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Message From Our PresidentApril 2015
Whenever April arrives, I always think of my Chaucer class in college, where each of us had to memorize the Prologue to “The Canterbury Tales” – in Middle English -- and recite it one by one in class. I’ll spare you that, only to say that for Chaucer’s pilgrims heading off to Canterbury, April marked a time of rebirth when all was in flower…just as we are being reminded by the Fresno Bee that the Blossom Trail is abloom, ready for photographers and artists. So too are the hills abloom with poppies north of Hwy 41 just before it connects with Hwy 46 near the turnoff for Parkfield (toward Paso)…. more so than I have ever seen it. So… photographers and plein air artists, get out there soon and bring your Spring creations back to ACA’s gallery.
Though the March Membership show will soon be behind us, I need to say thanks to all ACA members who participated. This was a great turnout with 45 pieces accepted for the ACA gallery. Compared to the 2014 March Membership show, held at FAC, which had 24 pieces accepted for exhibiting, we almost doubled our offerings… and we more than doubled the number of artists on exhibit this year (35 this year vs 15 in 2014). That’s a trend I like.
If you missed the March demo, you really missed the chance to see a mistress of her medium at work. Denise McGill’s demonstration of collage technique along with examples of her completed works revealed her mastery of color, form, tonal values, and most important: an understanding of how the viewer’s eyes and brain work to perceive a well-crafted portrait, with all the specificity one expects in a portrait… all from glued together tiny scraps of paper torn from magazines and other print sources. You really needed to be there.
And speaking of being there: mark your calendar for April 11th for Sally Delap-John’s demo, to be followed by her workshop. Information and a sign-up form are in this newsletter. We can thank Linda Erickson and Lena Bradford for organizing this demo and work-shop. Your participation on the 11th and 12th will show them your thanks and your support for ACA.
And lastly, for April, bring a painting or two or three to the Gallery for exhibiting for April and May. More information on receiving, etc., is in “Gallery Buzz” in this Newsletter. See you April 11th and in the Gallery and at Art Hop.
You may email Adrian at firstname.lastname@example.org
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