Please bring any donations to the November Fun Shop/Potluck, Wednesday November 19th being held at the Hot Shop. Art supplies will be gifted to the Lied Transplant Center’s Life Care Center Art Cart for patients awaiting transplants. Art Bridge also receives extra supplies for their classes. If you are unable to attend or shop for supplies a monetary donation helps to fill in areas we need or are short on.
Please place supplies in extra large ziplock bags, Crayola crayons, erasers (not novelty), pencils, sharpeners, small drawing pads, construction paper, scissors, colored pencils, markers, boxed watercolor sets (Crayola brand are best), Art how to books, mat board cut 8x10 or smaller, sets of assorted brushes and foam brushes. Thank you
We will have our combined Potluck and Fun Shop on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the 1301 Gallery at Hot Shops Art Center 1301 Nicholas Street. This is a good opportunity to see our “Ancestral Connections” show on display at Hot Shops.
Fun Shop at 9:00am Lunch at 12:00 pm
We will make cards that will be shared with the members of Omaha Artists. Any media is fine to work with. Please bring a dish to share. There is no refrigerator, but there are outlets for hot dishes. Hot water for tea and coffee, bottled water, plates, napkins and silverware will be furnished. There will be also be some ice. There will be NO luncheon meeting or Fun Shop in December.
Gracie Schroeder had a painting selected to hang in the Glenview Mansion in Rockville Maryland. The Sumie Society 2014 show, judged by Charles Chang Han-Leu. Gracie won a certificate and a cash award. The show ran from September 7 thru the 30th. Painting entered were from Canada, USA and Asia.
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.
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.
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!
Coming up in November we have two meetings. Instead of our usual fun shop or luncheon we are having a Fun Shop/Potluck on Wednesday the 19th at Hot Shops Art Center. Bring your art supplies to work on cards and a dish or dessert to share. OAI After Hours is getting together at 6pm on Tuesday, Nov. 18th to tour the Artists Cooperative Gallery, make cards at Hot Shops Art Center, and have a Potluck. Community Outreach: Every year at the November Potluck Sara Sumnick Wamsat gathers donations of art supplies and makes packets for the Lied Transplant Center’s Life Care Center Art Cart for patients awaiting transplants. Please bring any donations to the November Fun Shop/Potluck. If you are unable to attend or shop for supplies a monetary donation helps to fill in areas we need or are short on. A detailed list of items is on page 2 of the newsletter under Community Outreach or in the roster.