President Notes February 2018
“Inspired by the beauty of nature, Sandra focused her energy on her artwork after retiring. Favorite subject matter that she loved to paint was still lifes, landscapes, and of course, birds. Sandy was an avid bird watcher.”
“Bob’s creative vision was expressed in gardening, wood craft, garden and outdoor art, and architecture. He was an avid reader and enjoyed writing”.
The EAG has lost two very special long time members with the passing of Sandra and Bob and they will be greatly missed.
The January meeting hosted a presentation by Argenta, Il. artist and sculptor Sam Tucker. Sam brought lamps that he had made out of metal and various other materials. These lamps are multi-purpose in that he is able to play music and even charge his phone with them. Sam involved the group present in creating their own sculptures with wood bases and wire.
Scott is a local artist with cerebral palsy. He struggled his entire life looking for a way to express himself and over the past few years he has developed a technique with endless possibilities. A creator of abstract art, he works with an assistant and a laser to create his one of a kind pieces. An inspiration to everyone he meets, his dream is to show there is more to people than what they see on the outside. Come and see this one of a kind technique and the work that has landed Scott in many newspapers and presentations all over Illinois and Missouri. Scott was featured not too long ago with a spot in WCIA Cl Living.
I want to thank Carolyn Lambert for sharing the duties of refreshments for the January meeting with me.
REFRESHMENTS for February will be provided by Doris Johnson and Rose Sutton
Carolyn has asked that I remind everyone that knows a student that is filling out an application for the Jacky Anderson Scholarship Application needs to be aware that the deadline for submitting the app is February 28th. Applications are still available for students that is needing one by contacting Carolyn Lambert at 217-868-2820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children’s Art Show will be Wednesday, March 14th through Saturday, March 17th at the Library. Andrew Dougherty will judge the show this year. Please mark it on your calendar so we have the help we need. Contact Barb & Wally Grant or Stacey Zerrusen if you can help.
The EAG’s 24th Annual Fine Arts and Photography Show will be Friday, April 20th (hanging), Saturday, April 21st will be the reception and award presentation at Brooms Furniture in downtown Effingham. The show will be open to the public on Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th and art pickup and tear down will be on Saturday, April 28th. Our Judge this year will be Mark Hillard, a bio will follow closer to the show.
The EAG members will have several opportunities in 2018 to display our art and to promote the arts in our community:
The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Library has invited our members to do individual shows at the library. Please contact Andrew Dougherty at: Andrew@effinghamlibrary.org or call the library at 217-342-2464 and ask for Andrew if you are interested in displaying your work at the library. The library is also looking for artists that would like to display their work there on a more permanent bases but I do not have any details on this to share with you at this time.
Please be thinking about whether the EAG should have a booth at the Artisan Fair May 4th and 5th. We will need to decide by vote at our February 13th meeting because application to enter is due March 23rd, 2018.
Dana Homann with the University of Illinois Extension office in Effingham is looking for artists that would consider hosting workshops throughout the year for 4H groups. Dana May be contacted by calling the U of I Extension Office at 217-347-7773.
Hope to see everyone at the Tuesday, February 13th 7PM meeting!
Artist Of The Month
Barb Brummer shared her love of art with us at the January meeting by bringing several of her paintings and talking about them.
February’s Featured Artist Of The Month
Stacey Zerrusen is doing a show at Joe Sippers starting February 28th so try to make it up there to see her great works of country & nature!
Thanks goes to Sue Drummond for bringing her pin and ink drawings to share with the group.