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MARCH 2012- NEWSLETTER
Pictured above are the portrait artists Ron Marvin
(left) & Ron Reed (right) with Paul Shann (center) our website administrator
"Painting with the Veterans" - Instructors Needed
By: Colleen Ward, Art Guild President
Many of the Veterans who attend this workshop suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder or similar injuries. Many times, art is new to them or is a fond memory
from younger, happier days. We need volunteers who are willing to spend 2 hours
in front of the class, painting and teaching. The group needs to be guided through a painting.
We are asking for volunteers to teach just one class. If you enjoy the experience as I have,
you may wish to volunteer for more classes. So please check your calendars for the 4th Thursday
of the month, Sept-May, this year and next, and give us a call.
To volunteer, contact Colleen Ward, 343-0448, Peter Garino, 345-4150,
or Kathy Vanasse, 422-6577 or send an e-mail to:
The next "Painting with the Veterans" is Thursday, March 22nd, 10am-noon at TI City Hall.
"Ye Olde Workshoppe"
Painting Exchange Date & Time:
Thursday, March 1st, 9am 1pm
Treasure Island City Hall
The March Show is our annual Workshop Show. Here are the rules:
On the Painting Exchange Day, you will be asked to write the name
of the workshop that applies to Rule #1 on the Entry Form.
Meeting, Reception & Awards:
March 10th, 1 pm at TI City Hall
Judge: Mac Perry
Demo: Libit Jones
"March Scholarship Fundraiser"
By: Eleanor Harmon Adamo
Ways & Means Committee
Help educate a young art student.
March 10, 2012 is this year's Final Fund Raiser for Treasure Island Art Guild in
support of the Scholarship Fund. At the March General Art Guild meeting we will
have a Big Flea Market to end the season.
We need your contributions!
The Flea Market welcomes slightly used art supplies, books, treasure items,
frames but no clothes, please. Bring your check books and/or dollars to the meeting
and be generous in your support. Donations to the Scholarship Fund are most welcomed.
Thanks to All!
"BASIC DRAWING CLASS"
March 5th-12th &
19th from 9:30am to 11:30am
"BASIC WATERCOLOR CLASS"
5th-12th & 19th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
COST: $6.00 per class
INFORMATION: call Fred 360 8390 to sign-up
for classes and material needed.
Location: TI City Hall
"Take Special Note"
By: Arlene Kitchin, Programs Chariman
Judy Anderson will be our guest instructor at the Art Guild's Anything
Goes on Wednesday, March 14th. Hours are 9:30 to 12.
Treasure Island Community center behind Walgreens.
"ONGOING ART WORKSHOPS"
Anything Goes / in Art - Open Studio
Garden Room, Community Center
$3 members, $4 non-members
TI City Hall
Fee: $3 Members, $4 Non-Members
No Fee each 4th Thursday
Portrait Workshop with Live Model
Every Friday, 9:30am Noon
TI City Hall
Fee: $4 Members, $6 Non-Members
Want to be a model? No experience needed.
Contact Peter Garino at 345-4150
"February 11th 2012 Demonstrator"
A painter of landscapes and portraits seriously since 1976, Larry paints in oil,
acrylic, and watercolor with a special interest in coastal harbor scenes and people
actively enjoying their environment. He challenges himself to paint what he feels
rather than what he knows - not the subject matter itself but the colorful patterns
of light and shadow that nature offers.
Larry shares his life and passion for art with his wife Judy. They enjoy the
opportunities of a common interest and share painting, teaching and critiquing
art together. They particularly enjoy discussing art theory and books by artists
that inspire them and promote ideas for seeing and feeling the visual qualities of an Image.
"Could Not Have Done It Without You"
By: Patricia Marklin, Hospitality Chairman
Just a word of thanks to all who contributed to our bountiful February banquet table.
That's what it was, a beautifully laden, delicious banquet of delightful treats!
Pies and brownies, sausages and ham, dips and fruits, home baked bread,
candies and such special cookies and wine to wash it all down with -
and this month we had a cork screw of open the wine! We have just three more
meetings before our summer break. Don't miss another month!
We paid homage to Cupid's Day last month, and in March we will celebrate St. Patty's Day!
Let's see if we can outdo ourselves as we search for that Pot of Gold!
"Did You Know?"
Opportunity for Service to our Community
As Colleen mentioned, the Art Group from Bay Pines Veterans Hospital comes
to City Hall for a painting class each month on the fourth Thursday.
This is a free class for the Veterans and TIAG Members.
All members & guests are encouraged to participate and share their knowledge
of painting & drawing, but it is an open studio for those wishing to use this space & time.
Concerned that you are not a teacher and could not possibly be of any use to these men and women? Wrong!
They are not coming for professional artists who will teach them to paint like the old masters.
They are coming to work on a hobby, perhaps to learn a skill to carry into the rest of their recuperation
and to make some new friends.
Come rub elbows with our country's heroes,
and share your passion for art or just come for a cup of coffee and some cookies.
Maybe this month just come and hang out, or come and paint beside them and see where
you might fit in the grand scheme of things. But come. Bring a snack to share if you like,
maybe make a new friend.
Our Guild proudly serves the community with our scholarship program.
This is a service opportunity to other members of our society, and best of all,
they come to us, we don't have to travel to them!
Kudos to all who join the
Thursday class each fourth Thursday of the month from 10:00am until 12:30pm.
While we celebrate and enjoy
fellow members work each month at City Hall, the Art Guild also features the
work of members at the Community Center. Four works from each featured member
are hung in the main room for two months at a time.
This may be the best
kept secret we have, but you owe it to yourself to visit each showing to see a
bit more of our fellow members work. These paintings are not judged,
there is no reception, but they are truly worthy of a visit for your enjoyment.
Treasure Island Community Center
1 Park Place & 106th Avenue
Downtown Treasure Island
Please call 547-4575 ext. 238 for hours of operation.
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