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May 3 - Meeting - Helpful Hints from Nancy Cagle Plus Starting Work on the
Charter School Mural
Do you now how to
Ever spray painted a background?
Do you know what "poor man's carbon paper" is?
Do you realize how important a Xerox can be in art?
Just a few of the questions Nancy will answer at our May meeting.
Besides that, we will do what we can to
get started on the Waco history mural. Members are asked to bring
drawings and/or photos of Waco history scenes so that we can get the
overall scheme worked out. Then we can organize the actual painting.
We meet at the usual time and place, Waco Charter School,
615 N 25th Street, 1:30 for refreshments and conversation, 2 for the
meeting. First time visitors free, or they join for the rest of the year
for only $14. Also, bring something for the monthly contest.
May 3 - Nancy Cagle - Tips, Mural Discussion
presented some ideas and techniques for drawing and painting, many of
were applicable to the mural which we will paint on the wall of Waco Charter
School, such as enlarging by copier. She brought many examples of her
own work. She also showed some tools which make the artist's job easier.
Among them were triangles, architects' rulers, a compass cutter, a lead
curve, and accurate color wheels. She said that computer art is fun and
very effective for professional results.
We then met with Robert Glinski, Principal of Waco
Charter School, who shared his vision for the mural. It will feature
several historical landmarks of Waco. The subjects he mentioned
Huaco Indians, a cattle drive, a kid-sized Dr. Pepper bottle, the Dr.
Pepper museum, the Cooper House, the Alico building, the courthouse, the
zoo with animals, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the mammoth site, and
Baylor University. Don Magid presented several drawings for
consideration. We will begin the mural at the end of the month.
Thanks to Nancy for her tips, those who brought ideas for
the mural, those who brought paintings for the contest and told us about
them (shown below), and to Violet Piper, Linda Green, Hilde Giles,
Bobbee Watts, and Gloria Meadows, who brought refreshments. Contest
winners were Hilde Giles, 1st; Gloria Meadows, 2nd and David
Bill Franklin Judy
Giles Charleen Isbell
Gloria Meadows Violet Piper
John Twardowski Bobbee Watts
May 14 - June 8 - Exhibit at the Carleen Bright Arboretum
We will hang the Arboretum exhibit on Thursday, May 14.
Please bring up to three paintings to the arboretum between 9 and 10
a.m. There is no theme or size limit, but paintings must not have been
exhibited at the arboretum previously. If you cannot bring them at that time,
please get someone to bring them for you, or bring them to the meeting
on May 3. Please pick your art up on June 8 between 2:30
and 3:30 p.m. Again, either pick up your works or arrange for someone to
get them for you.
The artists' reception will be Monday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Sunday was unavailable.
May 17 - Artists Reception at the Carleen Bright Arboretum
turnout was small, but the exhibit was wonderful. And even though few
saw it at the reception, many will see it during the many functions
held at the arboretum during this busy wedding season. If you missed it,
drop by and take it in before it comes down on June 8. Best to call
first, since the hall is so heavily scheduled (399-9204). Of course you
will miss the conversations and refreshments. A few of the attendees are
shown at the right and left. Below is the whole exhibit, starting at the
right of the entrance and moving around to the right.
Kay Lamb Shannon
Kay Lamb Shannon
Judy Franklin LaTrell Carroll
May 30-31 - Mural Slated to begin at Waco Charter School