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Events This Month
It has already been a busy start to the month—I hope you were able to make it to the Celebrate the Arts reception at the college this past Saturday evening as it was a very enjoyable and well attended event! The show is up and judged and will be hanging for the rest of the month, so if you haven’t had the chance—do stop by and see all the wonderful artwork on display!! We have 64 artists sharing their work this year!! And a special thanks to Cochise College Benson Center for allowing us to be part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration!
** We continue to work on the Gallery, and I’m very excited to report that we will be “open for business” starting this coming Thursday, March 12th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The art selected for rotation 1 is hanging, and the gift shop is full of lovely items! We will have our OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING in conjunction with March Madness at the Museum on Saturday afternoon, March 28th, from 1 till 4 p.m. with refreshments and the drawing of our wonderful raffle prize—winner’s choice of one of two paintings donated by our own artist/member Doug Quarles. Tickets remain on sale up until the time of the drawing, and the paintings are available for viewing at Quarles Gallery in Benson. Thank you, Doug!!
Speaking of Endeavor Gallery—we are still looking for volunteers to act as docents there, so if you have not already signed up and are willing to give us 6 hours a month (can be done in two shifts if you prefer), please contact me! It is actually going to be fun, and there will be the time and space for you to work on your own projects while you are “gallery sitting.”
*** The Annual Community-wide Yard Sale is coming up in early April and we are looking for any items that you might like to donate. This has been an excellent fund raiser for the Arts Council, and it provides you with a means of disposing of those pieces cluttering up your closets, car ports and garages—so please look around and find those things you’d really like to find another home for! If you have larger items, please contact me and we can arrange to pick them up for you…
That should do it for now. Hope to see each of you soon!
Lunch & Learn
Our regular Lunch and Learn program is scheduled for the “third Thursday,” March 19th at the Museum at noon (and yes, the Gallery will be open for your viewing!). Bring your lunch and come listen to a very interesting presentation by member/artist Laureen McArdle of Sierra Vista, who will be demonstrating the art of “Lace Effect Cut Outs” that she does with her water colors and mixed media pieces. Laureen exhibited some of her work in last year’s Celebrate the Arts Show (she won a Special Award) and it is very beautiful and quite unique!! She’ll be bringing the tools she uses as well as the “floating” frames in which she hangs the finished products, plus samples of her work. We’ll have some heavy paper on hand so that everyone can try this technique for yourself…
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.
|The Spring “Celebrate the Arts” show is almost upon us! The following link will take you to the CTA page where you will find both online and paper entry forms plus the needed waiver.
Celebrate the ArtsEntries are due by Feb. 20th, so don’t wait till the last minute—go ahead and get them in early for a change…. This year’s show is being held in conjunction with Cochise College in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. The Reception for the Art Show will be held at the college on a Saturday (March 7th), and there will be two afternoon presentations—one on art and one on photography, as well as live music—prior to the reception, so we hope to see you there!