AUGUST 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter

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DATES TO REMEMBER:
Through September 18   “Realistic Realm” by Charlotte Long continues at
the Greensburg-Hempfield Library during library hours.
August 4 – Twisted Trivia –  CANCELLED!!! due to low participation!
August 13 –  1-4pm GAC picnic at Don and Renie Pollock’s. Open to
GAC members and their guests  ONLY   RSVP
with side dish or dessert you plan to bring
Through Aug 25 – “A Collection of Works”by Jerry Scorpion continues at
the GAC Rowe Gallery, Free and open to the Public
Sept. 9  6-8pm – Opening Reception 2017 Greensburg Art Center Inaugural
Invitational,
It will continue through Oct. 20,2017
November 11 – The ART of GIFTING Opening

Picture This at the Library is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  Artist Charlotte Long is featured through September 18, 2017.  If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rose Sovyak  at sovyak@comcast.net  or 412-558-0810.

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A very special opening reception and a color catalogue will commemorate this exciting and rare grouping of works from our area’s best of the best. In order to help make this inaugural invitational exhibition a success, the Gallery Committee is seeking sponsors and advertisers for this extraordinary exhibition.
Invitational Exhibition Sponsorship Levels:
Go here to sponsor the exhibit via paypal.
Diamond    –  $ 101 – $ 500
Gold   –  $  51 – $ 100
Silver   –   $  25 – $  50

or download the Sponsorship/Advertising Form to donate or reserve advertising space in the catalogue. All sponsors will be listed, with gratitude, in the catalogue. Please help the center make this an event to remember. Deadline for Advertising and Sponsorships: August 28, 2017

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Nov 3, 4 & 5 —  9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360
($60 to GAC reserves your place, Click here)
AUGUST CLASSES
Aug.1-3, 10AM-12:00 – Wood Tattooing for ages 12-18
Aug. 7-11, 10AM-12:30PM – Fantasy and Imagination Camp for ages 7-12
Aug.17 – Design Silk Scarves with Cathy Rosensteel, 5-9:00PM, $25 includes all supplies
Aug. 17: Figure Drawing Session, Carolyn Taylor, 3rd Thursday each month, 10AM-1PM. $10
To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.
IN MEMORIAM Class If you taught or went to school in Hempfield, you probably knew the Kindergarten teacher Ina Abraham. Ina died unexpectedly this past Spring. In an effort to add to a scholarship fund in her memory, Pat Majcher is hosting a paint party August 24, 6-9:00 PM. Cost is $25 with all money going to the fund. Checks can be made to St. Michael’s Orthodox Church with “Ina Abraham” on the memo line.

ON-GOING SESSIONS
Aug. 1 : Oils with Jerry Scorpion-teens/adults, Saturdays 1-3 PM, sessions are on-going.
Aug.2 : “Wednesday Night Painters,” adults, evenings, 7-10 PM.  $4
Aug. 8 : “Paint a Masterpiece,” with Nina Stalhberg, Tuesdays 10 AM-1 PM. $18/session
Aug. 8 : Tole-painting, Rose Hastings, Tuesdays, on-going, 6-9 PM
Aug. 5 & 19 – Cast Paper with Renie Pollock, 10AM-12:30PM, $28 includes all supplies
Clay Play Open Studio Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.
Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
The clay studio will be busy with Renie’s “Clay Play” and “It’s Child’s Play”.
Welcome to Denise Moore’s      “Hand-building with Clay
Email or text Renie at reniepollock@gmail.com or 724-396-6699.

Classes and workshops have been organized and posted to the GAC website and to the Hempfield Area School District website. The schedule for Fall classes will be posted and mailed in August.  Fall classes begin in September.

Open Studios: A Valuable Investment in Your Portfolio of Art
Consider this: Greensburg Art Center is a true artistic gem in our community.  Besides being a perfect facility to accommodate many artists, it houses an invaluable resource of outstanding instructors within our classes and open studios.  A wealth of knowledge is available at one’s fingertips from teachers who have studied with notable artists throughout the country, paid for workshops to expand their skills, gleaned knowledge from study and practice, and prepare vigorously for each class or open studio they present.
A building fee $4.00 does not include payment for the valuable instruction you may be receiving in open studio sessions.  The advice and guidance you receive is well worth the entire studio fee charged.  Value and respect the experience of your instructor so generously and freely shared.  Know that nowhere else in the community can you find such a resource as our GAC instructors.  Be sure to pay the full amount of the studio fee your instructor requests at each session (once any regular class series is complete).  It is the best and fairest investment your money can buy!

GAC Education Committee

  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records.
  • DARKROOM Rental—In 2017 a DARKROOM  is available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing! 10-1pm or 1-4pm for $5   INTERESTED? Call Shirleah Kelly 412-915-0301

Winter Woodlands” Creations Contest
 Entries due ~ Oct 27, 2017
A CONTEST for 2D Art  with theme of “Winter Woodlands
To All artists entering our separate contest —(This contest is not included with “the ART of GIFTing” entry/fee) ~ You may submit 1 – 3 entries. These must be FOR SALE.
* Fee to enter is $5 for each work – i.e., $5 for one work; $10 for 2 works; $15 for 3 works. Limit ~ three entries.
**This contest is open to EVERYONE.
To enter:  Each original work should be no larger than 16×20″, including the frame.  All works must be framed, if necessary, and ready for hanging or display.   Canvas wrapped work is also acceptable.  Any medium is permitted.  Work may be realistic, abstract, or whimsical. These will be displayed on the walls in the Classroom Gallery during the Holiday 2017 Exhibition.  Prizes will be awarded. Work must illustrate the theme of  “Winter Woodlands.”

GAC Teachers: Please share this info with your classes.

More details will be posted later. Watch for more information in the GAC newsletters, on Facebook: Greensburg Art Center and on the website: www.greensburgartcenter.com.

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock
DON’T FORGET THE GAC PICNIC!!! Remember it’s Sunday, August 13 this year (not September) and it is 1-4pm. Many of you have responded but we’re still waiting to hear from others.  As a reminder, this is for GAC Members and their guests ONLY. Come enjoy the live sounds of Lovebettie and enjoy a wonderful spread of food. Who could ask for more?  The art center is providing chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Let us know what you will be bringing so we can have appropriate room for everything – and, please, let us know if your food will need chilled or heated.

  • RECOGNITION OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – We are fortunate to have several people step up to the plate to help with the huge task of setting up the display cases for our shows.  Beginning with the current Jerry Scorpion exhibit, they have cleaned cases, catalogued inventory, handled labeling, and put their creative juices in motion to create beautiful displays that invite the viewer to browse and savour the wonderful bounty of fine crafts from our Artist Market. For several days straight, they have proven themselves to be an asset to the functioning of our gallery. My sincerest thanks to Rhonda Pegg, Cindy Regina, Dee Dorundo, Denise Moore, and Sarah Hunter.  Looking forward to working with you again for the next exhibit.
  • 2017 INAUGURAL INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT -Coming soon – September 9, 6 -8 pm a show the likes of which we have never seen at GAC.  This is a grouping of artists who have rarely exhibited together making for a once in a lifetime event and we are honored to host this for our audience.  This is not to be missed.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONSto our centerMy sincerest thanks to those who find it in their hearts to make generous donations to help keep our art center alive and well: ROSE SOVYAK and ROSS POLLOCK and NANCY DALVERNY have given us a very needed boost to help underwrite our upcoming Invitational exhibit.
  • There’s always room for more help for this huge undertaking either monetarily or with the generous food contributions that we are famous for. If you’re planning on contributing food, send an email to reniepollock@gmail.com.  We will have appropriate serving trays and tools available so that our food tables will be very elegant.  For this event, we would prefer food that is bite size and does not require utensils to eat – just toothpicks at the most. Thanks so much for your cooperation in this.
  • NEW PROGRAM TO HONOR SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES AND … BEAUTIFY OUR GROUNDS. You are invited to have a living testament of your love for very special people in your lives.  Trees (and selected shrubs) will include ground markers” In Honor of”  or “In Memorium of “ for the person(s) you select. Gifts of this type will range from $75 to $350 (depending on the selected PLANT, SIZE,  and marker). Prices include stainless steel plaques and planting. More details are posted on our website.  Payments can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.  Questions? Email or text Renie at reniepollock@gmail.com or 724-396-6699.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP  –  While most of us simply admire the new trees and shrubs along the Todd School Road side of our parking lot, please remember that these plants would not survive this long, hard summer nor would our gardens be weed free without the dedication of Pat Majcher and Rose and Fred Sovyak.  We could certainly use some other volunteers for the grounds maintenance. If you could even donate a couple of hours a month it would help lessen the burden for these dedicated people.  Just let us know if you can assist on this.

