Category Archive: Meetings / Demonstrations

Visual Art League of Lewisville news for March & April

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Visual Art League of Lewisville artists created theatre boards to The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for Jesus Christ Superstar: Chuck Hendrickson and Joyce Landry. The theatre boards for Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented at the GLCT from March 24th through April 9th

VAL members are very active this month, with monetary awards given to the 1st place and best of show winners of the LISD art show at the MCL Grand.

Our speaker for this month is Chris Brandley, who will give a demo on oil painting.  This occurs on Tuesday, March 21st from 7-9 in classroom3 of the MCL Grand.  This is open to the public and there is no charge.

Exhibiting at Tierneys Café & Tavern through June 30th is Louise Flanagan,Pepper McCarty and Kathleen Mekailek.

In the showcase, is Artist of the Month Alfredo Santestaban through April 28th.

Tina Alvarez has an opening reception at Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound on Friday, March 24th .  5:30-7.  Focus on Color and Light…..photography

Lorraine Hayes has her artwork at the Denton Senior Center April and May.

We want to thank our sponsors, Asel, Avalon Emporium and The Container Store.

Go to www.visualartleague.org

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Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

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You are invited to “Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist,” April 6th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mr. Faubion is an illustrator and digital designer. Ben attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He has worked as a user interfaces (UI) designer with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals.

He is currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

During the presentation, Ben will share his illustration work on Minicrew as well as his latest design work. He will talk about his process of refining a character drawing, inking, and coloring digitally. He will be available to answer questions about digital tool techniques as well any questions about developing an engaging career in art and design.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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FBCAA March 21st meeting: Marie Renfro demo & workshop

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and Acrylics Collage demo with Marie Renfro, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Ms. Renfro will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about Marie, see her website https://gallery8.com/c-marie-renfro/

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Johnny Mahto Hogue oil pastel demo for LGAA March 13

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L.G.A.A. general meeting, Monday, March 13 at 7:00 P.M. at the Shanley House, 224 Travis St., Garubury (across from the library).

Johnny Mahto Hogue is our guest artist at the L.G.A.A. General Meeting which will be on Monday, March 13, at 7:00 P.M. He will be demonstrating oil pastels. You won’t want to miss this!

For more information go to our website at:
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For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
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FORT WORTH PUBLIC ART: Public Presentation: Master Plan Update April 27

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Public Presentation: Master Plan Update

Public Art experts Barbara Goldstein and Jessica Cusick will present the results of their research on public art in Fort Worth and the proposed vision for the next 15 years on April 27, 2017. Join us to learn about their process and provide feedback. More information about the Master Plan Update is available on the FWPA website. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017  | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Central Library | Tandy Lecture Hall 
500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102  

The Fort Worth Art Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Fiscal Year 2018 Public Art Fund Budget request. More information.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program advised by the Fort Worth Art Commission and managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. In this 15th Anniversary Year, the FWPA Collection includes over 100 commissioned, acquired, and donated artworks located throughout the city.

 

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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

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Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”

www.SteveMillerStudios.com

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Diane Rappisi pastel demo/mini-workshop at PSSW Meeting April 1st

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Portrait Artist, Diane Rappisi will give a demo at 10am and a mini workshop from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, April 1st.

The demo is free to all. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Diane is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She was featured in the  Dec.2014 issue of Pastel Journal and this summer will have her work included in “Pure Color 2.” For more information about Diane, please see her web site at www.rappisiart.com.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info

All meetings are held at the Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76021. Click here for map and directions

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Art Crit Group March 28 at Dallas Public Library

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Art Crit Group

March 28, 6-8PM

Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor, Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas TX

 

This program is intended to create a network of artists interested in constructive dialogue. The group is open to artists of all levels and mediums, however space is limited. Submit your inquiries to art@dallascityhall.com.

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Iain Stewart Watercolor Demo March 14 for SWS

 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)

http://swswatercolor.org

Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.

