Minutes April 15, 2012
Art Guild of Central Texas May 20, 2012
President Gloria Meadows opened the meeting at 2:05. She reported that the
new Charter School Principal is Mrs. Gray. Gloria and Charleen Isbell met
with her regarding Art Awards and other things we are interested in doing
with the children. Gloria passed out a flyer giving the details of how the
Frank Letzler Awards were given to the students.
Gloria also announced that Frank Gutierrez has the nerve to climb the ladder
and paint the windows on the ALICO tower in our unfinished mural. Two
previous attempts simply didn't "look right" Frank and Nancy Cagle will
still have to hunt for the 4 gallon cans of paint, which she is convinced
are in the school's storerooms some place.
Linda Green offered 3 adorable kittens to one or more good homes. We learned
later she took them to Fuzzy Friends along with a small donation. The photos
will make great paintings!
Karen Groman told about the new Art Forum at 18th and Morrow, which has
studio and meeting spaces. Myrl Luper, Gloria Meadows, and Charleen Isbell
and Violet Piper all made remarks about going there. No decision was made
past having Karen find out when they are open . Nancy suggested we try to
all go and check it out.
Myrl Luper then introduced Kent Garrett, now retired from Waco ISD and
teaching at Reicher Catholic HS. While he talked, he had a slide show which
is his resume, running on the projector. He is particularly good in
Kent had us draw the "vase or faces" design as a preliminary study. After
our break, he showed us what his students did to photos they'd taken, using
PhotoShop to "mess them up," and their paintings using them. Their attitudes
towards art, each other, themselves, and life in general showed up in the
finished product. He took photos of Frank Gutierrez and Myrl Luper right
then and demonstrated in PhotoShop how to do things to photos that are
"artsy". Kent says the kids really love playing with photos AFTER they learn
to draw--which has to come first! Karen, Don Magid, and Nancy, also being
art teachers, added to his comments and kept him going on more art teacher
During our break we enjoyed each others "Show 'n' Tell " but did not vote on
Meeting adjourned about 4:30. We had a good time. Too bad we didn't have a
much larger crowd.