More details are posted on our website.  Payments can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.  Questions? Email or text Renie at reniepollock@gmail.com or 724-396-6699.

• EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES – The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society announces its 71st Annual Aqueous International Exhibition 2017 September 30 – October 21, 2017 at the Spinning Plate Gallery Pittsburgh, PA.  For a prospectus and full exhibit information please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT 
SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING.

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARYS REQUEST
If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Monitors Rewards Program                                                                                  
Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us!  If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

Donations   —   For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal.

Giclee Printer Rick is a professional printer and photographer who does archival giclee prints.
Rick Armstrong
5142 Scenic  Road, Murrysville, PA  15668
ra@raphoto.net
Cell: 724-331-2724

FREE DRAFTING TABLE 3×5 w/Metal Base – Excellent Condition  Chuck 724-516-3067

CPR/AED
Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has behttp://www.greensburgartcenter.orgen installed in the gallery.
Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.
Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

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July 2017 Newsletter

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ROWE GALLERY Exhibitions
Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-4PM    W 10AM-7PM  SAT 1-4PM
For Classes and current information —
Check our web at
greensburgartcenter.org
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Dates to Remember:

scorpon postcard-webwidgetJuly 8 – Jerry Scorpion Opening    6-8 pm
Description:  Jerry Scorpion’s, exhibition, “Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam”(AMDG), translation, “ For the Greater Glory of God,” is the upcoming event at the Greensburg Art Center.  The exhibition runs from July 8 through August 25, 2017.  His title is chosen from the motto of the religious order of the Jesuits, a tradition that he was raised under.  Jerry’s motivation for his artwork is “classic realism”, in which it appears that the onlooker is presented with the sense that he could reach in and touch the image on the canvass.  His use of color captures the essence of the object before it is affected by shadow and light.  After this is on the canvass, he adds dark light and dark colors to make the picture come alive to the viewer.   The still-life oil paintings can be seen at the Greensburg Art Center’s Rowe Gallery, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.  For information, contact the center at 724-837-6791 or online,  www.greensburgartcenter.org.

cafe art day2July 23  Cafe Art
Jerry Scorpion will answer questions
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battle1August 4 – Twisted Trivia Night The 2nd Annual—Friday 6-9 PM. Details are on the website.Get your Trivia Team together and reserve your table now!!! Maximum 8 players per table. $20 per person $150 per table of 8.  Alcohol – BYOB, Mixers provided, Mixers, snacks, munchies and desserts will be provided.Go here to reserve now at greensburgartcenter.org via PayPal
or Download the Mail-in Form

August 13 – 1-4  pm GAC picnic at Don and Renie Pollock’s
September 9 – 2017 Invitational Opening
November 11 – The ART of GIFTING Opening

Picture This at the Library is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  Artist Charlotte Long will be featured from July 6 through September 18, 2017.    Her opening reception will be on July 7, 2017 from 5-7 PM .  This is an hour earlier to accommodate patrons who wish to attend The Summer Sounds Concert at St. Clair Park.  If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rose Sovyak  at sovyak@comcast.net  or 412-558-0810. 2016 Library

The Greensburg Art Center Announces
July 2017 Events and Class Offerings  as follows:

July 1 :    Registration for the Second Annual Twisted Trivia Contest, to be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 6-9 PM. Sign-up by July 31,2017.  For details, call the GAC at 724-837-6791.
July 7 :    Art Exhibition ,”Realistic Realm,” by Charlotte Long at the Greensburg – Hempfield Library. The reception is from 5-7pm to accommodate patrons who are planning to attend the Summer Sounds at St. Clair Park.  The reception is free and is open to the public.
July 8 :    Art Exhibition Opening Reception, “A Collection of Works,” by Jerry Scorpion, at the Rowe Gallery, adjoining the Greensburg Art Center, 6-8 PM, free and open to the public.  The exhibition runs from July 8 through August 25, 2017.
Classes:
July 1 :    Oils with Jerry-teens/ adults, Saturdays1-3PM
July 5 :    Wednesday Night Painters-adults, evenings, 7-10 PM
July 6 :    Meet the Masters! With Suzie Sparks, 2 sessions: 5-8 yrs old-1:30-3PM;  9-12yrs old 3:15-4:45 PM, July 6, 13, 20, 27.
July 6, 13, 20 Cartooning People/David Sparks, ages12-15, 1:30-3:30
July 7 :    It’s Child Play…with Clay! 5-12 yr old, two 3-day sessions,
  July 7, 14, 28,10 AM to Noon.
July 11 :    Paint a Masterpiece with Nina Stahlberg-adult, on-going, 10AM-1PM
Tole-painting with Rose Hastings-adults, Tuesdays, 6-9 PM

Later Classes/Workshops
August 17 – Silk Scarves Workshop
August 5 & 19 – Cast Paper Workshop
Nov 3, 4 & 5 —  9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360

More information, Click here)

  • August 5 & 19Cast Paper with Renie Pollock, 10AM-12:30PM, $28 includes all supplies
    •       August 17Design Silk Scarves with Cathy Rosensteel, 5-9:00PM, $25 includes all supplies
    There are children’s classes for pre-school through teen agers. We welcome Suzie and David Sparks as teachers in our children’s program. Suzanne Panchura will offer 2 camps.
    •       August 1-3, 10AM-12:00 – Wood Tattooing for ages 12-18
    •       August 7-11, 10AM-12:30PM – Fantasy and Imagination Camp for ages 7-12
    The clay studio will be busy with Renie’s “Clay Play” and “It’s Child’s Play”. Welcome to Denise Moore’s “Hand-building with Clay

Classes
Summer classes and workshops have been organized and posted to the GAC website and to the Hempfield Area School District website. Flyers were mailed May 23. Thanks for all the “helping hands” who gathered to complete this task. Members thinking of offering a class or workshop in the fall are reminded to get their proposals in by July 31.

OPEN STUDIOS

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm  Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • Figure Drawing Opportunities – Join the challenge and fun as we expand our figure drawing skills and abilities!  Each month GAC offers a costumed model to pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (starting with 5 minute poses and graduating to 20 minute ones).  A small, supportive, and inspired group will share tips and encouragement as we explore awareness of portraying the human form. Join with us, along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session. To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.
  •   Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM  is available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10   INTERESTED? Call Shirleah Kelly 412-915-0301

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock
What a weekend coming up – 

Friday July 7, 6 – 8 pm will kick off the GAC summer show schedule with our Greensburg-Hempfield Library cooperative exhibit featuring Charlotte Long. This overview of all the varied subject matter and mediums that she explores should be thoroughly impressive.  Get the good times rolling!

• And our very own Jerry Scorpion will be in the limelight as well with the Rowe Gallery exhibit with an opening reception not to be missed. Elegant décor, fabulous  food, champagne, and, above all, meticulously executed paintings to admire. Mark it on your calendar – Saturday July 8, 6 – 8 pm.