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Artist’s Statement: “I rely on instinct a great deal and my sketchbook when selecting subjects for my paintings. The lion’s share of my work is done in one sitting as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process. The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily. I often use remember atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.“

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Celeste McCall critique March 8 at TAG in the Morning Meeting

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TAG in the Morning Meeting

March 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Guest Artist: Celeste McCall

Put Your Best Foot Forward during Show Season

Celeste McCall will be guiding a critique session during the March 8, 2017 meeting. Everyone is encouraged to bring one or two paintings. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn tips on composition, color, design to make your work sparkle. Celeste has a wonderful way of highlighting the positives while making constructive suggestions for areas that might use changes or improvement. Critiques that are done well spark thought and ideas as well as improvement in your artwork. It is the season for all the big shows. Put your best foot forward. Take time to attend and participate in the March critique.

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Dina Gregory demo for ECAA March 6

 

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Ellis County Art Association (ECAA) NEXT MEETING

MARCH 6, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

www.elliscountyart.net

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MARCH DEMO ARTIST – DINA GREGORY

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Dina is a native Texan, who loves being out in nature. After working in different mediums, she discovered her favorite is pastels. Pastels work really well in plein air paintings. She is working as a Texas plein air pastel artist. Nature is in constant change. Dina enjoys capturing this fleeting moment and the connection it poses between God, man and nature. Her favorite painting locations are Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, the Hill Country and her own Bosque county acreage.
PLEIN AIR PASTEL ARTIST Dina Gregory – OPS, PAAC, PSSW

Dina has a BFA in art from the University of North Texas. She has studied with Ethel Spears, Ramon Kelley and Lorenzo Chavez. Nicolai Fechin, Maynard Dixon and Mary Cassatt are some of her favorite artists. She draws inspiration from Albert Handell, Kim Lordier and Lorenzo Chavez.

Dina is well known to ECAA as well as throughout Texas. A frequent visitor of Waxahachie, she has conducted pastel workshops for our group and we’re delighted to welcome her back!

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James Behan on Abstraction March 6th in Grand Prairie

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The ASSOCIATION OF GRAND PRAIRIE ARTISTS’ meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  

 
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The presenter Monday is James Behan who always finds ways to give a lift to our creative inclinations.
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James Behan’s current works are paintings that are non-objective reflections on currents such as water, air and time; as well as photographic images that focus on myth.  He will present his new work and discuss processes related to both painting and photography.  These works reflect “on the instability of being in the here-now, how life flows gently and terribly, a calm stream or turbulent river, without warning or regret.  My art is the residue of processed desire.”

He lives and works in Dallas, Texas, where he earned an MFA in painting from Southern Methodist University.  As a pupil to Bill Komodore, he is part of the artist lineage of Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko.  In addition to his studio practice, Behan is currently working as Professor of Art for Mountain View College where he serves as the Art Faculty Coordinator and teaches painting, drawing and design.  You can view his some of his work at “behanworks.com”.
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AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists Meeting Feb. 27

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DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:30pm – 9pm

Location: The Point, Center for
Arts and Education,
C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas, Texas

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Mini Workshop, 5:30 pm

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“Oh, Chapeau! The Secrets of Millinery Fibers”

Bring and wear a hat for our Mini Workshop and Program.

There will be a $5 kit fee. Exact change is appreciated and encouraged. Members, please remember to bring your Go Kit. Needle nose pliers are also needed. Make sure you have black thread, a few needles, and scissors in your kit. Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for our workshop. We look forward to seeing many excited members learning how to work with feathers.

We will work with millinery feather bundles by Marianne Lewis, owner of Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery.

Feathers are one of the most commonly used fibers in millinery trim.  They naturally come in all shapes, colors and sizes…and through a bit of lady (or man)- made magic, they can take on so many more variations.

Join us to work with commonly used feathers and learn some of their secrets.  You will leave with “feather bundles” that can be used to trim a hat, tuck into a vase, pin to your coat, or just admire.

Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for everyone to experiment with, plus learn some tricks of the trade.

Program, 6:45pm – 9 pm

Marianne Lewis, the ​Hat Lady

Our speaker, Marianne Lewis, will give a presentation on hats. The Board will provide tea and cookies for the event, along with cups and saucers, napkins, sugar and cream.

Marianne Lewis is a milliner, owner and designer of Charming Lady Designs and works from her home studio in Allen, TX. She has been studying and creating hats of all designs for the past four years and has learned from master milliners, online tutorials, classic books and workshops like this.

Marianne has a love of textiles and jewelry from all eras and corners of the globe.  She is inspired by La Belle Epoch, Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, and the clean lines of the Mid- 20th century.  She is currently fascinated with the construction of historical clothing and the social expectations associated with historical fashion.

 

 

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This will be a fun meeting, one not to be missed!

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Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the VAST March Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) March monthly meeting, on Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mike works at Asel Art Supply in Fort Worth and is a member of Art-Hunger.  During the presentation, Mike and additional members of the group will discuss their goals and share the work of their passion.

Art-Hunger is a Fort Worth/Dallas Texas art organization formed for both emerging and established artists who have the desire to show their artwork, sell, socialize, learn, share, network, practice their skills and gain more exposure. In the summer of 2012, they hosted more than a dozen art shows and fund raisers.

They welcome all painters, sculptors, jewelers, book makers, ceramicists, glass blowers, welders, shirt and textile artists, graphic artists, illustrators and more to join in!  Their goal is to continue creating new events and more ways to help bring the local art community together.

Mike Moffatt’s Artist Statement:
“I am always looking to the future in whatever I do, while keeping the mind’s eye on the past. Having respect for the long history of the arts is so important to me. Using skills I learned in school and out of the classroom, I have grown into a well- rounded painter and designer. Instead of the normal POP Art that is so overly done in this decade, I pick out scenes that touch the emotions in the true fans. This puts me closer to my audience and that loyalty is hard to come by in the art world.”

To find out more about Art-Hunger, see: www.art-hunger.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Bev Boren watercolor demo Feb. 20 for SWA

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NEXT MEETING FEBRUARY 20th. The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: BEV BOREN

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort.  After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words.  My best hope is that my work will stand simply on its own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”.

For more about the artist, see her website http://bevboren.com/

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Ted Houston Watercolor/printmaking demo Feb. 21 in Richardson

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The next Richardson Civic Art Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

The February Demonstrator will be Ted Houston, demonstrating watercolor/print making. The meeting starts at 6:30.

Ted combines a skill in drawing with a love for color to create emotionally evocative work in a variety of media including oil painting, water color, drawing, and printmaking.

A modern renaissance man, Ted started his study of life drawing at the Philadelphia Academy of Art while earning his PhD in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. On moving to Dallas, he continued his study of life drawing with Roger Winters, and later with Bill Comodor. Ted has also studied painting and printmaking at Brookhaven College for the Arts. His work has won many awards including several best of shows, and has been exhibited in juried shows with the Dallas Business Council for the Arts, the Richardson Civic Art Society, and at the Brookhaven studio gallery. For a while, Ted taught drawing at Ole Podrida. Much of Ted’s work is noted for capturing an emotion while also providing interest and beauty to the eye.

In Ted’s own words “I like to use oil paint thinly in a watercolor style, sometimes building up layers while keeping the freshness and gesture of the subject. My love of watercolor probably stems from my mother being a watercolorist. I like the immediacy of the medium with the ability to freely capture a gesture or to render a detail. It is a delight to see the flow of color on the paper. My main interest in printmaking is to explore form and color as enabled by the medium, rather than to run multiple copies of the same image. Thus, while have run some editions, most of my prints are monotypes (a single image) or mono prints (unique prints formed from a common image base, e.g. color variations of a screen print).”

