january 2023 memo
Here are a few quick updates!
1 -- Members Show Reception -- Friday, January 27 (TONIGHT!) from 6-7:30
Please come, meet the artists, browse some great pieces, enjoy some wine and refreshments, fellowship and keep your fingers crossed that your favorites win an award! Margaret Warfield (who judged the show) will be here to present the awards. You're invited!
2 -- Guild Meeting
Saturday, Feb 4 at 3:30 - 5pm
THE SCIENCE OF PAINT
Have you ever noticed a work of art with a hairline cracks in its surface? Have you ever wondered why some colors in a painting yellow or disappear over time? In the February guild meeting, oil painter and instructor, Kamden Ecker, will explain some of the chemistry behind paint. She will explain why not every white pigment is the same, why it is important to start with oil and end with oil, and why varnish may not be preserving your painting. Also, she will discuss fascinating and problematic pigments throughout the history of art. Kamden will primarily discuss oil paints, but will briefly discuss other media as well.
Step up your painting practice by understanding some fascinating science! We'll enjoy a time of fellowship and light refreshments, too!
RSVP by emailing our Guild Chair, Juli Tredwell
3 -- Latest newsletter
I sent out our "big" email on Thursday. If you missed it, here is a link to that newsletter. It contains information about all our classes and upcoming events - including our "SOUP-er" popular SOUP-er Bowl event!
4 -- Volunteer news
If you're interested in volunteering, HERE is a link to our most recent volunteer newsletter.
5 -- YOUR business can sponsor us!
Our 2023 Sponsor Campaign ends 2/15. Please follow this link and see how your business and support local arts and make a difference!
YOU are appreciated! We would not be the vibrant, involved and interesting community arts center that we are without your support in so many ways.
I'd like to end by sharing our ....
To support local artists, writers, and musicians and to create a thriving arts community by providing opportunities to experience art through a local artist market as well as gallery shows, classes, workshops, and special events.
To create a transformational arts community that promotes "Art for All" by delivering the aesthetic and healing benefits of the arts.
Art for all!
Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.