gallery opening is next Saturday, which poses a HUGE problem.  FIVE of our board members who usually help keep the gallery open will not be available next Saturday.  We have to keep the gallery open from 10-4 as part of the deal of them letting us keep the building.  So, we will be calling many, many people this weekend to get it covered.  If you can help and we haven’t already contacted you, please e-mail Suzanne!
     Speaking of Monday night, this Monday the time frame will be a little different.  We will meet from 5-7 pm to do our plein aire painting around Cannonsburgh, since sunset is still too early.  Then, at the regular 7 pm time slot, we will hang pieces that have been brought (and wait about 15 min for late arrivals) and then go to Adams Place for a field trip to see their group mural which was spearheaded by Mark Jackson.
     This Thursday, we have another symphony exhibit.  Our own Helen Minton will have a solo spot, and we will have the group exhibit up also.  FREE symphony tickets go to the first 3 people to respond, but we can have as many as we want to display.
     The artist for the month at the Linebaugh library is Harry Polny.  Also, Claire Smith has an exhibit at EarthSoul gallery in Smyrna.  Her grand opening is Fri, Apr 13 from 6-9. Go check them out.    
     Beth Moore did a fabulous job with her encaustics classes.  Everyone got a bit messy and had a great time.  Hopefully, some members will bring their pieces to the Eatin’ Meetin’ on April 30 at 7 pm.
     We had the Rotunda reception this past Thursday.  It went quite well, in spite of the rain and hail.  We had about 35 attendees and lots of great food.  Rev. Newsom provided lovely music while we viewed the art and chatted.  The exhibit continues through May 4.
     Our Wine and Cheese event is only a month away.  We will need paintings and/or art related baskets for our silent auction.  Please consider helping donate to this effort.  If you know anyone who will donate supplies OR wine to this cause, please let us know!  We will send invitations out in a week or so.
     Our class schedule for May has not yet been set.  We might even have to change our business meeting due to so many family gatherings on Memorial Day.
     If you have not yet paid your dues for 2012, please do so ASAP.  We need to get our e-mail list updated and a membership directory printed.

REMINDER:  If you have business to discuss during one of our classes, please take it outside.  The instructors deserve our respect and attention during their valuable time.  Many of them are giving us a huge discount over their normal rates, and we are truly grateful!