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Lunchtime in D.C. silk screen with watercolor

For more about Ted, see https://www.facebook.com/TedHoustonArt/ or http://www.zhibit.org/tedhoustonart

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RCAS Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month – from September to May – in the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. http://www.richardson-arts.org/

The business meeting is followed by a demo artist in any of several media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and mixed media.

Future demos:
March 2017
Artist: Beth Eschbach
Medium: Acrylic
April 2017
Artist: John Pototschnik
Medium: Oil
May 2017
Artist: Janice Hamilton
Medium: Pastel/Oil

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FBCAA: Watermedia demo / workshop with Gail Delger Feb. 21

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Free Demo: 10:30 – 12:00
$10.00 Workshop 1:00 – 3:00
Farmers Branch Senior Center
14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

FBCAA is a non-profit group of artists founded in 1972. They hold exhibits usually at the FB library. Membership is $30. Meeting – demo -workshop is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 1401 Dennis Lane, FB.

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

About the Artist

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Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works  in all watermedia, mainly acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006. Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 bookConfident Color by Nita Leland.

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Gail Delger Acrylic demo Feb. 28 for IAA Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, February 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gail Delger. She will be demonstrating the use of liquid acrylics on paper.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  DirectionsGuests are welcome.

 

 

About the Artist

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Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works  in all watermedia, mainly acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006. Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 book Confident Color by Nita Leland.

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PSSW March 5 Meeting – Linda Wacaster demo

 

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PSSW March meeting will be on Sunday, the 5th from 3-5pm. Location is Stacey’s Furniture Community Room in Grapevine, Texas. Demo artist will be Linda Wacaster. Meetings are free; guests are welcome to attend. For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info.

Linda is a native Texan who lives in Midlothian, Texas with her husband Jerry.  She began painting in 1980 and has studied with the greats of wildlife art: Carl Brenders, John Seerey-Lester, Terry Isaac, Nancy Glazier, Alan Hunt and many others. For more about Linda, see her website: http://lindawacaster.com/

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Janice Hamilton demo at ACA Meeting-Tues. Feb 7th

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ACA Meeting is coming up on Tuesday Feb 7th. You don’t want to miss this . We are excited to have JANICE HAMILTON  for our guest Demo Artist. Our meetings are held at THE ARTIST SHOWPLACE, upstairs at 2:oo pm till 4:oo pm. Please join us for our meeting and Demo , and bring a friend , and snacks to share with all . Also bring a painting for our monthly contest . Looking forward to seeing everyone !

The Artist Showplace

15615 Coit Rd # 230 , Dallas Tx 75248

See you there !

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Kathleen Conover demo Feb. 10 for Southwestern Watercolor Society

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Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:00 pm, LLUMC Asbury Hall http://swswatercolor.org

Master Artist, Kathleen Conover exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques, and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design. Kathleen’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work toward her lifetime pursuit, “… to be a better painter”.

A few spots are left in Kathleen’s Workshop for SWS:

Kathleen Conover 3 Day Workshop
Date: February 14,15,16, 2017
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost:$250 SWS members/$300 non-members
Location: Artists’ Showplace, Dallas

Register at https://www.swswatercolor.org/workshops/kathleen-conover

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Gene Kelly on Candid Photography Feb. 6 in Grand Prairie

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AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org
Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, February 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
      The program will be a brief tutorial on the art of Candid Photography presented by local photographer Gary Kelly.  Candid photography involves creating images of people that don’t appear to be formal portraits.  It can be of family, friends or complete strangers.  We will go over several tips on way to improve your candid efforts showing examples of each, and then we will take a look at your own photos and demonstrate how to give them more impact and perform other improvements.   Bring your pictures in jpeg form, saved on a flash drive.
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 Other Business
 
      Painted End Tables   The final results of the painted table raffle and the Christmas wreath auction will be reviewed.
 
We will also review options for future programs.
  

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Michael Holter Watercolor Demo for ECAA Feb. 6

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NEXT MEETING

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Be there!

