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!
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Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.