• And as far as exhibits are concerned, our INAUGURAL 2017 INVITATIONAL Saturday September 9, 6 -8 pm will be a huge undertaking on our part that should confirm our reputation as a first rate venue.  By bringing together some of our regions’ most highly regarded artists that have rarely, if ever, shown together, the Greensburg Art Center is establishing an exceptional standard that other  galleries can only envy. In order to facilitate this endeavor we are asking for your financial support either as Silver, Gold, or Diamond Sponsors or an advertisement for your business in the full color catalogue  to help underwrite this exceptional show. Ads start at $10 and sponsor levels start at $25. Details may be found on our website on the tab “Ways to Donate” or forms at the center or by contacting Renie Pollock or Bonnie Hoffman.

• CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW PLANTINGS ALONG TODD SCHOOL ROAD AT THE PARKING LOT!!!!    THIS NEW PROGRAM  HONORS  SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES AND … BEAUTIFIES OUR GROUNDS. Dogwoods, red plum trees, deer-resistant arborvitae, Goldleaf Cypress are intermingled with hydrangeas, burning bushes, while a Prairie Crabapple adorns our triangle garden in the gravel lot and a red oak serves as the crown of our sculpture garden lawn. The plaques or PHASE 1 have been ordered and should be installed soon.

• You are invited to become a part of this living testament for those you love as well in PHASE 2 of this program.   Trees (and selected shrubs) will include ground markers” In Honor of”  or “In Memory of “  or your own wording for the person(s) you select. Gifts of this type will range from $100 to $350 (depending on the selected PLANT, SIZE,  and marker). Prices include cast aluminum plaques and planting. More details are posted on our website.  Payments can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.  Questions? Email or text Renie at reniepollock@gmail.com or 724-396-6699.

  1. EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY: The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society announces its 71st Annual Aqueous International Exhibition 2017 September 30 – October 21, 2017 at the Spinning Plate Gallery Pittsburgh, PA.  For a prospectus and full exhibit information please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.
  2. EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY: Southwestern Pennsylvania Counci for the Arts announces its 22nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition at SAMA Ligonier. Submission Deadline Sept. 1st. More information at www.spcarts.org

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT 
SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING.

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARY’S REQUEST: If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Monitor’s Rewards Program: Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us!  If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

Donations   —   For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors or to donate via PayPal.

Giclee Printer Rick is a professional printer and photographer who does archival giclee prints.
Rick Armstrong  ra@raphoto.net   3629 Cal-Ken Court,  Murrysville, PA 15668,  Cell: 724-331-2724

CPR/AED
Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.
Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

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June 2017 Newsletter

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION (UPDATED)

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER…

June 11 –   Cafe Art Open House    Sunday,  from 2-4 pm.
      Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, art, tips, presentations, sharing , coffee
and cookies, and more!  Our informal program will include a discussion of
photography, beginning at 2:30 pm, by three of Art to the 9s current exhibitors
Richard Stoner             Suzanne Panchura               Shirleah Kelly.
June 12 –      Members Meeting   7 pm
June 24 –     Art to the Nines Closing
July 8 –        Jerry Scorpion Opening
August 4 –   Twisted Trivia Night  The 2nd Annual—Friday 6-9 PM.
Details/registration are on the website
or call 724 837 6791 to register)

NEW!!!   August 13GAC PICNIC at Don and Renie Pollock’s  4:30 pm

September 9 –   Invitational Opening
November 11 –   The ART of GIFTing Opening

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For Summer Classes and current information — Check our web at greensburgartcenter.org
Summer classes and workshops have been organized and posted to the GAC website and to the Hempfield Area School District website. Flyers were mailed May 23. Thanks for all the “helping hands” who gathered to complete this task. Members thinking of offering a class or workshop in the fall are reminded to get their proposals in by July 31.
“Picture This at the Library”    “Picture This at the Library” is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  The current featured artist is John Bixler and his exhibition will remain on the library walls until June 23, 2017.  Artist Charlotte Long will be featured from July 6 through September 18, 2017.   If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rosemary Sovyak  at sovyak@comcast.net  or 412-558-0810.

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARY’S REQUEST  If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Donations   —   For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…go to http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ways-to-donate/ for donations through PayPal

Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us!  If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
June 29 – Tole Painting Workshop
•     June 29 – Tole Painting “make and take” with Rose Hastings, 6-9PM, $25 includes all supplies

August 17 – Silk Scarves Workshop
•     August 17 – Design Silk Scarves with Cathy Rosensteel, 5-9:00PM, $25 includes all supplies
There are children’s classes for pre-school through teen agers. We welcome Suzie and David Sparks as teachers in our children’s program. Suzanne Panchura will offer 2 camps.

August 4 & 19 – Cast Paper Workshop
•     August 4 & 19 – Cast Paper with Renie Pollock, 10AM-12:30PM, $28 includes all supplies

Nov 3,4,5 – Tina Garrett Oil Painting Workshop Information and registration on the website 9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360 ($60 to GAC reserves your place)

August 1-3, 10AM-12:00 – Wood Tattooing for ages 12-18

August 7-11, 10AM-12:30PM – Fantasy and Imagination Camp for ages 7-12
The clay studio will be busy with Renie’s “Clay Play” and “It’s Child’s Play”. Welcome to Denise Moore’s “Hand-building with Clay

CPR/AED
Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Additional WORKSHOPS:

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm  Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Join the challenge and fun as we expand our figure drawing skills and abilities!  Each month GAC offers a costumed model to pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (starting with 5 minute poses and graduating to 20 minute ones).  A small, supportive, and inspired group will share tips and encouragement as we explore awareness of portraying the human form. Join with us, along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session.
To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

  •  Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

Volunteers

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.
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NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

NEW PROGRAM TO HONOR SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES AND … BEAUTIFY OUR GROUNDS. So far we have had a tremendous response to our new program to beautify our grounds and honor people that we love with 12 trees and shrubs donated by many of our members – SUSAN KIREN, ROSE SOVYAK, BARBARA MCDONALD, JERRY SCORPION, , NANCY DALVERNY, BOB AND PAT MAJCHER, THE CHILDREN OF RURH OHLSEN, and DON AND RENIE POLLOCK. We hope to have an official groundbreaking for the plantings by early June. The first stage of this program will begin along the perimeter of the parking lot at Todd School Road. You are invited to have a living testament of your love for very special people in your lives.  Trees (and selected shrubs) will include ground markers” In Honor of”  or “In Memorium of “ for the person(s) you select. Gifts of this type will range from $75 to $350 (depending on the selected PLANT, SIZE,  and marker). Prices include stainless steel plaques and planting. More details are posted on our website.  Payments can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.  Questions? Email or text Renie at reniepollock@gmail.com or 724-396-6699.

