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Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas…..Annual Potluck

A Christmas melodrama presented by the FACE players will be the entertainment provided for our pleasure at the Annual Christmas Potluck.
Tuesday, December 13 is the date for our Annual Potluck and Christmas Party. We will start with the dinner at 6:30pm and follow with the play at 7:30. Next will be the Christmas exchange, to take part you should bring an art related gift of about $10 value. (We all know our artwork is worth far more than $10 but those wonderful artworks are the most treasured of gifts!) Jan Von Bokel will Have the 12″x12″ canvases for our annual project available. The Ron Diehl Park District Building on S. 4th (same place as always) is the site for out potluck. Tableware will be provided.

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    Happy New Year to you all

    As we start out the 2012 part of the art guild year let me wish you all the best. I heard great comments about the Christmas potluck and want to thank everyone for keeping it together. Barb Brummer was very helpful and I know she had lots of help from Nancy Guilliams and Jan Von Bokel. If I miss someone just know you are appreciated.

    The 13th was spent at St. Anthony’s where I got the best Christmas present ever, a new hip! It honestly feels great and although I have to be careful for a few more weeks it is so much better. I drove after 10 days and only used a walker for about a week. I only have problems when I want to put on shoes or pick something up off the floor. I didn’t realize how often I drop something. Thanks to St. A, my sister Jann and friends who kept me entertained for the first few days. The experience was better than expected.

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    January Meeting at Hendelmeyer…. Dee Siegmund will demonstrate.

    Our meeting falls on the 10th of January and with luck the weather will hold out as our presenter will be Dee Siegmund of Mahomet, Il. Dee has been an EAG member for many years and often attends our workshops. She has been developing her skills in oil painting for some time. At the Southern Illlinois Art Workshop she was using a technique starting with transparent oil paint and the building up a finished product. Attendees were fascinated with her productivity. Her approach and knowledge will be shared with us on the 10th at 7pm at the Park District Building on South 4th Street, Effingham.

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    Workshop on the 21st… Transparent Oils

    Dee Siegmund will conduct a workshop on Saturday, January 21 in transparent oil (or perhaps watercolor).The workshop will be held from 9 to 4. Dee will have material lists at the meeting and the venue for the workshop will be announced. To sign up phone Becky Marcussen at 217-343-2827 or you may sign up at the January meeting. The cost for the workshop will be $20. It will be a painting from a still life and we are welcome to bring our own setup.

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    January refreshments for the meeting will be provided by Rose Sutton and Lora Hunter.

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    Our condolences go out to Dixie Petticrew on the loss of her sister Barb Gillespie of Sparta. Barb was an Effingham “native” and a very talented musician who will be missed greatly by her family and church.

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    Watercolor Evening with Jan Von Bokel…

    Jann VonBokel will once again hold an “Exploring Watercolor” workshop at the Hendelmeyer Park Dist. building. The class will produce a watercolor and ink piece. The class is scheduled for Monday, January 9 at 6 pm. Cost of the workshop is $20 and all supplies are provided.

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    Annual Group Project….

    The canvases for our annual group project will be available at the January meeting. Each canvas is 12″x12″. The canvases are $15 each which enters it into a competition for prizes and recognition. The pieces will be the hilight of our annual June potluck and will be on display as a group at Joe Sippers in July. Encourage your friends to participate in this fun project too.

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