Saturday, October 31, 2015

November and December newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter Nov/Dec 2015
Upcoming Monday classes:
     For the month of  November, Katie Plummer will be helping us learn about pastel drawing. On Nov 2, we will use regular pastel paper (or watercolor paper if you don’t have the pastel kind) and prepare a canvas to be used the following week (Nov 9). Then, on Nov 16, we will have a special demonstration by John Martin from the Gem School for Middle TN Gem and Mineral Society and do a jewelry project. *See supply list in side-bar.

Overall Creek Elementary School is asking us to help with their parents’ night and barbecue. We will take some of our art and the racks, as well as do some activities with the kiddos that attend. We’ll need volunteers and folks to bring/show their art.

Artists of the month
Over at Linebaugh Library, we will feature the art of Diane Marsella. Here at the gallery, the featured artist will be Mark Jackson.

Sad News: Our condolences go out to Linda and Eva Rex. Mom/Grandma, Beverly, passed away about a week ago. A book donation will be made to our art library in her memory.

Professional teachers:
Carol Curtis has Wednesday watercolor classes. Come see a different style of doing watercolors vertically! More info and samples here:
Gayle Levee has special Sat demos this month on Nov 14 at Plaza in Nashville (inexpensive /free supplies 615-254-3368)and Nov 21 at Richland Fine Art, 4009 Hillsoboro Pike – FREE – see how she plans and starts a painting. Visit more info.
Mary Missy Veazie, who usually teaches a loose style of oil or acrylics on Tues and Fri is taking a little break. She’ll do occasional workshops. For more info:

THANK YOU!Thank yous go out to those who helped with Halloween Face painting, Harvest Days, working the gallery, and Oktoberfest. Several artists won awards there, too. (Phyllis, Katie, Beverly, Peggy, & Suz)

Some grouchy business:
Here’s a little reminder that the paper towels in the bathroom and kitchen are to REMAIN in the bathroom and kitchen. The art league will provide these for your sanitation. However YOU are supposed to provide your OWN paper towels to use with any art activities you do.
Also, please remember to clean your area. If you are going to be doing oil or acrylic, please cover your area with newspapers and/or table cloths. We are trying to make the tables last as long as possible. We have baby wipes to help get the paint off the tables.
COFFEE users/makers: The pot was found left ON with burnt coffee in the bottom. On another occasion, it was left full, with grounds still in there. If you turn it ON, please turn it OFF and clean up after yourself.
Supplies for Nov:
pastels, pastel paper(or watercolor paper), paper towels, small canvas or canvas board (no bigger than 12x12) *Let it snow!*
If you have winter or Christmas themed paintings, please consider bringing them in to the gallery in the next couple of weeks to switch out. We want to have it ready for the December Boro Art Crawl, but would like to show it for a few weeks BEFORE that, too.
Speaking of Boro Art Crawl, the deadline for entering your work is Nov 21. This is a good opportunity to spread the word about the art league. Go to

Dates to remember:
·         Nov 2, 9, 16 – Katie Plummer classes on pastel and jewelry
·         Nov 12 – Overall Creek art night
·         Nov 23 – members’ business meeting and ELECTIONS
·         Nov 21 – Deadline if you are submitting your art to the Boro Art Crawl
·         Nov 21-22 – Art Studio Tour (throughout Mid TN)
·         Nov28-29 – Gallery closed due to Thanksgiving weekend
·         Nov 30 – Eatin’ meetin’ and decorate for Christmas events
·         Dec 5 – Christmas at Cannonsburgh
·         Dec 7 – MAL Christmas Party
·         Dec 11 – Boro Art Crawl

Officer nominations for 2016 VOTING NOV 23:
Pres- Mark Jackson
VP – Norma Holder
Treas- Phyllis Razo
Recording sec - ____OPEN______
Corresponding sec –Diane Marsella
Please consider running for office! We still have ONLY 1 open position.
  Adult classes and/or open studio time are on Mondays 7-9 pm

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