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net

www.elliscountyart.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY DEMO ARTIST

MICHAEL HOLTER

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“Keeping Myself in Check” Waterolor by MICHAEL HOLTER

Michael says, “I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting⦠and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.”

 

Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA

American Impressionist

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of other distinguished artists and….a lot of painting.”

Please Join us as we welcome Michael to ART on the Square!

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VAGF Monthly meeting Feb. 13: Color Composition – Annie Royer

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Join VAGF members for the monthly meeting on Monday, February 13 from 7-9pm at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033).

Come join us to hear about upcoming art events from Tammy Suh Meinershagen, Executive director of Frisco Arts. Followed by demonstration from Annie Royer on Color Composition.

A strong color composition is Annie Royer’s top priority in every project, whether a painting or an interior design project.  Through dialogue and demonstration, she’ll share some of the ways she arrives at a color composition that pleases her.  Because colorways are very personal, bring 5 or so of your favorite colors (tubes of paint, pieces of fabric, whatever is your medium of choice) with which to experiment.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback.  We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.  

Come join in for a fun, creative night.  

Members and visitors are welcome.

https://vagf.org

https://www.facebook.com/visualartsguildoffrisco/

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Bob Obrian: Caricature Demo Jan. 24 in Irving

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, January 24th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Bob Obrian. He will be demonstrating his unique methods of drawing caricatures. And will be asking for volunteers from the audience!

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions.


About the artist: Bob Obrian

It was during his college summer job that Bob O’brian embarked on his profession of drawing people live. Working on the boardwalk in Ocean city md for 3 summers starting back in 1971. After a stint working on Jackson Square in New Orleans  where Bob left in 1974 and  eventually landed in Houston Texas . He started up working drawing live caricatures at the Houston Livestock and rodeo and from there to establishing a business at one of Houston malls for the next 10 years. Bob has since moved to Dallas where he freelances doing his caricature work at private parties, weddings, trade shows, mitzvahs etc.

Also about a year or two ago Bob  began  drawing his caricatures electronically  on digital tablets.

He set up during the summer weekends at the Gaylord Texan to retail his caricatures and get some experience w this new computer age approach to art. And hopefully I can draw some of you at the demo and demonstrate how this new art is changing my approach to drawing faces.

Bob Obrian
817-267-5804
www.bobobrian.com
www.bobobriancaricatures.com

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SWA Meeting Jan. 23 – Guest Artist Marla Morrison Fucich

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NEXT MEETING JANUARY 23rd. The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/


Guest Artist: Marla Morrison Fucich

I currently live in the Dallas area. I have a B.F.A. from Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas, and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California. My work is rooted in drawing techniques. I use acrylic inks on smooth board, and enjoy the ‘action and reaction’ of design. While I reference items from nature, like leaves, bugs, and animal tails, for example, the work is non-objective

From 1999 to the present, I’ve been an Education Advisor for Winsor & Newton. I give workshops showcasing Winsor & Newton artists’ materials at colleges and universities in the North Texas Area. The presentations cover pigment history, how quality color is made, color bias, pigment characteristics, glazing technique, use of mediums and primers, how to choose the best brush, and more. Thanks to this job, I look forward to sharing painting information with any interested person.

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FBCAA: Alcohol Inks Demo/Workshop with Marinette Jagger Jan. 17

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Free Demo: 10:30 – 12:00
$10.00 Workshop 1:00 – 3:00
Farmers Branch Senior Center
14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

FBCAA is a non-profit group of artists founded in 1972. They hold exhibits usually at the FB library. Membership is $30. Meeting – demo -workshop is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 1401 Dennis Lane, FB.