  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONSto our centerMy sincerest thanks to those who find it in their hearts to make generous donations to help keep our art center alive and well: DONNA  KANTORIK
  • EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES – The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society announces its 71st Annual Aqueous International Exhibition 2017 September 30 – October 21, 2017 at the Spinning Plate Gallery Pittsburgh, PA.  For a prospectus and full exhibit information please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.
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May 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Printer Friendly Newsletter

ROWE GALLERY Exhibitions
       Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-4PM    W 10AM-7PM  SAT 1-4PM

For Classes and current information —

Check our web at www.greensburgartcenter.org
Like and follow us on FACEBOOK

Important Dates

May 6         Opening of Art to the Nines 6 – 9 pm
presents nine unique visions of the world  through the
photographic eyes of nine regional photographers.
May 12-13   Barry Jeter Watercolor Workshop (More Info)        10AM-4PM
Barry Jeter web
Nov 3-5       Tina Garret Oil Painting Workshop (More Info)
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“Picture This at the Library”  a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library. The current featured artist is John Bixler and his exhibition will remain on the library walls until June 23, 2017. Artist Charlotte Long will be featured from July 6 through September 18, 2017.   If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rosemary Sovyak at sovyak@comcast.net  or 412-558-0810.                                                                                 

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARY’S REQUEST  If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Donations   —The Greensburg Art Center, again, wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Mary Ann and  Jeff Wolfe for the generous donation of artifacts for the Silent Auction. Proceeds from the sale of these will support the programs and projects planned for 2017. For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER… Visit Ways to Donate at the GAC website to support the center through memorial contributions, sponsorships for the 2017 Invitational and general unrestricted donations through PayPal. (PayPal accepts all major credit cards)

Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865. Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
Figure Drawing Opportunities – Join the challenge and fun as we expand our figure drawing skills and abilities!  Each month GAC offers a costumed model to pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (starting with 5 minute poses and graduating to 20 minute ones).  A small, supportive, and inspired group will share tips and encouragement as we explore awareness of portraying the human form. Join with us, along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session. To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call or email  Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902. If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to model, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

EDUCATION
Class and workshop proposals for summer classes were due April 30. The education committee will organize and distribute the summer class schedule by the 3rd week of May. Any teachers who still want to get involved should get in touch with Nancy, Pat or Shirleah.
GAC teachers have been helping the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library with their “Experience the Arts” program. Rose Sovyak, Shirleah Kelly, Pat Majcher and Pam Cooper have each led a class.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Young Artists plans include:
Teen Painting Classes April 1 & 8, 1-4:00 PM  Ages 7-12
Classes March 25, April 1, 8, May 6, 13, 20, 10 AM – NOON
Pre-school April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11:30 AM

TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:
May 12 & 13 — 10 AM – 4 PM – Watercolor with Barry Jeter. $150,
lunch included. Sign up at GAC’s website via PayPal.
Nov 3, 4 & 5 —  9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360
($60 to GAC reserves your place)   Sign up at GAC’s website via PayPal.

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm  Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm
    $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

Volunteers
STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

Large- tree program-webNEW PROGRAM TO HONOR SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES AND … BEAUTIFY OUR GROUNDS.  We have initiated a Memorial Tree Program (in cooperation with Wilkinson Nursery.)  The first stage of this program will begin along the perimeter of the parking lot at Todd School Road. You are invited to have a living testament of your love for very special people in your lives.  Trees (and selected shrubs) will include ground markers” In Honor of”  or “In Memorium of “ for the person(s) you select. Gifts of this type will range from $75 to $275 (depending on the selected plant and marker). More details will be posted on our website with specific plantings and marker criteria in early May. Payments can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal  via GAC’s website. Questions? Email or text Renie at reniepollock@gmail.com or 724-396-6699.

  • RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE This exhibit added greatly to the fun of our annual fundraiser Art on the Vine and art auction. To any of you who may have missed either the show or the event, my condolences, you have missed part of what makes our center so outstanding.
  • ART TO THE 9s  It looks like we’re ready for another fun show that epitomizes the range of approaches that can be found within a single medium – photography. This is so much more than just aiming a camera and pushing a button (as evidenced by the type of photos I take). Let’s all make a point of helping us to celebrate our very own specialists in this field – Gloria Gonzalez, Alexis Dillon, Richard Stoner, Bob Myers, Suzanne Panchura, Suzanne Andrews, Jim Andrews, Rose Sovyak Shirleah Kelly,
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center Gerard and June Penta, Nancy Dalverny, Peg Panasiti, and Bob Majcher have contributed to the cause  with their donations for Art on the Vine and our upcoming inaugural ”2017 Invitational” exhibit.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP – GAC couldn’t function effectively without the indispensable BONNIE HOFFMAN. It seems every time someone gets a bright idea about something to do for GAC, Bonnie gets called on to help implement it and she willingly makes it happen. THANK YOU, BONNIE. Words aren’t enough to convey our appreciation.
  • Thank you to all of our instructors who make learning about and how to create art a reality. Extra thanks to these instructors who donated their earnings this spring: Joe Schildkamp, Tom Niggel, Shirleah Kelly, Rose Sovyak, Renie Pollock, Polly O’Hara, Aline Sherwood, Jerry Scorpion, Nancy Dalverny, Pat Majcher and Dianne Pyda
  • ART ON THE VINE – It just keeps getting better and better every year!  The table layout was drastically improved with Pat Majcher’s infinitely improved design of moving 3 round food tables to each room which allowed all 10 rectangle tables to provide ample seating space compared to other years. There was a wider range of food types with the introduction of an antipasto table which was fantastic.The shrimp and crab dip seemed never ending and, of course, Don did his thing beautifully with the London Broil. Needless to say, Sand Hill berry pies are always a hit. The live music by Pat’s son-in-law Micah Nagel and his group Groove Elements was outstanding!!!  And I couldn’t get enough of the Chamboursin from Greendance Winery – it’s my new favorite. And what better way to drink it than in the stunning hand painted wine glasses that our volunteers made especially for the event. Anyone who missed this should have mark this on their calendar the first day it’s announced.

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.
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2017 April Newsletter

ROWE GALLERY Exhibitions
For Classes and current information — Check our web at
greensburgartcenter.org
Like and follow us on FACEBOOK

April 2017 Printer Friendly Version

DATES TO REMEMBER

RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE
Kutz, Jackson & Mitchell Show—through April 29 in Rowe Gallery

April 22            Art on the Vine fundraiser
May 6               Opening Reception – Art to the Nines 6-8 pm
May 12-13        Barry Jeter Watercolor Workshop
Nov 3-5            Tina Garret Oil Painting Workshop

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERSIf you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

“Picture This at the Library”   “Picture This at the Library” Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library.  The upcoming featured artist is John Bixler.   John’s  exhibit  An Abstract Beginning opens on March 31, 2017 through June 23, 2017; Opening Reception  is April 7, 2017 from 6-8 PM. Hope to see you there! A call goes out to artists for the 2018 season.  If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rosemary Sovyak— the GAC-Library liaison at:    sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING. 

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities!  Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.   Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege.  Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form. Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month— from 10:00 to 1:00.   The fee is just $10 for the entire session. If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to model,  please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARY’S REQUEST If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Donations   The Greensburg Art Center wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Mary Ann and Jeff Wolfe for the generous donation of artifacts for the Silent Auction that is currently be held at the center.  Proceeds from the sale of these will support the programs and projects planned for 2017.  The Silent Auction continues until April 22, 2017, culminating at the conclusion of Art on the Vine.  Get to the center and place your bids for these and the artwork on display in the classroom!

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal. or go to the GoFundMe site to donate.

Monitor’s Rewards Program     Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

April 4, 11, 18, from 6-8PM   Making B/W
Photographic Prints with Jim Andrews
April 25 & May 2 from 6-8PM
Developing B/W Photographic Film with Jim Andrews

Young Artists plans include: Teen Painting Classes April 1 & 8, 1-4:00 PM
Ages 7-12 Classes March 25, April 1, 8, May 6, 13, 20, 10 AM – NOON Pre-school April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11:30 AM

TEACHER PROPOSALS FOR SUMMER CLASSES, CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS ARE DUE APRIL 30.

Brian McCall, Artist’s Opening Reception & Ellsworth Ave First Friday ArtWalk April 7, 5:30-8:30pm Live music Jessie Wills, John Loverti & Nelson Harrison Light refreshments,  Show runs April 7 – 29  A Porcupine in Pittsburgh! is a solo exhibition by Greensburg based artist, Brian McCall. McCall captures landmarks of Pittsburgh with his lively watercolor illustrations and pairs them with his signature polystyrene sculptures, depicting wild animals indigenous to regions far from Western PA.

The Greensburg Art Center is hosting our Annual Wine and Food Paring Event

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This year’s Theme,  “A Garden of Tasteful Delights,” will feature foods from various categories that will be paired with the appropriate wine selection from the wine cellar of Greendance  Winery. Dessert will be served by Sand Hill Berries and is included in the price of the ticket, $50 per person.

