ANAC: Joanne Nielsen reported ANAC dues have been raised to $12 effective 2015. Those members who have paid $10 owe an additional $2. See details in newsletter and the dues are due in February 2015.
Art Shows: No report; see the newsletter for the upcoming registration, reception, and tear down dates for the Winter Show (Ancestral Connections) at the Hot Shops.
Art Bridge: Carol Coppi reported no October meeting. November's class is Becky Kinlock with Zentangles.
Community Art Reach: No Report; reminder in the newsletter to bring items to donate to the children's hospital at the November Fun Shop meeting.
Courtesy: Dorothy Tuma reported two welcome cards were sent. See newsletter for details.
Programs: Dori Settles reported that Mark Gutierrez is the presenter at the October evening meeting. There will be no meeting or program in December.
Publicity: Duane Pieper left posters and flyers to be distributed at tonight's meeting.
Fun Shops: Lavonne Tripp announced the November Fun Shop will be a pot luck lunch at the Hot Shops in the gallery where our show is being held. We will make cards for the Courtesy program. See the newsletter for details. There is no December Fun Shop.
After Hours: Dori Settles reported the November meeting will be held on Tuesday Nov. 18 at the Hot Shops. The plan is to meet at Hot Shops at 6:00 pm, carpool at approximately 6:10 pm to the Omaha Artists Coop in the Old Market (parking may be limited), see the current shows (about 1/2 hour) and then return to the Hot Shops. The program will be the same as what the Fun Shop will be the following day - pot luck, drinks, and creating cards for the Courtesy program.
Host: We are still seeking volunteers to help at the General meetings.
Membership: Katrina reported the membership is at 139.
Newsletter: Deadline for November newsletter is October 30th. Deadline for January is December 15th.
Web Master: Susan Stevens reported the website now has a new look and other advantages such as payments via PayPal. Check it out!
My name is Sandy Powers and, as a fellow OAI and ANAC member, I’m inviting you to join me on the ground level of an extraordinary art opportunity. I’ve been given permission to create an art program for the residents, both men and women, of the Open Door Mission (ODM) but I humbly submit I cannot do it alone. As artists, we already know the power of expressing ourselves through art; the peace, joy, vulnerability, clarity, healing, and transformation that can come from both the process and the final piece. Imagine bringing this to our neighbors-in-need at ODM! Imagine what their art might look like. Imagine the potential for healing, even change.
If you’re interested in being part of group emails and/or a few brainstorming sessions, please email me at your earliest convenience. Combining our creative gifts will result in an amazing program.
Espirit, an upscale Assisted Living Facility located at 17555 Emmet Street, is eager to have local artists show their art work. Sharon Clawson advises there are two nice long walls which are well lit. One artist would probably only use one of the walls. There is space for at least 20 pieces each wall dependent on how large the pieces. They have a handyman who will hang the art for you as long as you are present to direct where to place. They would also welcome a public reception. If interested, please contact Kristine Scott at 402.932.7300.
The theme for the Fall Art Show was "Ancestral Connections". The art was to reflect something of the artist's own ancestry, an ancient interpretation of how and where life originated, a connection to something from the past, or something more current that reminded the artist of their mom or someone from the past.
The show of 80 pieces of art entered by 51 artists was judged by Ron Sykes. He spent about one and a half hours deciding on the winners.
Ron Sykes received his B.S. in art education and his M.S. in art from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas. He taught art in public school systems in Kansas and Omaha for over 30 years, retiring in 2002. Mr. Sykes has since taught art classes at Joslyn and Metro Community College, and was a member of the Artists Cooperative Gallery for several years. His main focus has been to find ways to increase perceptual abilities in his students, by using the right hemisphere of the brain. These specific lessons help to increase drawing accuracy and creativity.
Fun Shop Follow Up: Acrylic Painting with Karen Thurlow