Thursday, July 31, 2014

August newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter – August 2014

 Time sensitive note: There will be a plein aire weekend workshop on October 10-12. The instructor is Arkansas artist Bill Garrison. It is only $200 if you register before Aug. 15. Phyllis, Carol B. and Suzanne have already signed up for this GREAT opportunity for growth in our art. If you want more info and the registration form, I will put it on the blog and Facebook OR just email me at

August classes: Claire Smith will be providing abstract classes for the month of August. The dates will be Aug 4, 11, and 18. She asks that you bring a pair of scissors and a glue stick for the first class. We have a few extras if you don’t have these items around the house. Also bring supplies for whatever medium you prefer working in. (watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel…) You are responsible for your paper or board to work on, all supplies, and don’t forget the paper towels. *MAL only supplies paper towels to dry our hands in the bathrooms or kitchen!
Cannonsburgh yard sale!
August 9th 7a.m.-noon set up will begin at 5a.m.
Deadline to purchase a booth is August 6th
$10 for each 10x10 booth space.
Please call the office at 615-890-0355 or stop by for an application.
Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 9-4.  Closed for lunch so please call before you come!
Showing your art – Here’s an extra opportunity to show your art! The Mayday Brewery (just up the street) will be having art shows now. The current one is “Into the future,” which runs through Aug 21 if you want to go view it. The next one is Robots - Aug 21- Oct 2, so the deadline would be Aug 21 or before.  Please contact for more info.

Old Biz:
Uncle Dave Macon Days – Was insanely busy!July 11-13
Thank you so much to all the people who came out and helped. We had several THOUSAND people through the gallery, and many of our members pulled double-duty this month to pull it all together. We couldn’t do it without your help.

Another year has come and gone! We had 11 campers – 5 newbees and 6 advanced. I am so proud of all of them! I hope they had a good time.

Dates to remember:
·         Aug 4, 11, 18 – Abstracts with Claire Smith
·         Aug 9 – Cannonsburgh Yard Sale
·         August 25 – Members’ business meeting.

August class materials:
Scissors, glue stick, and any medium/support of your choice. (Well, since we don’t have tremendous space, please don’t bring a huge canvas in!)

a sample of Claire’s abstracts

Our good friend Ernest Newsom has a cd for sale! It is eight tracks of easy listening sax music, "MAKE A WAY" that can be downloaded either as selected tracks or the whole CD. One can go to
He also will be performing at the Loveysjazz Café (Journey Pointe Church 1267 Middle TN Blvd on Sept 6 beginning around 7:30pm The admission is $15.00 at the door and $10.00 on line

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