A Silent-Auction of original artwork will be on-going during the festivities. Each guest will receive a hand-painted wine glass as their vessel for a delightful evening of wine-tasting, food, art, music and fun. To register by mail, send checks ($50/person) and list of guest(s) in your party to: Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

For more information, please contact the Greensburg Art Center at 724-837-6791.

 TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

May 12 & 13 — 10 AM – 4 PM – Watercolor with Barry Jeter. $150, lunch included.

Nov 3, 4 & 5 —  9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360 ($60 to GAC reserves your place)

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
    Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • Figure Drawing Opportunities – Join the challenge and fun as we expand our figure drawing skills and abilities!  Each month GAC offers a costumed model to pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (starting with 5 minute poses and graduating to 20 minute ones). A small, supportive, and inspired group will share tips and encouragement as we explore awareness of portraying the human form. Join with us, along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session. To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.
  • Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental. Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

 NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  •  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF CONNECTIONSThe popular prizes for this exciting show were Gloria Gonzalez with First Prize, Doreen Currie with Second Prize, and Sarah Hunter with Third Prize! So nice to see that we have some new faces in our prize categories as well as our tried and true friends.
  • RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE What an opening! It was so stimulating to see the abundance of talent, not only with our featured artists, but also with their other relatives – Barbara Jackson, mother to both Kevin and Sandy and  Charles Jackson, father of Sandy and uncle to Eddie Mitchell.  The homage to these two artists is well-deserved. Definitely this show ranks as one of the most sensory stimulating exhibits at GAC. The opening was supplemented with music playing  from the debut release of Kevin’s CD “Airship” which he wrote and fiddled his way through as well as a video loop from the ongoing documentary “After the Fire” (sans sound) that my son Curtis has been working on as a passion project in honor of Kevin and his work.  And who could have predicted the impact of seeing the versatility of medium and approach  that Sandy displayed with her works all shown together. Wow! And it is a joy to welcome Eddie Mitchell to our GAC family with his technically riveting images of clouds, shadows, and color! Superlative! All this combined with our perennial favorite Kevin Kutz makes this a can’t miss exhibit.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center  –  Joe D’Alesandro (and his family) – the gift that keeps on giving as they continue to help groom our grounds well beyond the initial Eagle Scout commitment he made of installing our green space in our parking lot.  What an outstanding example of the younger generation (and the parents who raised him). Thank you all!

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.

 

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March 2017 Newsletter

March 5 & 6    FRAMING SESSIONS FOR ART ON THE VINE ARTWORK
March 9           ART ON THE VINE ART DONATIONS ARE DUE

March 18         Opening of Kutz, Jackson & Mitchell Show
April 22            Art on the Vine fundraiser (Register online)
May 6               Opening of Art to the Nines
May 12-13         Barry Jeter Watercolor Workshop
Nov 3-5            Tina Garret Oil Painting Workshop

 

Congratulations to the winners of the
People’s Choice Prizes
in the GAC Membership’s
CONNECTIONS Exhibition
prizeWinners

newsletterClick here to purchase ART ON THE VINE tickets online

Volunteers
STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup, set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

“Picture This at the Library”  Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library. The current exhibit, “Art Retrospective” features work by local artist Tom Niggel. Tom’s interpretation of local scenes, icons and still-life works will be on display through March 17, 2017.   The upcoming featured artist is John Bixler.   John’s  exhibit begins on March 31,2017 through June 23,2017, opening reception April 7, 2017. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rosemary Sovyak ,GAC Library liaison at: sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822. Tom Niggel: Art Retrospective, Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library, 237 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg PA.  Through March 10, 2017

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities!  Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.   Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege.  Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form.
Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00 for that purpose.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session.
To participate, if you would like to model, or  if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARY’S REQUEST: If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Donations For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Monitor’s Rewards Program:  Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.  Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
Young Artists plans include: Teen Painting Classes April 1 & 8, 1-4:00 PM
Ages 7-12 Classes March 25, April 1, 8, May 6, 13, 20,
10 AM – NOON Pre-school April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11:30 AM
TEACHER PROPOSALS FOR SUMMER CLASSES,
CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS ARE DUE APRIL 30
.

Click here for Spring 2017 Scheduel/Registration

TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:
May 12 & 13 — 10 AM – 4 PM – Watercolor with Barry Jeter. $150, lunch included.
Early Bird Registration, click here

Nov 3, 4 & 5 —  9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360
($60 to GAC reserves your place, Click here)

Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm

  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thursday,  10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  •   Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • The CONNECTIONS exhibit was a real boost to our bottom line which is unusual for the late winter time slot. We can thank Ken Cutway for his donation of the components of his installation which turned out to be great sellers and a welcome change of presentation for our gallery.
  • DONATIONS FOR ART ON THE VINE.  Art donations for Art on the Vine are being received on the 2 desks on the right by the chalkboard in the classroom. UNFRAMED PIECES – if you are willing to let me crop or mat as needed we can use our cache of donated frames. Unframed work due by March 4 at 4 pm to allow me time to coordinate art with frames and mats for the framing sessions on Sunday March 5,  10 am – 4 pm and Monday March 6, Noon – 5 pm. Volunteers welcome to help – LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. AOTV FRAMED DONATIONS are due no later than March 9 so that AOTV will be installed and on display for  RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE opening.
  • Speaking of which, RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE – This FANTASTIC, FUN, and a little bit FUNKY exhibit will be enlivened by a CD entitled “Air Ship.” This is a  reference to the old Ship Hotel near Bedford and our very own Kevin Kutz wrote much of the music himself and designed the cover. This event will be the official release of this CD and copies of it will be available for purchase for all of you Kevin fans. 
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP. John Bixler has been busy relentlessly getting to the bottom of kiln woes first and then investigating how to get our new slab roller operational.  After much back and forth with parts suppliers for both, the clay studio should be back in the handbuilding business by the beginning of Clay Play.
  • OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY  to our wonderful friend of the center, ever-faithful monitor every Saturday, terrific painter, and all-around good guy Jerry Scorpion who lost his father recently. We love you!
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONSto our center  – Mary Briggs has donated a Randall Kick Wheel for our clay studio.  Joetta Gibson, Barry Premosis, Carolyn McCullough, Betty Hammer, and Ann Gravelle also recently made miscellaneous financial donations to GAC to bolster our winter season.
  • Exhibit opportunity – “Smalltown Spotlight” a collaborative exhibit with Seton Hill and our local art community. We are invited to get details and submit digital entries by email to:    d.giroux@setonhill.edu

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FEBRUARY 2017 Newsletter

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CONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S Exhibition-through Feb 24
Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefiting GAC. This opening was a huge success with great attendance and sales. Thanks to all who made it happen. Thanks especially to Ken for donating his work for the benefit of the club.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 February 11     IDD Awareness Day at GAC
February 18     Alternate Date for IDD
March 18           Opening of Kutz, Jackson & Mitchell Show
April 22             Art on the Vine fundraiser
May 6                 Opening of Art to the Nines
May 12-13
         Barry Jeter Watercolor Workshop
Nov 3-5             Tina Garret Oil Painting Workshop

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup, set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb lad
ders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

Picture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library. The first exhibit of 2017 features works by local artist Tom Niggel. The public was invited to a free reception at the library January 27, 2017 6-8:00 PM. Tom’s interpretation of local scenes and still life will be on display through February. Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak, the GAC-Library liaison at:  sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

 Orange is NOT the new Pink
Tom Niggel: Art Retrospective       Through March 10, 2017
Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library
237 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg PA
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Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.          

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities! Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.  Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege. Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form.

Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00 for that purpose. The fee is just $10 for the entire session.

To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

DONATIONS For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Thanks to the following for their donations this month:
Sue White, Ken Cutway and Fran Lynch

Monitor’s Rewards Program Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

EDUCATION The deadline for teacher class proposals for spring classes was January 31. Class flyers will be assembled and mailed on February 21. Volunteers are needed to help. Spring classes will begin in March.

