Tuesday, June 12, 2012

“Exuberance!” from the Monday Morning Artists

Presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council

Friday, June 15, 2012 (6-9pm)
YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

The Monday Morning Artists (MMA) will exhibit their collective creative works at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery from June 15 through July 14.  The Monday Morning Artists are a group that meets the first Monday of each month.  As Libby Rudolf expresses, "One of the fun things about meeting as a group of individuals who create is that we can watch each other using various mediums, learning about the creative process that is unique to each individual.  We can critique each other’s work, if asked :), and perhaps come up with a more dynamic composition.”ess that is unique to each individual. We can critique each other's work, if asked :), and perhaps come up with a more dynamic composition."

Join us on Friday, June 15 at the YSAC Gallery from 6-9pm for the Opening Reception of the Monday Morning Artists’ Exuberance!  Watercolors are a primary focus of this exhibition, and drawings and other artistic genres will be represented.  The YS Woodwind Quintet will play at 7pm, and the atmosphere will be energizing.  The YSAC Gallery is now open from Wednesday to Sunday (1-4pm), except during the third week of each month. 

Five targeted community creative arts workshops will be offered by MMA members at the YSAC Gallery:

June 16 - Mary Cargan facilitates "The Water Drop" (2-3pm)
Learn the easy 5-step method for drawing the perfect shiny water drop as designed by artist Janie Gildow. Participants will get specific instruction and work with various kinds of paper. (Call Mary at 937-319-6191, $3/person, limited to 6 people.)

June 23 - Libby Rudolf facilitates "Watercolor Sketches" (2-3pm)
Learn how to do a quick sketch and then paint in watercolors, plein-air style. Play with your colors! Enjoy adding your personally painted signature to your journals, correspondence & keepsakes. (Call Libby at 937-767-1068, $10/person, limited to 6 people.)

June 30 - Yuki Hall facilitates "Watercolor Greeting Cards" (2-3pm)
Learn the creative way to make greeting cards with watercolor. No previous experience is required and all materials are provided. Each participant will go home with at least 3 original watercolor greeting cards. (Call Yuki at 937-426-7229, $10/person, limited to 6 people.)

July 7 - Ann Gayek facilitates "Nature Drawing" (2-3pm)
Learn to draw leaves and flowers in a loose and expressive manner. No drawing experience necessary. Bring your pencils, colored pencils and paper or sketchbook. (Call Ann at 937-767-1584, $10/person, limited to 6 people.)

July 14 - Rebecca Ingebo facilitates "Upper Body Massage for the Artist" (2-3pm)
Rebecca is a Licensed Massage Therapist and will bring her massage chair to the Gallery. She is a nurse and wellness educator who will demonstrate techniques to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis and thoracic outlet syndrome necessary for the upper body strength of a working artist. This will be a group lesson, so bring a partner and learn valuable self-care strategies. (Call Rebecca at 937-426-8823 or 937-266-1504, donations welcomed for the Monday Morning Artists building fees.)

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