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Meeting Notes... July 11

Here are some notes from Thursday's meeting.

 4 of your artist friends met today at Kathy's house.  We met outside on the patio where we were able to safely social distance.  

Amy Wald, Julie Sutton, Linda Watkins and Kathy Hutchinson attended.

The discussion focused on great places to visit.  Amy shared on several great places she has visited while doing art shows on of which she will be attending this weekend.  Amy told us about several day drives around western NC.  She also loves to visit Carl Sandburg home in Flat Rock to see baby goats.  Linda shared a visit to Johnson Farm in Hendersonville.  Visiting Brookgreen Gardens in near Murrells Inlet, SC and Gibbs Gardens in Ballground, GA was recommended as they are beautifully done.

Linda mentioned classes with Joseph Fettingis who taught watercolor.  Look up his's amazing.

Julie is working in pastels, taking a class in Hendersonville and showed pics of a frame she created inspired by Amy's work.

Amy showed a piece of painted furniture she was on her way to deliver later  that day.. 

Kathy did a quick lesson on needle felting and showed some landscapes done with that technique.

 Amy reviewed the schedule for Medina's and the Mountains Branch Library as follows:

Medinas--Jennifer --July

                 Milan and Yanna --August



Library easel--Julie Sutton--Sept/October


Artists are needed for  the easel for August and November as well as the display case for all months.








Meeting Notes March 12 2020


What an amazing time we had doing silk scarves with Ina!!!  She spent hours of time prepping for this meeting and many of us were there till after 3:00 finishing our scarves.  She was a fabulous teacher and I can't wait to see all the finished pieces.  It was so funny to have the whole room go quiet once we started working...we are not known as a quiet group


We had little time to discuss business, but....


1.  Get your "flowers" or "water" artwork to Amy by March 30 if you want to display at Medina's for our Spring co-op show.  I think two pieces per artist will work.  You can drop them by the house or call Amy to arrange a time.


2.  We had a discussion of how Covid 19 will affect our group and whether we will put a hold on meetings.  It was agreed that for the foreseeable future we will not have indoor meetings.  The meeting for March 26th at Amy's is still on, in that if weather permits we can work outside on the deck.  Mary Karr Williams' meeting should also be good in that we usually meet outdoors.  The rest of the meetings will be a "wait and see", and further decisions can be made as we see what happens in this area

Meeting Notes Feb 27

Seventeen of us met to do egg gourd art with Susan Brooks.  Susan had egg gourds prepared for each participant. Susan demonstrated several techniques for painting the gourds and then left us to our own creativity.    We were so excited about getting to the eggs that we didn't share any news and no one took the time to take photos..... We had a great time! Thanks ,Susan. 

The schedule for meetings and library easel were changed.  See the website pages for that.

Meeting on February 13:  

Eighteen members met on Feb 13 at the Parish Hall and enjoyed a multimedia  activity directed by Carlann.  Afterwards some of us went to lunch.  

We welcomed two new members:  Pat and Prudence.


Amy has volunteered us for a project at the Flowering Bridge: Here comes the Sun!  We will be decorating wooden suns that Amy will prepare for us.  These will be hung or installed at the Flowering Bridge and will stay up for a couple of months.  Amy will have everything ready for us for our March 26th meeting at her house.  

Kathy told us that the easel at the Library is often empty and she has been putting her work on it when she sees it empty.  We did update our hanging schedule at the meeting, so this should be better, but it is great that Kathy is at the Library frequently and can be sure that we have a presence there and not an empty easel.  

Carlann complimented Sharron on the Lodge on Lake Lure's Art Wednesday. Sharron is doing a beautiful job of hanging the art.  Carlann and many others stayed for a really nice dinner after the reception for the show.  

Sharron said they could use a few more lights.  These are battery powered and a pair of them is less than $25.  Carlann offered to buy a pair.  The other lights were donated by the Rutherford Arts Guild. 

Susan reported that her work has been chosen to be part of Artscape  Hendersonville.  ArtScape Hendersonville, a program of the Art League of Henderson County, is an annually changing cornucopia of 40 banners with the artwork of local artists on Main Street, 7th Avenue, and the downtown side streets creating a unique outdoor gallery experience.

A Celebration of the 2020-2021 ArtScape Banner Artists,” will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County. The club is located in the historic 7th Avenue Historic District at 1304 Ashe Street. The date of our opening event is Saturday, April 4th, 2020. (a change from April 3rd) The event will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm. and will take place in the new, spacious front lobby of the club. It promises to be a first-class event with delicious chocolates provided by Kilwins and fabulous live music by Dan Keller and the Dan Keller Trio. Also, this is a great opportunity for you to meet the chosen artists for 2020-2021 and see the original artwork that will be reproduced to hang above the streets of Hendersonville when the ArtScape “art meets the sky.”    We are all invited.

Ina sent around a sign up sheet for the class she will be teaching on March 12 at our meeting. She has to order the silk and have the right amount of supplies, so everyone must be signed up to take this class. She has to make a frame for each participant.   It may already be filled, so if you are interested, please contact Ina directly.  The cost of the materials is $30. 


Susan will lead the next meeting at the Church. She will teach us how to make Egg Gourds.  

Meeting Notes, January 23, 2020

Twenty-one of our friends met for the first meeting of 2020 on Jan. 23  at the Church Parish Hall.  Mary shared that Veryle Lynn's house has sold.  Sharron invited artists to participate in the February 12 Artist Reception at the Lodge on Lake Lure from 5-7.  She has room for 18 pieces for the show.  Winter is the theme.  Pieces need to be to her by Feb 5. 

We welcomed five new members today.  Welcome Charlene, Donna, Debbie, Suess, and Laura! 

The hanging and meeting schedules were updated.  

Lori shared that the Tryon Painters and Sculptors are having their Winter Sparkle show now and at the end of Feb they will be hanging a new show and Lori will be one of the featured artists.  She will showed us a Gyotaku of an octopus that she will be putting in the show. 

The topic for this meeting was a Show and Tell:   Amy showed jewelry made of beads. Deborah is working on pastel and mixed media.  Julie brought the crochet hat she made with lovely crocheted flowers.  Mary brought a book of photos of her garden and a lovely poem written by Bryant.  Jennifer is making candlesticks.  Carlann shared a new acrylic painting of snow shadows.  Debbie makes amazing miniatures.  (See the photo.. it's a box full!)  Lise is painting portraits from a jazz Jam  and showed a crocheted tea cozy.  Sharron has beein working in a variety of media including concrete.  Donna share an amazing gourd mask and bowl.  Ina had a glass piece of an eagle she had finished.  Milan has branched out of his photography mode to do a very nice portrait and Jana brought cards with her photograph

I probably left out someone, and for that I apologize.  I kept forgetting to write notes because the show and tell was so much fun.

Next meeting will be at the Church and Carlann will have a program.  TBD.