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Arts Council November events

 

Another busy month, with some exciting new developments to discuss. Mark your calendars!The first event (the reception at the Amerind Foundation) is obviously not a SPRAC event, but if you are looking for something “artsy” to do this Saturday afternoon, November 8th, you might want to check out the Amerind Gallery and the reception for renowned wildlife artist Bill Moomey … I have copied and pasted the information below.

November 8, 2014 2:00 PM
Amerind Art Gallery

Reception for The Art of Moomey: A Solo Exhibition

Come meet artist Bill Moomey, whose solo exhibit will be on display at the Amerind from October 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015. Moomey is an award-winning artist and designer whose work is represented in 15 countries. He has exhibited at major art museums, produced and directed films, raised world champion quarter horses, and was the Director of the Denver Art Academy. He works out of his X9 Ranch Studio in Vail, Arizona. He will be taking questions and signing his book The Art of Moomey. Don’t miss the chance to meet this amazing artist and learn about his work!

November 13th:
Potluck reception at Cochise College Benson center to celebrate the Western Show! Hours are 5:30 p.m till 7:30 p.m. Bring snacks and tasty munchies to share. This was a fun event last year, so I hope you all will come to check out the show, visit with friends and fellow artists, and –as always—vote for your favorite work, as there is another $100.00 cash prize to be awarded for “people’s choice” at the end of the month!!

November 20th:
This is an important one! We are calling a general meeting of all our members to discuss the possibility of having our own SPRAC Gallery Space in Benson possibly beginning as early as the first of next year! We will meet at the Benson Museum on our regular 3rd Thursday at noon, but will have a presentation on the Gallery Option instead of the usual Lunch and Learn program. Opening our own Gallery will be a MAJOR operation, and not one that we can undertake without the support of our membership—“artists” and non-artists alike! We need as many of you as possible to come to this meeting to share your thoughts on the feasibility of such a project! I know many of you are already exhibiting in the Sierra Vista Mall and/or in the Tombstone Gallery and we would LOVE to hear how that is working for you. I will be sending out a sort of “questionnaire” under a separate mailing to get some immediate feedback. Please attend this meeting if you possibly can (I know, some of you have other obligations…)! Bring your lunch and share your thoughts!!!!

November 25th: Western Show comes down (in time for everyone to prepare for Thanksgiving). Please pick up your art and photography any time between 1 and 6 p.m.

In order to cover those bare walls, Jim Kidd will have a “”One with Art” display of his wonderful photography hanging at the college during the months of December and January.

The Arts Council WILL be having a “Tent and Table Small Works Arts and Crafts Show” again this year—first Saturday in December –as part of the Cascabel Christmas Faire celebration. More about this later…

See you all SOON!


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Lunch & Learn

We are calling a general meeting of all our members to discuss the possibility of having our own SPRAC Gallery Space in Benson possibly beginning as early as the first of next year! We will meet at the Benson Museum on our regular 3rd Thursday at noon, but will have a presentation on the Gallery Option instead of the usual Lunch and Learn program.

Click Blog on the menu bar above for the October Lunch&Learn,  a talk and demonstration by member artist Sylvia Turner on EARTH PIGMENT WATER COLORS.


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Current Show

Western Art & Photography Show

Our “Member’s Only” western show is up and will hang at the college and be available for viewing during regular college hours. The show looks GREAT! We hung 140 pieces and I am thrilled to announce that 51 of our members have work on display!! (I think that must be a record for SPRAC. Thank you all for sharing your work!!!!)

Harry makes an adjustment to one of the paintings on our “cow wall” at the Western Show

Harry makes an adjustment to one of the paintings on our “cow wall” at the Western Show

There WILL be voting for a “People’s Choice award for the Western Show—$100 cash prize—to be presented when the show comes down on Tuesday afternoon, November 25th.We will have a Potluck reception and party at the college on Thursday evening, November 13th, from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. –to which we will ask you to bring some tasty, but easily consumed, munchies (more about that, later)!

Linda Stacy