Tuesday, February 28, 2017

 March 6th, 13th, & 20th 2017 classes-
Carol Berning's material list:

The focus for the month will be on developing values in a still life.

The first night, we will use charcoal. The second and third nights we will use oils.

For the first night, participants should bring vine charcoal in a variety of hardnesses, a kneaded eraser, and either paper, canvas, or board, sketch paper, and a fat, black marker (
paper for charcoal or pastels (Strathmore, Canson, etc)).  Also it would be handy to have some small/medium tortillions (blending stumps) for the first night.

For the second and third nights, participants should bring one or two canvases or boards (can be the same one from first night or a separate one) plus paints, odorless mineral spirits (gamsol), brushes, and paper towels, black marker, sketch paper, and a plastic bag for your trash.

I recommend these colors:
Alizarin crimson (or permanent rose)
Cad red light
Cad yellow light
Indian yellow
Ultramarine blue
Cerulean blue
Burnt sienna
Burnt umber
Titanium white

Friday, February 24, 2017

                 Artist- Ted Stanley- portfolio: byelch.wix.com/stanley

Murfreesboro Art League Notes:

For Those who are busy and may have forgotten, Dues are Due!  Bring to a meeting or mail to:  Murfreesboro Art League, 417 Pioneer Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

Monday, February 27th is our members monthly business meeting beginning at 7:00 pm.  Please join us!  Guests are welcome.  Officers meet at 6:00 pm.  The gates will be open, so parking in front of the Gallery at Cannonsburg Village will be available (on Front Street in back of Cannonsburg).  

Parking:  Please follow Cannonsburg’s parking rules:  Do not park on any sidewalk.  Don’t park on the inner circle, so fir truck can get through.  Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant.  Thanks.

Some of our members exhibited at the Boro Art Crawl.  Ted Stanley made it into the Rutherford Source – check it out:  http://rutherfordsource.com/2017s-first-boro-art-crawl-year/?utm_content=buffer666c9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer The next Boro Art Crawl will be Friday, April 14th from 6:00-9:00 pm – see http://boroartcrawl.com.   The Murfreesboro Art League will be participating, so bring your art at the usual business meeting on March 27th as we will be hanging member’s art that night.  Maximum of four paintings, depending on size.

The Mitchell Nielson School event on February 16th had our artists displaying and speaking with people interested in their art.  Phyllis, Ted, Bobbie, Gloria, Norma, and Reba displayed their art.

On the 6th, 13th & 20th Mondays of March, Carol Berning is giving instruction in drawing in charcoal for the first class, and then painting in oils for the next two classes.  Come and join us.  A list of supplies to bring to the class will be sent soon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Claire Smith has decided to stay in Tennessee after all!!!  We may still see her at the Murfreesboro Art League studio.   


We Heart the Arts at Mitchell-Neilson School at 711 W Clark Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 on Thursday, February 16th at 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the school library.  Murfreesboro Art League members have their art on display (and maybe sale?).  Members can bring their art to the Library at 2:30 in order to display.  Please join us!!!

Also, a reminder of  the Art Exhibit & Open House at Coldwell Banker Snow and Wall, 2806 Hatteras Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18th and 19th.  Middle TN artists will be participating including Suzanne LeBeau.  Contact DeAnna Fry at (615) 351-7480 for more information.

Also, Open Studio on Monday, February 20th at Murfreesboro Art League at 312 S. Front Street (gates will be open).  The Business meeting is the 27th of February.  Coming in March are charcoal and oil painting classes - see previous posts.

Claire Smith is leaving us on the 28th of February.  Maybe she will come by on the 27th before she leaves??? 

We hope everyone had a great Valentine's day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Join us tonight for open studio at the Murfreesboro Art League in the back of Cannonsburg Village at 312 S. Front St. in Murfreesboro, TN. (Gates open for this event).  Bring something to work on and share the fun with members and guests.  Hope to see you Monday night!!

Middle TN artists exhibit

Here is media release for art exhibit and open house to be held at Coldwell Banker Snow and Wall on Feb. 18th and 19th, 2017.

Coldwell Banker Snow and Wall are having an art exhibit & open house with middle TN artists on February 18th and 19th, 2017.

See attached media release for more information.
Media Release 2/7/17
Questions or Information Contact – DeAnna Fry (615) 351-7480

Art Exhibit & Open House

Art Exhibit will show case artists from middle TN during an open house by Michael’s Homes.  The exhibition will include a wide array of art forms including, pottery, photography and paintings.       A caricature artist will be on site to make sketches of visitors.

Artists Include
Louis & Christine Colombarini
Kevin Wurm
Gregory Lannom
Michael Butts
Patricia Tenpenny
Darlene Thomas
Suzanne LeBeau
Lee Marshall
Stephen Young
Doti Browning

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Art Exhibit & Open House Schedule
Saturday, 2/18/17     1:00 to 2:00     Reception With The Artists
                                         1:00 to 4:00     Art Exhibition & Open House

Sunday, 2/19/17       1:00 to 4:00      Art Exhibition & Open House                                   
Address & Driving Directions       Watch For Open House Signs With Blue & White Balloons

2806 Hatteras Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

From I-24 take Medical Center Pkwy Exit, turn Left onto Medical Center Pkwy, then take a Left onto Thompson Lane, go approximately 3 miles and turn Right onto Sulpher Springs Rd, turn right onto Wynthrope Hall Drive (subdivision sign), then left onto Wellshurst Drive, 2 blocks to Hatteras Court. House is on the corner.  35.8950941,-86.4044364

From Murfreesboro Square take Memorial Blvd north, turn left onto Haynes Drive, then turn right on Regenwood Drive, turn left at the first road onto Wellshurst, Drive 2 blocks to Hatteras Court. House is on the corner. 

Monday Feb.13th open studio

Tonight's meeting is open studio.  Join us at the Murfreesboro Art League in the back of Cannonsburg Village at 312 S. Front St. in Murfreesboro, TN. (Gates open for this event).  Bring something to work on and share the fun with members and guests.  Hope to see you Monday night!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 is open studio at the Murfreesboro Art League in the back of Cannonsburg Village at 312 S. Front St. in Murfreesboro, TN. (Gates open for this event).  Bring something to work on and share the fun with members and guests.  Hope to see you Monday night!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happenings in February:

Check out Linebaugh Library in downtown Murfreesboro, TN - Mark Jackson is the scheduled artist of the month.

Mitchell Nielson School event - We Heart the Arts is scheduled for Feb. 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Setup is scheduled promptly for 2:30 pm as we only have 30 minutes to set up.  Please let us know if you intend to show your art.  You may bring your art to the Murfreesboro Art League's meeting on  Feb. 13th if you unable to attend setup on the 16th of February.

Smyrna Artists' Co-operative is having a free watercolor painting class on Feb. 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  If interested, contact Phyllis Razo.

The Boro Art Crawl is the 10th of February ( http://boroartcrawl.com ) - support our artists who will be participating at various sites.  The Murfreesboro Art League will skip the February art crawl due to weather and no parking since the gates will be closed at Cannonsburg Village.