Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Don't forget that next week starts our palette knife painting classes.  

      Paint : oils or acrylic (and basic things that go with them like odorless turpentine, paper towels, etc.)
     Medium flexible palette knife.
     Canvas or canvas board  NO SMALLER than 11" x 14"  Monday: 

1st night:  Oct. 1 - is a practice to get the feel of the palette knife.
2nd night: Oct. 8 - Bring a picture to paint. A landscape works best.

3rd night:  Oct. 15 - tba/ We will probably finish working on the previous week's work.  We will decide on Oct. 8.

Also, don't forget to bring your pieces for the Center for the Arts Show on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 11-2 and help hang at 2.  The reception is Fri, Oct. 5 from 5-7.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

October newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter Oct. 2012    
   I sit here, and although it is technically still summer, I’m shivering!  Yay,  Autumn is on its way.  This means that our busiest season is upon us!  If you have not switched your art over to fall/winter pics, please do so asap.
   First, we have some people to thank!  Thanks to those who helped with the MidSouth Bank Exhibit.  Another “thank you” goes to Harry Polny for stepping in on short notice to fill a vacancy in our Linebaugh Library Artist of the Month for September.  Mark Jackson will have the honor for the month of October.  Congratulations!
   Now…on to the juicy stuff:  The Center for the Arts show set-up date is Oct 2.  Bring 4-5 pieces if possible between 11 and 2.  Stay a bit and help hang from 2-?. Please bring a hammer.  The reception is on Oct 5 from 5-7.  The play that will be opening that evening will be “On Golden Pond.”  If you want to attend the play, please contact Suzanne.  Art will be on display until Oct 30, when we will take down from 1-3.
   The other big event this October is the Wilson Bank Oktoberfest. We will have our booth INSIDE the bank.  (Thanks Katie for your work on this!) More info  coming shortly!
   Cannonsburgh will be staying open until the end of December.  That means we will be staying open until then also!  Some of the folks who have worked all summer are getting burned out.  If you love this art league and want to help out, please contact Suzanne or any board member.
   The Parks and Recreation Dept. will be using our building for a variety of craft projects.  They will be supervised SMALL classes. [Oct 2 – Halloween (6-10 yr olds), Oct 4 – Shrink art (11-15 yr olds)] Also, we will have a First Friday Art event where the gallery is open.  Claire has volunteered, but it is a great time to show off your artistic style.  (Oct 5, 9-noon)
   The Smyrna Senior Citizen’s group is going to visit the artists’ colony in Paducah, KY.  Contact Phyllis if you are interested.
   Harry will photograph your work for $3.00 per image.  This is great for making cards or prints or putting your pictures on the internet.
     We are in need of a volunteer for this Sun to work with Harry! Please e-mail me

Upcoming MAL events: 
·   Sept 24 – sketching live models
·   Sept 29 - Smyrna Depot Days AND TACA at Centennial
·   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 27 – Harvest Days
·   Oct 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’  Halloween edition!

Next meeting will be VOTING!  So far, we have the following running:  Suzanne LeBeau for president, Phyllis Razo for treasurer, Nanette Mathe for secretary, and Clarice Nelson and Claire Smith as board members.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reminder about Monday

This Monday, we will be switching our business meeting and the scheduled "Painting Live Models" class.  The class will be postponed a week, so we can take care of some important business.
Biz mtg = Sept 17
Model class = Sept 24

We also need volunteers for the weekend to work the gallery, please.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Greenway Arts Festival this Sat

The Murfreesboro Art League will have several of its artists showing in the Greenway Arts Festival in Murfreesboro this Saturday.  It is at the Old Fort Park from 10-4.  Come on out and support your fellow artists.  As far as I know, the following are participating:  Mark Jackson, Carole Carroll, Carol Berning, Heloise Shilstat and Suzanne LeBeau.