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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SWS January Meeting features a Throw Down Match with Signature Artists

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Please join us for our SWS Meeting: 
Tuesday, January 10 
7:00-9:00 PM 
United Methodist Church 
Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood

SWS THROW DOWN and PAINT AROUND

The January meeting of SWS is usually an interesting one. Rarely is a visiting demo artist  painting for the gathering, but usually something out of the ordinary is planned. This January 12, 2017 we are presenting the third version of the “SWS THROW DOWN and PAINT AROUND “. Four Signature member artists will prepare and train for the event. Each will sketch the “bones” of his or her painting on a full sheet of 300# Arches cold pressed paper. Each artist will paint at his or her painting for 10 minutes and then shift to the next until all have painted on each painting. The original artist of each painting will then have 15 minutes to finish it. The four artists will each sign each of the four paintings. An auction of the paintings will follow. Bring your checkbook. This is a great chance to own some very unique art. As usual, the Painting of the Month Event will be up for voting while the artists are working and the awards will be made immediately following the final whistle ending the Throw Down The meeting will start promptly at 7 PM. Who are the four artists? Come to the meeting and find out!
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Court Bailey demo Jan. 11 for TAG in the Morning

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In November Trinity Arts Guild merged of Mid Cities Fine Artists and will now sponsor two demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting on the first Monday and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

For more information go to our updated website at www.trinityartsguild.net

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 in Boys Ranch Park

January 11, 2017 – TAG in the Morning
Court Bailey 10 am.

About Court Bailey

I have been in and out of the amateur art scene my whole life till I finally decided to became an Instructor in oils with Alexander Art, and Frank Clarke in watercolors.  I had been an instructor in the USAF and the FAA so it was a pretty easy transition. My problem, frequently, was that I would become discouraged and give up, then I came across a quote by Connor Cochran: “”…trying to do something is what creates the ability to do it… so it is the willingness to surrender to the struggle, not talent, that defines an artist”.  I have it in a prominent place in my studio and refer to it often.

I have always enjoyed trying new mediums and techniques and during  the holidays two years ago, I discovered Igor Kazarin, who’s work absolutely blew me away!  “Dry Brush” oil portraits were different, challenging and no one knew anything about the process … wow, I had to do this!  I found the process challenging but intriguing enough to persist (“surrender to the struggle”), and boy, does it teach you about values.  Dry Brushing is easily correctable with an ordinary eraser and when finished brings a softness that many mistake for charcoal or pastel.  By the way, this process is very popular in Europe with street artists but is hardly known in the U.S., hopefully, we can help change that, what a blast!.

Pam, said make it short, so if you want to see more of my artistic history, awards. blah, blah, blah, go to my web site: courtbaileyfineart.com.  I have one folder committed to Dry Brush Portraits.  See you Dec 14th.

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Association of Grand Prairie Artists Meeting Jan. 2

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JANUARY 2017 NEWS
 
Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 2nd  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
 
      Critique – Each attendee is asked to bring one or two of their artworks. They need not necessarily be recent works.  The items will be discussed and criticized by the membership.
 
        Planning Session – We will end with a brain storming session to develop ideas for meetings and workshops for the year.  Please bring your suggestions for speakers or workshop leaders through next June.   Contact information should also be included.
 
 Other Business
 
      Painted End Tables   An exhibition of our custom painted end tables has been on display every Saturday at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.  These tables were raffled off in December.   The net results will be presented at the meeting.
  
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .

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FRANCYS FLANAGAN oil demo Jan. 2 for ECAA

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ECAA NEXT MEETING

January 2, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN  Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

JANUARY DEMO ARTIST for Ellis County Art Association

FRANCYS FLANAGAN

 

We’re excited and honored to have our friend & a popular demo artist, Francys Flanagan as our demonstration guest for January.

Artist’s Statement:

“Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God’s gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I “grew up”, I never left it.

In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, “What if…..”

From the time I was a small girl I knew I would be an artist. I just didn’t know what kind. I read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers. Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, I knew that I too would be a painter.

I immersed myself, soul and body, in that pursuit. I studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.
I have also received instruction from William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.”

Francys is not only a superb oil painter and teacher…she’s an absolute joy to watch! Please Join us as we welcome her to ART on the Square!