Young Artists plans include:
Teen Painting Classes April 1 & 8, 1-4:00 PM
Ages 7-12 Classes March 25, April 1, 8, May 6, 13, 20, 10 AM – NOON Pre-school April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11:30 AM

2 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

May 12 & 13 — 10 AM – 4 PM – Watercolor with Barry Jeter. $150, lunch included.
Nov 3, 4 & 5 — 9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360 ($60 to GAC reserves your place)

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thursday, 10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  • •Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental. Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person. Supplies are NOT! Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • WOW! Apparently I missed a spectacular opening reception for the CONNECTIONS exhibit. Too busy changing diapers in Austin to be there in person, but I’m really looking forward to seeing it when I get back. Everyone will have to fill me in on the highlights of the opening day and show me their photos of the big day. Sounds like a FABULOUS way to kick off the gallery season for GAC! Kudos to the hardworking chairs of this complex endeavor – Sue Pollins and Pat Majcher. And heartfelt thanks for the dedicated assistance of Tom Niggel, Bonnie Hoffman, Sue Kiren, Cheryl Kirsch, Cathy Rosensteel, and Rose Sovyak. And of course, much appreciation to Ken Cutway whose installation pieces were the inspiration for this exhibit!
  • DONATIONS FOR ART ON THE VINE We encourage our members to consider donating a piece or two of your art to our major fundraiser of the year. Works can already be framed or, if unframed, we will make an effort to mat and frame as many as possible on a first come, first served basis if received no later than Wednesday March 1, 6 pm where an area will be designated BEGINNING FEBRUARY 13 for ALL donated works. Please realize that adequate time will be necessary to gather appropriate materials together for the 2 framing sessions I will be conducting at the center – Sunday March 5 from 10 am – 4 pm and Monday March 6 noon – 5 pm. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated on those 2 days so that we can get a framing assembly line going. Refreshments will be provided. Framed pieces can be received from February 13 through March 13, 6:45 pm immediately prior to our Membership meeting at 7 pm.mid March. Please do not exceed 20” in any direction for the final FRAMED SIZE. TIMING IS CRUCIAL, AS THESE AUCTION PIECES WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE CLASSROOM FOR THE RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE OPENING ON MARCH 18.
  • Speaking of which, RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE , our upcoming exhibit scheduled for Saturday March 18 through Friday April 21, should be an exceptional show featuring Kevin Kutz, his sister Sandy Jackson, and their cousin Eddie Mitchell (whose work is new to our area). I think we’ll definitely see that talent runs in this family big time.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP Our Education Committee has been working intently while the rest of us have been enjoying a little break from GAC. Nancy Dalverny has been keeping me updated on the progress of our IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Awareness event on February 11 which she coordinates every year with Alison Relick, Consumer Advocacy Director of Passavant Homes, and the Seton Hill Art Therapy program. This outreach is an important part of what makes the Greensburg Art Center so special because of its interaction with underserved segments of the community. Pat Majcher has also been very busy coordinating the scheduling and putting together GAC’s spring education calendar with classes and workshops and the subsequent flyer available to the public. Whew! Lots of work.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center Fran Lynch has gifted our Capital Fund with a generous donation to help us reach our goal of becoming self-sufficient for future major maintenance investments in our facility so that we may continue to provide a first class venue for all of our classes, workshops, special events for home schoolers, field trips, sessions for area nursing homes and IDD patrons, quality exhibitions, and other art related activities for anyone who has an interest in art at any level.

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January 2017 Newsletter

IN THE ROWE GALLERY
CONNECTIONS
Sunday, Jan 22 – Feb 24
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January  6       Deadline for registration to CONNECTIONS (Members Show)
January 22      CONNECTIONS Opening Reception (Sunday) 4-6 pm
January 27      Tom Niggel      Orange is NOT the New Pink
                            Opening Reception… 6-8 PM (Friday)
at Greensburg Hempfield Area Library                       
January 31      Class Proposal Forms for Spring classes are due

tinkertoys-newsCONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S EXHIBITION-January 22-Feb 24
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4-6:00 PM  Exhibitions are FREE to the Public Connections are relationships between people, places and things, ideas and more. Use your creative skills to express these links. Interpretation is wide open. Let your ideas become part of our dialogue. Join the conversation. Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefitting GAC. Reserve space for your work by sending your entry form and $15 entry fee to Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Register on line at www.greensburgartcenter.org by Friday, January 6.  Hand deliver your work Friday, January 13  1-4 Saturday, January 14  1-4, Pick up your work Friday, February 25  1-4, Saturday, February 26  10-1
EDUCATION  The deadline for teacher class proposals for spring classes is January 31. Class flyers will be assembled and mailed in February, Spring classes will begin in March.

img_1206-smPicture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library. The first exhibit in 2017 is “Orange in NOT the new Pink” by Tom Niggel. The opening reception for this show is Friday, January 27, 6-8:00 PM at the library. Tom’s interpretation of local scenes and still life will be on display until February.  Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak , the GAC-Library liaison at sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.
STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities!  Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.   Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege.  Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form. Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00 for that purpose.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session. To participate, if you would like to model, or  if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

DONATIONS  For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Monitor’s Rewards Program: Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/
pulldown menu under “Welcome”

2016 NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2017 – 2018 – At the November Membership meeting, the officers elected were as follows: President – Renie Pollock, Vice President – Sue Kiren, Treasurer – Pat Majcher, Board Secretary – Shirleah Kelly, Corresponding Secretary – Mary Ann Calabrase, Members-at-Large – Cathy Rosensteel, Gloria Gonzalez, and Rose Sovyak.
  • REMINDER –  WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  www.greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • OUR MEMBERS IN EXHIBITION –  Our own Joe Schildkamp and Doreen Currie are prizewinners at the current Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 21st Annual Exhibit at SAMA in Ligonier.  Also represented are Suzanne Andrews, Ken Cutway, Karen Ferrick, Gloria Gonzalez, Bonnie Hoffman, Sue Pollins, Shirleah Kelly, Marcia Koynok, Tami Louco, Pat Majcher Suzanne Panchura, Pam Cooper, Richard Stoner, Eileen Sudzina, Helen Thorne, and Doris Wood.  We are fortunate to have so much talent in our membership.  Furthermore, Joe Schildkamp had a piece selected for the Latrobe Art Gala and was ultimately purchased.  Gordon Sarti is represented in the East Suburban Artist League at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery from December 2 – 30, 2016 and at the Penn Art Association Holiday Sale for the month of December at the Penn Hills Library.  . My apologies for any names that I may have omitted. I would appreciate input from all of our members to make certain that I recognize everyone in our regional exhibits.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thursday,  10AM – 1PM, $10.00
Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: email Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

Year in Review
2017 NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • WOW! We made it through another year and it had some spectacular moments!!!Our Art on the Vine gets better and better every year and plans are already in the works for the April 22, 2017 fabulous major fundraiser. Those of you who have never attended have no idea what you’re missing. Be sure and reserve your space as soon as reservations are available because it’s become increasingly more popular and spaces are limited. The food tables and their appropriate Greendance  wines are only exceeded by the Sand Hill Berries desserts you will feast on as you decide what to bid on from our mini art auction. We also encourage our members to consider donating a piece or two of your art to this event. We would like to have your donations by mid March where an area will be designated for these works. Please do not exceed 20” in any direction.
  • Our Rhythms exhibit this summer kicked off our new effort to incorporate live music with all of our exhibit openings and utilize our new outside deck and lawn spaces whenever possible to add to the festive spirit of receptions. It was a really spectacular celebration of art.
  • A super fun evening was had by all who attended our Trivia Night contest and food fest and many of us found out how little we really know about things around us, including art related questions that really made us think. It was challenging and a totally different type of experience for GAC.
  • AND NEXT YEAR SHOULD BE EVEN BETTER.  WE’RE ALL WORKING HARD TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT EVERYTHING AT THE CENTER OPERATES MORE SMOOTHLY THAN THE YEAR BEFORE AND THAT WE CAN SURPRISE YOU WITH MORE FUN AND ART RELATED ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, AND WORKSHOPS TO SURPASS
  • EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST.  MAKE SURE YOU CHECK US OUT!
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP-  While most of us are taking a break from our GAC volunteer activities, Joe Schildkamp and John Bixler have been very busy as they fine tune our dark room equipment and studio needs for the upcoming photography workshops that Jim Andrews will be teaching this spring.  Ultimately the darkroom will be used in conjunction with printmaking sessions and printing photographs on clay for some really exciting classes.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS  to our center – Our dear friend of the center, Ron Korczynski has donated a slab roller to our clay studio and Mary Briggs is also gifting us with another potter’s wheel.  Many members of Clay Play have worked on organizing the studio into a more workable format for a bigger and better 2017. Refinement of glazes and new formulas promise even more satisfying products for next year.

