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October 7 - Jody King - Egg Tempera
King, who teaches art at MCC and critiqued our exhibit there last spring, will demonstrate her ancient, but still
used, medium for us this month. She finds that egg tempera has
advantages over more modern
media, although there are precautions that
need to be observed. See her in action at
p.m. at the
School, 615 N. 25th Street.
precede at 1:30 p.m. Bring
art for show and tell,
and bring visitors.
that first time visitors are free, and new members can join for $2/month
for the rest of the year. At this point, that's $4 for a regular
October 7 - Jody King - Tempera
King demonstrated the historic art of painting with egg tempera. Having
worked with colored pencil for many years, she discovered that she loved
the luminous color that can be obtained with egg tempera. She was
particularly inspired by the works of Robert Vickery.
said that for the medium, regular grocery store egg yolks are what she
uses, but goose eggs and free range chicken eggs produce a richer,
deeper color. She mixes the yolk with a very small amount of water. Then
she dips a soft
in the medium and then into some dry pigment. She paints this in layers
on clayboard, masonite painted with gesso, or, more recently, tin from
ceiling tiles. She can create texture by spattering water over the paint
with a toothbrush or sandpapering
the surface between layers of paint. She invited everyone to try
painting on her clayboard with her medium and her brilliant pigments.
displayed pendants and pins painted on tin and mounted on glass. She
donated a pin for a door prize, which was won by Ellen Foster.
Thanks to Jody for an interesting presentation, to Charleen Isbell, Judy
Franklin and Pat Blackwell for refreshments, and
to Myrl Luper, and Judy and Bill Franklin for bringing art for show and
October 8 - Senior Day at HOT Fairgrounds
Seniors (those 55
or older) may enter in any of the exhibition categories free of charge
on Monday, October 8, between 8 and 9
a.m. Judging begins at 9
and winners will be announced at 6 p.m. The art will be on exhibit
throughout the rest of the fair.
Entry is free 8 am
to noon. Use gate 5.
Parking is $5, so carpooling would be a good idea. How about calling
Bill or Judy Franklin (741-0960) if you are interested. We could meet
somewhere nearby, like the Harrison Center lot, and combine cars. If you
get there before 8, you might even be able to park free at the fair.
Unlike the regular art exhibit, seniors do NOT need to stick to the
western theme. There is no limit on the number of entries, but to keep
from overwhelming them, it might be best to take only a few.
You may enter in any of the categories, not just painting. That includes
photography, wood carving, embroidery, quilting, etc, plus foods and
whatever other categories there are. There will be only one first and
one second prize for the entire arts and crafts section. Paintings are
in competition with afghans, bird houses and such, but not with food and
whatever the other major division was. This means that winning a prize
is unlikely, but it is another chance to display your work.
October 8 - HOT Fair Senior Art Exhibit
turnout on Senior Day was disappointing. Only Bill Franklin
brought paintings. In addition, Linda Green brought embroidery and
both Linda and Bill brought photographs. And that was the entire
Senior Art Exhibit! Part of the problem was probably the poor job
done to get the information out. The Trib article just referred
you to the web site, which wasn't much help. And
the information obtained
phone proved to be inaccurate. The entry time given over the phone
(8-9) was changed to 9-10. Also, they said there would be only one
1st and one 2nd place for all of the arts and crafts, but they gave 1st
and 2nd in every sub-category. Because of that, Linda and Bill got
lots of ribbons!
regular adult art exhibit was also pretty slim, possibly due to the
restriction to western subject matter. The grand and reserve grand
champion (doesn't that sound so stock show?) paintings were nice, but no
better than that of many of our members. Next year, we'll have to
get on top of the entry information and make better use of this venue.