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FRANCYS FLANAGAN “fixed 6”

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Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

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Allen Arts Alliance to Host

Information Session About

Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA)

  

The Allen Arts Alliance will host an information session open to all artists and creatives interested in getting involved in the new Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA) The social mixer and information session is open to all.

Please join us January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Blue House Too Artspace – Watters Creek @ Montgomery Farm, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen.

For more information, or to be added to the mailing list contact: Cherie Fruehan Cherie.Fruehan@gmail.com or Mary Grube, maryg@allenartsalliance.org

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Becky Hicks demo Jan. 9 for the Trinity Arts Guild

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The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/

Guest demo artist will be Becky Hicks.

 

Becky Hicks grew up in the small west Texas town of Breckenridge.  She spent many of her summers and holidays on her great-grandmother’s ranch, where her love for nature and all things “country” was born.  She began drawing and painting at five years old and was always encouraged by her family, friends and teachers to create art.  She knew at a very early age that she was an artist and would one day realize her dream of becoming a full time artist.

Becky currently resides in Keller, Tx with her husband, Dwain.  Several years ago she left the corporate world and has since successfully owned and operated a faux finishing and decorative painting business.  In addition she has been painting and selling her original oil paintings, which, along with the desire to teach others to paint, is her passion.

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For more about Becky, see her website: http://beckyhicksfineart.com/. Becky will also be teaching a workshop:

Becky Hicks “Paint Mor Chikins” Workshop Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

Feb. 11 & 12, 2017      9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost:  $200 – Trinity Arts Guild members

           $225 – non-members

​Register at http://www.trinityartsguild.net/workshops-and-classes

Becky will teach a cow portrait in this workshop using value, color, and texture to achieve a rendering of the subject rather than a copy. Everyone will paint from the same reference material.

Minimum class size – 10 participants; maximum class size – 15 participants

A deposit of $75 is required at the time of sign up. this deposit is non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To sign up: visit trinityartsguild.net or contact Beverly Richmond via email bjrichmond@me.com or phone/text 817-408-0719.

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Join us for an interactive demo of Alcohol Inks Jan. 14 in DeSoto

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The DeSoto Art League meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning at 2:00 PM and ending at 4 PM at the DeSoto Presbyterian Church at 212 W. Pleasant Run Rd. in DeSoto. Light refreshments provided.

On January 14th, 2017 the Art League will present painting with Alcohol Inks. There are several techniques that will be presented by Julie Danford and Jean Wiley. The inks are quite vivid and are unusual in that they can be applied to non-porous surfaces. This interactive demonstration will have you try the methods on photographic paper and ceramic tile. You will also learn how to make the inks yourself so you can add this technique to your artist’s palette. Consider yourself invited—as a member, or as a guest!

*Photo of tile painted by Julie Danford.

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A Presentation by Documentary Video Producer and Writer Marla Fields entitled: “Frank Reaugh – Landscape and Cattle Painter”

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You are invited to a presentation by Marla Fields at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) January monthly meeting on January 5th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

Marla will present film highlights that feature artist and poet Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), a key figure in the region’s development of visual art and art education during the 19th Century.

Marla Fields has been a freelance video producer and writer since 1994. Ms. Fields is responsible for and assisted in the creative, preproduction, production, and post-production of various training, promotional, and educational projects, both local and nationwide.

With over 20 years of experience in overseeing numerous productions from script-to-screen in the corporate arena, “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains” is her first full-length documentary.

She began her Reaugh journey in 2010 by establishing non-profit status for her production and raising funds though small grants and private donations. Since then, she has traveled the state thoroughly researching the artist and his students, recording key interviews, and capturing hundreds of images including the landscapes, landmarks and, of course, the longhorns that Mr. Reaugh sketched and treasured.

With the documentary complete, she is currently creating community events with organizations and institutions that share the common goal of bringing more awareness to this Texas treasure.

Marla is a native Texan, born in Lake Jackson, and resides in Frisco,Texas, just north of Dallas.

To find out more about Marla Fields and Artist Frank Reaugh, see: http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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