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December 2016 Newsletter

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IMPORTANT DATES

December 4            Art A La Mode (2-4:00)
December 10          Frame that Special Piece, presented by Renie Pollock
December 12          Christmas Party (see below)
December 18          Snowflake Showcase Last Chance Sales (1 – 4 pm)
December 21           Pick-up Snowflake Showcase. 10 am – 7 pm
January 22               “Connections” Members Show (see below)
Opening Reception 4-6 pm   —   Through Feb 24

Nov 5 – Dec 22     CLASSROOM   Eileen Sudzina

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

Snowflake Showcase 2016 – December 4, Art a la Mode; Last Chance Shopping, Dec 18;  Pick up Dec 21, 10 am–7 pm

CONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S Exhibition-January 22-Feb 24. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 22, 2017

4-6:00 PM. Connections are relationships between people, places and things, ideas and more. Use your creative skills to express these links. Interpretation is wide open. Let your ideas become part of our dialogue. Join the conversation. Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefitting GAC. Reserve space for your work by sending your entry form and $15 entry fee to Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Register on line at www.greensburgartcenter.org by Friday, January 6 Hand deliver your work Friday, January 13  1-4 Saturday, January 14  1-4, Pick up your work Friday, February 25  1-4, Saturday, February 26  10-1

CHRISTMAS PARTY The annual Greensburg Art Club Christmas Party will be Monday, December 12. RSVP here5:00 – shopping at the Snowflake Showcase
6:00 – covered dish dinner
7:00 – entertainment
Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank ( instead of a grab bag). Details are available at the center or on our web site. Hope to see you there!

EDUCATION  A special workshop presented by Renie Pollock titled “FRAME THAT SPECIAL PIECE” will be presented Saturday, December 19. Check the class flyer/website for details. Open Studios for Wednesday Night Painters, Tole Painters, Nina Stahlberg’s oil painters, Live Figure Sessions and Jerry Scorpion’s Painting on Saturdays continue throughout the fall. Pamela Cooper continues to be available for birthday parties and “paint and sip” parties. All information about these and other classes is available on the GAC website and in the paper flyers at the center. The deadline for teacher proposals for the spring classes is January 31.

SAVE THE DATE  The 4th annual fundraiser “Art on the Vine” will be Saturday, April 22, 2017.

DONATION CHALLENGE Thanks to the generosity of Rebecca Gardner, Margaret Farrah, Mary Ann Calabrase, Rose Sovyak, Pat Majcher, Nancy Dalverny, Shirleah Kelly and Arlene Kendra we have paid for the installation of the new sign in the triangle on Humphrey Road. Other donations this month are from Joe Schildkamp, Nancy Galm, Nancy Duarte and Kay Rowe. Linda and Denny Frye  Thank you!!!

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

GAC ARTISTS ON THE TOWN The following artists displayed their work in Greensburg for the Art & Shopping Crawl November 26.Sue Pollins, Gloria Gonzalez, Dar DeJesus, Joni Rozell, Janice Decker, Tami Krusper, Joe Schildkamp, Pat Majcher and Shirleah Kelly. Shoppers were also invited to Greensburg Art Center as a stop on their “crawl”. These artists will display their work in the Greensburg Howard Hannah Realty office. Eileen Sudzina, Bill Hoffman, Jerry Scorpion, Doreen Currie and Cathy Rosensteel  Thanks to all for their participation

“Picture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  We have completed another successful year.  Congratulatory and appreciative expressions are extended to the 2016 exhibitors. They include: Gordon Sarti, Eileen Sudzina, Lee Klingenberg, Gloria Gonzales, and Pamela Cooper. The library staff and patrons were very excited about each exhibit and extend their thanks to these artists for all of the hard work and creative efforts that went into the exhibitions. The agenda for next year’s exhibition is being set. Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak , the GAC-Library liason at:   sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course).
These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 1 pm.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865. Monitor Schedule now on the web 

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT BUYING SERVE 2 PURPOSES BY USING AMAZON SMILE Your purchases will put money in GAC’s checking account. Even if you initially enter under amazon.com, when you set up an account designating GREENSBURG ART CLUB  as your charity through Amazon Smile, your cart will automatically be transferred from Amazon to Amazon Smile and the credits will go to GAC.  You couldn’t ask for a simpler way to help support  our wonderful organization.
  • YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2017 – 2018 At the November Membership meeting, the officers elected were as follows: President – Renie Pollock, Vice President – Sue Kiren, Treasurer – Pat Majcher, Board Secretary – Shirleah Kelly, Corresponding Secretary – Mary Ann Calabrase, Members-at-Large – Cathy Rosensteel, Gloria Gonzalez, and Rose Sovyak. This will be the last term I intend to serve as I will be in Austin more often to be with my first grandson.  I believe I have accomplished most of my goals in this role with the remaining few to be achieved in the next 2 years.  I have been proud to represent this wonderful organization and will remain devoted to GAC, but as a supporter for the vision of our next President.  I am extremely grateful to all of you who have supported me in my efforts for the center.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP Bonnie Hoffman has risen to the task of putting together this monthly newsletter for nearly a decade (no easy accomplishment) and that job will now be in the capable hands of Shirleah Kelly. It’s truly been a blessing for us to have Bonnie handling this, our website, juried show entries and program books, many of our invitation designs, and all kinds of miscellaneous computer responsibilities while juggling similar responsibilities for other arts organizations and her church! Whew!!! I’m sure she needs a bit of a break and we are grateful that Shirleah has risen to the occasion.
  • Pat Majcher is leading the way with the help of Mary Ann Calabrase, Donna Rhodes, Rose Sovyak, Sandy Stoner, Shirleah Kelly, Nancy Waitkus, Sue White, and Barb Wieser to another successful GAC Christmas party on Monday December 12 kicking off the night with a shopping spree for all at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm, and fun and karaoke led by Kathy Hewston and her daughter afterwards. These ladies really know how to make a good time. Covered dishes are assigned by the first letter in your surname.  Instead of a grab bag gift, we are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center – There is no end to the generosity of our dear friend, KAY ROWE, who has made a significant donation to our capital fund to lead the way to self-sufficiency in the event of the inevitable capital investments required by ownership of our own facility.  We’ve got the general maintenance pretty much to where it needs to be and we hope to have this capital fund well on its way to being fully funded by the end of 2018.  Once the GoFundMe campaign kicks in that Joe Schildkamp, Rose Sovyak, and Alice O’Brien have been working on so diligently and others come forward as circumstances permit (In Memorium gifts, end-of-year tax deductible donations, or random acts of kindness) we should be in good shape.  LINDA AND DENNY FRYE have made a donation to GAC in memorium for Ken White’s mother who recently passed away. This is  a lovely way to honor someone special. In other areas, several members came in to save the day on donating money to cover the money needed to pay for our new sign in the triangle of land by the Sunoco station.  These donors include REBECCA GARDNER, MARGARET FARRAH, ROSE AND FRED SOVYAK, PAT AND BOB MAJCHER, NANCY DALVERNY, SHIRLEAH KELLY, and MARY ANN CALABRASE.  Additional donations would be appreciated to cover the maintenance costs on our beloved paint tube sign so we can start the new year off right.
  • REMINDER WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • OUR MEMBERS IN EXHIBITION – Our own Joe Schildkamp and Doreen Currie are prizewinners at the current Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 21st Annual Exhibit at SAMA in Ligonier.  Also represented are Suzanne Andrews, Ken Cutway, Karen Ferrick, Gloria Gonzalez, Bonnie Hoffman, Sue Pollins, Shirleah Kelly, Marcia Koynok, Tami Louco, Pat Majcher Suzanne Panchura, Pam Cooper, Richard Stoner, Eileen Sudzina, Helen Thorne, and Doris WoodWe are fortunate to have so much talent in our membership.  Furthermore, Joe Schildkamp had a piece selected for the Latrobe Art Gala and was ultimately purchased.  Gordon Sarti is represented in the East Suburban Artist League at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery from December 2 – 30, 2016 and at the Penn Art Association Holiday Sale for the month of December at the Penn Hills Library.  . My apologies for any names that I may have omitted. I would appreciate input from all of our members to make certain that I recognize everyone in our regional exhibits.

