Friday, 14 November 2014

Absolutely amazing turn out for our monthly social meeting last Thursday. Some 23 people mingled and discuss all things art and the warm weather.

Savouries galore were brought along for all to nibble on and two prospective new members were introduced. Ann Harrison convinced April to attend and tell us of her graphic design background. Ann hired April to do some design of Ann's new book.

Iku, (phonetic spelling), from Japan, but now living in Orange, was introduced by Lanny. Iku takes photos of shadows and does calligraphy. She brought along some of her works and we were most empressed. Iku is keen to rent a studio and expand on her artistic talent. In fact Fayah McKenzie could see some of Iku's work imprinted into her garden tiles/steps.

Phil & John presented their first "art house" video. This is a promo piece for CCC and the Barracks. The Director's Cut as we know is always too long and too arty. Some excellent feedback was received which I am told will be implemented and the result uploaded to this site in a week or so.

A reminder to members that your works while on the premises is not covered by insurance and so you should take care of that before it leaves your home.

The first management meeting of the new committee took place and from all reports it went well. A major discussion was held concerning the refurbishment of the gift shop. A design, complete with model, was put forward by Secretary Jola and one very interesting arty piece by Herbert. A committee was formed to further discuss the two options and come to a conclusion as to the most appropriate and functioning design.

Next exhibition will be during the Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival and more on that next month.

Finally a reminder that if you can help out at any time with various tasks that need doing please tell a committee member.

Art! It's all around us, so you don't have to use your imagination, just photograph it, paint it, video it, or simply write about and why not post it to this Blog.


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