I don't usually send out two MEMBERS MEMOS in a month, but aren't you lucky? :-) Here's a second brief update and a small plea...
There's A LOT going on Saturday with Monroe Blooms on 6/18. There will be vendors at the Farmers' Market and of course all the awesome shopping downtown.
BUT... PLEASE don't forget about us in all the rush ...
Our artists and makers will be setting up outside the art center to sell their works and our teachers will be holding some fabulous drop-in workshops ...
SO here's my plea - will you stop by the art center FIRST (or as soon as you can) and check out the awesome workshops, art, jewelry, pottery, home decor, gifts, plants and MORE that we offer? ALL made by our members - with skill and love.
Our artists and makers could have set up with the city farmers' market (for a fee of course) in a more central, some would say better location -- but they choose to support MWCA in trying (it takes a VILLAGE!) to make this place a vibrant and interesting place to visit and shop. I can't emphasize enough how much this means to MWCA.
Loyalty. It means a lot to me, personally, and it's one of the things that make this precious place work -- our loyal members, customers, students and artist/makers who are all ambassadors for our little non-profit community art center. We wouldn't be here without you all.
So please, don't forget about us -- the workshops, pop-up shops outside, the gift shop inside and the Tiny Art Show. I know you'll find at least a couple of things you'll love. Tell your friends. BRING your friends.
By the way ... Social Media -- Please share our Facebook posts. Review us on Facebook and tag us @monroewaltonarts - if you make your post public, I can share it. This social media presence helps more than you can imagine.
90% of your purchase price goes directly to the artist during these pop-up events and Soiree Workshops; 10% helps to support your local non-profit community arts here at Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts! We truly appreciate our artists who are setting up outside the center on this promising to be super hot day on June 18! Please show them some love!
Please come by and browse - from:
Here's a link to the three workshops we'll hold on Saturday - beading, pottery and drawing/painting:
Bottom line - please don't forget about us, bring your friends and have a great time supporting local arts!
thanks so much
Sip & Paint is Friday June 17. See the painting and more info here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/adult-classes.html
Summer Art Camps are close to being sold out! Three camps remain - Register ASAP if interested! https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/summer-art-camp.html
Hello MWCA friends!
Once a month (or so), I send out this "insider info" to our members. Thank you for your support of local art! Here's your June MEMO.
IN THE GALLERY
Our TINY ART SHOW & SALE is up through July 7. We will hold the TINY ART Reception from 6 - 7:30 pm on Friday, June 10. Come see this fun show! Buy something that tickles your fancy ... We've already had LOTS of sales!
Our annual Regional Juried Show coming up this fall. All the details and guidelines are on our website, including the jurists and judge for the Regional Show. Thanks to our member, Babs Kall, who has contacts throughout the art community in Athens, we have some fabulous artists with impressive credentials as jurists. Learn more here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/call-for-entries.html
You can download and print the guidelines there, or drop by the center for copies.
ART GUILD MEETING: June 11 & 25
Sculpture with Joe Gargasz
The next guild meeting will feature the sculpture talents of Joe Gargasz, https://sites.google.com/site/gargaszart. He'll do a presentation and pour a molded piece that he'll leave in the sculpture garden to cure.
June 11th 10:00am - 12:00pm-ish - presentation and casting
June 25th 10:00am - 12:00pm-ish - unmolding
Our Guild meetings are open to all current members and are free to attend. Our goal is to expose our members to various art forms, educate and also to build a community of support for local arts!
If you're a current member, you're invited!
UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
MORE CLASSES and read more about these events (photos, how to register, fees): https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/classes--events.html
SUMMER CAMP is now taking registrations, too!! These weeks fill early and very quickly! https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/summer-art-camp.html
NEW Preschool Art Summer Program: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/kids-classes.html
We are especially delighted to welcome author William Walsh for a creative writing workshop - Saturday, June 11. You must pre-register by June 8. https://monroewaltonarts.square.site/product/william-walsh-creative-writing/2056?cs=true&cst=custom
Our calendar of events and classes: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/calendar.html
Would you like to meet new people and get involved with your local non-profit art center? Email our Volunteer Chair, Lori Volk for more information! Sunshine01310@gmail.com
MONROE BLOOMS & SATURDAY SOIREE https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/saturday-soirees-and-other-special-events.html
Saturday Soiree: Monroe Blooms Flower & ART Festival
Saturday, June 18 from 10 - 4
Pop-Up Shops outside the art center by our artists and makers!
Downtown Monroe Event! Lots of floral fun in downtown shops!
Saturday Soirees are our monthly creative parties! Join us for family fun!
HERE AT MWCA:
We will have one of our fun "EGG HUNTS" downtown - find a clear globe with a ticket inside (we will hide 20 eggs) and turn it in for a free pottery gnome made by Rebecca and our potters! One per family - please.
Draw and Paint an Azalea with Carlee
Drop in from 10:15 am - 3 pm
Fun for all ages! $8 per painting. Did you know that the native azalea is Georgia's state flower?
Pottery project: Sunflower or Daffodil Garden Stake with Rebecca --
Drop in on the hour from 11 - 4
Our most popular workshop returns!! Drop in to hand-build floral pottery garden stake! All ages -- Littles will need help from a grown-up! Drop in on the hour - each workshop begins on the hour at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3:00. Your flower will be ready in two weeks. Fee: $25
Beaded Bracelets with Julie
Drop in from 10 - 2.
$8 per bracelet - charms available, too (extra for charms). Julie will have hundreds of beads for you to choose from to make your own beaded bracelet. All ages!
Our Saturday Soirees are sponsored by Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs. Thank you Dr. Reese!
2021 IMPACT REPORT
Why support MWCA? What do we do? What are our goals and accomplishments? I think you'll be impressed with our eight-page summary of 2021 produced by our president, Laura Templeton. It's attractive, easy-to-read and very compelling! You can view it online here:https://midd.me/TZSc
and print it out, if you like. Or drop by the Center for a copy.
Thanks again for your support - donations, attending our events and classes, shopping with us, volunteering, participating in our shows, being our ambassador in the community and spreading the word for us! EASY way to help -- "like" and share our social media posts! This helps more than you know! Art for all!!
See you soon!
Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.