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.

Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 2016 Newsletter

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IN THE ROWE GALLERY:

widget-2016 Snowflake invitation 8-21-16Snowflake Showcase  Nov 5 – Dec 22
Opening Reception Nov 5,  6-8 pm

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Jan 22 – Feb 24, 2017
Opening Jan 22, 2-4pm

 CLASSROOM Nov 5 – Dec 22
Eileen Sudzina

IMPORTANT DATES

November 5           Snowflake Showcase Opening (6 -8pm)
November 14         Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00)
November 11 & 18 Stained Glass Workshops
December 4            Art A La Mode (2-4:00)
December 10          Framing Workshop with Renie
December 12          Christmas Party
December 18          Snowflake Showcase Last Chance Sales (1 – 4 pm)
December 21           Pick-up Snowflake Showcase. 10 am – 7 pm
January 22               “Connections” Members Show (see below)
Opening Reception 4-6 pm    (Through Feb 24)

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

thSnowflake Showcase 2016 — Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Please watch for the prospectus and important dates to be announced for this exhibition. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme. Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 21, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information.. Pick up Dec 21, 10 am – 7 pm

tinkertoys-newsCONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S ExhibitionJanuary 22-Feb 24. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 22, 2017 4-6:00 PM. Connections are relationships between people, places and things, ideas and more. Use your creative skills to express these links. Interpretation is wide open. Let your ideas become part of our dialogue. Join the conversation. Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefitting GAC. Reserve space for your work by sending your entry form and $15 entry fee to Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Register on line at www.greensburgartcenter.org by Friday, January 6 Hand deliver your work Friday, January 13  1-4 Saturday, January 14  1-4, Pick up your work Friday, February 25  1-4, Saturday, February 26  10-1

EDUCATION  The “Doll House Figure Workshop” has been cancelled. The children’s classes for ages 7-12 conclude with  “Let’s Create Nov 12 & 19. Pre-school  classes continue Nov 2, 9 and 16. Clay Play on Wednesday evenings continues through Nov 23. Open Studios for Wednesday Night Painters, Tole Painters, Nina Stahlberg’s oil painters, Live Figure Sessions and Jerry Scorpion’s Painting on Saturdays continue throughout the fall. Pamela Cooper continues to be available for birthday parties and “paint and sip” parties. All information about these and other classes is available on the GAC website and in the paper flyers at the center.

DONATION CHALLENGE An anonymous and generous member has pledged $250 in matching funds to install a “Greensburg Art Center” sign in the triangle on Humphrey Road. The total cost of the project is $500. Additional members have pledged a total of $145 so far, leaving $105 to go. Sign up at the center to add to this amount.

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ncEKRE7AiSTANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

“Picture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  We have completed another successful year.  The Current exhibit, “People, Places and Things,” is presented by Pamela Cooper. The exhibit, hung on a Walker system donated by the Art Center, graces the newly painted walls until November 30,2016. Congratulatory and appreciative expressions are extended to the 2016 exhibitors. They include: Gordon Sarti, Eileen Sudzina, Lee Klingenberg, Gloria Gonzales, and Pamela Cooper. The library staff and patrons were very excited about each exhibit and extend their thanks to these artists for all of the hard work and creative efforts that went into the exhibitions. The agenda for next year’s exhibition is being set. Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak , the GAC-Library liason at:   sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

Condolences to Sandra Jackson and Family. Most of you know Sandra Jackson, long time member of GAC, monitor, and artist, and her brother, prolific and noted local painter, Kevin Kutz.  Most of us don’t realize that her mother, Barbara, and their father, Charles, were dedicated artists and have both recently passed away. Charles Jackson was a highly prolific artist in the Pittsburgh area.  During a recent open house that was held at his house/studio on the Northside, friends and family were able to view the vast creative works of his long and eclectic life. His accomplishments as painter, pilot, poet, sculptor, father, and grandfather were honored. Our sympathy goes out to the entire family on the loss of Charles M. Jackson (view his website at chasmj.com).

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

art100Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course). These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 1 pm.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

 

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  •  THE GAC IS HONORED BY THE CALIBRE OF ARTISTS WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED THEIR EXHIBIT 115 YEARS OF PAINTING, JOLENE JOYNER, JONELLE SUMMERFIELD, DOREEN CURRIE AND BARBARA KERN BUSH AND OUR NEWEST EXHIBIT FOR THE LIBRARY/GAC JOINT EXHIBIT FEATURING PAM COOPER. We can all be proud of  how we all pull together to solicit the artists, install the shows, and  support our regional artists – all as volunteers!!!  It’s incredible that we have maintained such consistency in bringing top notch presentations to our community.
  • REMINDER WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • THE ELECTIONS FOR OUR NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD IS SCHEDULED FOR OUR NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 AT 7 PM. – All active members are eligible to vote. Currently, we have MARY ANN CALABRASE  nominated for Corresponding Secretary and ROSE SOVYAK for our 3rd Member-at-Large. All other offices are open to nominations as well, although our current board has agreed to continue in their positions if no other candidates choose to run.  It is very important that as many of you as possible take part in this process.  This is YOUR GAC!
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP Once again, John Bixler and Joe Schildkamp are working on the issues at the center involving our phone lines and the Rampart fire alarm system.  Many of you have been at the center as the alarm system chirps incessantly despite frequent resets, but it seems like our intrepid Facilities Committee has finally conquered this issue.  And speaking of committees, the Gallery Committee is grateful to Cheryl Kirsch for undertaking the management of the biggest gallery event of the year – Snowflake Showcase. The work for this show is phenomenal and I personally congratulate her and the full committee for this tremendous effort.
  • Finally a special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center REBECCA GARDNER has initiated a challenge to other supporters to match donations for our signage for the center. The sign that will replace the Eastwood Garden Club in the triangle of land near the Sunoco station intersection has been approved and is in production.  Matching funds will also be needed for the paint tubes sign on our grounds which is scheduled to be repainted by our own Brian McCall, its creator.  Donors to these causes include PEGGY FARRAH and MARY ELLEN RANERI.  Also, our Education program is is grateful to NANCY DALVERNY  who has graciously taught the Let’s Draw segment of our children’s classes while GLORIA GONZALEZ, ALINE SHERWOOD, AND POLLY O’HARA have stepped in to take my place while I’ve been unable to work with my Clay Play classes..  It’s this kind of generosity that keeps our center going.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all.

 

 

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